Cycling

Below you can find examples of our cycling routes. Each route can be adjusted to the level of the group. We provide guides for every cycling routes and a car with supplies. Andalusia Training Camps provides water, isotonic drinks and energy bars along the way and will help you in case of a mechanical problem.

Aracena – Fuentes de León (93km, 2115 eg)

After a nice descent to the lake of Puerto Moral, the lake where the open water training sessions for the triathletes take place, we start a long climb of 17 km. This climb, consisting of 3 stages, takes us to the rustic village of Fuentes de León.

During this route we will make a short visit to the province of Extremadura. Then we cycle through the Natural Park of the Sierra and reach the steepest climb in the area. With percentages around 13%, it takes us to the highest point of the route. After a technical descent with spectacular views over the Sierra, we start our climb back to Aracena.

Aracena – Minas de Riotinto (85km, 1600hm) or with an extra loop (121km, 2293eg)

We start the route in the direction of the castle of Aracena and leave the town on the west side. Along a small road, you can see the famous red cork trees that make this area famous. After you have passed the picturesque village of Santa Ana La Real, it is time to decide: You can choose for the long descent towards the mines or you can choose to do an extra loop first.
With or without a loop, we climb to the miners village of Riotinto (red river). When you arrive here, you cycle for 10 km through the largest open mine in the world. This mine is one of the major attractions of the area and fantastic to visit by bike. You ride through a red-yellow moon landscape with spectacular views of the mine.

Aracena – Cortegana (52km, 955eg)

This shorter ride is ideal for your time trial training sessions. Up to Cortegana you can push the watts to unknown values. The way back from Cortegana to Aracena, we attack a gradual climb where you can make your KOM / QOM attempt on this long segment.
The KOM was set this year by a delegation of Hellas triathlon from Utrecht with an amazing average of 34.8 km per hour. The Belgian elite team Team Siktivity immediately claimed the KOM on the last long climb with an average of 36.5 km per hour.

The 8 from Valdelarco (54km with 1,195hm)

With two steep climbs in the first half of this route, one of which goes up to 18.5 percent, this route is a real challenge. In the second part of the ride, you climb to the highest point in the area.

Aracena – Santa Olalla (135km, 2,484hm)

After a nice descent to the lake, you ride to the village of Santa Olalla. You will make a beautiful 40 km loop through the natural park: Parque Natural Sierra Norte de Sevilla. Then you descend to the lowest point of the route: the lake of Zufre. Now, the final climb to Aracena will take you via small villages.

Due to the elevation gains and the many short climbs in the nature park, this route is difficult and is often the queen stage of the camps. With 2 excellent supply points where you are provided with sports drinks and bars, this ride is certainly for the experienced cyclist. During the ride, we also visit several small villages where you can enjoy a cup of coffee.