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Calpe Guided Cycling Holiday

7 nights from £765.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Famous climbs including the famous Coll de Rates
  • Superb guiding and support
  • Roads frequently visited by the Vuelta a España
  • 3 levels of riding each day
Calpe Guided Cycling Holiday
7 nights from £765.00
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WE LOVEGuided Rides
The rides are fully guided and supported and run on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There are 3 different levels of ride with the faster groups on average riding 120km with 1,800m of ascent, the middle group riding 100km with 1,500m of ascent and the slower group riding 75km with 1,200m of ascent.
WE LOVEThe Climbs
The Coll de Rates steal the headlines and as you leave Calpe, you'll follow pristine undulating roads that wind themselves deep into the mountains away from any traffic. The rides into the mountains are almost untouched other than by locals so you can enjoy incredible cycling in peace and tranquility.

What's Included

Our suggested cycling holiday in Calpe and Costa Blanca

Day 1 - SaturdayArrival in Alicante

Arrive into Alicante airport and you will be picked up and taken to your hotel in Calpe. Calpe provides direct access to incredible climbs and it’s situated right on the coast so after a day on the bike, enjoy the beach or a drink overlooking the water.

Day 2 - SundayGranadella Ride

Today you will ride the Granadella route. Leaving Calpe along the coast line you will discover the beauty of Granadella geach, enjoy the magnificent views at Cap de la Nau and ride the roads inland. The faster two groups will will head in the direction of Jesus Pobre where these rides split. The middle group will head along the river Gata towards Lliber and the faster group will take in a loop of Llosa de Camacho and Benigembla. The slower group will stay on flatter roads and head towards the beach.

Group A 120km and 1795m
Group B 97km and 1485m
Group C 75km and 1165m

Day 3 - MondayGuadelest Ride

The ride today begins by leaving Calpe through the tunnels in Mascarat. At Altea La Vella you will start a 7km climb to the medieval town of Guadelest. The faster riders will head higher into the mountains, whilst the middle group will head to Callossa to attack the Col de Rates with a 9km climb from the south side. The slower group will enjoy a stunning ride around the lake.

Group A 124km and 1845m
Group B 101km and 1345m
Group C 76km and 980m

Day 4 - TuesdayThe Coll de Rates

Today, all 3 will ascend the famous Coll de Rates, a stunning 6.5km climb in the heart of the mountains. The first two groups will ascend and the climb just before Tarbena and then head to Guadelest before climbing to the top of the Puerto de Sa Creueta. The slower group will ascend the Coll de Rates before riding back downhill to Calpe through stunning scenery over the Pont del Ferrandet.

Group A 119km and 1780m
Group B 95km and 1545m
Group C 74km and 1205m

Day 5 - WednesdayRest Day

Wednesday’s are a rest day and so there are no rides planned. Instead, enjoy the swimming pool under Mediterranean blue skies or head to the beaches of Calpe or Altea.

Day 6 - ThursdayPetracos

This ride will first take you over a 7km smooth climb on N-332 to Xalo and Orba with views of the Lliber valley vineyards. The slower rides will head through orange groves back to Orba, whereas the faster groups will will ride a loop via Pedreguer. From Orba, you will head towards Pego and start the Vall d’Ebo climb before descending towards Petracos.

Group A 119km and 1780m
Group B 95km and 1545m
Group C 74km and 1205m

Day 7 - FridayBernia

All three rides leave Calpe with a climb on ‘Poggio’, a short punchy 3km climb at 7%. In Lliber the two faster groups will head towards Gata de Gorgos. In Pedreguer the fastest group will ride a loop towards the coast in Denia then heading back via Orba
to Xalo. Leaving Xalo all 3 groups will start the ascent of Puerto de Bernia, a 10km climb at 4.3%. The descent of
Bernia back to Calpe offers fantastic views on your way home.

Group A 116km and 1595m
Group B 94km and 1520m
Group C 75km and 1150m

Day 8 - SaturdayDeparture

Today you will leave us and we will provide you with a transfer back to Alicante.

Departure Dates

20 April 2024 (Saturday)
27 April 2024 (Saturday)
4 May 2024 (Saturday)
18 May 2024 (Saturday)
25 May 2024 (Saturday)
21 September 2024 (Saturday)
5 October 2024 (Saturday)
12 October 2024 (Saturday)
19 October 2024 (Saturday)
26 October 2024 (Saturday)
9 November 2024 (Saturday)
7 December 2024 (Saturday)

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What to ExpectFrom incredible views and challenging climbs

Calpe and the surrounding area have long been known as a cycling haven. Many professional cyclists call Calpe their home and plenty of pros come here to train. The region has an extensive choice of perfect cycling roads, offering tough climbing, easy hills as well as flat rides along the coast. Besides being a perfect cycling destination, Calpe also offers a beautiful promenade along arguably Costa Blanca’s most beautiful beach, perfect for chilling post ride.

120km avg
Group A will ride an average of 120km per day ascending approximately 1,875m per day
95km avg
Group B will ride an average of 95km per day ascending approximately 1,580m per day
75km avg
Group C will ride an average of 75km per day ascending approximately 1,200m per day
Map of cycling areas in Calpe

How's the Weather? in The Costa Blanca

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as March and April which offers cool Spring riding. Temperatures in early Spring are perfect for cycling and this is one of the most popular times to ride here. The weather gets progressively warmer towards the end of May.
The SummerJune to August
The east coast of Spain is hot in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the breeze on the coast so you can enjoy some excellent coastal cycling in the summer. The best time to cycle in Spain in the summer is early in the morning before the midday sun.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn, like Spring, is a great time to cycle in Spain. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler. All through Autumn you will find ideal conditions for a ride and the crowds will be reduced after the busy summer period.
The WinterDecember to February
Winters are generally colder in this region of Spain however you can still enjoy some perfect riding. With temperatures reaching 17 degrees in December last year, there is never a bad time to visit the Costa Blanca.

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