2024 Tour of Spain

August 29, 2024 to September 9, 2024

This Spanish cycling odyssey offers a unique blend of challenging ascents and breathtaking descents through some of the most rugged and picturesque landscapes in Europe. You’ll conquer legendary climbs featured in the Vuelta a Espana and explore charming towns steeped in history.

Join us on this cycling adventure that showcases the best of the Vuelta. Pedal through stunning landscapes, discover hidden gems, and forge lifelong friendships. It’s more than a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Get ready to ride and explore the beauty of Spain and the action of the Vuelta like never before.

Key Details

  • 12 Days (11 Nights)
  • Social to Experienced
  • All Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Hotels
  • Support Vehicles
  • Mechanical Assiatance
  • Navigational Guidance
PRICE (AUD)

Twin Share $8,850

Single Supplement $1250
Tour Gallery
Tour Departs

Bilbao, Spain, August 29, 2024

Tour Finishes

Madrid, Spain, September 9, 2024

Tour Style

Group Size: 24 guests (5 staff)

Rides: Guests are amazed by the quality of the roads in Spain. They are often very smooth surfaces and cities cater for cyclists. We aim for between 80km and 100km a day, but where climbing is involved we may shorten the rides. We always have shorter ride options available for guests.

Challenge Rating: We target seeing the important mountain stages, so our rides reflect riding in the mountains. We offer epic ride extensions for guests wanting more miles and vertical meters.

Accommodation: We stay at 4-star hotels, and Spanish hotels typically have larger than normal rooms. We vary the accommodation throughout to include modern to new hotels as well as refurbished historical buildings.

Trip Suitability

Social to Experienced: This itinerary offers epic challenges with each day centered around a famous climb and extensions available for experienced riders. With vehicle support, you can choose to bypass the extensions and focus on the daily famous climb. A perfect trip for riders of all levels!

Meals Included
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3-course evening meals on 5 nights
  • Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
Tour Inclusions
  • Professional and experienced cycling guides
  • Travel in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 11 nights accommodation at 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Transfers from designated collection and drop-off locations
  • All meals (as listed on itineraries)
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride nutrition (including drinking water, sports powders, bars/muffins, and fruit)
  • Tour ride jersey and bib shorts
  • Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
Why we love this tour
  • Ride through Asturias and the orchards of Oviedo
  • Ride the Angliru, Alto Moncalvillo, Puerto Alisas and more
  • Witness 6 thrilling stages of the 2024 Vuelta
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
  • Fully supported cycling holiday with mechanic, native language speakers, riding guides, and support vehicles
  • Multiple dinners
  • Travel in luxury coach, with custom bike trailers
  • Choose from the challenging ride option or the easier ride option each day
  • This trip promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for even the most seasoned cyclist. Don’t miss this opportunity to test your limits and ride some of the most spectacular roads in the world.
Pricing

Price: AUD $8,850 (twin share)

Single Supplement: AUD $1,250 – Limited Single Rooms Available

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare, and are based on two persons per room. If traveling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying a single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Bike Hire

Many guests find it convenient to hire one of our professionally prepared quality hire bikes.

  • Hire a bike so that you’re not lugging a bike around on your extended European holiday
  • Hire a bike and mitigate damage or delays during international transit

Bike Hire Charges

Bike Hire: AUD $715.00

Upgrade options available

Note: Renters of our hire bikes are liable for damages to their hire bike during the period of hire, treat it like you own for the rental period. Bikes are set up to your measurements before your arrival and are fully serviced by our professional mechanic.

Tour Overview

This Spanish cycling odyssey offers a unique blend of challenging ascents and breathtaking descents through some of the most rugged and picturesque landscapes in Europe. You’ll conquer legendary climbs featured in the Vuelta a Espana and explore charming towns steeped in history.

Throughout the journey, our dedicated team ensures your comfort, while evenings bring opportunities to savour regional delicacies and bond with fellow cycling enthusiasts. Whether you’re conquering mountain passes, exploring cultural gems, or witnessing the action of the 2024 Vuelta up close and personal, this trip promises unforgettable memories.

Join us on this cycling adventure that showcases the best of the Vuelta. Pedal through stunning landscapes, discover hidden gems, and forge lifelong friendships. It’s more than a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Get ready to ride and explore the beauty of Spain and the action of the Vuelta like never before.

See the Vuelta a Espana on 6 occasions

Stage 14 ★★★★☆, Mountain
Stage 15 ★★★★★, Mountain
Stage 17 ★★★☆☆, Mountain
Stage 18 ★★★★☆, Mountain
Stage 19 ★★★☆☆, Hilly
Stage 21 ★★★☆☆, Sprint

Welcome to Spain!

  • Date
    Thursday 29 August 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Welcome to Spain! Your journey begins as our friendly staff awaits your arrival at Bilbao Airport at 10 am. They will be there to lend a hand with your luggage and ensure a smooth transition to our first enchanting destination, nestled amongst the rugged terrain of Asturias at Oviedo.

