Costa Blanca

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Calpe and Denia - the professionals' winter training ground

CYCLE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ROUTES, SOAK UP SOME SUN, AND GET A TASTE OF SPAIN IN COSTA BLANCA

Alicante’s coastal region, Costa Blanca, is a great place for cycling and a popular training base for professional cycling teams in the winter. It is home to two of the most highly respected hot-spots, Denia and Calpe.

Why choose Costa Blanca for a biking trip? The sunny, warm climate throughout the year and superb mountains make for excellent cycling. Explore the wide range of climbs of differing lengths and challenge yourself with the gradients.

Choose your routes carefully to get fantastic road surfaces and very little traffic. And what more? The region is served by Alicante airport, which is linked to many European destinations, making it super accessible.

PRO TEAMS TRAIN HERE

Be prepared to spot a wolfpack of pros now and then. The perfect cycling conditions and warm weather make Costa Blanca’s towns a favourite among the pro peloton teams.

Hit the roads at Denia for a mix of terrain. The flat sections and varied hill climbs make for epic routes for road cyclists, mountain bikers, and time trial riders.

Want to take it up a notch? Check out Calpe. With rolling roads, mountain roads, and plenty of flat roads in between, this is a truly amazing place to pedal.

FANTASTIC LOCATION TO TAKE IT EASY

We know we come to ride, but it’s equally important that you also get a good holiday. Costa Blanca’s gorgeous beaches and superb tourist infrastructure do just that – make you happy off the bike.

Spring time promises vibrant orange groves and pink-tinged almond blossom lining the perfectly smooth roads. Mountain routes offer sensational views of the Meditteranean sea, glistening along the coast. Take in a deep breath and relax into this natural beauty around you.

TAKE A BITE OF Costa Blanca

Both the coast and the interior of the Costa Blanca region offer a wide palette of restaurants and tapas bars that have the very best of Spanish gastronomy. There are local wineries that produce popular wines and are definitely worth a visit while you are here.

A trip to Spain is not complete without sampling the fantastic foods. Costa Blanca has a strong connection between both land and sea. Make sure you try a delicious paella with fresh seafood, packed full of the flavour of the region.

Traditional spanish tapas selection

5 rides in Costa Blanca