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The third of the annual Grand Tours is waiting for you at the Vuelta a Espana cycling tours in Asturias Spain and Guarda Portugal!
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 2020 Vuelta a Espana will be decided in the final 10 days on the roads of Asturias and on the mountains of Castile León around Madrid.  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!

2020 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 sunny Spain!  This is a very special year for the Spanish grand tour as it celebrates its 75th edition with 21 stages and many new summit finishes expect one of the most exciting Tour of Spain’s.  With a variety of contrasting stages and race viewing opportunities available to you, we have two great packages in 2020.  Join all the excitement of the Alto de l’Angliru in the Asturias mountains with 3 Vuelta stages.  Join us in Portugal and the Serra da Estrela with the last Vuelta stage surprises before Madrid all the fun in the sun at the Tour of Spain.
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

29 Oct – 2 Nov 2020

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.
Head South to central Portugal and the Guarda region with the peace of the Serra da Estrela National Park. Relax in the town of Seia the gateway to this tranquil mountain wilderness which also includes the highest point in mainland Portugal, with a summit of 1993m known as Torre “Tower”.  A unique environment offering great flavours to satisfy all appetite’s another reason to love secret Portugal.

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
Due to the Coronavirus NEW October Vuelta dates for the Tour of Spain action in Asturias.

Dates

Premium 5 Day Tour
2020
  • 29 October — 02 November Book Now Enquire
Rides Only
2020
  • 30 October — 01 November Book Now Enquire

Asturias Spain Itinerary

The best of the 2020 Vuelta Espana in both Spain and Portugal don’t miss the action in the sun Enquire above.
Thursday 29th Oct - Arrival Day in Asturias Spain
Welcome to Asturias and the La Vuelta a Espana 2020
Arrival Time: Midday
Ride Distance 25km Ascent 350m route Tazones
Includes: Asturias Airport (Spain) Airport Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Welcome to Asturias and the La Vuelta a Espana 2020, 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.
Friday 30th Oct – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 13 Castro Urdiales > Suances (Finish)
*Ride option:
Distance 30km – 135km Ascent 340m – 1300m route Comillas
Includes: Breakfast, Coastal Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guest: Share the day at the Vuelta in Suances
Today we join the spectacle of the Vuelta at the stage finish line in the town of Suances, situated on the Bay of Biscay. With stage 13 mostly flat, everyone will expect a bunch sprint finish at the coast, expect the unexpected at the Vuelta with a small climb 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.
With plenty of time to enjoy our lunch together of fish or the fabada Asturiana, Fabada is made with beans and one of the most well-known Asturian dishes before the Vuelta arrives at full speed.
Saturday 31st Oct – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 14 Villaviciosa > Alto de La Farrapona (Mountains)
*Ride option:
Distance 40km – 70km Ascent 1000m – 1900m route Teverga
Includes: Breakfast, Mountain Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guest: Share the atmosphere of the Vuelta in the Asturias Mountains
With the decisive Alto de L’Angliru tomorrow, there is no soft pedaling for the peloton with the next two stages packed full of climbing. An amazing opportunity to see the Vuelta action live from the roadside in the mountains as the riders zig zag through Asturias with 5 passes during the stage, four 1st category and one 3rd category climb including the mountain passes of La Cobertoria and San Lorenzo, before the final difficult section to the finish line at Alto de La Farrapona.
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 2020.
Sunday 1st Nov – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 15 Pola de Laviana > Alto de l'Angliru (Start /Finish
*Ride option:
Distance 48km – 65km Ascent 900m – 1045m route Polo Laviana /l’Angliru
Includes: Breakfast, Vuelta Espana Celebration Dinner
Non Cycling Guest: Enjoy the atmosphere of the Vuelta Stage Start / Finish
This is the short 109km 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 L’Angliru, this could possibly be the day that the wearer of the leaders Red Jersey will keep it all the way to Madrid!
Which is your perfect day at the Vuelta 2020, take your pick on this classic Spanish cycling day, the stars preparing for this epic Stage Start or the agony of the best cyclists climbing on the slopes of the Stage Finish, both is the perfect way to end your 2020 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 our 2010 Vuelta Espana.
Monday 2nd Nov – 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.

