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La Vuelta 2016
Watch the Exciting Final Time Trial and Mountain Stage of Vuelta a Espana Stages 19 & 20 with us, 7-11th September 2016
The 2016 La Vuelta returns once again to the Costa Blanca and the Marina Alta area, after the epic Stage 9 last year, which saw Tom Dumoulin become the new ‘peoples champion’. The return of this Grand Tour race is testament to the amazing terrain the area has to offer for racing and training. When you are here, it’s easy to see why half the World Tour teams use the Marina Alta for their winter training bases and camps.
Three stage finishes and two starts, including a time trial and the final mountain stage, can be seen during your stay.
We have secured hotel rooms, exclusive to RJ Cycling Camps, in the heart of the stunningly beautiful Marina Alta. The hotel is to a very high standard and has a prime location at the bottom of one of the most famous climbs in the area the ‘Coll de Rates’. The climb features in the race on Stage 20 (Saturday 10th September) and the peloton will literally pass by the hotel. The stage continues to tackle further climbs gradually winding its way around the beautiful Marina Alta before looping back towards the finish. The stage can be viewed at many different locations close to the hotel, and should prove to be an exciting finale to the three race. Stage 19, the Individual Time Trial between Javea and Calpe is only 15 miles away from the hotel.
In conjunction with our partners Le Col Clothing, a Pro Cycling Jersey is included in the package. Choose any design from their current 2016 spring/summer range and enjoy riding in the quality of Le Col on your La Vuelta holiday. As an optional extra you can choose an HC Jersey for an extra £25 / 30 euro.
Wednesday 7th; Arrive and settle in.
Thursday 8th; RJ Cycling Camps are organizing a group ride of approximately 100km using the same roads as Stage 20, pointing out ideal viewing points to see Saturday’s stage. It will be supported with a vehicle and free High5 drinks and bars. Alternatively you can ride the 40km to see the finish of Stage 18 at Gandia; this would be unsupported by us. If you would prefer to explore the area and do your own thing feel free, the above is just an option for you.
Friday; Watch Stage 19 – the Individual Time Trial. A ride will leave the hotel to watch the stage which you are welcome to join. If you would prefer to make your own way there or choose a different viewing location you can do.
Saturday; Watch Stage 20 – A ride will leave the hotel to watch the stage which you are welcome to join. If you would prefer to make your own way there or choose a different viewing location you can do.
We have found a very traditional Spanish hotel the Casa Julia, located in the village of Parcent and finished to a very high standard. The building dates back to the early 20th Century and still has many of its original features. The central atrium welcomes you into the elegance of Spain of yesteryear with it’s classical and antique decor. Each of the eight en-suite bedrooms have been decorated with care to ensure tranquility and rest. There are two superior rooms, one offers a jacuzzi bath and another with an original roll top bath.
Outside there is a terrace where drinks and food are served. Free parking and Wi-Fi is included.
The hotel has a typical Spanish restaurant offering a variety of traditional dishes using locally grown produce. Casa Julia also produces its own wine.
The package will include the following:-
- 4 nights B&B in a twin/double room ensuite in a prime location
- One guided ride on Thursday 8th September on the roads of Stage 20 (not compulsory if you’d prefer to watch Stage 18 finish)
- Maps & Race information
- High5 race bottle and taster pack
- Energy products for the guided ride
- Vehicle support for the guided ride
- Le Col Clothing Pro Cycling Jersey
- 10% discount off a future RJ Cycling Camps booking for 2016/17
Double/twin room ensuite (6 available) – £320 per person / 395 euro per person
Superior double room ensuite (2 available) – £370 per person / 460 euro per person
If you want to extend your stay and experience, with additional nights at either end, they can be added for £45 / 60 euro per person per night. (Subject to availability)
Optional extras we can organize if required:-
- Bike hire (subject to availability)
- Airport transfers
The prices do not include flights, car hire or travel insurance. Further information on these is available on our Additional Information page.
As places are limited, it is advisable to secure your place early to avoid disappointment.
A deposit of £100 / 150 euro per person is required to confirm your place and room. The balance will be due 6 weeks before travel. If you are interested in booking or would like to check availability, please complete the Booking Enquiry form.
Please view our Terms & Conditions before booking.