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GreenEDGE Travel – La Vuelta 2019

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Come along for the ride of your life with GreenEDGE Travel as team Mitchelton-SCOTT defend their Grand Tour Victory at the 2019 Vuelta España!

You’ll be hosted by 2 x Vuelta España stage winner and former GreenEDGE road captain Stuart O’Grady. Having won multiple TTT stages and as a holder of the the prestigious points jersey, Stuart’s wealth of knowledge, years of experience and expertise when it comes to La Vuelta and pro racing is difficult to top! He will be taking you behind the scenes and into the Mitchelton-SCOTT inner sanctum as the reigning champions battle it out for a consecutive Maillot Rojo – Certain to be the ultimate fan experience.

In partnership with Mummu Cycling, you will be as close to being in the pro peloton as you can imagine whilst taking in the final 5 stages of La Vuelta!

Day 1
Welcome dinner with Team Mitchelton-SCOTT

RIDERS
September 10, 2019 / Difficulty / Distance 22km
Welcome to Spain!

This morning we meet you at Madrid airport for the 1.5 hour air-conditioned transfer to our hotel for the next four nights in Segovia.

Once you’ve checked in and freshened up, you’ll meet with former GreenEDGE road captain and dual La Vuelta Stage winner, Stuart O’Grady who will be your host for the exciting week ahead!

While you’re settling in our staff will assemble your bike before the group set off for short easy ride with Stuart to ensure bikes are set up correctly and ready to go for the tour ahead.

It’s a rest day at La Vuelta which is perfect for our planned team ‘Meet & Greet’ with Mitchelton-SCOTT. Following the meet & greet and team bus tour, we will stay on to dine at the team hotel where will be joined by some of the key staff behind the teams success!

SPECTATORS
This morning we meet you at Madrid airport for the 1.5 hour air-conditioned transfer to our hotel for the next 4 nights in Segovia.

Once you’ve checked in and freshened up, you’ll meet with former GreenEDGE road captain and dual Vuelta Stage winner, Stuart O’Grady who will be your host for the exciting week ahead!

It’s a rest day at La Vuelta which is perfect for our planned team ’Meet & Greet’ with Mitchelton-SCOTT. Following the meet & greet and team bus tour, we will stay on to dine at the team hotel where will be joined by some of the key staff behind the teams success!

Day 2
Aranda de Duero Stage Depart + Winery Lunch

RIDERS
September 11, 2019 / Difficulty / Distance 72km
Today’s stage from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara is relatively flat for its 200km duration, although it passes an altitude of 1400m’s throughout its course! It should be one for the sprinters, however a plucky break away group may just be able to stay away to the finish…hopeful for some, but unlikely.

We will head to the start village where Stuart will take you to see the ‘sign on’ and soak up the atmosphere, noise and colour. It’s a great opportunity for to get photos with riders, team cars, bikes and staff as they make their preparations for the stage ahead. Once the gun goes and riders set off, the entire village is quickly dismantled and shipped to its next location.

We’ll catch a glimpse of the ‘bump out’ and then start a ride of our own. Aranda de Duero is surrounded by vineyards so we will finish our ride with lunch and wine tasting in a local establishment, where Stuey will share some of his stories from his time at La Vuelta!

After lunch we will transfer you back to the hotel to see the finish online.

SPECTATORS
Today’s stage from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara is relatively flat for its 200km duration, although it passes an altitude of 1400m’s throughout its course! It should be one for the sprinters, however a plucky break away group may just be able to stay away to the finish…hopeful for some, but unlikely.

We will head to the start village where Stuart will take you to see the ‘sign on’ and soak up the atmosphere, noise and colour. It’s a great opportunity for to get photos with riders, team cars, bikes and staff as they make their preparations for the stage ahead. Once the gun goes and riders set off, the entire village is quickly dismantled and shipped to its next location.

We will then make out way to Aranda de Duero, surrounded by stunning vineyards, so we’ll be embracing it by enjoying lunch and wine tasting in a local establishment, where Stuey will share some of his stories from his time at La Vuelta!

After lunch we will transfer you back to the hotel to see the finish online.

Day 3
La Vuelta Mountain Decider

RIDERS
September 12, 2019 / Difficulty / Distance 49km
It’s a tough day for the pros today with four major climbs, all Cat 1 (hard as it gets)!

The town of Rascafria is passed through twice today, each time as the pros begin a major climb up a different mountain. Stuey will pick the prime spot in Rascafria to see the first time through and then we will either stay put for the second lap through town or ride up the final climb to witness them battle it out towards the summit.

Today will be EPIC and as the second last big mountain day, it is inevitable that the GC riders will be closely watching each other whilst also trying to pounce on the attack with a winning move. Today could be the day that the eventual winner takes control and stamps their authority on the field. Look out for an early breakaway followed by the GC riders hovering at their limit of human frailty. The roadside crowds will be loud, colourful and full of vigor as we are close to the populist Madrid.

We offer several ride distance options today. Those looking for a longer ride will head to Rascafria 50kms away and then ride back up the final climb of the day to watch the race, under the guidance of Stuey, of course! Post race we can even roll downhill home, clocking up a total of 100kms.

Riders looking for a little less can choose between riding to the top of the last climb, continuing on and descending through to Rascafria and then either calling it a day there or adding on the extra climb for summit viewing with a vehicle transfer home. 35-50-70km.

Post stage we will transfer you back to our hotel to freshen up before a well earned cool beverage and dinner.

SPECTATORS
It’s a tough day for the pros today with four major climbs, all Cat 1 (hard as it gets)!

The town of Rascafria is passed through twice today, each time as the pros begin a major climb up a different mountain. Stuey will pick the prime spot in Rascafria to see the first time through and then we will either stay put for the second lap through town or venture up the final climb to witness them battle it out towards the summit.

