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Cycling in Castellón: Spain’s Hidden Gem Unveiled

7th March, 2024

Nestled between the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and the majestic peaks of the Penyagolosa, Castellón, is a paradise that has long awaited its discovery by the cycling community. With the launch of Love Velo’s latest adventure destination, this hidden gem is finally unveiled, offering an unparalleled cycling experience that beckons riders from across the globe.

2 cyclists at the top of a climb in Castellon

Where is Castellon

Nestled on the eastern coast of Spain, Castellón is a province in the Valencian Community, offering an eclectic blend of Mediterranean coastline and rugged interior landscapes. Positioned between the bustling city of Valencia to the south and the scenic beauty of Tarragona to the north, Castellón serves as a gateway to an array of natural wonders, including the serene beaches of the Costa del Azahar and the towering peaks of the Penyagolosa.

How to get there

Accessing Castellón is straightforward, with several travel options available. The most convenient route for international travellers is flying into Valencia Airport (VLC), located approximately 100 kilometers from the heart of Castellón. From Valencia, visitors can embark on a scenic drive or take advantage of the efficient Spanish rail network, offering direct connections to Castellón, making the journey as smooth as it is picturesque. This accessibility, combined with the region’s diverse terrain, makes Castellón an ideal starting point for cyclists eager to explore Spain’s vibrant east coast, its rich history, and its challenging mountain trails

What Castellon like?

Castellón is a tapestry of breathtaking landscapes, ranging from serene coastal paths to rugged mountain trails, each weaving its own unique story. The region promises an adventure that challenges the body, delights the senses, and uplifts the spirit, making it a must-visit for cyclists looking to ride further in both their physical and personal journeys.

aerial picture of castellon

Why Cycle in Castellon?

Coastal Roads

The coastal roads of Castellón are where the adventure begins. Riding along these paths, cyclists are treated to the refreshing Mediterranean breeze and the soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore. This tranquil setting is perfect for those looking to find peace on two wheels, whether it’s a gentle ride at dawn or a spirited sprint at sunset. The coastline offers not just a ride, but an escape, a moment of connection between the rider, the bike, and the vast blue beyond.


Venture inland, and the terrain shifts dramatically, presenting a challenge that calls to the heart of every cyclist: the ascent. The mountains of Castellón are a playground for climbers, with routes that test your mettle and reward your efforts with views that stretch into eternity. Each climb is a journey in itself, a climb towards personal achievement amidst the backdrop of nature’s grandeur. Here, in the silence of the mountains, amidst the whispers of the wind and the rhythm of your heartbeat, you find what it means to truly ride further.

Desierto de las Palmas climb

Make sure to check out the Desierto de las Palmas climb (7.8km at 4.5%). This is a brilliant climb just outside Benicassim and it’s a great way to test your legs on a quick circuit from Benicassim, just up the coast from Castellon. As you crest the summit, breathtaking vistas of the town below unfurl before you, while in the distance, the Sierra de Espadán Natural Park emerges as today’s captivating endpoint.

cycling in Castellon, Cycling in Castellón: Spain’s Hidden Gem Unveiled

The Choice of the Pros

The pros are always looking for a new training base and Castellon is certainly the next big thing. Home to Soudal Quick-Step’s training this year, Team Ineos will be here in 2025. With one of our hotels having hypoxic rooms to simulate staying at altitude, you know that this destination is geared towards serious cyclists.

What else is There to Do in Castellon

Castellón offers more than just scenic routes and challenging climbs. It’s a region rich in culture and history, where every village and every turn tells a story. Cycling here is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the authentic Spanish lifestyle, to taste the local cuisine that is as vibrant and varied as the landscapes, and to connect with a community that welcomes cyclists with open arms. From the ancient walls of Morella to the lively markets of Castellón city, every stop is an invitation to explore and to celebrate the joy of discovery.

Love Velo’s bespoke cycling tours in Castellón are designed with the adventurer in mind. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist seeking your next challenge or a newcomer eager to explore the world on two wheels, there’s a journey waiting for you. Our expertly curated routes, comprehensive support, and insider knowledge ensure that your experience is as seamless as it is unforgettable. With Love Velo, you’re not just taking a trip; you’re embarking on an adventure that promises growth, joy, and a deeper connection with the world around you.

As we unveil Castellón, we invite you to join us on this new adventure. To ride the roads less travelled, to conquer the climbs, and to discover the stories waiting to be told. With Love Velo, you’re not just a cyclist; you’re a traveller, an explorer, and a part of a community that shares your passion for pushing boundaries and riding further.

In Castellón, the journey is just beginning. Are you ready to explore the unexplored, to celebrate the beauty of cycling, and to discover what lies beyond the horizon? Join us, and let’s ride further, together.