Spain : Andalucia

Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

Trip code: C06CB 4 (1 reviews)

Self-guided cycling

6 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

Optional
e-bike hire

SUMMARY

  • Cycle through vineyards and amongst olive, almond and orange blossom groves.
  • Easy cycling exploring the inland area of the Alicante region, along quiet country roads visiting charming Spanish towns off the main tourist trail.
  • Enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean coast; Denia sitting at the foot of a hill, atop which sits the castle and Javea with its white sand beaches and old town with remains of the city walls.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike fitting at the start of your holiday
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Bike hire included
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Email briefing pack

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The Costa Blanca region stretches along the Mediterranean coast in the region of Alicante in eastern Spain, with its warm climate and friendly welcome from the locals, delicious cuisine and beautiful beaches it's a popular destination. This 6 night holiday allows you to discover the unspoilt inland area of Alicante discovering pretty Spanish villages and the Mariola National Park before enjoying two nights by the beach in the charming towns of Denia and Javea.

Nestled on the edge of the Sierra Mariola mountains, your holiday starts in Biar, with its 12th century castle situated on the top of a hill with beautiful views across the landscape, visit the medieval town with steep narrow streets before cycling through the valley through vineyards and olive groves before reaching the next hilltop town at Bocairent where the historic centre takes you back in time. Discover the 'city of bridges' of Alcoi, essential for crossing the 5 rivers that criss-cross the town and explore the heady scents of the flora of the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park before following the river and heading towards the coast. Arrive in the seaside towns of Denia, situated at the foot of a hill crowned by the well preserved castle and historic Javea. Both enjoy beautiful beaches where the azure waters of the Mediterranean lap the sandy shores

Characterful and charming hotels welcome you to this unspoilt area, with stunning rural settings, art nouveau style and converted 19th century houses. Relax in your seafront hotels and enjoy an aperitif before dinner overlooking the ocean.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Biar

Arrive in Biar, nestled on the edge of the Sierra Mariola mountains. Take time to visit the old medieval town with steep narrow streets climbing to the majestic 12th century castle at the top.

You stay at Hotel la Facana.

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Hotel la Facana, Biar

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A charming hotel in the heart of a quaint rural town that offers a peaceful environment. Rooms at La Façana have tiled floors and attractive décor. Enjoy the Spanish gastronomy and local wines at the hotel's restaurant.

Day 2: Biar to Bocairent (24km/14.9mi)

Collect your bicycle and cycle along quiet country roads and tracks through the Vinalopo valley alongside vineyards and olive groves before reaching the historic hilltop village of Bocairent. With its winding streets and monastery inside a cave, as well as houses carved into the rock, it is said to be one of the prettiest towns in the province.

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You stay at Hotel L'Agora.

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Hotel L'Agora, Bocairent

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L’Agora Hotel is a traditional hotel with just 8 rooms and full of art nouveau character and is situated in the hilltop town of Bocairent, the area is full of history and charm. The delightful double rooms are decorated in a colonial style and the junior suites are all themed as faraway lands, such as Pakistan, Thailand, China and Africa. You can savour the delights of the traditional local cuisine in the restaurant 'El Cancell'.

Day 3: Bocairent to Alcoi (20km/12.4mi)

Today's cycle takes you through the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park, after an initial steep climb (max 10%) of around 2 miles in total, you pedal mainly downhill through the park, rich with the smells of aromatic and medicinal plants and Mediterranean pine woodland. Arrive in the typically Spanish town of Alcoi known as the city of bridges and lying in the foothills at the confluence of the River Serpis.

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You stay at Sercotel Ciutat d'Alcoi.

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Sercotel Ciutat d'Alcoi, Alcoi

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Ideally located in the centre of Alcoi, the Sercotel Ciutat D'Alcoi has an Avant-guard design and is on the European Modernist route. The designer rooms are modern and comfortable and the hotel restaurant Lahidro uses top quality local ingredients.

Day 4: Alcoi to Villalonga (40km/24.9mi)

A delightful day cycling along the valley of the Serpis River as it heads downstream, passing through the Serpis Limestone Canyon Natural Park as you start to cycle towards the coast and your charming 19th century hotel in Villalonga at the foot of the La Safor mountains.

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You stay at Hotel Casa Babel.

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Hotel Casa Babel, Villalonga

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Casa Babel is a magnificent stone house of the early XIX century, located in the town of Villalonga in the Valencia region at the foot of La Safor mountains, where the river Serpis flows towards the sea. The 8 rooms are tradtional and comfortable and there is a small restaurant next to the patio offwering Mediterrenean and European fusion and specialise in cooking Valencian rice.

Day 5: Villalonga to Denia (33km/20.5mi)

An easy days cycle from Villalonga through orange groves as you reach the Mediterranean coast today. Take time to relax at the beach as you arrive at your waterfront hotel in the pretty coastal town of Denia which is overlooked by its castle and has well preserved ancient walls and bastions.

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You stay at Hotel El Raset.

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Hotel El Raset, Denia

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The Hotel El Raset is a charming hotel located on the Paseo Marítimoon on the seafront at Denia, next to the old fishing district. The hotel has 20 cotemporary rooms and has 4 restaurants within walking distance offering something for everyone.

Day 6: Denia to Javea (21km/13.0mi)

Your last cycle today from Denia to Javea skirts the most important landmark between these two towns; the Montgo Mountain, as you cycle to your beachside hotel in historic Javea. Here you can explore the ancient narrow streets and visit the 15th century gothic church of San Bartolome or simply relax on the terrace by the pool or on the beautiful beach.

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You stay at Hotel Sol Javea.

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Hotel Sol Javea, Javea

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Just a short walk from the beach the hotel is situated in the seaside town of Javea, 600m from the Playa del Arenal and with nearby shops and restaurants. The swimmig is a great place to relax and there is an onsite snack bar offering snacks, ice cream and drinks. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 7: Departure from Javea

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $330.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $330.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Electric bikes
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Extra nights in Javea available on request
TRAVEL DETAILS

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

REVIEWS

Good however the eather was rather inconsistent some days with heavy rain. The bikes are not geared to cope with adverse weather they are only fair to good weather bikes. And regardless the rain was to heavy and cold to cycle in. I think it maybe better to start this trip a little later in the year as it's to unpredictable this time of the year weatehr wise and some of teh hotels were not offereing any services e.g the first hotel had no restaurant / bar or any other service open. Headwater Custome service was excellant especially Paula!

Mr GUYLER, 2 Apr 2022

 


Self-guided cycling

6 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

Optional
e-bike hire

6 nights from $2360

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: +44 1606 720199

 

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