Vélez-Málaga will bid farewell to the Costa del Sol with an unprecedented departure. The Malaga municipality, a renowned leisure tourism destination, also has an enviable array of religious monuments and is the birthplace of Spanish thinker María Zambrano, the first woman to win the Cervantes Award, whose foundation remains there to this day.
The Granada locality of Alfacar hosts a La Vuelta finish-line for the first time. With a past that is steeped in Muslim history, its name comes from the Arabic term “al-Fajjar”, which means “clay”. The municipality is famous for its bread, with its own designation of origin, which the riders will be able to enjoy should they manage to overcome the slopes of the Alfaguara Mountain Range, upon which Alfacar is located.