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Calpe

Costa Blanca | europe

Costa Blanca’s cycling mecca

Year round sunshine and epic climbs

Cycling Calpe — In-depth Guide

Rolling descents and epic climbs. It’s no secret why Calpe is a Spanish cycling hotspot.

The Calpe region is nestled in between Valencia and Alicante, escaping the tourist destinations but still easily accessible. Views across the Mediterranean are mesmerizing and offer the perfect backdrop to a day in the saddle.

It’s likely you will meet pro teams training on these perfect roads in the winter months. This is always a good sign that you are on to something special!

Calpe Road Cycling Camp

Place of choice for international professional cycling teams. Great conditions, nice weather, and superb accommodation. Getting better at cycling and still enjoying your time off the bike in one of Europe’s most popular cycling locations.

Our Calpe Road Cycling Camp is the perfect way to explore and discover this incredible destination!

3 rides in Calpe

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Calpe to Oliva Loop

Distance
185 km

Gain
3000 m

Road
Loop

Time
8 hours

If you really want to test your aerobic endurance, or are just a glutton for punishment, then the 185km loop from Calpe to Oliva and back through the mountains is the ride for you. A whole day in the saddle with over 3000m of climbing – that’s a big task even for some of the fittest riders. The route takes in the coastal resort of Denia (stop for ice cream!) before heading to Oliva (65km in). It’s here where the big climbs start - and don’t let up for 90km! Pace yourself, watch that heart rate, and we are sure you will have an amazing day on the pedals.

Gaudalest and Serra Gelada

Distance
98 km

Gain
1655 m

Road
Loop

Time
4 hours

A day of climbs and views, and a real mix of old and new in stunning natural surroundings. At just under 100km long and with 1655m of climbing it’s challenging but, with the views and the history it’s a great ride for a zone 2 day.

Coll de Rates and Port De Bernia Loop

Distance
116 km

Gain
2034 m

Road
Loop

Time
5 hours

A tough day out on the bike taking in some of the best climbing in Costa Blanca. With just over 115km of pedal turning and 2000m of elevation gain, it's a surefire way to empty the tank and boost endorphins.

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