Guarda Portugal Itinerary

Due to the Coronavirus the Vuelta will not be visiting Portugal in 2020, we look forward to offering this Tour of Spain package in 2021.
Wednesday 2nd Sept- Arrival Day in Guarda Portugal
Arrival Time: Midday
Ride Distance 40km Ascent 500m route Loriga
Includes: Porto International Airport (Portugal) Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Welcome to Guarda Portugal and the La Vuelta a Espana 2020. We will meet and greet at Porto Airport today and transfer into the tranquility of Northern Portugal and the town of Seia. On the edge of the Serra da Estrela National Park, the perfect ‘Unpack once – Cycle Everyday’ destination to enjoy great riding and the final decisive 2 stages of this year’s Vuelta before finishing in Madrid. Should time permit enjoy your first Estrela bike ride together exploring these perfect cycling roads or relax with a cerveja (beer) or vinho do Porto (Port Wine) to unwind from your travels. The team at Practice Bicycle would highly recommend welcoming you with both!
This evening we’ll get together and chat about your unique 2020 Vuelta a Espana cycling tour in Portugal with dinner and the best flavours of this great country.
Thursday 3rd September – Explore Serra da Estrela Mountains
Ride option:
Distance 40km – 60km Ascent 1200m – 1675m route Torre Star Mountain Range
Includes: Breakfast, Restaurant Lunch in the Mountains
Non Cycling Guest: Share the spectacular Serra da Estrela
With your Vuelta days packed full of race action, we can take advantage of our second day full of amazing cycling with the opportunity to ride to the highest point of Portugal the Torre (1993m /6539ft). Fully guided by the best cycling guides in the business by your side, we could spend many days together riding in perfect tranquility here at altitude!
This loop has several options of the National Park and is full of winding mountain roads with breathtaking views, take on the summit or take on an extended lunch. The choice is yours with Practice Bicycle who know these roads like the back of their hands or should we say the back of their legs.
Pedaling pleasure is what we all live for along with the rewards of great company and great mountain food together with a choice restaurant lunch.
The perfect day cycling in the Serra da Estrela.
Friday 4th September – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 19 Viseu > Ciudad Rodrigo (Mountain)
*Ride option:
Distance 55km – 77km Ascent 800m – 1500m route Vila Cortês do Mondego
Includes: Breakfast, Portuguese Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guest: Share the atmosphere of the Vuelta GPM
This is our Portuguese stage at the Vuelta 2020 and after the last two days enjoying riding the tranquility of the Serra da Estrela national park, we’re among the race action today with the speeding peloton heading towards Madrid. It’s expected to be a day for the fast finishers, mostly flat with a mid-stage GPM to test everybody after almost 3 weeks of racing around Spain. The race for the leaders red jersey with all the overall contenders will be hoping for a stress free day to save their legs for tomorrow’s final attacks in the mountains!
With our legs excited by our own thrilling Vuelta rides we’ll enjoy the roadside action of the Vuelta at our ‘Unique live viewing spot and top up our legs with hearty Portuguese flavours for lunch.
Saturday 5th September – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 20 Sequeros > Alto de La Covatilla (Start / Mountains)
*Ride option: Distance
Distance 40km -67km Ascent 800m – 1700m route La Hoya
Includes: Breakfast, Vuelta Espana Celebration Dinner
Non-Cycling Guest: Immerse in all the local culture of a Vuelta Stage Start
Today is your last Vuelta viewing day, let’s make it absolutely amazing with 2 opportunities to catch the very best professional cyclists in the world at this year’s Tour of Spain. This morning we’ll transfer by vehicle to see the stage start in Sequeros (Spain) often a highlight for many of our guests as you walk amongst the world class teams of professional cycling. It’s a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of a 3-week Grand Tour bike race and all the preparation required of both riders and equipment prior to their day in the saddle. Enjoy the presentation of the riders at the sign-on podium, grab that classic memento photo of your favourite stars or say hello to your heroes of the road!
This maybe the perfect way to end your 2020 Vuelta adventures or take the opportunity of one last ride together into the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Natural Park and all the action live in the mountains for the winner of the Vuelta Espana.
Tonight celebrate a wonderful Spanish cycling holiday experience together over farewell dinner.
Sunday 6th September – Departure Day from Guarda Portugal
DEPARTURE TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Porto International Airport (Portugal) Transfer
Departure Day and It’s unfortunately time for your Vuelta a Espana cycling to draw to an end as we transfer you this morning to Porto Airport and your homeward travels.
‘ Tchau’ from PRACTICE BICYCLE until the next time.

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, dependant on your preference you will enjoy your surrounds in Villaviciosa.
For your Portugal Vuelta Espana Package, we have chosen the perfect 3* Hotel accommodation in the charming town of Seia in the heart of the Serra da Estrela mountain range.

3 Star Hotel AB Murias Blancas Villaviciosa Spain          2 Star Hotel El Manquin Villaviciosa Spain          2 Star Hotel Avenida Real Villaviciosa Spain          3 Star Hotel Eurosol Seia Camelo Portugal

We have the ideal package for any fan of world class cycling who does not wish to ride and prefers to spectate during our 2020 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 and Guarda Portugal.

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 and Portuguese culture is part of each day’s adventures, wander the villages, relax amongst the locals or explore some of Spain’s and Portugal’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’ (30 Oct – 1 Nov) 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 live 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 both the Asturias Spain Itinerary and Guarda Portugal Itinerary above.

Due to the Coronavirus the Vuelta will not cross country borders in 2020.

We hope to offer this package in 2021 with two great cycling locations at the Vuelta Espana.
Enjoy Asturias Spain and the live roadside action of the Vuelta Espana stages followed by our Guarda Portugal trip and the final Vuelta decisive stages before the finish in Madrid.

Contact Us to discuss your ultimate cycling holiday

‘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 13 Finish line buzz, Stage 14 Mountain action, Stage 15 Start area carnival.
  • 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.

Your Vuelta a Espana Guarda Portugal package includes:

  • 4 nights of quality 3*Hotel Accommodation in Guarda Northern Portugal
  • Buffet Breakfast each morning
  • 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
  • 2 final stages of the Vuelta a Espana before Madrid with “unique live viewing spots”
  • Vuelta Welcome dinner and Celebration dinner & 2 restaurant lunches of local Portuguese tastes of the area.
  • Support vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, Sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • A Practice Bicycle Premium Tour Exclusive Gift Pack
  • Transfers from Porto International Airport (Portugal) to your accommodation midday tour arrival & departure days

Guarda Portugal Highlights:

  • The town of Seia the gateway to the Serra da Estrela National Park calm and peaceful to complement your Vuelta action
  • Ride to the highest point in Portugal & roads of the Vuelta Espana in 2020
  • Vuelta Espana race excitement, Stage 19 roads of Portugal, Stage 20 final decisive Mountain action
  • Portugal’s best Food & Wines, taste the best mountain flavours of Chanfana (stew) & Frango Castanha (chicken & chestnuts), shared with another secret of Portugal, great wine!
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