2020
Bike Tour in Spain The Costa Blanca Hinterland

Bike Tour in Spain: The Costa Blanca Hinterland

Through vineyards and olive groves from Sax to València

 Sax – Alcoi – Cullera – València

  • Fruit tree plantations, medieval towns, hilly hinterland
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
7

km / day avg.
55

The hinterland of the Costa Blanca, the white coast, sets the scene for this multifaceted bike holiday. This section of the coast got its name from the many white painted houses and white shimmering sandy beaches here. This bike tour in Spain takes you through spectacular countryside, through valleys and up mountain hills, passing orchards and vineyards until you reach the levels of the coast. More than half the route is on disused railway track, a so-called Via Verde.

Bike Tour in Spain
  • Booking code
    ES-SPSV6
  • Start / Destination
    Sax / València
  • Duration
    7 days, 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 230 – 280 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Sax

From Alicante or Calenca, you reach Sax by train. The Arabian influence on the style of the town cannot be missed. Arabic culture shaped life in Sax here for almost five centuries. A late medieval castle dominates the town's silhouette even today. Although only parts of the walls and two towers remain. If you have reserved bikes they will be waiting for you at the hotel.

Day 2: Sax – Bocairent, approx. 55 / 65 km

Pine forest, vineyards and vegetable plantations form the charming panorama along your route. First you cycle to Villena where the stunning Castillo de la Atalaya is witness to the Arabic settlement. Following the Río Vinalopó  you continue to Banyeres de Mariola. From here you can either go directly to Bocairent or take a detour through the nature park, Sierra de Mariola.

Day 3: Bocairent – Alcoi, approx. 45 / 55 km

The route takes you through mountainous terrain and to Beniarrés lake. After a rest, cycle through the small villages on the edge of this spectacular mountain range – Sierra de Aitana – an area of contrasts with amazing views from the cliffs and slopes. At the end of the day you reach Alcoi, one of the oldest industrial towns in Spain. The Plaza de España and the Santa María church form the historic city centre.

Day 4: Alcoi – Villalonga, approx. 40 km

One of the most impressive days of this tour lies ahead. The stark contrasts of the mountain valleys have their own special charm. Today you can choose between two routes. The more level route takes along a former railway track, through a breath-taking gorge, the path is mostly a gravel path. The more challenging route takes you to the coast via the mountain range.

Day 5: Villalonga – Cullera, approx. 45 / 65 km

The sea's not far now and you can already feel the breeze. You pedal through orange groves and then through marshland inland of the coast. This area is a popular breeding area for birds. Bird watchers enjoy coming here. Later, you will arrive in Simat de la Valldigna, a village with an imposing monastery. Along the large marsh area and the rice fields you reach the coastal town of Cullera.

Day 6: Cullera – València, approx. 45 / 55 km

You can prolong today's section if you like. If you choose the longer route, your tour today begins along the river Xúquer. And then to the nature park, Albufera, one of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean region. Lakes, marsh, dunes and pine forests characterise this idyllic countryside. As well as the historic city centre in València you should also visit the central market with almost 1000 stands.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your bike tour in Spain through the hinterland of the Costa Blanca comes to an end. We would be happy to extend your holiday in València.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival on Sundays from 02.02.2020 to 20.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

02.02. - 08.03.
22.03. - 29.03.
12.04. - 17.05.
13.09. - 18.10.
15.11. - 13.12.

Season B

05.04.
24.05. - 26.07.
23.08. - 06.09.
25.10. - 08.11.

Season C

15.03.

Single room supplement 189

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel until València
  • GPS with the tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

189 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Sax

45 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, València

49 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Sax

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, València

85 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
85 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
149 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
85 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
149 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

21-gear Rental Bike

85 €

E-bike

149 €

Bike Tour in Spain: The Costa Blanca Hinterland
  • Booking code
    ES-SPSV6
  • Start / Destination
    Sax / València
  • Duration
    7 days, 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 230 – 280 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Most of the route is along a former railway line which is traffic free. Partially quiet side roads.
  • Bicycle helmets
    In Spain it is required by law to wear a helmet when cycling outside built-up areas. Please bring your own helmet!
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
7

km / day avg.
55