La Vuelta, the Spanish equivalent to the Tour de France, is about to start its 73rd edition on Saturday 25th August. This year, the first 8 stages will take place in Andalusia, kicking off with a time-trial in the streets of Malaga, a perfect chance for the city to show the world its elegant streets, leafy avenues, cultural atmosphere and its great location by the Mediterranean Sea. A perfect opportunity to discover why Malaga has become the trendy destination in Europe.
kicking off with a time-trial in the streets of Malaga, a perfect chance for the city to show the world its elegant streets, leafy avenues, cultural atmosphere and its great location by the Mediterranean Sea
It will then move on to Marbella, a favourite when summertime comes. Marbella is a great example of how tradition, luxury, nightlife and relax can all be combined in a successful mix. The end of this stage is one of Andalusia’s gems, El Caminito del Rey, a real must-see for all hiking lovers.
Following stages will allow the public to discover some of the Pueblos Blancos, like Mijas, where one of the stages will start. It will then move on towards Granada, the majestic home of Alhambra. It looks like La Vuelta a España loves Andalusia!
Here, at Meridional Events, we are very proud that La Vuelta has chosen the South of Spain to be the starting point for this great event and also for hosting such a large number of stages this year. It will be a great opportunity to discover the different landscapes, cities, towns and all Andalusia has to offer. It is quite likely that you already know many coastal destinations in Andalusia, but La Vuelta a España is a good opportunity to discover inland Andalusian destinations that will overwhelm you with its beauty, such as Ronda.