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Grazalema Bike Challenge Experience

New, exciting, memorable and different!

22-26th September 2022

Take on the Andalusian hills on this 5 day/4 night cycling experience packed with guided tours, cultural experiences and entry to the renowned Grazalema Bike Challenge sportive

The perfect package for Andalucia's stunning sportive.
  • 4 night stay at Hotel El Almendral (Setenil) 
  • Guaranteed entry to the sportive including event insurance
  • Bike storage, guided rides and pre-event briefing
  • Return airport and sportive transfers
  • Lots of extras...
Join us in sunny Andalucia for a cycling holiday unlike any other. Explore the White Villages, olive groves and magnificent Moorish heritage of authentic Andalucia with our guided rides.

Enjoy local hospitality where everything is set up specifically for cyclists. And test your legs in the highlight of this package - the amazing Grazalema Bike Challenge Sportive!
Flying in: Malaga              Location: Setenil(Cadiz)
Flying out: Malaga

Sportive details

  • Distance: 94km

  • 2,190m of elevation

  • The Climbs

    • Puerto de Las Palomas​

      • Length of Climb 12.6km ​

      • Gradient (Avg): 6.3%

    • Puerto de El Boyar

      • Length of Climb 15.8km ​

      • Gradient (Avg): 5.3%

What's included

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Half-board (breakfast and dinner) accommodation in Hotel El Almendral


Entry to the Grazalema Bike Challenge Sportive


Transfers to/from airport and to/from the sportive


Guided rides to explore Andalucia

Bike Gears

Mechanical support  – including building your bike and repacking it after the event if you like


Guided cultural walking tour to Setenil de Las Bodegas 

Spanish Meal

Tasting experience of the produce of the land


A paperback copy of the The Mental Cyclist coaching book


The best airport to fly to is Malaga. We will arrange transfers for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Bike hire

High-quality carbon bikes are

available for rental for €35/day. Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you register your interest using the form below.

What's not included.


Transfers Outside Specified


We'll pick you up from the arrivals terminal at Malaga airport on 22nd September at 1 pm. Return to Malaga airport from your hotel on departure day is at 11 am

Transfers outside these times can be arranged at an additional charge

Single Occupancy

By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you'll be able to select this option for an additional €95 using the form below

shared accommodation





About the Sportive

25th SEPTEMBER, 2022

Grazalema Bike Challenge is a one-day, closed-road cycling event that was born with the idea of ​​showing the magnificent environment, towns, landscapes and roads of the Sierra de Grazalema to cycling lovers.

The event will start and finish in the town of Grazalema, making a 94km route with a 2,190m of elevation the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. The route follows roads in the province of Cádiz, and tackles two major climbs, Puerto de Las Palomas and Puerto de El Boyar. 


Beautiful villages such as Grazalema, El Gastor, Zahara de la Sierra, Villaluenga del Rosario, Benaocaz, Ubrique, Benamahoma and El Bosque are just some of the places you will pass through in this breathtaking sportive.




The event is open to all cyclists 18 years of age and over. Full details here

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What To Expect

Day 1
Thursday 22nd September


Transfer from Malaga airport*


Day 2
Friday 23rd September




Day 3
Saturday 24th September


Day 4
Sunday 25th September


Shuttle bus from your hotel to the sportive and back

Day 5
Monday 26th September

Transfer to Malaga airport*

* Collection from Malaga airport only available at 13.00 on September 22 / return at 11.00 on September 26
** These experiences may be offered over 2 days, depending on numbers

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