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Vuelta a Espana Cycling Tours

The third of the annual Grand Tours is waiting for you at the Vuelta a Espana cycling tours in Asturias Spain.
Ride the roads, feel the atmosphere, watch all the live action with your Tour of Spain cycling vacation with this quality bike tour from Practice Bicycle Tours.

The challenging Vuelta a Espana will be decided in the final days on the roads of Asturias and challenging Vuelta mountains.  Escape the norm and immerse yourself in authentic Spain with this premium quality small group bike tour experience.

The Vuelta a Espana along with the Giro and Tour is the pinnacle of the season for cycling fans and the Practice Bicycle team, who have a special passion for cycling and International racing ready to share with you. You want to feel like you belong and your not just another tourist in the group… in fact you want to totally escape, both on your bike and whilst relaxing…. a real cycling holiday!

Vuelta a Espana Cycling Tours

Climbs, Action and the Very unexpected it has to be the Vuelta a Espana bike race on the changing landscape of Asturias sunny Spain!  This is a very special year for the Spanish grand tour as it celebrates its 76th edition completely on Spanish soil with many difficult summit finishes expect one of the most exciting Tour of Spain’s.  With 3336.1 km this could be called the race of Cathedrals starting at Burgos Cathedral and finishing 21 stages later at the Cathedral Santiago de Compostela.
Join all the excitement of the Lagos de Covadonga in the Asturias mountains with 3 Vuelta stages and all the decisive action at the Tour of Spain 2021.
This proven Practice Bicycle formula of the ideal balance between quality rides, race viewing and relaxing is enjoyed by all our discerning bike riders and non-cycling guests.

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Bike Race Tour

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Flexible – from 40 km/day to 100 km/day
We offer a choice of 2-3 ride distances each day as per our itineraries

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Premium 5 Day Tour:
3* Hotel Accommodation, $2687 per person
2* Hotel Accommodation, $2595 per person

Rides Only:
Flexible Stay, $1973 per person
including 3 Vuelta Stages

One Hotel Cycling

Asturias, Spain

Proposed Dates

30 Aug – 3 Sept 2021

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 6 people

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Single room – $540
Bike hire – $500
Non-cycling partner – $2465

Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday

The Perfect Vuelta Cycling Destination.

Asturias, the region of northwest Spain, full of rugged coast, mountains, religious sites and medieval architecture. Enjoy your stay in Villaviciosa unique and welcoming with a wide range of tourist attractions, including their local drink of Cider.  Surrounded by greenness Asturias is a collection of Spain in one area everything from sandy beaches to high mountains the humble tapas bar to chic restaurants, and from raucous local fiestas to silent valleys.

We really love cycle racing in Europe and Practice Bicycle know bike racing!. Our Vuelta experience was perfect, it was the first time visiting Spain and we rode, watched the Pro's and our hosts new all about what's going on within the race. It was so relaxed, yet organised just how we like it. You guys are the best! The Vuelta a Espana was brilliant looking forward to the next tour!
Testimonial by M & R Bailey – Australia
M & R Bailey – Australia
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Experience all the excitement of cycling and the live grand tour spectacle of the Tour of Spain August 2021.

Dates

Premium 5 Day Tour
2021
  • 30 August — 03 September Book Now Enquire
Rides Only
2021
  • 31 August — 02 September Book Now Enquire

Asturias Spain Itinerary

The best of the Vuelta Espana 2021 don’t miss the action in the sun Enquire above.
Monday 30th August - Arrival Day in Asturias Spain
Welcome to Asturias and the La Vuelta a Espana 2021
Arrival Time: Midday
Ride Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 350m/1100ft route Tazones
Includes: Asturias Airport (Spain) Airport Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome to Asturias and the La Vuelta a Espana 2021, a short transfer from the Asturias Airport in Oviedo takes you into the heart of the region and the Romanesque town of Villaviciosa, your Unpack once – Cycle Everyday location for your Spanish cycling adventures. Villaviciosa is a beautiful and relaxing town surrounded by apple orchards which makes it famous for the Asturian Sidra (Cider). Spanish destination. Should time permit today we will enjoy a welcome ride over to the breath-taking coast and the fishing village of Tazones with its painted houses on the hill side.
This evening we’ll get together for welcome drinks & dinner of classical recipes of Asturias.

