A group on a smooth road in Calpe cycling a descent

Calpe - Spain

Calpe Classic Climbs Cycling Tour

Guided 6 days € 2,399

Calpe has long been a favourite training ground for professional and amateur cycling teams from all over the world. Overflowing with smooth tarmac, warm sunshine, and a beautiful network of climbs, descents, and changing landscapes it really is no surprise why.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
8800 m
Distance
550 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

EXPLORE THE SUNNY SOUTH OF SPAIN

Calpe has long been a favourite training ground for professional and amateur cycling teams from around the world. Consider smooth tarmac, warm sunshine, and a stunning network of climbs, descents, and changing scenery. Our route includes all of Calpe’s classic climbs, including the Vuelta Espana stage finish on the Cumbre del Sol, the steady gradients of the Col de Rates, and the epic Port de Tudons. Enjoy coffee breaks at local bars and don’t miss out on the amazing cycling vibe at Cafe Velosol.

You’ll start your rides from two awesome locations: one high in the mountains in the village of Guadalest and one on the beach in Denia. Admire the views of the Mediterranean and a stroll along the beach after your ride.

Enjoy the full support from the team who will guide you from the bike and from our support vehicle accompanying the group. The guides will set a comfortable pace for all and will be there to encourage everyone as you climb at your own leisure.

Start point
Guadalest
End point
Denia
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Alicante
Flying out
Alicanta

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Cyclists in Girona, Spain

Expert Guides

Our experienced on-the-ground team will guide and support you throughout the tour. They know the area like the back of their hand and are always eager to share their insider knowledge about its hidden gems, including local legends and cycling tips!

Male professional cyclist climbing in the Spanish mountains - Costa Blanca, Spain

Exceptional Experiences

You’ll be getting to experience one of the world's greatest cycling spots. The excellent, empty roads, jaw-dropping views and vibrant Catalan culture is a recipe for an outstanding riding holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Hotel Les Rotes - Calpe - Spain

Excellent Accommodation

Each hotel is carefully selected in dreamy locations. You'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle throughout your trip. Every hotel is of a high standard with fantastic facilities and well catered towards cyclists to make the trip even more memorable.

Tour destination

Calpe

Calpe has become a popular destination for the top cycling teams to train during the winter months in recent years. This is due to the town's favourable weather conditions, moderate temperatures, more than 320 days of sunshine per year, mountain passes such as Cumbre del Sol, Coll de Rates, Tudons, or Aitana, as well as a wide range of hotels and restaurants specialising in serving this segment of active tourism. In fact, the hotels have bicycle storage areas, mechanical assistance services, and a cycling-themed buffet, among other amenities for cyclists. Numerous cycling teams from across Europe have chosen Calpe to prepare for competitions, highlighting the wide presence of some of the best riders in the world. UCI World Tour teams such as the Belgian team Deceuninck Alpha Vinyl, the French teams Cofidis, Groupama FDJ and AG2R Citron, the German team Bora Hansgrohe and the Spanish Movistar Team have all chose to stage their winter training camps in the Calpe area. In addition, professional cyclists and amateurs from all over the world frequently choose the area to train on their own, putting Calpe in the international spotlight of cycling tourism and making it one of the most sought-after destinations to ride.

  • Weather

    Summers in Calpe are warm, dry, and mostly clear, while winters are cool and can be partly cloudy. Throughout the year, temperatures rarely fall below 9 degrees or rise above 27 degrees making it a perfect cycling climate all year round.

  • Terrain

    Calpe is dominated by the towering rock of Ifach which reaches an impressive 332m, rising almost sheer above the sea. The terrain is rugged and rough but stunning with amazing beaches that litter the coastline and endless roads leading to awesome destinations.

  • Culture

    In Calpe you can see remnants of different civilizations while exploring its typical seaside streets. Look at archaeological artefacts from the Bronze Age and Iberian era in the Museo de Historia de Calpe and learn more about the Roman civilization at Baños de la Reina, one of the most important archaeological sites of its kind in all of Roman Hispania.

Accommodation during your tour

Premium Accommodation

You will sleep in a 4* guest house and hotels on this tour. Both offer a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. We chose the accommodation based on its location and proximity to the routes we have chosen to ride. Each location includes secure bike storage facilities and other amenities aimed at cyclists so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R

Cases Noves, El Castell de Guadalest

2 Nights

A wonderful guest house located in the historic village of El Castell de Guadalest. Enjoy a warm welcome from our hosts & delicious food in this traditional country house featuring original stone walls and wooden beams. Enjoy breakfast & post-ride drinks on the sun terrace with stunning views of the Guadalest Valley and the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel Les Rotes, Denia

3 Nights

The Hotel Les Rotes enjoys a peaceful location in the Montgó Nature Reserve. The Punta Negra Bay & the mediterranean sea is a 5 min walk from the hotel. There is an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness room and sauna as well as a bar next to the attractive sun terrace, with loungers and wonderful views of the sea.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

The ‘Castell’ ride!
  • Distance
    96 km
  • Elevation
    1900 m

A gorgeous loop taking in Castell de Benifallim, Castell de Castells & the Castell de Guadalest

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Alicante

When best to arrive: Morning of Day 1 – Airport pickup is 10am

Where the tour starts: Guadalest

Transfers: A group transfer departs from Alicante aiport at 10:00 to arrive in Guadalest at 11:30

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Alicante

When best to depart: After 12:30 on Day 6

Where the tour ends: Denia

Transfers: The group transfer will depart Denia at 09:00, arriving at Alicante Airport at 10:30

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Hotel Les Rotes Room - Calpe
    Brilliant Cyclists Accommodation

    5 nights in a beautiful guesthouse and a 4* hotel in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • Delicious Meals

    All meals are included on this tour so you can be assured that you will be adequately fuelled for everyday of riding.

  • Mountain pass cyclist
    Ride Nutrition

    You'll be fuelled from start to finish with the on ride nutrition and snacks provided during the day.

  • Cyclist riding through forest - Mont Ventoux, France
    Guide and Support

    Throughout the tour you will have experienced guides riding with you as well as have a mechanic on standby for any necessary work needed.

  • Luggage Transfers

    Your luggage will be transferred from hotel to hotel throughout the trip so you only need to pack a day bag for your essentials.

  • Support vehicle
    Airport Transfers

    You will be fetched at the airport at the start of the tour and dropped off after the final stage of the tour.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sports activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Road Bike and E-Bike Rental
From only €225 for road or e-bike hire

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, you can rent one and benefit from a 10% discount as being a part of this tour.

The options range from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.

Need a boost? Why not hire our Basso e-assist road bike, the Volta.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes and with a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly to ensure maximum comfort for the duration of your trip.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or any preferred choices.

Basso-Astra-Disc - Eat Sleep Cycle
Basso Astra Disc Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single Room Upgrade

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €399 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • Additional Nights

    Should you wish to spend an extra night in either the start town or finish towns of the tour, please get in touch with us so we can arrange this for you.

Booking options

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Monday 7 November 2022
Saturday 12 November 2022
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Saturday 17 December 2022
Monday 2 January 2023
Saturday 7 January 2023
Monday 30 October 2023
Saturday 4 November 2023
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