Road Cycling Holidays Spain - Costa Blanca
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
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.
Some of the cycling Weekly team stayed in Abdet, here are some photos from there stay. The cycling in the surrounding region offers spectacular terrain and views, making capturing the perfect shoots a pleasure.