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Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

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Cycling
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
C06CB
Way to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays
Activity:
Self-Guided Cycling

This 6 night holiday allows you to discover the unspoilt inland area of Alicante discovering pretty Spanish villages and the Mariola National Park before enjoying two nights by the beach in the charming towns of Denia and Javea.

Nestled on the edge of the Sierra Mariola mountains, your holiday starts in Biar, with its 12th century castle situated on the top of a hill with beautiful views across the landscape, visit the medieval town with steep narrow streets before cycling through the valley through vineyards and olive groves before reaching the next hilltop town at Bocairent where the historic centre takes you back in time. Discover the 'city of bridges' of Alcoi, essential for crossing the 5 rivers that criss-cross the town and explore the heady scents of the flora of the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park before following the river and heading towards the coast. Arrive in the seaside towns of Denia, situated at the foot of a hill crowned by the well preserved castle and historic Javea. Both enjoy beautiful beaches where the azure waters of the Mediterranean lap the sandy shores

Highlights

  • Cycle through vineyards and amongst olive, almond and orange blossom groves.
  • Easy cycling exploring the inland area of the Alicante region, along quiet country roads visiting charming Spanish towns off the main tourist trail.
  • Enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean coast; Denia sitting at the foot of a hill, atop which sits the castle and Javea with its white sand beaches and old town with remains of the city walls.

Key information

  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Countries visited: Spain

What's included

  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
  • Solo traveller supplements (where only one person is travelling on a departure date)

  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Arrival & departure transfers when making a land only booking (available for a supplement)
Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

5

Days of Cycling
Day by day breakdown
Day 224.0km/15.0miles
Day 320.0km/12.0miles
Day 440.0km/25.0miles
Day 533.0km/21.0miles
Day 621.0km/13.0miles

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Itinerary

Biar
to
Javea
  • Day 1

    Arrive in Biar

    Arrive in Biar, nestled on the edge of the Sierra Mariola mountains. Take time to visit the old medieval town with steep narrow streets climbing to the majestic 12th century castle at the top.

  • Day 2

    Biar to Bocairent

    Collect your bicycle and cycle along quiet country roads and tracks through the Vinalopo valley alongside vineyards and olive groves before reaching the historic hilltop village of Bocairent. With its winding streets and monastery inside a cave, as well as houses carved into the rock, it is said to be one of the prettiest towns in the province.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Bocairent to Alcoi

    Today's cycle takes you through the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park, after an initial climb, pedal through the park, rich with the smells of aromatic and medicinal plants and Mediterranean pine woodland. Arrive in the typically Spanish town of Alcoi known as the city of bridges and lying in the foothills at the confluence of the River Serpis.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Alcoi to Villalonga

    A delightful day cycling along the valley of the Serpis River as it heads downstream, passing through the Serpis Limestone Canyon Natural Park as you start to cycle towards the coast and your charming 19th century hotel in Villalonga at the foot of the La Safor mountains.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Villalonga to Denia

    An easy days cycle from Villalonga through orange groves as you reach the Mediterranean coast today. Take time to relax at the beach as you arrive at your waterfront hotel in the pretty coastal town of Denia which is overlooked by its castle and has well preserved ancient walls and bastions.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Denia to Javea

    Your last cycle today from Denia to Javea skirts the most important landmark between these two towns; the Montgo Mountain, as you cycle to your beachside hotel in historic Javea. Here you can explore the ancient narrow streets and visit the 15th century gothic church of San Bartolome or simply relax on the terrace by the pool or on the beautiful beach.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Departure from Javea

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Spain

There are no specific health risks.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

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Characterful and charming hotels welcome you to this unspoilt area, with stunning rural settings, art nouveau style and converted 19th century houses. Relax in your seafront hotels and enjoy an aperitif before dinner overlooking the ocean.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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