There’s a lot going on in the beautiful seaside town of Estepona this year. The charming town is well known for its summer feria and Ham Festival, as well as cultural events throughout the year and now the Town Hall has announced two more great events to look forward to.
Wine lovers will love the festival “10 Wine Street Estepona” on the 13th and 14th of July which will celebrate the wines of Rioja, right in the centre of the city. During the festival, you can taste wines from the most important bodegas from the Rioja region, including Faustino, Campillo and Marques de Vitoria. There will also be wine producers from other countries represented to showcase the best international wines. There will be a chance for wine pairings, where you can try different tapas paired with the best wines to complement the flavour profiles and there will also be live music.
This is an evening event, from 7.30pm to 11.30 and you need to book a place on the tastings, as there is a limit of 200 people per tasting. To find out more information and register for the tastings visit the website www.10winestreet.com
The second new event to be announced in the Estepona calendar is the cycling race “Gran Fondo Costa del Sol” which will start and finish in Estepona on the 15th of September. Approximately 1,000 cyclists will gather in Estepona to start their 133 kilometre journey.
One of the reasons why Estepona was chosen as the starting point for this event, is the spectacular mountain climb up to the Peñas Blancas which has become a real classic challenge for cyclists and has been included in competitions including the Vuelta Ciclista a España. If you are a cycling enthusiast, watch the participants start the race at 9am at the Fairground and Sports park, it will be a great spectacle! Cyclists can also sign up on the website from the 24th of August, there is a cost of 35€ to register. www.granfondocostadelsol.es
If either of these events appeal to you, we have a wide range of Estepona holiday rentals to choose from, here are two of our favourites..
This stunning south-facing finca with private pool and extensive terraces and outdoor areas is set within a natural, unspoilt plot in Estepona. The finca is surrounded by trees and offers stunning views to the sea and mountains. This tranquil location is well off the beaten track, but is still an easy distance to all amenities. Perfect for a romantic break, peaceful retreat or family reunion. The sea is approx. 2km away offering wide stretches of beach with beach restaurants. There is a riding school close by and there are many hiking routes, golf courses and Laguna Village with a beach club, restaurants and shops is within an easy drive.
This luxury penthouse apartment is situated in the prestigious beachside complex of Mar Azul. It’s stunning gardens include a series of pools, fountains, a beach bar and has direct access onto the beach. This stylish 1 bedroom apartment is furnished to the highest quality and commands the whole top floor of the apartment block. Special to this apartment is the extensive south-facing terrace and the stunning panoramic sea views it offers. The terrace wraps around 3 sides and is furnished with comfortable seating and dining areas to make the most of this incredible location and vistas.