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?
|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||60 km||1.980 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||317 km||9.933 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
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
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
We leave Oviedo in the direction of Santa Eulalia de Morcín following the course of the Caudal river, we pass through Mieres and we follow the Caudal valley to Pola de Lena. Here we begin the ascent of El Cordal, 5 km at a 9.1% average slope. Ideal to warm up the legs before the "Colossus". After reaching the top, we will go down about 8 km to La Vega in Riosa and from here we will begin 6 km of continuous climb (average 8% slope) until we reach the Viapará recreational area. From this point 7 km of what for some is the hardest ascent in world cycling, the Angliru peak. You decide how far you accept the challenge.
Day 5 - Oviedo-Alto de la Cubilla
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
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.
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.
From 920,00 euros per person
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.