Asturias La Vuelta Espania 2017 Cycling Camp
Join the Mollydoo team on September 5th for an exclusive opportunity to experience the amazing Asturias region, and ride two stages of the most famous Spanish Grand Tour, the La Vuelta Espania. This year the tour organisers have included the epic Angilru, the toughest climb in Spain, so they say!
As with all Mollydoo packages, you will be well looked after and treated like a PRO yourself. Flights, transfers and 4* PRO accommodation is included, along with 4 fantastic days of cycling this spectacular region of Spain.
Mollydoo was very fortunate to be invited out to Asturias in summer 2016 to experience La Vuelta Espania. We were taken around stage 10 in the seat of the commissioner's car and was also guided around Asturias cycling with the Spaniards for 4 days. In addition to this, we experienced the spectacular scenery, quite roads and iconic mountain climbs that this beautiful area has to offer; not to mention the Asturias Cider and delicious food!
What's more, we will be staying at bike friendly Las Caldas hotel, which hosts professional riders, and is located in the heart of Asturias, just outside the capital, Oviedo. Each day, we will head out and experience sections of La Vuelta and experience the true history of this iconic grand tour, with full vehicle support and English speaking guides.
You will come away from this trip with a deep insight into La Vuelta Espania's history and will have cycled some of these great routes, led by professional guides, and you will no doubt, have a greater knowledge of cycling techniques and skills.
**Price per person based on a twin share**
** Confirm your place for just £149 deposit**
**Single Supplement Applies**
- Rides will be between 60-80Km
- Good Climbing Legs Required (La Vuelta iconic climbs)
- Bike rental available
- VIP Access to Stage 19 & 20 of La Vuelta Espania
- Private Airport Transfers
- 5 Nights 4* Accommodation (Half Board)
- 4 Guided Rides including stages 19 & 20
- Full Vehicle Support + Mechanic
- Full Daily use of Spa, Gym and Pools
- Special Dinner, including "Asturias Cider Restaurant"
What's Not Included
- Flights (speak to one of our specialist to book your flights)
- Travel Insurance
- Meals outside the hotel plan unless specified
- Bike rental (can be added)
Las Caldas, Our Pro Training Base Camp
This amazing hotel complex is situated just outside the capital of Asturias, Oviedo and is ideally placed to deliver some of the best cycling routes in the area. Las Caldas played host to the 2016 La Vuelta Espania and welcomed some of the Pro teams, including Orica Greenedge and Quickstep, who used the hotel and facilities as their base camp.
The facilities are outstanding, including comprehensive luxury spa facilities, gym and for those of you interested in the science of sport, the hotel has state of the art "biometric" facilities and consultation rooms (extra). We can cater for all your dietary requirements, we will collect this information ahead of the camp and advise the hotel who have confirmed this flexibility for us. You will have access to all the Spa facilities included in the price, rest assured I have seen this myself and they are the best I have seen! This is a specific cycling focused hotel resort that will not dissapoint you. Take a look at the video and see for yourself.
The Ride Zone
This amazing trip will not dissapoint the cyclist with a big appetite as we tackle some of the most iconic climbs covering the history of La Vuelta Espania. Stage 19 and 20 will be hosted by Asturias and you will get to experience these strategic stages and live the experience of a Pro. They say that Angrilu featured at the end of stage 20 will be a decisive moment of the grand tour this year. In addition to riding on race day, VIP access to the Finish is included!
Stage 9 is 153 km and 20 being 119 km, much shorter as you have Angrilu at the end! Two other rides will be fully supported by our professional guides and full support vehicles covering previous stages of the Vuelta, Sotres and Los Lagos de Covadonga, featured in stage 10 of the 2016 Vuelta, where Nairo Quintana set a few records straight, winning his first stage of the tour.
All the above will be included in our amazing package so all you have to do is ride and enjoy this spectacular region!
History of La Vuelta, Asturias
Take a look back at the history of Asturias and La Vuelta Espania, these are some of the routes we will be cycling in September!