8 Days Chilling Riders Cycling Holiday in Spain

Chilling Cycling Holiday Spain

Enjoy some of the most scenic and breathtaking routes that Costa Blanca has to offer in one of the best ways possible, which is on two wheels, with the sun on your back and in great company. Get ready to experience the cycling holiday of a lifetime in Costa Blanca.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided

Highlights

  • Guided rides
  • Yoga class included
  • Full breakfast and 3-course evening meal daily
  • Unlimited wine, beer, and softdrinks throughout your stay
  • Caters to any dietary requirements
  • Afternoon teas and cakes
  • 7 nights accommodation

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8 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
Airport transfer included: Alicante International Airport
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Accommodation

On this cycling holiday, you will be provided seven nights of accommodation in a five-star high end luxury villa. It sleeps up to 16 people in double or twin rooms which are all air-conditioned. The rooms are serviced by multiple luxury bathrooms and a large kitchen area. The pool area is also equipped with a private jacuzzi room.

Program

Chilling Riders

The routes are ridden at a relaxed pace where the focus is as much about the holiday experience as it is about the cycling. The distance covered in a day is around 70 kilometers / 43 miles to 85 kilometers / 53 miles, and while this may sound a lot, you will have all day to cover the distance.

The maximum you will ride at any one time is around 90 minutes before stopping for refreshments or lunch. You will take in some beautiful routes which are much gentler in terms of elevation but enough to feel challenged. In terms of elevation, you will cover around 500 meters to 1400 meters of climbing on some wonderfully smooth rolling roads throughout the day.

Routes

Leg Spinner

The perfect start to your cycling holiday is the 50 kilometers / 31 miles of rolling smooth roads to flush out the legs from your earlier flight. You will ride across to Orba before dropping down into the Xalo valley which is simply breathtaking passing through the beautiful village of Lliber before heading over to Gata and back to the retreat.

This ride is to spin the legs out and to make sure your bike set up is 100% and ready for the week.

  • Bike distance: 50 kilometers / 31 miles

Pego Loop

This is a wonderful loop round from Pedreguer out to Pego on some simply spectacular quiet smooth tarmac. There are few little bumps in the road to test the legs, but the route is rolling and undulating, with gentle gradients that add to a simply breathtaking route.

  • Bike distance: 95.4 kilometers / 59.3 miles
  • Elevation: +3,708 feet / -3,705 feet

Coastal Route

This is a wonderful loop round from Pedreguer out to Pego on some simply spectacular quiet smooth tarmac. There are few little bumps in the road to test the legs, but the route is rolling and undulating with gentle gradients that add up to a simply breathtaking route.

  • Bike distance: 70.3kilometers / 43.7 miles
  • Elevation: +3,110 feet / -3,154 feet

Bike information

Bikes are also included and are full carbon fibre Treks. Feel free to bring your own bike, but if you do not want the stress of transporting your pride and joy, Cycle Retreats have it covered. The hire bikes available are all fully carbon and less than 12 months old and are included as part of the package. Cycle Retreats can carry out bike fits to ensure you are riding in the best possible position. Specification is detailed below.

TREK Emonda SL

  • Full carbon frame
  • Wheels: Bontrager wheels
  • Group set: Shimano 105 50/34
  • Compact 11 speed Cassette 11-28

Location

This cycling holiday will be held in Spain. It will cover places including Orba, Xalo Valley, Lliber, Gata, Pedreguer, and Pego.

Food

The cost of the packages includes daily breakfast and three-course evening meals. All soft drinks, coffee, tea, unlimited wine, and beer are also included while at the retreat house, which has a beautiful indoor and outdoor eating areas overlooking the Bernia mountains, including an outside BBQ area. Breakfast how you like it.

OTE Nutrition is available to buy from the shop at the retreat, and do not forget to budget for lunches while out on the tarmac as Cycle Retreats know lots of local restaurants and bars to stop off at. No matter what your dietary needs are, Cycle Retreats can ensure you are catered for.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

During the rest day, you are free to explore one of the many routes available, or you can look to do an alternative activity which can be arranged for you, such as local wine tasting, cave rafting, or simply relaxing at the retreat and enjoying a massage.

What's included

  • Guided cycling rides
  • Full carbon fibre Trek bike
  • Destination rides
  • Support car
  • Transfers from Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • All soft drinks, coffee, and tea
  • Unlimited wine and beer while at the retreat
  • Kit washing
  • Toiletries
  • Cycle Retreats exclusive cycling jersey
  • Water bottles for bikes
  • Yoga class
  • Gift baskets on arrival

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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