BEYOND LA VUELTA 2020
In 1935 a total of 50 brave cyclist began in Madrid the first Tour of Spain. They ran with heavy iron bicycles and carried their own patches and tools to fix the breakdowns. The Belgian Gustaaf Deloor was the first winner. These brave first travelled a total of 3,425 kilometres in fourteen interminable stages, of which ten exceeded 250 kilometres. The civil war interrupted the celebration of the race. It was not raced again until 1941 with an especially Spanish participation, since the Second World War diminished the presence of foreign riders.
Since then the race has toured Spain and has caused the admiration of citizens for this popular sport that has created authentic myths. Anquetil, Pulidor, Jan Janssen, Gimondi, Ocaña, Merkx, Fuente, Hinault, Pedro Delgado, Tony Rominger, Abrahan Olano, Jan Ullrich, Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador are some of the winners of the Vuelta. Others like Bahamontes or Indurain did not win it, but they exhibited their qualities and took the podium.
THE EXPERIENCE OF LA VUELTA
In 2020 we will head to Northern Spain and follow the riders as they compete in the normally arduous mountainous stages that make up the 2020, 21 stages of La Vuelta.
We will move from location to location following three stages of the event, cycling parts of the same route the riders will take, after the cycling comes the waiting.
We wait for the train of professional riders to move through our location, thus really taking in the atmosphere of this great spectacle, have a picnic lunch and relax in the sun.
We will then move by vehicle to the next location for an evening of relaxation and Spanish cuisine.
AN APPROXIMATE ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrive in Spain and make your way to the hotel.
(Thursday August 27th).
Day 2: Follow La Vuelta across Northern Spain.
(Friday) (Approx. 100 km or 60 miles)
Day 3: Follow La Vuelta across Northern Spain.
(Saturday) (Approx. 100 km or 60 miles)
Day 4: Follow La Vuelta across Northern Spain.
(Sunday) (Approx. 100 km or 65 miles)
Day 6: Follow La Vuelta across Northern Spain.
(Monday) (Approx. 60/70 km)
Day 7: Onward travel (Tuesday September 1st)
Or you can choose to spend a few more days in Spain.
TRAVEL TO THE START LOCATION:
It is your responsibility to ensure you are at the start location for this cycling experience.
This is in Spain, Beyond Events do not organize your travel from your home to the start Hotel location, although we can assist with transfers if required. (Fee applicable).
Remember you will need to book a separate return flight from the end destination.
The total cost of the trip is £640.00 (Including all the booking fee's).
The initial payment through this webpage is a deposit of £200.00 (Plus the booking fee), this will then secure your place.
Further payments are due in staged intervals or you can pay the balance in full.
If you want to pay in full please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also email us if you make payments so they can be allocated correctly.
On entering the experience, you will receive a booking confirmation email.
If you don’t receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.
Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the experience.
Experience updates will be sent at various intervals, but important information is contained within these event pages.
TRAVEL TO EXPERIENCES:
If there is a need to book flights, ferries or additional travel please contact us BEFORE you do this, the experiences have a limited number of entrants needed for the experience to take place, we will not be held responsible for any additional costs incurred booking these addition travel arrangements.
OUR ETHOS IS ALWAYS TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY AND CULTURALLY CONSCIOUS.
The standards, principles and responsibilities of all our Staff and Guides are to respect, protect and preserve our planet. We expect all our entrants to abide to the same rules allowing us to take lifelong memories away with us but leaving only our footsteps behind.
It may be difficult to find rooms that you will have to yourself, this can be done but will include extra costs (single supplement).
Unless otherwise stated you will be sharing a room and sometimes you may be in a dormitory of three (All of the same gender).
This is a very last resort we try very hard to ensure twin rooms, with single beds, this is not always possible in remote locations.
If you’re coming with a friend or a companion to share the experience with, we will room you together if you inform us first.
The route won’t be live until late 2019 but rest assured it will be mountainous and tough, however this is more about being part of the event and not a test of how good a rider you are.
Each day will be approx. 60 miles OR 100km of cycling, and there is every possibility of riding the team time trial route, before watching the pro cyclists do the same. (TBC once the route is released).
You should have a general level of riding ability, and should be able to ride 50/60 miles comfortably at an average pace of 13 - 15 mph.