Today will be EPIC and as the second last big mountain day, it is inevitable that the GC riders will be closely watching each other whilst also trying to pounce on the attack with a winning move. Today could be the day that the eventual winner takes control and stamps their authority on the field. Look out for an early breakaway followed by the GC riders hovering at their limit of human frailty. The roadside crowds will be loud, colourful and full of vigor as we are close to the populist Madrid.

Post stage we will transfer you back to our hotel to freshen up before a well earned cool beverage and dinner.

Day 4
Toledo Sprint Finish

RIDERS
September 13, 2019 / Difficulty / Distance 59km
After a leisurely breakfast we will transfer, part way to our final stop of Toledo where today’s stage finish will be. From there we will jump on the bikes with Stuey to complete the trip on a high!

We will pull up the vans as we intersect with the course near Escalona and then ride on the course to the finish line in Toledo.

It will surely be a sprint finish for the pros today, with a little berg straight from the gun, followed by a long descent before the final 60kms which offer an essentially flat run in to the line. We will be in Toledo to see the fast men battle it out for bragging rights, as today’s stage, and the final in Madrid, deem their last opportunities.

We will ride the final 60kms of today’s stage directly on the race route and perhaps even manage a little sprint of our own on the finish line. On arrival we’ll have some time to explore this beautiful town packed with cobbled streets and narrow lane ways. Time to grab some local fare for lunch all before the main event of seeing the Pros come flying down the finish to claim the prize.

Post race we transfer back to our hotel for our last night in Segovia.

SPECTATORS
After a leisurely breakfast we will transfer to Toledo where today’s stage finish will be. We will pull up the vans as we intersect with the course near Escalona and then travel on the course to the finish line in Toledo.

It will surely be a sprint finish for the pros today, with a little berg straight from the gun, followed by a long descent before the final 60kms which offer an essentially flat run in to the line.

We will be in Toledo to see the fast men battle it out for bragging rights, as today’s stage, and the final in Madrid, deem their last opportunities.

On arrival in Toldeo we’ll have some time to explore this beautiful town packed with cobbled streets and narrow lane ways. Time to grab some local fare for lunch all before the main event of seeing the Pros come flying down the finish to claim the prize.

Post race we transfer back to our hotel for our last night in Segovia.

Day 5
Final Mountain Top Finish

RIDERS
September 14, 2019 / Difficulty / Distance 59km
Today is the day we find out who will win La Vuelta 19, it’s the final climbing stage also with a summit finish and we will be right there to witness it! We will position ourselves roadside on Plataforma de Gredos as we’ll get to see the riders make their first ascent of the climb at the 110km mark and then again as they make the final summit finish at 189km.

With loud and passionate voices we will cheer our champion home and hopefully a Mitchelton-SCOTT back to back victory. The hill will be a hive of fans buzzing from a great day out and not one to be missed!

After the last riders have finished the stage we transfer to our new hotel in Madrid for the final 2 nights of the tour.

SPECTATORS
Today is the day we find out who will win La Vuelta 19, it’s the final climbing stage also with a summit finish and we will be right there to witness it! We will position ourselves roadside on Plataforma de Gredos as we’ll get to see the riders make their first ascent of the climb at the 110km mark and then again as they make the final summit finish at 189km.

With loud and passionate voices we will cheer our champion home and hopefully a Mitchelton-SCOTT back to back victory. The hill will be a hive of fans buzzing from a great day out and not one to be missed!

After the last riders have finished the stage we transfer to our new hotel in Madrid for the final 2 nights of the tour.

Day 6
Madrid + VIP Team Mitchelton-SCOTT Team Bus Drinks

RIDERS
September 15, 2019 / Difficulty
Today is the day we see the winner of La Vuelta 19 take the top step in Madrid! It’s going to be HUGE!

We will position ourselves roadside on Plataforma de Gredos and cheer our champions home, along with just another couple of excited fans!!

Following the final stage Stuart will lead the group into the team bus compound for some well earned refreshments at the Mitcheton-SCOTT bus where hopefully we’ll be raising our glasses to a back to back victory alongside the team.

SPECTATORS
Today is the day we see the winner of La Vuelta 19 take the top step of the podium in Madrid! It’s going to be HUGE!

We will position ourselves roadside on Plataforma de Gredos and cheer our champions home, along with just another couple of excited fans!!

Following the final stage Stuart will lead the group into the team bus compound for some well earned refreshments at the Mitcheton-SCOTT bus where hopefully we’ll be raising our glasses to a back to back victory alongside the team.

Day 7
Adiós

September 16, 2019 / Difficulty
After seeing the La Vuelta 19 Champion crowned and enjoying our final night in Madrid, this morning, following breakfast, we will check out of our hotel.

Our GreenEDGE Travel staff will assist you in packing your bike before transferring you to Madrid airport.

Type: Road Bike Tours
Continents: Europe
Duration: 7 - 10 Days
Rider Level: Intermediate
Distance Per Day: 41-60km
Bike Provided?: No
ID: 105068490

  • Tour with team Michtelton-SCOTT as they defend their 2018 Vuelta España victory
  • Tour hosted by dual stage winner and former GreenEDGE team captain, Stuart O’Grady
  • Exclusive meet & greet and dinner with team Mitchelton-SCOTT, plus a tour of the team bus and bike truck
  • Departure Village access, where you can get up close with the teams and riders as they prepare for the Stage
  • Tour starts and finishes in Madrid, with 5 nights luxury accommodation throughout Spain
  • LIVE viewing of a Stage start, Mountain Stage, Sprint Finish & the exciting finale in Madrid
  • Daily rides with full mechanical and van support

GreenEDGE Travel – La Vuelta 2019

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