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Gran Fondo Costa Almeria
9 May 2020

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The Race

NEW: Gran Fondo Costa Almeria on 9 May 2020 – 2 distances

Mojacar has become a household name for sporty cyclists. Through Kortweg Cycling Travel, many hundreds of cycle tourists have already found their way to this fantastic, sporty holiday destination, and names such as Bédar, Puerto de la Virgin, Carboneras and Aguilas have become familiar.These names not only sound beautiful, but the stunning images of the undulating coastline from Mojacar to Aquilas and the quiet roads around Lubrin, Turre, Uleila del Campo and Aqua Amarga have also circulated round and been enjoyed on social media.
It is written in the stars: Mojacar has got to be on the bucket list of grand fondos for cycle tourists!

After a first brainstorm session between Kortweg Cycling Travel, the management of Hotel Marina Playa, Mojacar's tourism service, the Provincial Government of Almeria and logistics partner Velofutur, the ‘Gran Fondo Costa Almeria’ was a fact. On Saturday 9 May 2020, the Gran Fondo Costa Almeria will take place for the third time, with the start and finish at the Hotel Marina Playa on the beautiful coastline of Mojacar.

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GFCA: 185 km

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MFCA: 125 km

GFCA: 3700 hm

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MFCA: 2100 hm

1000

max. participants

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Choose from the two 2 registration packages below, which are valid for both the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo. If you book one of these packages, you are responsible for booking a hotel (you can book the official race hotel Marina Playa directly), flight, and local transfers!

Payment must be made immediately, via the secure VISA/Mastercard link or by making a bank transfer.

From 1st September

GOLDEN PACKAGE

€ 110
per participant

  • Unique GFCA 2020 cycling jersey by Decca
  • Guaranteed 1st start pen (*)
  • Official GFCA goodie bag inc. bidon, frame number,
    jersey number, GFCA wristband, GFCA rucksack, finisher's T-Shirt, finisher's medal, race timing, Parcours sticker
  • Basic accident insurance & medical support
  • Support from Guardia Civil and paramedics
  • Various provisions
  • Paella party & podium ceremony
  • GPX file (download via site 1 week in advance)
  • Signposted parcours
From 1st September

SILVER PACKAGE

€ 65
per participant

  • Official GFCA goodie bag inc. bidon, frame number,
    jersey number, GFCA wristband, GFCA rucksack, finisher's T-Shirt, finisher's medal, race timing, Parcours sticker
  • Basic accident insurance & medical support
  • Support from Guardia Civil and paramedics
  • Various provisions
  • Paella afterparty & podium ceremony
  • GPX file (download via site 1 week in advance)
  • Signposted parcours

Accomodation

HOTEL MARINA PLAYA**** - OFFICIAL RACE HOTEL OF THE GRAN FONDO COSTA ALMERIA

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Unique Experiences

The union between tourism and sport has achieved a major coup by bringing Gran Fondo cycling to Almería. Local government officers have spent the last six months working to promote tourism and sport in tandem, reaping much success. To help it pursue these aims, the institution has focused on linking major sporting events to its tourism brand in an effort to cement the Province of Almería’s reputation as a destination for both national and international sports competitions.

Not all tourist destinations boast Almería's diverse landscape, which stretches from snowcapped peaks to the seashore in just over an hour’s journey, with an exceptional climate and more than 3,000 hours of sun per year.

With its long cycling tradition, the province and its road network have now become the preferred setting for athletes from all over the world. Impossible climbs, vertigo-inducing cliffs and high mountain passes are just some of the features that appeal to cyclists, drivers, riders and sportspeople from every corner of the globe.

The vast range of sporting possibilities is encompassed by the ‘Almería Activa’ programme that the local government launched in 2013. The initiative marries sustainable tourism with high-level sport in dream destinations such as the only desert in Europe, the Sierra de los Filabres mountain range and the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

On behalf of the local government, I would like to thank the Costa de Almería Gran Fondo organising committee for giving us the opportunity to promote the Province of Almería by choosing us to host international athletes and their supporters as they enjoy their favourite sport.

The Gran Fondo’s alliance between sport and tourism will again project an image of our region as a fantastic destination for enjoying both sport and nature 365 days of the year.

Gabriel Amat Ayllón

Gabriel Amat Ayllón

As mayor of Mojácar I am honoured to be able to welcome the “Gran Fondo Costa de Almería” race to our municipality.

From an international perspective and a desire for sustainability, from where this idea emerged, we want to ensure these efforts come to fruition, and that this race in 2018 will be a great success.

I know that the province's representative, the members of the municipal council, the technical staff and all the other volunteers will pull out all the stops to guarantee that participants in the “Gran Fondo Costa de Almería” go home happy.

Mojácar, a beautiful village in south-west Spain, with a fantastic climate, beautiful scenery and a lively cultural life, will welcome you with open arms!

Rosa Mª Cano Montoya

Rosa Mª Cano Montoya

Mojácar is the ideal tourist destination for sports fans and has a 17km-long coastline. It is famous for its beautiful white houses in the mountains, its modern and professional tourist provisions, and its hospitable people.

Yet there is just one sport that stands out for us, and that is cycling. Thanks to the enormous efforts from our hotel owners, in conjunction with Kortweg Cycling Travel, we have become a fixture in the sport, and thousands of Europeans, both professionals and amateurs, come here every winter to profit from the sun, the dry climate and the quiet roads in the region. In Mojácar you can always enjoy sporting activities, beautiful landscapes, gastronomy, history and culture.

“La Gran Fondo Costa de Almería” is the logical next step for cycling fans who see Mojacár and the Almería region as the perfect place to enjoy their hobby.

Emmanuel Agüero Leclerc

Emmanuel Agüero Leclerc

Classification

Here you can find the classification of the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo Costa Almeria 2019, as well as the classification within the age categories of the Gran Fondo.
We hope everyone had a good race and we hope to see you next year!

Check the classification of the Gran Fondo Costa Almeria
Check the classification of the Medio Fondo Costa Almeria
Check the classification within the age category

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