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The Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) 2018

VIP Hospitality Tickets

25th August - 15th September 2018

The 2018 Vuelta a Espana takes place from Saturday 25 August until Sunday 16 September.  The 73rd edition of the Vuelta will start in Malaga and finish in Madrid.  As an official VIP Tour Operator for the 2018 Vuelta a Espana, we are pleased to offer exclusive VIP hospitality access on every stage.

Chris Froome won the 72th Vuelta a España ahead of Vincenzo Nibali and Ilnur Zakarin. The British cyclist was in the lead from stage 3. The Vuelta a Espana gives us exciting racing in August and September 2018. As in previous editions, the Tour of Spain is characterised by lots and lots of climbing, making it a fantastic spectacle for cycling fans.

Course Summary – 2018 La Vuelta:
Running from Saturday August 25th to Sunday September 16th 2018, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,271.4 kilometres. The race will feature 6 flat stages, 2 flat stages with high-altitude finales stages, 6 hilly stages, 5 mountain stages and 2 individual time trial stages.

Stage 1 – Individual time trial Saturday, August 25th Málaga / Málaga 8 km
Stage 2 – Flat, Sunday, August 26th Marbella / Caminito del Rey 163.9 km
Stage 3 – Hilly, Monday, August 27th Mijas / Alhaurín de la Torre 182.5 km
Stage 4 – Hilly, Tuesday, August 28th Vélez-Málaga / Alfacar. Sierra de la Alfaguara 162 km
Stage 5 – Hilly, Wednesday, August 29th Granada / Roquetas de Mar 188 km
Stage 6 – Flat, Thursday, August 30th Huércal-Overa / San Javier. Mar Menor 153 km
Stage 7 – Flat, Friday, August 31st Puerto Lumbreras / Pozo Alcón 182 km
Stage 8 – Flat, Saturday, September 1st Linares / Almadén 195.5 km
Stage 9 – Mountain, Sunday, September 2nd Talavera de la Reina / La Covatilla 195 km
Rest day Monday, September 3rd
Stage  10 – Flat, Tuesday, September 4th Salamanca. VIII Centenario Universidad de Salamanca / Fermoselle. Bermillo de Sayago 172.5 km
Stage 11 – Hilly, Wednesday, September 5th Mombuey / Ribeira Sacra. Luintra 208.8 km
Stage 12 – Hilly, Thursday, September 6th Mondoñedo / Faro de Estaca de Bares. Mañón 177.5 km
Stage – 13 Mountain, Friday, September 7th Candás. Carreño / Valle de Sabero. La Camperona 175.5 km
Stage 14 – Mountain, Saturday, September 8th Cistierna / Les Praeres. Nava 167 km
15 Mountain, Sunday, September 9th Ribera de Arriba / Lagos de Covadonga 185.5 km
Rest day Monday, September 10th
Stage 16 – Individual time trial, Tuesday, September 11th Santillana del Mar / Torrelavega 32.7 km
Stage 17 – Hilly, Wednesday, September 12th Getxo / Balcón de Bizkaia 166.4 km
Stage 18 – Flat, Thursday, September 13th Ejea de los Caballeros / Lleida 180.5 km
Stage 19 – Flat, Friday, September 14th Lleida / Andorra. Naturlandia 157 km
Stage 20 – Mountain, Saturday, September 15th Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany / Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich 105.8 km
Stage 21 – Flat, Sunday, September 16th Alcorcón / Madrid 112.3 km

VIP access and hospitality tickets to the 2018 Vuelta a España with Sports Tours International, official tour operator for La Vuelta España. All our fully supported tours to the 2018 Vuelta a Espana have VIP elements included, please refer to the various tour’s details. You can purchase these as a ‘ticket only’ option without hotel, travel etc. with parking authorisation included.  You can remain flexible and make your own arrangements to get to and from the stage. We also have a fantastic hotel and hospitality options for the Grand Final in Madrid.

When you book your ticket, you will receive a booking confirmation. Closer to the event, you will receive a detailed itinerary with details of the exact location of the VIP finish area and how to obtain access. You will be met on arrival by our Vuelta a Espana representative who will assist you with gaining access or any other assistance you may require.

