Routes

 We have used our knowledge gathered from 10 years worth of visits to produce the best possible routes for maximum enjoyment.

When you purchase a Velo Hols package we will work with you to understand your cycling preferences and put together a tailored route pack for you so as to make sure you experience the best cycling for you that the area has to offer.

You can ride routes professionals use during winter training camps, the same roads used by La Vuelta and pass by what the Times newspaper has described as some of the best undiscovered beaches in Europe.

The routes and general area are yet to be discovered by the masses.  

A simple comparison of Strava segments shows that in 2017:

- 67 people per day had ridden Sa Calobra in Majorca.

- 2 people per day had ridden Alto de Velefique in Almeria.

LOTTO JUMBO Route

Ride the route used by Lotto Jumbo during their winter training camp.

Switchbacks, perfect tarmac, warm weather and near-empty roads will make this a ride to remember.

Countryside Route

Exploring the Andalucían countryside you'll cover desert like scenery, challenging steep climbs and a butter smooth 20km descent to the coast.

Velo Hols countryside route starts by heading inland through the sleepy town of Vera before turning and climbing up to El Cortijo Grande - a fantastic countryside village nestled 500m high.

This route includes a near 20km descent from Gafarillos to Agua Amarga.

The final test of the leg is the incredible Mirador de la Granatilla. A short climb that snakes its along the coast, providing the most fantastic views over the Mediterranean.

Reward yourself with a cold beer and fresh seafood tapas at Restaurante Rincón del Puerto in Garrucha harbour.

Cuevas Route

Our Cuevas route starts with an almost Tour of California type roll along an undulating coastal section before heading inland.

You'll enjoy another long, smooth descent, which if you've completed the Lotto Jumbo route, you'll do in reverse.

Agua Amarga Route

Agua Amarga was rated the 16th best beach in Europe by the Times newspaper (April 2017).

Ride south along the coast for nearly 40kms before heading inland and stopping for a coffee to take in a truly beautiful beach. 

Alto De Velefique Route

Velefique has featured numerous times on La Vuelta as a summit finish, the latest being stage 11 in 2017 but is yet to be discovered by the masses.

A favourite of Velo Hols due to the switchbacks, road surface and elevation. It can get cold at the top so pack accordingly and always check the weather on our homepage to plan your ride.

Take a look at the climb's profile.  It's a very tough climb with a sapping start of 9-10% across the first 400m of elevation before dropping off to 7%. A slight rest at 5% to catch your breath before back up to 7%.

3 route variations: short, medium and long.