November 18th - 25th 2017
Extend your cycling season with a week of November cycling in the spectacular Costa Blanca Mountains. Whilst other cyclists are getting out there turbo trainers and Watt Bikes there is the opportunity to get some quality miles in on the immaculate Alpine style roads of the Costa Blanca.
We take in many of the classic cols including the Puerto Tudons, Col de Rates, Puerto Ares, Puerto do Benifallim, Caresqueta, and more.
The area is ideal for road cycling - it is hilly but many of the gradients are gentle (Alpine style switch backs). The ascents and decents can take an hour or more, and are very rewarding. In general the other road users will give you great respect which can come as a pleasant surprise. On some days you see more cyclists than cars and many professional and amateur cycling teams have training weeks in the area. We can provide or assist with bike hire, please contact us for details.
May 5th - 12th 2018
A sensational week of superb spring cycling in the spectacular Costa Blanca Mountains. Rides from 45 to 80 miles (usually 1,000 feet of ascent per 10 miles). This week will kick start your season of cycling in the warm and sunny climate where many of the pro teams train, and not without reason! The area is ideal for road cycling - it is hilly but many of the gradients are gentle (Alpine style switch backs).
The ascents and decents can take an hour or more, and are very rewarding. In general the other road users will give you great respect which can come as a pleasant surprise. On some days you see more cyclists than cars and many professional and amateur cycling teams have training weeks in the area. We can provide or assist with bike hire, please contact us for details.
Abdet - Guadalest - Callosa D'en Sarria - Tarbena - Castell de Castells - Farmoca - Facheca - Gorgos - Benesau - Confrides - Abdet. 90km. 1800 Metres of Ascent.
A classic ride with ever changing vistas and some challenging climbs. This ride will be a full days outing for most. It is worth allowing time for one (or more) of the several great cafe stops en route. If you do the tour in an anti-clockwise direction you will have an easy first hour as the majority of it is downhill! Leave Abdet and turn left on the CV 70 - Callosa D'en Sarria is signposted. This is the busiest road of the route so take care, although it is still very quiet by comparison to most areas. Enjoy the amazing views across to Serella.
Abdet - Guadalest - La Nucia - Finestrat - Sella - Puerto Tudons - Alcoleja - Puerto Confrides - Abdet. 77kms. 1600 - Metres of Ascent
This ride takes in the amazing road over Puerto Tudons - a route often taken by the Tour of Spain. Follow the wheels of some of cycling's greats. This route can be cycled in either direction - it is a great challenge either way. We describe it here in a clockwise direction.
Abdet - Penaguila - Benifallim - Torremanzanas - Relleu - Puerto Tudons - Alcoleja - Benasau - Abdet. 80 km's. 2,000 metres ascent. This hilly ride takes in varied scenery to the South East of Abdet, including forests, deep valleys, steep hillsides and historic villages and towns.You could shorten this route by starting at Alcoleja (30 mins drive)
Cycle out up the short hill to the CV7- and head right past Confrides and over the Puerto Ares Col at approx 1,000 metres. Enjoy the superb looping bends to the edge of Benasau where you turn left on a recently upgraded road towards Alcoleja, but turn right before Alcoleja and take the relatively flat section to Penaguila and then onto Benifallim, with just one dip to cross a deep ravine.
Abdet - Confrides Castle - Benifato - Guadalest - Embalse de Guadalest - Abdet - 32kms. 800 metres of ascent
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This routes stays within the Guadalest Valley, and explores some of the narrow and almost traffic free roads that weave up to the spectacular Castle above Confrides and also connect the Lake with Abdet via an idyllic valley road. Suitable for road or mountain bike - but on a few sections the surfaces require care if you are on a road bike.