After settling in, we’ll focus on preparing your bikes for the exciting cycling adventure ahead. Our dedicated team will be on hand to assist you with any bike-related needs. In the afternoon, we’ll embark on a gentle ride around the scenic trails of Asturias.

As the day comes to a close, we’ll gather for a delightful welcome dinner, fostering connections with our fellow cycling enthusiasts. Get ready to savour the flavours of Spain and set the stage for an unforgettable cycling experience in this beautiful region.

Daily Highlights
  • Stay Oviedo
  • Warm up ride
  • Welcome dinner
Rides Type

We will take a light afternoon ride around Oviedo taking some scenic trails and getting used to riding in Spain.

Meals
Welcome Dinner (incl. wine)
Short Ride
Long Ride

Oviedo's scenic surroundings

  • Date
    Friday 30 August 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Embark on a cycling exploration around Oviedo’s scenic surroundings. Later, dive into the region’s cider culture at a renowned cider house. Oviedo, famed for its cider and charming landscapes, sets the stage for an authentic Spanish culinary experience in the evening. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this iconic Spanish locale through its delicious offerings.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride to the cider houses of Asturias
Rides Type

Today our ride will begin to prime our legs ahead of the challenges to come. Be prepared for some spectacular vistas over the rugged countryside.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

La Vuelta Espana

  • Date
    Saturday 31 August 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Shift your focus to the exhilarating La Vuelta Espana today as we head to witness the race for the first time in 2024. Our ride will take us to the stage finish in Villablino, promising a thrilling conclusion. Post-stage, a comfortable bus transfer awaits to take us back to the hotel. Gather for dinner, relishing the day’s highlights and sharing exciting stories from the spectacular La Vuelta experience.

Daily Highlights
  • See La Vuelta stage finish in Villablino
  • Ride through Somiedo National Park
Rides Type

Today we will ride from our hotel to the finish of the stage in Villablino. This route will be challenging, featuring a lengthy climb up in the national park of Somiedo. For those wanting an easier day, there will be a shorter option available to you.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Infiesto stage start

  • Date
    Sunday 1 September 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Enjoy a more leisurely day on the bike while staying in the heart of the Vuelta action. Cycle in the morning to the Infiesto stage start, just up the valley from our lodgings. Explore the vibrant atmosphere and get up close to the riders before lunch. Following the stage kickoff, a comfortable bus ride awaits to return us to the hotel. Cyclists seeking extra kilometres have the option to ride back, though be mindful of tomorrow’s challenging ride, a test even for the most seasoned riders.

Daily Highlights
  • Witness a stage start at Infiesto
Rides Type

Today is all about the Vuelta, we will make our way to the stage start in Infiesto.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

The notorious Angliru!

  • Date
    Monday 2 September 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Embark on a day of iconic challenges and cultural immersion, beginning in Oviedo’s medieval charm. The notorious Angliru ascent awaits, a revered and almost inhuman test for cyclists, reminiscent of David Millar’s iconic protest in 2002. Conquer this formidable peak, and after a safe descent, gather for a convivial dinner. Share tales of the day’s escapade, embracing the essence of Asturian culture and the triumph over mountainous trials. This indelible experience, marked by both physical and cultural conquests, will echo in your narratives for years to come.

Daily Highlights
  • Conquer the mighty Angliru
Rides Type

The Angliru is a unique 13 km climb starting in La Vega. Its reputation comes from the challenging final 6 km with an average gradient of 13%. Be prepared for ramps with inclines exceeding 20%. If the top is not in your sights, take your time and turn back whenever you feel like it. We’ll reunite with you in La Vega.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Puerto de Alisas

  • Date
    Tuesday 3 September 2024
  • Location
    Solares, Cantabria, Spain

Embark on a day of exploration through the scenic region, starting with a bus journey from Oviedo to Solares, our base for the next two nights. Once settled, saddle up for a cycling adventure, tackling the slopes of Puerto de Alisas. After conquering this ascent, gather for a delightful group dinner at our hotel. Share stories of your triumphs, especially the unrelenting climb conquered the previous day. The evening provides a perfect setting to recount your achievements and discuss the challenges overcome during this cycling escapade.

Daily Highlights
  • Stay Solares
  • Ride Puerto de Alisas
Rides Type

The ride route today will still have its challenges as we ascend Puerto de Alisas. Those seeking to really hurt their legs can ask about an extension for today’s ride.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Showdown in Santander

  • Date
    Wednesday 4 September 2024
  • Location
    Solares, Cantabria, Spain

Experience the excitement of another thrilling race showdown in Santander today. Enjoy a scenic ride through the surrounding areas, tracing the rugged coastline of the Bay of Biscay. In the afternoon, a short drive from our base will take us to the stage finish. Explore the finish area and get up close to the race action, immersing yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of this cycling spectacle. It’s a day filled with both the beauty of the coastline and the adrenaline of witnessing the race unfold in Santander.

