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Bike Paradise offers you the possibility of living a week of cycling at the highest level. Why not enjoy the Lakes, La Cubilla, Angliru, Sotres ... in a week worthy of the Vuelta a España

A challenge only met by the bravest. Five stages, five challenges, are you up for it?


Activity Diary

Activity Diary
Name Difficulty Distance Elevation
Day 1 - Reception at the hotel and information meeting
Day 2 - Llanes-Lagos de Covadonga High Difficulty 62 km 2.301 m
Day 3 - Llanes-Sotres High Difficulty 65 km 1.231 m
Day 4 - Oviedo-El Angliru High Difficulty 55 km 1.663 m
Day 5 - Oviedo-Alto de la Cubilla High Difficulty 70 km 2.430 m
Day 6 - Oviedo-Les Praeres High Difficulty 60 km 1.991 m
Total 312 km 9.616 m

Day 1 - Reception

Reception at the hotel and informative meeting. Delivery of materials and equipment, security measures, schedules and to deal with any questions that arise.

Day 2 - Llanes-Lagos de Covadonga

62 km
2.301 m Elevation
High Difficulty
Altimetría de La Vuelta´s colossus: El Angliru and other myths

We leave the hotel at sea level and enter the incredible coastal mountain range of the Cuera, sticking to small country roads with very little traffic.

The first climb of the day is the Tornería, (2nd category)5.5 kilometers in length with an average gradient of 7% and a height of 470 meters

We descend and immediately connect with the second climb of the day, the Alto del Torno, 4 kilometers long, with a gradient of 6.5% and a height of 384 meters above sea level. 

We travel through favorable terrain for about 20 kilometers to the Royal Site of Covadonga, entrance to the Picos de Europa National Park and the beginning of our most challenging climb to the Lakes of Covadonga: 12.7 kilometers of ascent with an average gradient of 6.7% and a final height of almost 1,200 meters above sea level.

The perfect simbiosis between cycling and nature. A reward for the senses!

Day 3 - Llanes-Sotres

65 km
1.231 m Elevation
High Difficulty
Altimetría de La Vuelta´s colossus: El Angliru and other myths

The ride begins in LLanes, heading off towards Posada.  Here we join the river Cabres and then begin the first climb of the day,  the Alto de Ortiguero, a gentle climb to one of the most spectacular landscapes for cycling, the mountain range of the Picos de Europa.  We descend the Estazadas to Arenas de Cabrales where we turn right into the Cares gorge and follow it  all the way to  Poncebos.  We now begin the ascent to Sotres, the climb alternates between harder and softer sections until shortly before arriving in Sotres.   Here the harder ramps begin, culminating in the final 4kms where the gradient never falls below 10%.  We hit the top of the pass at Jitu Escarandi and from here we can enjoy a 7km descent to the villaje of Tresviso.

Day 4 - Oviedo-El Angliru

55 km
1.663 m Elevation
High Difficulty
Altimetría de La Vuelta´s colossus: El Angliru and other myths

We leave Oviedo in the direction of San Claudio to shortly after facing the Alto del Escamplero, a short and gentle ascent, to give way to a gentle descent through the Hoces del Rio Nora. After a brief journey attached to the Nalón River, we will start 10 very comfortable kilometers accompanying the Trubia River. A turn to the left will give us the exit for an ascent of little more than three kilometers that in some points reaches 20%, the Alto del Tenebredo, a snack of what awaits us later. From here we will start 15 km of continuous ups and downs until we reach the recreational area of Viapará. From this point, 9 km of which for some is the toughest ascent of world cycling, the high Angliru. You decide how far you accept the challenge.

Day 5 - Oviedo-Alto de la Cubilla

70 km
2.430 m Elevation
High Difficulty
Altimetría de La Vuelta´s colossus: El Angliru and other myths

The ride starts in Oviedo, after 12 kilometers we head off towards the first climb of the day, El Cordal,(2nd catagory)7.9 kilometers with an average gradient of 6% up to an altitude of 769 meters.  An appetizer to warm up the legs!

After descending we come to a false flat section to Campomanes where we turn off and head to the first foot hills of the wonderful climb to La Cubilla,  28 kilometers of pure cycling in the middle of the Natural Park of Las Ubiñas-La Mesa.

Day 6 - Oviedo-Les Praeres

60 km
1.991 m Elevation
High Difficulty
Altimetría de La Vuelta´s colossus: El Angliru and other myths

The ride sets off from Oviedo, beginning with a climb up to the Alto de la Manzaneda, a small taste of what is to come.  The next section includes several small passes, el Padrún, Santirso, La Gargantada, La Cruz with gradients of no more than 9% and between 4 and 6km in length with barely 1km of flat road.  A descent to San Julian de Bimenes, followed by 6km of smoother riding before facing the ascent to Les Praeres.  A hard climb of 5km alternating between asphalt, concrete and the final section on gravel, at some points passing 20% in  gradient. 

* The routes are subject to modification or substitution by other alternatives at the request of the client or for reasons beyond the control of Bike Paradise.

Features

What is included

  • Reception and explanatory meeting at the hotel of the activities to be carried out.
  • Six nights in 4 star hotels in double or triple room with breakfast included.
  • Transfer between hotels.
  • Accompanying vehicle with mechanical, technical and feed zones at different points along the route: fruits, bars, gels, hot and colddrinks.
  • Return to the hotel at the end of each route.
  • Bike Paradise gpx tracks.
  • Photo report.

Optional, not included

  • Single room, additional charge.
  • Full board or halfboard.
  • Bike Rental.
  • Experienced cycling guide.
  • Alternative activities for cyclists or companions.
  • Pick up at the airport, train station or port.

What is not included

  • Personal insurance or travel insurance.
  • Air tickets, trains or others to Asturias.
  • Hotel expenses additional to those described above.

Proposal

Prices

If you would like to obtain a quote for this route, select the start date and the number of participants.

If you don´t want to bring your own bicycle, or you want to try one of ours, select the model, indicate the number of bikes and the days that you will be using them. They will then be added to your reservation. You can see the models and rental prices in the section Bike Rent.

* Reference price for a group of 6 or more, according to season and availability. Prices include 21% VAT.

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Accommodation

Hotel Llanes

This luxurious hotel is located in the tourist resort of Llanes.

Suitable for children, it has laundry and room service, restaurant, outdoor pool ...

* Accommodations are subject to availability

Hotel en el centro de Oviedo

The hotel has a privileged location to discover Oviedo, at 100 meters from Campoamor Theater and a few minutes from Plaza de la Catedral.

Equipped with everything cyclists need: workshop, bicycle storage ...

24-hour reception and modern rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi.

Rooms have wooden floors and modern décor. All have a TV and a private bathroom with a bath or shower.

* Accommodations are subject to availability

Opinions and comments

For us, going to Los Lagos de Covadonga was the goal. Along the way, we also ended up enjoying the coast of Llanes. We have both discovered a región to which we will certainly return with Bike Paradise.

Giuseppe y Paola, Bergamo (Italy)

With Bike Paradise I have climbed and enjoyed legendary mountain passes that I did not know. They knew how to make the experience easy and pleasant.

François Laporte, París (France)