The best of both worlds for cycling in Costa Blanca
Travelling cyclists are usually looking for the best in two areas: climate and terrain. Local delicacies, the cost of living (and eating), and entertainment are usually secondary considerations.
So it’s a boon for the Costa Blanca that the World Health Organisation named it “one of the most equitable in the world” in 1986, praising it for being neither too hot nor too cold.
The region has an incredible 325 sunny days per year. Cyclists typically visit between October and May, when maximum temperatures range from 16°C to 25°C. From June to September, temperatures can easily reach 30°+, making riding a bit uncomfortable.
The average number of rainy days per month ranges from one in the middle of summer to six in December, with the spring months hovering around four.
Then there’s the terrain, which is full of surprises. There are many long, flat lanes, often scented with the zesty smell of orange groves as well as staggering climbs that will get your legs screaming and your heart rate ramping up. So it really is a place for everyone.