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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