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Gran Fondo Costa Almeria

Wednesday 1st May 2019

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2000 riders
120km or 208km
1780 to 3680m climbing
7 days / 6 rides
Discover Almería!

GCN Top places to train

  • LONG ROUTE

  • MEDIUM ROUTE

Join the team

  • Package includes:

  • Arrival Wed 1st May - Depart Wed 8th May 2019
  • 7 nights accommodation (Beach Houses with your own pool)
  • Group return airport transfers
  • Guaranteed Gran Fondo entry, goodie bag & event jersey
  • Six Guided Rides with guide - Daniel Kogan, Sigma Sports
  • Post Gran Fondo Paella Party & DJ set on the beach

The Gran Fondo Costa Almeria Week, Mojacar, Almería province of Andalusia, Spain.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Arrival & check in day with a short ride out to the incredible Mirador de la Granatilla.  Stop for a coffee or beer & tapas on the way home in Garrucha Harbour. The ride will start late afternoon to allow for arrival & check in. 65km in length with 1,019m climbing.

Thursday, May 2, 2019. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - The Lotto Jumbo winter training camp route is simply that good, you'll feel like a pro by the end of the day. 135km in length with 3,043m of climbing.

Friday, May 3, 2019. 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - In the morning, enjoy a coffee ride (route tbc) or laze by your private pool in the sun. From 3pm onwards, take the chance to soak up the atmosphere building the day before the big event, have your bike checked over by the Gran Fondo's mechanics (extra cost) and pickup a souvenir from the merchandise on sale.

Saturday, May 4, 2019. 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM - The Gran Fondo Costa Almeria will take place! National and international participants can choose one of two distances: 208km or 120km.

TIMINGS:

7.00am to 7.45am: opening of start pens
8.00am: group start GRAN FONDO COSTA ALMERIA 2018 @ Hotel Marina Playa
11.30am: arrival of 1st participants (120km)
2.00pm: arrival of 1st participants (208km)
5.00pm: podium ceremony GFCA & MFCA for men and women
5.30pm: paella party @ Gran Fondo Village
6.00pm: end of official timing
9.00pm: GFCA beach party @ Chiringuito Marina Playa

Sunday, May 5, 2019. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - After the Gran Fondo and Paella party, take a slow morning to recover before spinning the legs in the afternoon (route tbc) to a coffee shop or bar in Mojacar old town. Rest up as you won't want to miss Monday's route covering quiet countryside and breathtaking coastal scenery.

Monday, May 6, 2019. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Our countryside route starts by heading inland through the sleepy town of Vera before turning towards El Cortijo Grande - a fantastic village nestled 500m high in the remote countryside. As you start climbing be aware of fairly narrow and uneven roads. There are potholes on this route but it's worth it for the silence of the mountains and the spectacular views.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Alto de Velefique is on the horizon today. 8 miles at 7% average (Check it out on Strava). Also known as Almeria d'Huez due to its striking similarity to Alpe d'Huez. This is a challenging ride, with a mountain pass climb and descent, so prepare accordingly in terms of fitness and spares/food/drinks.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - The Gran Fondo week has all but come to an end. Airport transfers available so please advise your flight times.

EXCLUDED:
Flights
Food & drinks
Travel insurance

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