2024
Radtour in Spanien Das Hinterland der Costa Blanca

Bike Tour in Spain: The Costa Blanca Hinterland

Through vineyards and olive groves from Biar to València

Biar – Alcoy – Cullera – València

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

days
7

Ø km per day
55

The hinterland of the Costa Blanca, the white coast, forms the backdrop for this varied cycle tour in Spain. The coastline owes its name partly to the white-painted houses and partly to the white sandy beaches. And so this tour takes you through spectacular scenery, through valleys and over mountain ranges, past orchards and vineyards and finally through the coastal plain. You cover more than half of the route on disused railroad lines, a so-called Via Verde.

 

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    ES-SPBV6
  • Start / Destination
    Biar / València
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 - 260 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of the bike tour in Spain: The Costa Blanca Hinterland

Day 1: Individual arrival in Biar

From Alicante or Valencia, you can reach Villena by train, from where a transfer will take you to your starting point in Biar, 10 km away. With its many cultural monuments, the town attracts visitors with its magnificent 12th century castle, many churches, small squares and narrow alleyways. Try the regional specialties in one of the many bars and restaurants here. Booked rental bikes are available for you at the hotel.

Biar

Biar

Day 2: Biar - Bocairent, approx. 30 / 45 km

Pine forests, vineyards and vegetable plantations form a charming panorama for your first cycling stage. You first cycle to Villena, where the imposing Castillo de la Atalaya castle bears witness to the settlement of the region by the Arabs. You then continue along the Río Vinalopó to Banyeres de Mariola. From here, you can take the direct route to Bocairent or take a detour through the Sierra de Mariola Nature Park.

 

Atalaya Castle in Villena

Atalaya Castle in Villena

Day 3: Bocairent - Alcoy, approx. 45 / 55 km

The route takes you through mountainous terrain and then to the lake of Beniarrés. After a breather you cycle through the small villages on the edge of the spectacular Sierra de Aitana mountain range, a region rich in contrasts, which offers great views with its rocky edges and slopes. At the end of the day, you reach Alcoy, one of the oldest industrial cities in Spain. The Plaza de España and the church of Santa María form the historic town center.

 

Lake of Beniarrés

Lake of Beniarrés

Day 4: Alcoy - Villalonga, approx. 40 km

One of the most impressive days of this cycle tour lies ahead of you. The rugged contrasts of the mountain valleys have a charm all of their own. Today you can again choose between two routes. The flatter route leads along a former railroad line through a breathtaking gorge, with most of the cycle path being graveled. The more challenging variant takes you over the mountain range towards the coast.

Mountain view

Mountain view

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

The sea is not far away now and you can already feel the breeze. The route first takes you through orange groves and then through the marshland behind the coast. The area is a popular breeding ground for birds and birdwatchers also like to come here. Later you reach the village of Simat de la Valldigna, which boasts an impressive monastery. You reach the coastal town of Cullera along the large marshland and rice fields.

 

Cullera

Cullera

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

You can extend today's stage a little if you feel like it. If you decide to extend it, your cycle tour begins on the banks of the Xúquer River. You then enter the Albufera Nature Park, one of the most important wetland biotopes in the Mediterranean. Lakes, marshes, sand dunes and pine forests characterize this idyllic area. In addition to the historic old town, you should definitely visit the central market in València with its almost 1,000 stalls.

València coast

València coast

Day 7: Individual departure

After breakfast your bike tour in Spain through the hinterland of the Costa Blanca ends. We are also happy to extend your vacation in València.

Plaza de la Virgen in València

Plaza de la Virgen in València

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival on Mondays from 22.01.2024 to 29.07.2024 and from 02.09.2024 to 09.12.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Season A
22.01. - 04.03.
12.03. - 25.03.
01.10. - 21.10.
29.10. - 09.12.
from719 €
Season B
26.03. - 30.09.
22.10. - 28.10.
from729 €
Season C
05.03. - 11.03.

from789 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to València, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

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For our younger cyclists

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From 0 to 4 years

-80%

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From 5 to 11 years

-40%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

209 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Biar
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

85 €

València
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

89 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
95 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

Rental bike types

  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
  • E-bike / pedelec
Features

Pannier, handlebar bag, mileometer, bike lock, air pump, repair kit

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21-gear rental bike

95 €

E-bike / pedelec

179 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    ES-SPBV6
  • Start / Destination
    Biar / València
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 - 260 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Trail conditions
    The route mostly runs along a disused railroad line without traffic. Some sections are on quiet side roads with little traffic.
  • Note
    In Spain cyclists are required to wear a helmet outside cities. Helmets are not mandatory on long climbs, in extreme heat and if medically prescribed. Please also note that this rule is interpreted differently from region to region.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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days
7

Ø km per day
55