Tuesday 31st August – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 16 Laredo > Santa Cruz de Bezana (Finish)
*Ride options:
Distance 42km/26mi Ascent 400m/1300ft route Villanueva de la Pena
Distance 68km/42mi Ascent 550m/1800ft route Llanes
Distance 132km/82mi Ascent 1440m/4700ft route Alto San Cipriano
Includes: Breakfast, Coastal Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guest: Share the day at the Vuelta on the Asturian coast

Today we join the spectacle of the Vuelta at the stage finish line in the town of Santa Cruz de Bezana, situated on the Bay of Biscay. With stage 16 mostly flat, everyone will expect a bunch sprint finish at the coast, expect the unexpected at the Vuelta with several small climbs to the finish line adding to the excitement! Enjoy your own spectacular coast ride this morning before the race action arrives, with so many beaches on route take your pick for the perfect cafe stop.
The coast of Asturias is a total of 401km, with 18 fishing villages, over 200 beaches, wild cliffs, and lookouts great for cycling adventures!
With time to relax and enjoy our leisurely lunch together of fish or the fabada Asturian, Fabada is made with beans and one of the most well-known Asturian dishes before the Vuelta arrives at full speed.

Wednesday 1st September – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 14 Unquera > Lagos de Covadonga (Mountains)
*Ride options:
Distance 48km/30mi Ascent 400m/1300ft route Cangas de Onis
Distance 70km/43mi Ascent 1450m/4700ft route Lagos de Covadonga
Distance 115km/71mi Ascent 1650m/5400ft route La Collada Llomena
Includes: Breakfast, Mountain Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guest: Share the atmosphere of the Vuelta in the Asturias Mountains

With the decisive Lagos de Covadonga summit finish today, the Vuelta peloton will be on high alert every pedal stroke of the stage as the race route enters the Picos de Europa National Park. An amazing opportunity to see the Vuelta action live from the roadside in the mountains as the riders’ zig zag through Asturias with 4 passes during the day, including 2 ascent of a new climb La Clollada Llomena cat 1 challenge.
We may not be professional Vuelta cyclists, but we can have fun on these same great roads with a variety of ride options to suit all legs, take the comfortable option or challenge the legs with one or two climbs. Recover with traditional local cuisine in the heart of the Asturias mountains and immerse yourself in Spain and all the atmosphere of the Vuelta 2021.

Thursday 2nd September – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 18 Salas > Altu d’El Gamoniteiru (Mountains)
*Ride options:
Distance 66km/41mi Ascent 900m/2900ft route Pola da Lena
Distance 83km/51mi Ascent 1500m/4900ft route Altu del Cordal
Distance 97km/60mi Ascent 2400m/7800ft route Altu d’El Gamoniteiru
Includes: Breakfast, Vuelta Espana Celebration Dinner
Non Cycling Guest: Vuelta day in the Asturian Natural Park

This is the short 159km critical Mountain stage that everyone is talking about with intense climbing all the way to the finish line on the summit of the vertical slopes of the Altu d’El Gamoniteiru, this could possibly be the day that the wearer of the leaders Red Jersey will keep it all the way to Santiago de Compostela!
Classic roads of the Las Ubinas – La Mesa, the youngest of the Asturian Natural Parks with landscapes of great contrasts between the high peaks of Pena Ubina , bare rocks shaped by glaciers, lush forests that line its slopes and valley floors with villages that treasure a rich Asturian heritage.
Which is your perfect day at the Vuelta 2021, take your pick on this classic Spanish cycling day from a selection of great ride options, the perfect way to end your Vuelta cycling adventures in the mountains of Asturias just one more time!
This evening we will celebrate in style this wonderful Spanish cycling holiday experience together with great food and stories of your Vuelta Espana.

Friday 3rd September – Departure Day from Asturias Spain
DEPARTURE TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Asturias Airport (Spain) Airport Transfer
Departure Day and It’s unfortunately time for your Vuelta a Espana to draw to an end and your relaxed Spanish cycling adventure as we transfer you to the Airport and your homeward travel, ‘ adiós’ from PRACTICEBICYCLE until the next time.

*As with all the Practice Bicycle Tours planned rides you always have the option of taking it easy and enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace.

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike, as long as you are excited by the best cycle racing in the world, this trip is for you!

Each cycling route during your Vuelta a Espana Bike Tour will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, including the opportunity of riding on parts of the stage route.  So you can have a challenging ride or a comfortable ride – the choice is yours.

Practice Bicycle choose hand picked, quality, 2* and 3* Hotel accommodation located in the heart of Asturias. The ideal central location to make your Vuelta a Espana the perfect Spanish cycling holiday. From modern to traditional, bar and restaurant facilities, dependent on your preference you will enjoy your surrounds in Villaviciosa.