Daily Highlights
  • See the stage finish in Santander
  • Ride along the coastline of the Bay of Biscay
Rides Type

Our ride today will take us along the coastline of the Bay of Biscay. Taking in the rugged scenery of the region.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Stage start - Vitoria-Gasteiz

  • Date
    Thursday 5 September 2024
  • Location
    Brinas, La Rioja, Spain

Embark on a dynamic day of transitions as we transfer to new accommodations, making a pitstop to witness the stage start in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Following this thrilling kickoff, hop on your bike to traverse segments of today’s race route en route to our next haven in Brinas. Nestled on the border of Basque Country and La Rioja, along the picturesque shores of the river Ebro, our new location offers easy access to two upcoming stages of the race. It’s a day of seamless movement, cycling through race routes, and settling into a strategically positioned base for the next stages.

Daily Highlights
  • See the stage start in Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Ride along the race route
Rides Type

Our ride today will make its way along the race route following the professionals out of town southbound before heading on to our hotel.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Alto Moncalvillo

  • Date
    Friday 6 September 2024
  • Location
    Brinas, La Rioja, Spain

Conquer the anticipation as we ride ahead of the professionals to tackle the final climb of today’s stage. Depart from our hotel and pedal towards the summit of Alto Moncalvillo, the battleground where riders will vie for glory later in the day. Witness the speed and determination as the professionals ascend the final climb, providing a firsthand experience of the intensity and skill required in this thrilling stage. It’s a unique opportunity to feel the energy of the race unfold on the challenging terrain of Alto Moncalvillo.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride Alto Moncalvillo before the race
  • See the riders tackle the final climb
Rides Type

The ride today will focus on the final ascent of today’s stage, Alto Moncalvillo. This will be a test for the legs but after the last week of riding you will be able to conquer it.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Madrid

  • Date
    Saturday 7 September 2024
  • Location
    Madrid, Spain

Embark on a journey to Madrid today in anticipation of tomorrow’s thrilling showdown. Begin your day with a morning ride before boarding our luxury coach for a comfortable journey to the heart of the Spanish capital. Arriving at our final hotel in central Madrid, you’ll have the freedom to explore the city’s myriad offerings. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and culinary delights that Madrid has to offer, savouring the vibrant atmosphere of this spectacular city. It’s a day of cycling, travel, and the promise of a memorable experience in the capital of Spain.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride Alto Moncalvillo before the race
  • See the riders tackle the final climb
Rides Type

Today we will ride a shorter loop in the morning before transferring by bus to Madrid.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Finale in Madrid

  • Date
    Sunday 8 September 2024
  • Location
    Madrid, Spain

Experience the ultimate finale to the Vuelta with the final stage in Madrid. Begin with a nourishing breakfast and take time to explore the city’s art galleries, gift shops, and plazas as they come to life.

Be a part of the thrilling kermesse-style final stage that takes place in front of Madrid’s famous monuments. The high-speed circuit, set against the backdrop of twilight, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Walk the circuit to soak in all its different parts, the crowds are sure to flock to the occasion.

After the final presentations, indulge in the city’s renowned dining scene with options for every taste. From romantic dinners to a night out with friends, Madrid’s vibrant nightlife offers endless opportunities to make your last night unforgettable. Get ready to embrace the energy and excitement of Madrid!

Daily Highlights
  • See the grand finale on the streets of Madrid
  • Share a farewell dinner
Rides Type

No ride today

Meals
Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Farewell from Spain

  • Date
    Monday 9 September 2024
  • Location
    N/A

As our journey draws to a close, today marks our final day together. The morning bids adieu at the hotel, allowing you to chart your course to either the airport or the nearby train station. Conveniently nestled near the Atocha train station, you can easily access suburban and intercity trains. Should you opt, the hotel stands ready to organize an airport shuttle or transport to an alternate hotel at your behest. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey ahead.

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Ride with Pro

Hosted by local Belgian and former professional cyclist, Eric de Clercq

Join Eric de Clercq, a Belgium local based on the Tour of Flanders course which typically passes his front door. He came very close one year almost being the sole survivor in the breakaway.

Eric’s career of 11 years saw him win 19 victories including a stage win in the Tour of Britain. He is one of the hard men of Belgium. Eric rode for:

  • La William-Duvel from 1991-1993
  • Collstrop from 1994-2002

You will find Eric a wonderful host as he shares his experiences with professional cycling teams. From racing to sports director, and professional soigneur to hosting team VIP’s. You will learn an incredible insight into the World Tour races.

Most of all, Eric is a great guide who cares for your experience and he is a pleasure to spend time with on and off the bike.

Bike hire available

Worried about travelling with your own bike? We have basic and premium options available.

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