Just when you thought it was safe to venture out. Spain’s biggest cycle race, the Vuelta Ciclista a España, will run through Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara on Sunday and Monday, and motorists are being advised of traffic restrictions ahead of the event

The fun and games starts on Sunday. The stage tomorrow starts at 13.25 from Plaza Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra (Copper Tower). The Town Hall has advised that the area will be closed off from 12,30, as will the route through Marbella, including the Avenues Ricardo Soriano, Arias Maldonado, Duque de Ahumada and Severo Ochoa. The cyclists will then head up the Ojen Road towards the final destination of the Caminito del Rey.

On Monday, August 27, both Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara will be the venue of the third stage. Roads are scheduled to be closed from 12.50 with riders expected in Marbella at 1.25 pm, with Avenida Ricardo Soriano completely closed. The race will then head towards San Pedro Alcántara along the Golden Mile, with a detour through Puerto Banus, before passing through San P and heading up the Ronda Road at 1:45 p.m.

While it’s a great showcase for Marbella, we can look forward to even more traffic chaos around Banus and San P in August than normal. And that’s saying something!!!