Grand Tour Bike Race action in Spain

The third of the annual Grand Tours is waiting for you at the Vuelta a Espana Bike Tour in Asturias Spain!
Ride amongst the action this September in tranquil Spain at the 2019 Vuelta a Espana with the Ultimate quality bike tour from Practice Bicycle Tours.

The challenging 2019 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!

2019 Vuelta a Espana Bike Tour

Climbs, Action and the unexpected it has to be the Vuelta a Espana the third of the 2019 Grand Tours set amongst the unique atmosphere and landscape of Spain!  This 74th edition with 21 stages covering 3,272km and many new summit finishes expect one of the most exciting Vuelta’s.  With a variety of contrasting stages and race viewing opportunities available to you, join all the excitement and fun of this 2019 Vuelta Espana Bike Trip.
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 i.e 50km.75km or 100km (Unique in the Industry for a Bike Race Tour)

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5 Days: Asturias 3 Vuelta Stages
$2742 per person

Dates

6 – 10 Sept 2019

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Location

Pravia, Asturias Spain

Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $700
Bike hire – $500
Non-cycling partner – $2450

Non-cycling partner?

That’s ok, we cater to non-cyclists too!

Our Vuelta a Espana Non Cycling tour package is for any fan of world class cycling who does not wish to ride and prefers to spectate during our 2019 Vuelta a Espana Bike Tour. 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 and Castile León.

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

Dates

2020
  • 14 August — 06 September Enquire

Itinerary

Below is the 2019 Asturias itinerary! Enquire above for the action in 2020.
Friday 6th September - Arrival Day in Pravia Asturias Spain
Welcome to Asturias and the La Vuelta a Espana 2019
Arrival Time: Midday
Ride Distance 32km Ascent 360m route Faro de Cudillero
Includes: Asturias Airport (Spain) Airport Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner

A short transfer from the Asturias Airport takes you into the heart of the region and the Romanesque town of Pravia , your Unpack Once, cycle Everyday location for your Spanish cycling adventures. Pravia is a part of the Bajo Nalon Region of Asturias, a beautiful and relaxing Spanish destination. The village of Pravia is renown for its historic town centre and cultural interest. Should time permit today we will enjoy a welcome ride over to the breath-taking coast and the fishing village of Cudillero with its painted houses on the hill side.
This evening join us for welcome drinks & dinner of classical recipes of Asturias.

Saturday 7th Sept – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 14 San Vicente de la Barquera > Oviedo (Finish)
*Ride option:
Distance 70km Ascent 1000m route Monte Naranco
Distance 40km Ascent 650m route Oviedo
Includes: Breakfast, Oviedo Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guest: Share the day at the Vuelta in Oviedo

Today we join the spectacle of the Vuelta at the stage finish line in the town of Oviedo, situated between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay. Oviedo is the capital of Asturias and known for its medieval old town, including the site of the Gothic Oviedo Cathedral.
Enjoy your own ride across this beautiful countryside with plenty of time to enjoy lunch of fabada Asturiana, Fabada is made with beans and one of the most well-known Asturian dishes before the Vuelta arrives at full speed.
This is a flat stage for the peloton along Spain’s northern coastline to Gijon. The final climb up to the Alto de la Madera will provide the opportunity for a late attack to the finish in Oviedo. Although with the mountains tomorrow expect the sprinters to be searching out an important victory.

Sunday 8th September – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 15 Tineo > Santuario del Acebo (Mountains)
*Ride option:
Distance 82km Ascent 1730m route Puerto del Acebo GPM 12km @ 7%
Distance 70km Ascent 960m route Cangas del Narcea
Distance 30km Ascent 600m route Tineo
Includes: Breakfast, Asturias Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guest: Share the atmosphere of the Vuelta in the Mountains

An amazing opportunity to see the Vuelta action live from the roadside pass you by on several occasions today as the riders zig zag through the Asturias mountains with 4 mountain passes during the stage, three 1st category and one second category climbs including two of the most famous mountain passes in western Asturias: Puerto del Conio and Puerto del Pozo de las Mujeres Muertas, before the final difficult section to the finish line.
We also have several great ride options allowing for all abilities, take the comfortable option or challenge the legs on the Puerto del Acebo. Recover with traditional local cuisine in the heart of the Asturias mountains and immerse yourself in Spain at the Vuelta 2019.

Monday 9th September – View La Vuelta Espana Stage 16 Pravia > Alto de La Cubilla. Lena (Start)
*Ride option:
Distance 80km Ascent 950m route La Duerma
Distance 53km Ascent 620m route Pravia
Distance 22km Ascent 440m route Alto de la Cabrunana GPM 5km @ 5%
Includes: Breakfast, Vuelta Espana Celebration Dinner
Non Cycling Guest: Enjoy the atmosphere of the Vuelta Stage Start

We are right amongst the action today with the stage start in Pravia this is the critical Mountain stage before a well-deserved rest day for the professional Peloton and the winner of todays stage could possibly be wearing the leaders Red Jersey in Madrid!
This very difficult mountain stage has five climbs with the final 3 running back to back, Puerto del Morabio, La Cobertoria and the finish line at La Cubilla.
Our full day starts with the showcase of a stage start at this fantastic Grand Tour event, often a highlight for many of our guests as you explore 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 2019 Vuelta adventures or take the opportunity of one last ride together towards the race route and the second climb of the stage with this live race viewing opportunity.
This evening celebrate a wonderful Spanish cycling holiday experience together over dinner.

Tuesday 10th September – Departure Day from Pravia Asturias Spain
DEPARTURE TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Asturias Airport (Spain) Airport Transfer
Departure Day and It’s unfortunately time for your Vuelta a Espana 2019 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 PRACTICEBICYCLE 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.

Practice Bicycle choose hand picked, quality, 3* Hotel accommodation located in the heart of Asturias. The ideal location to make your Vuelta a Espana 2019 the perfect Spanish cycling holiday.

With all the excitement and energy during your bike race tour at the Vuelta Espana we include only the very best location 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Itinerary above.

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.

Our specialty bike race tours include viewing the 2019 Vuelta a Espana bike race route on a selection of exciting stages, offering a variety of contrasting and interesting race viewing opportunities.

With our proven formula of ‘Unpack once – Cycle everyday’ we believe this is the perfect balance for your enjoyment of viewing the race action live, contrasting with your own variety of personally tailored rides and the opportunity of enough time to relax and experience your Spanish cycling vacation.

Your Vuelta a Espana 2019 Asturias bike tour 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 2018 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 available for all bike rides
  • A Practice Bicycle Premium Tour Exclusive Gift Pack & Cycling Jersey
  • The ultimate support of the professional team that live it!
  • Transfers from Asturias Airport (Spain) to your accommodation midday tour arrival & departure days

La Vuelta a Espana 2019 Asturias Bike Tour Highlights:

  • The historic town of Pravia, 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 2019 Vuelta Espana race route.
  • Visit and explore contrasting Asturias, the coastal fishing village of Cudillero and Oviedo, the capital of Asturias with its medieval old town and Gothic Cathedral.
  • Vuelta Espana 2019 race excitement, Stage 14 Finish line buzz, Stage 15 Mountain action, Stage 16 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.
  • 1st class service, small group camaraderie a unique experience & lots of fun