La Vuelta cycle race in Santiago

vuelta-spain-cycling-caminowaysThis year’s La Vuelta, Spain’s biggest cycling race, will be finishing right outside the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. If you are finishing your Camino de Santiago that day, you’ll get a chance to see some of the world’s best cyclists making it to the podium. The famous cycle race will also be passing many towns and cities along various Camino de Santiago routes so pilgrims along the way might get a glimpse of the race. If you are a cycling fan on the Camino de Santiago this August/September, you are in luck!

Here’s the itinerary and 21 stages of the 69th edition of La Vuelta Ciclista a España, starting on 23rd August in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) and finishing in Santiago de Compostela on 14th September. Click on image to enlarge map.

Stages:
23rd August – Stage 1: Jerez – Jerez / 12,6 Km.
24th August – Stage 2: Algeciras – San Fernando / 174,4 Km.
25th August – Stage 3: Cádiz – Arcos de la Frontera / 188 Km.
26th August – Stage 4: Mairena del Alcor – Córdoba / 172,6 Km.
27th August – Stage 5: Priego de Córdoba – Ronda / 182,3 Km.
28th August – Stage 6: Benalmádena – La Zubia / 157,7 Km.
29th August – Stage 7: Alhendín – Alcaudete / 165,4 Km.
30th August – Stage 8: Baeza – Albacete / 207,4 Km.
31st August – Stage 9: Carboneras de Guadazaón – Valdelinares / 181 Km.
1st September: Break
2nd September – Stage 10: Santa María de Veruela – Borja / 34,5 Km.
3rd September – Stage 11: Pamplona – San Miguel de Aralar / 151 Km. French Way.
4th September – Stage 12: Logroño – Logroño / 168 Km. French Way.
5th September – Stage 13: Belorado – Obregón Cabárceno / 182 Km. French Way.
6th September – Stage 14: Santander – La Camperona / 199 Km. Northern Way.

7th September – Stage 15: Oviedo – Lagos de Covadonga / 149 Km.
Northern Way / Original Way.

8th September – Stage 16: S. Martín del Rey Aurelio – Somiedo / 158,8 Km.
9th September: Break
10th September – Stage 17: Ortigueira – A Coruña / 174 Km. English Way.
11th September – Stage 18: A Estrada – Monte Castrove Meis / 173,5 Km.
Portuguese Way and Portuguese Coastal Way.

12th September – Stage 19: Salvaterra do Miño – Cangas do Morrazo / 176,5 Km.
Portuguese Way and Portuguese Coastal Way.
13th September – Stage 20: S. Estevo de Ribas de Sil – Ancares / 163,8 Km.
French Way (Sarria).
14th September – Stage 21: Santiago de Compostela / 10 Km. 

For more detailed information about the towns and times covered, check out the official La Vuelta website: lavuelta.com

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