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.

Immediately beyond Benifallim a left turn leads onto a long 300 metre climb and then a great descent to Torremanzanas at about 30kms. A short climb precedes a 5kms downhill to the routes low point just short of Relleu, at the bottom of a deep valley. Look high up to your left for the return road a few km's before you reach this junction. You can make a detour to Relleu for a cafe stop or turn left onto the spectacular CV-778. This climbs along a steep hillside, reaches a vague col, and then traverses another hillside before reaching the CV-770 junction. More climbing and a last couple of hairpins brings you to the Puerto Tudons, another col that is just over 1,000 metres in altitude. Note the gated Army road on the right - this leads to the summit of Sierra Aitana as used in the Tour of Spain.Torremanzanas / Relleu Circuit. A rapid descent on great tarmac to Alcoleja, then to Benasau where a right turn leads to the final climb of this hilly ride back over the Port de Confrides, and return to Abdet.

Interactive map and downloadable GPS tracks, printable cue sheet CLICK HERE

guided cycling holidays spain