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6 Days Self-Guided Cycling Holiday in Alicante, Spain

Alicante Cycling Experience, Castalla, Alicante, Spain

Alicante Cycling Holiday Spain

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Welcome to an unbelievable cycling experience! The ACE team organize cycling training camps with a professional style. With experience working for years at all Grand Tours and elite level cycling races around the world, using this experience together with a huge passion for cycling, they provide everything riders will need during their stay. All you have to do is pedal your way along the famous stages of the Tour of Spain. In the Province of Alicante, they have amazing scenery, quiet roads, and great weather.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: hilly
  • Difficulty level: Moderate(Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day), Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: unspecified, depending on the route you choose
  • Type of bike: road bike and mountain bike (available for rent at 23 EUR per day)
  • E-bike: available to rent at 120 EUR per week

Highlights

  • Discover Alicante by bike
  • Ride along the famous stage routes
  • Full board including home cooked evening meals every night
  • Local airport or train station transfers
  • Complementary massage service
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Bike cleaning included

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

You will stay at a charming private villa equipped with Wi-Fi.

Program

With Alicante Cycling Experience, you have everything catered for plus delicious food and excellent accommodation. You can plan and create your own personal routes from the selected Grand Tour Stages in this area depending on the duration of your trip. They have different routes to suit all levels, from cycling for leisure, keen riders, high level, and endurance athletes.

A typical day

After a large nutritional breakfast, which includes everything that will set you up for a long day in the saddle, you will have a pre-cycle meeting. Here, you and Alicante Cycling Experience members will go through the route, which is tailored to your needs. During the route you have the choice to either stop along the way for lunch or eat when you arrive back to the base.

When you return to the accommodation energy drinks are available at additional cost. You can avail of the all the facilities at the property, which include a sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, swimming pool (seasonal) or just simply relax in the property or enjoy the rustic countryside. If you decide or not to have your lunch along the route, when you are ready, a three-course home cooked evening meal is provided. During your stay a sports massage is included for you!

Road tour routes

Route 1: Castalla - Onil - Biar - Banyeres - Bocairent - Muro de Alcoy - Cocentaina - Alcoy - Ibi - Castalla

  • Distance: 94 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 420 meters
  • Peak: 863 meters
  • Climb: 1132 meters
  • Descent: 1130 meters

Route 2: Castalla-Onil-Biar-Villena-Sax-Elda-Monovar-Novelda-Agost-Castalla

  • Distance: 100 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 225 meters
  • Peak: 811 meters
  • Climb: 1020 meters
  • Descent: 1018 meters

Route 3: Castalla-Tibi-Xixona-Penaguila-Ibi-Onil-Castalla

  • Distance: 97 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 368 meters
  • Peak: 1025 meters
  • Climb: 1785 meters
  • Descent: 1783 meters

Route 4: Villena-Salinas-Monovar-Sax-Castalla-Xorret de Cati

  • Distance: 78 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 332 meters
  • Peak: 1103 meters
  • Climb: 1208 meters
  • Descent: 824 meters

Route 5: VILLENA – BIAR – ONIL – IBI – BENIFALLIM – AITANA

  • Distance: 68 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 508 meters
  • Peak: 1542 meters
  • Climb: 1773 meters
  • Descent: 750 meters

Route 6: Cocentaina-Beniloba-Penaguila-Alcolecha-Sierra de Aitana

  • Distance: 28 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 410 meters
  • Peak: 1543 meters
  • Climb: 1371 meters
  • Descent: 282 meters

Route 7: Guadalest-Confrides-Penaguila-Benifallim-Ibi-Xorret de Cati

  • Distance: 68 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 550 meters
  • Peak: 1101 meters
  • Climb: 1623 meters
  • Descent: 1248 meters

Route 8: Ontinyent-Beneixama-Canyada-Villena-Biar-Onil-Castalla

  • Distance: 58 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 342 meters
  • Peak: 818 meters
  • Climb: 940 meters
  • Descent: 645 meters

Route 9: Castalla-Tibi-Agost-Novelda-Elda-Sax-Castalla

  • Distance: 82 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 234 meters
  • Peak: 744 meters
  • Climb: 933 meters
  • Descent: 904 meters

Route 10: Elda - Sax-Villena-Biar-Onil-Ibi-Castalla

  • Distance: 58 kilometers
  • Min altitude: 437 meters
  • Peak: 813 meters
  • Climb: 723 meters
  • Descent: 509 meters

Bike hire is available at an additional charge for cyclists who do not bring their own bike. For road tours, they have Scott and Ridley bikes.

Location

This cycling holiday takes place in Alicante, Spain. It is located 25 kilometers west of the Alicante city in the very nice area called La Foia de Castalla.

The area of La Foia de Castalla and surrounding cities and towns have a rich history with stages of the Tour of Spain. There have been many stages held in this area over the years. With its flat and mountainous terrain, good weather, and great roads together with Alicante Cycling Experience base, this area makes for a fantastic place to come and take part in a cycling training camp.

The surrounding cities and towns include Alcoy, Ibi, Onil, Tibi, Agost, Biar, Sax, Villena, Elda, and Novelda. All these places including the tough climbs of Xorret de Cati and Alto de Aitana are excellent for cycling training. They are traditional Spanish locations with quiet, smooth roads.

Features

Activities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

General

  • Patio

Services

  • Bicycle rental

Food

This is an all inclusive package tour. Three meals a day are provided. All drinks at meal times are included. All meals are home-cooked to an excellent standard and are suited to the clients needs and tastes. These will also include local dishes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Alicante Cycling Experience offers the following at an extra charge:

  • Gels and energy drinks
  • Guided tours
  • Bike hire and bike servicing

What's included

  • Local airport or train station transfers
  • Riding instructions and route maps
  • Bike cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • 5 nights accommodation in a charming 4-star private villa with Wi-Fi
  • Full board including home cooked evening meals every night
  • Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals
  • A massage during your stay

What's not included

  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Travel and medical insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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This tour requires minimum 5 cyclists.

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