Cycle Challenge: Seville to Malaga: CANCELLED

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Adventure across Southern Spain

26th March – 30th March 2020: DUE TO OUR CURRENT CLIMATE WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT

Cycle approximately 220 miles across the quirky landscape of southern Spain, passing through the National Park on our way from Seville to Malaga. Swap the cold weather for the warmer Spanish climate – and do something amazing whilst supporting Trust Links.

A Cyclist in the Spanish Mountains. Day One Arrival in Seville

Arriving in Seville, you’ll have the chance to experience the historic city centre and see for yourself why Seville is considered one of the cultural and artistic centres of the Iberian peninsula. You’ll register with Chapeau and go through all the kit and bike checks ready to cycle tomorrow.

Day Two Seville to Puerto Real – approx. 123km / 76 miles

The cycling kicks off with a brisk ride from Seville to Jerez, one of the historic centres of the Cadiz region. Known for its wines, flamenco dancing, and cultural heritage, Jerez is also famous for its brandy and its Islamic heritage. We leave Jerez and press on to the coast and our final destination for the day, Puerto Real, a protected environmental region known for its hundreds of varieties of birds.

Day Three Puerto Real to Ronda – approx.. 133km / 86 miles

After breakfast, we continue the cycle challenge by heading to the outstanding Sierra de Grazelema region. You’ll become familiar with cycling over the Grazelema’s famous limestone caves and cliffs. We will pass Andalucia’s picturesque ‘White Villages’ and experience the typically beautiful countryside of southern Spain. After leaving the National Park we will reach tonight’s resting place, the town of Ronda near the El Tajo canyon. Dinner isn’t included in Ronda so you will be free to sample the city’s excellent cuisine at your own pace.

Day Four Ronda to Malaga – approx. 98km / 61 miles

On our last day your riding will start as a tour through traditional Spanish olive groves and rural fincas. Our stop for the day is in El Burgo, a beautiful village perched on the edge of the Grazelema. The final push will be towards the mountainous village of Alozaina, where will we rest before tackling the last leg of the challenge into Malaga. The cycle challenge ends at the steps of a 1st-Century Roman amphitheatre built by Caesar Augustus, a truly magnificent way to celebrate victory after taking on the southern Spanish challenge.

Day Five Departure Day

After breakfast, we’ll be heading back to the UK. Your bikes will be taken care of by our team and you’ll be free to rest your legs and reflect on what an amazing journey it’s been.

Registration fee: £100

Minimum requested sponsorship £1,250

More information: contact Ros on 01702 213 314 or email ros@trustlinks.org.