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Cycling Holiday in Castellon

4 nights from £385.00

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Cycling Holiday in Castellon
4 nights from £385.00
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WE LOVEThe Choice of Professionals
The pros are always looking for new places to explore and Castellon and the region are very much in favour with Ineos amongst others. The area is very traditional with tourism limited mainly to Spaniards meaning you can have a truly authentic Spanish cycling holiday.
WE LOVEUndiscovered Gem
There's nothing quite like riding roads used almost exclusively by the locals. Ride quiet traffic free roads into the hills behind Benicassim and Castellon, and explore an undiscovered gem.

What's Included

Our Castellon Cycling Holiday Offer

Day 1Arrival into Valencia
Upon arrival at Valencia Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. We recommend staying in Castellon or the port just a 10 minute walk away. Castellon is on the coast of Costa del Azahar, famous for its amazing beaches. Here, you have instant access to incredible climbs, as well as a wonderful promenade and nearby restaurants and bars.
Day 2Desierto de las Palmas and Serra d'Espada
Castellon isn’t a favourite of professional teams without reason: today’s ride will see you onto the famous Desierto de las Palmas climb (7.8km at 4.5%). Upon reaching the summit you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the town below as well as being able to glimpse your destination for today — the Sierra de Espadán Natural Park.
After a pedal-free descent, skirt the towns of Castellon and Vila-real before heading towards Onda, a historic village famed for its ceramics. From there, you’ll quickly be into the beautiful parkland, home to natural springs, lush ravines, woodlands — and climbs. Both the Puerto de Almedíjar and Port d’Eslida can be ticked off before you head back down to the coast and enjoy a relaxing last stretch of flat roads as you make your way back to Castellon.
Day 3Puerto de Cabanes and Sierra Engarceran
Today’s ride will provide the perfect introduction to the Castelló province: in fact, the roads covered are commonly used as part of the annual Volta a La Comunitat Valenciana stage race.
After digesting breakfast, jump on your bikes and head north along the coastline. Enjoy the famous ‘miramar’ points dotted along the way before you turn westwards inland, and start climbing. Your first challenge will be the Puerto de Cabanes from la Torre de la Sal — a 9.3km climb that bridges 355 meters of elevation gain (avg. 3.9%), from which you’ll soon be able to enjoy incredible views up and down the coastline.
After a short valley, then turn your attention towards Sierra Engarcerán — a small town that lends its name to the mountain range that surrounds it. The road up to where we suggest you make a coffee stop is 8.6km at a steady 4.6%, and with little traffic and well-surfaced, a great place to test your legs.
The descent and subsequent flats will see you visit towns typical of the region, such as Vilafames and Borriol, as you wind your way back to Castellon. Enjoy some time in the sauna (or sea!) this afternoon, or visit the bars and restaurants of the town centre for some delicious local fare.
Day 4Departure / Extend Your Trip
If today is your last day in Castellon, a transfer will take you back to Valencia Airport. Spend some time off the bike walking the promenade and glimpse the several stunning villas that earn the town its reputation as the “Valencian Biarritz”.
Of course, if you choose to extend your trip, we can provide you with more incredible routes and recommendations. Just let our cycling team know when you enquire.

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What to ExpectFrom quiet roads to local climbs

Cycling in Castellón, offers riders a diverse range of landscapes to explore, from coastal routes with stunning sea views to challenging mountain climbs. With its mild climate and well-maintained roads, Castellón provides an ideal setting for road cyclists and has been home to many professional team training camps.


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How's the Weather? in Castellon

The SpringMarch to May
Spring in March, April and May offers the best riding. There will be very few people on the road whilst the temperature and breeze provide perfect conditions.
The SummerJune to August
Benicassim can reach high 20's and low 30's in the summer making it great for sunny cycling! This is tempered by the breeze on the coast so you can enjoy some excellent coastal cycling as well as early morning rides.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle in Benicassim. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes perfect for cycling.
The WinterDecember to February
In the winter the temperatures drop slightly. Arrive early enough in winter and you can still experience mild temperatures in the high teens.

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