A day on the course in an official Vuelta a Espana car:
Spend a full day in the heart of the race in a car as you drive on the course ahead of the Caravan. Your day starts when your guide who is a former professional rider meets you at the official start village. You will have a guided visit of the Vuelta Village in the morning and you will enjoy a visit of the team preparation area. After the visit to the start village, get in the official car and drive on the course ahead of the Vuelta caravan. You will have lunch en-route and drive through all the crowds for a unique insider experience. When you arrive at the finish you will enjoy VIP hospitality to round of the day.
A day in an official car is available on all stages and the price is: £1019 per person.

Contact us by email here to make the booking or call us on 0044 (0) 161 703 8161

The official VIP finish hospitality area – Book your VIP access ticket here
Experience the finish of the stage in style at the official finish line hospitality venue. Accreditation to have access into the area is included with a parking sticker. To read more about what the day includes, please have a look on the itinerary tab.
Finish VIP hospitality is available on all stages and the price is: £109 per person:

Contact us by email here for questions or call us on 0044 (0) 161 703 8161

The Grand Finish in Madrid:
Three weeks of intense, emotional racing come to an end in Madrid. This final, spectacular stage, takes place on an urban circuit that allows you to discover the many wonders and the festive atmosphere that the Spanish capital has to offer. Come and celebrate the final kilometres of this mythical race with the cyclists in ideally placed areas. This year, the riders will cross the finish-line for the first time at around 7 pm and again for the last time at around 8:30 pm.

Why not book our hotel option for an extra special weekend? More information here

NEPTUNO Finish Hospitality in Madrid:
The Vuelta finishes in Madrid after an exhilarating 3 weeks of hard racing. Be there at the finish in a relaxing area about 100 metres from the finish line on the famous Paseo del Prado.


  • A copy of the official 2018 Vuelta a Espana road book
  • Great view of the race finale.
  • Race broadcast live on plasma TV screens
  • Gourmet cocktail
  • Open bar all afternoon
  • Exclusive “la Vuelta” gift.

Price: £319 per person

All our fully supported tours to the 2018 Vuelta a Espana have VIP elements included, please refer to the various tour’s details...

  • Gran Salida Malaga – The 2018 Vuelta a Espana in Malaga starts in Malaga with 3 full stages in the Malaga area plus a start on stage 4 –  Malaga Start Weekend
  • Malaga and Granada first week – Book Now
  • Asturias weekend – Book Now
  • Asturias and Bilbao – Book now
  • Asturias to Andorra – The final 10 daysBook Now
  • Andorra weekend – Book now
  • Madrid Final Weekend – The final weekend of the 2018 Vuelta a Espana in Madrid – excellent hotel with optional hospitality – Madrid Final weekend

VIP Finish line hospitality:
At the finish, you will go to the exclusive VIP hospitality area located very close to the final stretch of the course with a view of the finish. Everyone will be served with drinks and snacks and there are are TVs to watch the LIVE action as it unfolds. After watching the finish, you will celebrate the victory with Champagne as riders arrive!

When you book your ticket, you will receive a booking confirmation. Closer to the event, you will receive a detailed itinerary with details of the exact location of the VIP finish area and how to obtain access. You will be met on arrival by our Vuelta a Espana representative who will assist you. with gaining access.
Your tickets will include:

  • A detailed itinerary
  • VIP parking stickers on request
  • Access to the VIP finish area
  • Food and drinks
  • Access to an elevated viewing platform with TV screens with a view on the finish

VIP Start Village access (only available as part of one of our tours):
One of the best experiences for obtaining an insight behind the scenes of one of the biggest cycling shows. Wear your VIP access badge and mill around the official Vuelta a España start village with celebrities, journalists and of course the riders and their entourage.

Live the Dream Ride (only included with our tours):
You will ride the stage route 2.5/3 hours ahead of the professional peloton, before crossing the finish line in front of cheering cycling fans. Stand on the Winner’s podium to have your picture taken and take home your very own slice of La Vuelta history. The amount of the route you will ride varies from stage to stage according to logistics. This is like having your very own Etapa de la Vuelta! Spectators will have podium pictures, and a guided tour of the technical area (TV and Media, anti-doping, podium etc).

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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here.

Entry requirements:
Visas are not required to enter Spain and France. You need a passport to enter. General Travel Information is also available here & here.. All non-UK passport holders must check their own country’s entry requirements for Spain and France.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information here about our Concierge Services



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