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Gran Fondo Costa Almeria
26 May 2018

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The Race

NEW: Gran Fondo Costa Almeria on 26 May 2018 – 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 26 May 2018, the Gran Fondo Costa Almeria will take place for the first time, with the start and finish at the Hotel Marina Playa on the beautiful coastline of Mojacar.

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Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo

GFCA: 208 km

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MFCA: 120 km

GFCA: 3680 hm

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MFCA: 1780 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 when you have NOT booked a full package through Kortweg Cycling Travel for 7 nights or 4 nights.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.

GOLDEN PACKAGE

€ 95
per participant

  • Unique GFCA 2018 cycling jersey by Decca
  • Guaranteed 1st start pen (*)
  • Official GFCA goodie bag inc. bidon, frame number,
    jersey number, GFCA wristband, washbag - 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 from High5
  • Paella afterparty & GFCA beach party
  • GPX file (download via site 1 week in advance)
  • Signposted parcours
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SILVER PACKAGE

€ 55
per participant

  • Official GFCA goodie bag inc. bidon, frame number,
    jersey number, GFCA wristband, washbag - 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 from High5
  • Paella afterparty & GFCA beach party
  • GPX file (download via site 1 week in advance)
  • Signposted parcours
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Accomodation

Experience the Gran Fondo Costa Almeria 2018 completely hassle-free by choosing from a full package of 7 nights or 4 nights in conjunction with Kortweg Cycling Travel.
If you want to stay fewer than 4 nights in Mojacar, you can make a direct reservation in the official race hotel Marina Playa (you will also be responsible for the flight, airport transfer and cycle transport), which excludes the use of Kortweg Cycling Travel's technical facilities in the hotel.

7-day GFCA package

Incl. 7 nights' FULL board, flight, airport transfer, bike transport, provisions, ...
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4-day GFCA package

Incl. 4 nights' FULL board, flight, airport transfer, bike transport, provisions, ...
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Hotel stay, Marina Playa 4*

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Gran Fondo Village

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After race pasta/GFCA party

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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

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