CYCLING IN COSTA BLANCA
The Costa Blanca and Alicante region is a great place for cycling and is a popular training base for professional cycling teams in the winter. It has a sunny and warm climate throughout the year and has superb mountains for cycling, offering a wide range of climbs of differing lengths and gradients.
The road surfaces are almost all fantastic and if you go to the right areas you will encounter very little traffic. In addition, the region is served by Alicante airport, which is linked to many European destinations.
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Perfect conditions for cycling and warm weather year round make some of the Costa Blanca's towns real hot spots for the pro peloton. You will be spotting a wolfpack of pros every now and then.
FANTASTIC LOCATION TO TAKE IT EASY
We know we come to ride, but it's equally important that you spend equally good holiday. Gorgeous beaches of Costa Blanca and superb tourist infrastructure do just that - make you happy off the bike.
TAKE A BITE OF Costa Blanca
Both the coast and the interior of the Costa Blanca offer a wide palette of restaurants that offer the very best of Spanish gastronomy. In addition, there are several wineries that produce popular wines and are certainly worth a visit.
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Puerto de Ebo
Puerto de Ebo follows the CV-712 from Vall d'Ebo, heading over the pas towards the Costa Blanca. This is a short and fairly easy climb, with regular gradients. It is very popular with professional cyclists staying in nearby towns, who include Ebo as part of long circular rides.
Port de Tudons (via Sella)
Port de Tudons is one of the most popular cycling climbs in the Valencia Community, and is a favoured training ground of professional riders over the winter. It has featured several times in the Vuelta a España, although often quite early in the stage rather than being a decisive climb.
The gradients on Port de Tudons are gentle and consistent, but the length makes it a moderately challenging climb; although one which is best included in a longer route rather than done by itself. The scenery is very picturesque, particularly on the lower slopes with views of the spectacular Puig Campana mountain.
Basque Coast at it’s best
This is one of the nicest stretches of the coast of the Basque Country, with impressive views and some unique rock formations. Places to be recognised by some Game of Thrones fans!
Rocacorba has a history every cyclist should become a part of. Used for over a decade by many local pros as a testing climb, the famous mountain is a challenge to anyone and everyone. The 10.7 kilometre climb has a deceptive overall gradient of 7%. Starting teasingly gentle before levelling off and demanding your easiest gear on sections up to 11%, disciplined pacing will pay off for the last half of the climb that averages 9%. However, the quiet tree-lined road offers just enough respite to remain achievable for the determined weekend warrior. Keep your eyes peeled toward the top for the faded “Look Right” painted on the road to see spanning Pyrenean peaks through an opening in the trees.
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Calpe Road Cycling Camp
5 days | Spain | €645
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 the Europe's most popular cycling location.View Tour
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