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6 Days Self-Guided Mountain Biking Holiday in Alicante, Spain

Alicante Cycling Experience, Castalla, Alicante, Spain

Alicante Mountain Biking in Spain

Alicante Cycling Experience offers an opportunity to enjoy an unbelievable cycling experience in Spain. 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 amazing scenery, quiet roads, and great weather.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: hilly
  • Starts in: Alicante
  • Ends in: Alicante
  • 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: Can be adapted to the cyclist needs, depending on the route you choose
  • Average elevation : 809 meters / 2654 feet
  • Type of bike: mountain bike (available for rent at 23 EUR per day per person)
  • E-bike: available to rent at 120 EUR per week per person

Highlights

  • Explore varied routes in Castalla, Onil, Alcoy, and Biar
  • Opportunity to ride the routes that are used in national mountain cycling races
  • 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


5 days with instruction
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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.

Inland Alicante has a well deserved reputation for having some of the best single track trails, free riding and cross-country mountain biking. Add this, with the great weather, over 300 days of sunshine, and you have the perfect location all year round.

On your doorstep are varied routes in the Castalla, Onil, Alcoy, and Biar areas of Alicante. The area is well suited to going off road for mountain biking.

Alicante Cycling Experience team includes an experienced mountain bike guide with excellent local knowledge that can suit your training camp to your levels, abilities, or needs. In these areas national level mountain bike races are held annually. It’s your chance to ride the routes that are used in these races and have a great experience.

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!

Bike hire is available at an additional charge for cyclists who do not bring their own bike. For the mountain tours, they have Mondraker bikes.

Mountain biking routes info

Route 1

  • Distance: 17.1 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:22:43
  • Elevation: 492 meters

Route 2

  • Distance: 26.6 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:44:29
  • Elevation: 1,023 meters

Route 3

  • Distance: 43.2 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:33:24
  • Elevation: 796 meters

Route 4

  • Distance: 35.3 kilometers
  • Moving time: 3:15:52
  • Elevation: 1,178 meters

Route 5

  • Distance: 26.4 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:09:43
  • Elevation: 736 meters

Route 6

  • Distance: 34.3 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:21:43
  • Elevation: 632 meters

Route 7

  • Distance: 20.4 kilometers
  • Moving time: 1:45:02
  • Elevation: 732 meters

Route 8

  • Distance: 26.5 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:30:35
  • Elevation: 872 meters

Route 9

  • Distance: 23.6 kilometers
  • Moving time: 2:23:48
  • Elevation: 820 meters

Skill levels

Beginner:

  • can cycle for 2-3 hours
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate:

  • can cycle for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can cycle for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of bicycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

This cycling holiday takes place in Province of 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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Tour information

This tour requires minimum 5 cyclists.

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