3 Star Hotel AB Murias Blancas Villaviciosa Spain          2 Star Hotel El Manquin Villaviciosa Spain          2 Star Hotel Avenida Real Villaviciosa Spain         

We have the ideal package for any fan of world class cycling who does not wish to ride and prefers to spectate during our 2021 Vuelta a Espana cycling tours.
The perfect solution for a non cycling wife/husband/partner to accompany the bike tour rider on their spectacular Vuelta a Espana cycling holiday whilst in Asturias Spain.

As a Vuelta a Espana Non Cycling guest and bike race fan you experience all the spectacle, excitement and action up close and personal of the bike race live. Our support team will share with you culture and villages on route whilst catching up with the cycling group at our ‘Unique live viewing spots’ and handpicked restaurant lunch together.

With all the excitement and energy during your bike race tour at the Vuelta Espana we include only the very best locations for you to relax and get ready for another action packed day!

Should you have the additional energy to explore then Spanish culture is part of each day’s adventures, wander the villages, relax amongst the locals or explore some of Spain’s most famous landmarks.

We enjoy a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle has a history in professional bike racing and coaching. Your host Bridget Evans spent many years racing professionally including participating in the Giro d’Italia Donna & Grand Boucle Femmine (Women’s Tour de France).
So if it’s a challenge you are looking for, we can definitely find just the right rides for you at this years Vuelta Espana.

If you are looking for a challenge to improve your cycling take a look at our Cycling Training Category, with bike tour opportunities in the French Alps and Portugal.

Yes, absolutely! For complete flexibility with your cycling holiday we offer our ‘Rides Only’ (31 Aug – 2 Sept) package to be apart of the Vuelta without any add-ons or accommodation for your perfect flexible stay bike tour.
Each day you will join the Practice Bicycle Team at a convenient central Villaviciosa meeting point. Fully escorted and supported on superb fully guided rides to 3 stages of the Vuelta live. Take a look at the Itinerary above for further details.
Whats included:
3 guided rides to unique ‘live viewing spots’ of the Asturias stages.
3 restaurant lunches with local Spanish flavours.
Support vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance.
Sports drinks & bike food for each day’s riding.

We offer a choice of daily tailored rides to meet the experience of our cycling guests, including actual sections of the Vuelta a Espana race routes.

The Practice Bicycle team have a world of cycling experience in developing great routes for cyclists of all levels with over 20 years cycling on the roads of Europe. To get an idea of what sort of rides you will be doing, take a look at the Asturias Spain Itinerary above.

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location bike tour experience is the brain child of Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven Practice Bicycle philosophy of one location.  Including everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the place before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including the discovery of endless ride options exploring in every direction  from the one perfect location.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with your Vuelta Espana cycling tour.
Many of our guests prefer their own bikes for maximum cycling pleasure. Should logistics and travel arrangements make this too difficult then our bike hire is the perfect solution.

Depending on availability and size we have several brands available including Focus, Sensa and Giant carbon bikes are recent models with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.

Focus Izalco Max Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50, 34 x 11-29          Sensa Guilia Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50, 34 x 11-29          Giant TCR 2 Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50, 34 x 11-30

Your Vuelta a Espana Asturias Spain package includes:

  • 4 nights of quality 3*Hotel Accommodation in the heart of Asturias, Northern Spain
  • Spanish Breakfast each morning to start the day
  • 4 superb, tailored guided rides with the highest level of safety including Vuelta Espana race routes
  • A Choice of daily ride options, comfortable or challenging
  • 3 stages of the Vuelta a Espana with “unique live viewing spots” show casing Spain’s Grand Tour!
  • Welcome drinks & dinner and Farewell Celebration dinner of local Spanish flavours of the area.
  • 2 Spanish restaurant lunch experiences at the the stages of the Vuelta a Espana
  • Support vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, Sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • A Practice Bicycle Premium Tour Exclusive Gift Pack
  • Transfers from Asturias Airport (Spain) to your accommodation midday tour arrival & departure days

Asturias Spain Highlights:

  • The historic town of Villaviciosa, Asturias a beautiful and relaxing location to relax in Spain after the excitement of the Vuelta each day
  • Experience for yourself riding the roads of Spain, including parts of the Vuelta Espana race route.
  • Vuelta Espana race excitement, Stage 16 Santa Cruz de Bezana (Finish), Stage 17 Lagos de Covadonga (Mountains), Stage 18 Altu d’El Gamoniteiru (Mountains).
  • Sights and delights during your Vuelta adventures, Las Ubinas – La Mesa the youngest of the Asturian Natural Parks, fishing village of Tazones, Asturias coastal town of Llanes and the Picos de Europa National Park.
  • The best tastes of local Spanish dishes, show casing the Asturias region with a variety of restaurant pleasures including Fabada Asturiana, Cachopo, Cabrales Cheese and the popular drink of Cider.
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