Stunning Alpine style descents

rides you won't  forget!

 

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Superb climate in Autumn, Winter and Spring

 

Alpine style riding

pothole free, superb road surface, almost no traffic!

 

Alpine style riding

pothole free, superb road surface, almost no traffic!

 

Alpine style riding

pothole free, superb road surface, almost no traffic!

 

Alpine style riding

pothole free, superb road surface, almost no traffic!

 

Road Cycling Holidays Spain - Costa Blanca

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.

Here are some rides to give you a taste of what is possible. They all start and finish in Abdet.

Vuelta de Serella
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.

Vuelta de Aitana
Abdet - Alcoleja - Puerto Tudons - Sella - Finestrat - La Nucia - Callosa D'en Sarria - Guadalest - Abdet This ride takes in the amazing descent from Puerto Tudons - a route often taken by the Tour of Spain - follow the wheels of some of cyclings greats.

Torremanzanas - Relleu Circuit
Abdet - Penaguila - Benifallim - Torremanzanas - Relleu - Puerto Tudons - Alcoleja - Benasau - Abdet 80 kms. 2,000 metres ascent.

Castle and Lake Circuit
Abdet - Confrides Castle - Benifato - Guadalest - Embalse de Guadalest - Abdet 32kms. 800 metres of ascent

 

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Vuelta de Serella

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.

Read more: Vuelta de Serella

Circuit of the Aitana Mountains (Vuelta de Aitana)

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.

Read more: Circuit of the Aitana Mountains (Vuelta de Aitana)

Torremanzanas - Relleu Circuit

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.

Read more: Torremanzanas - Relleu Circuit

Castle and Lake Circuit

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.

Read more: Castle and Lake Circuit

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