Few cities in the world can compete with the cultural wealth found in Granada, home to vast Arab, Jewish and Catholic populations over the years. These have left an indelible mark that is still palpable in the Jewish Quarter of El Realejo, the cathedral and, of course, the Alhambra, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List over 30 years ago. The last time Granada hosted a stage departure, the riders headed towards the Pandera Mountain Range.
Leisure and good weather - Two of the identifying traits of Roquetas del Mar, a city whose life revolves around its beaches and the numerous tourists that visit them. Its streets will receive the peloton with a probable mass sprint to the finish-line that will allow sprinters to put their names next to that of Mario Cipollini who won the only La Vuelta stage to have ever finished in this Almeria locality.