Calpe is the long-time favourite training ground for professional & amateur cycling teams from all over the world. Think smooth tarmac, warm sunshine and a beautiful network of climbs, descents & changing landscapes. Our itinerary takes in all the classic climbs of Calpe, including the Vuelta España stage finish on the wall that is the Cumbre del Sol, the steady gradients of the Col de Rates and & epic Port de Tudons. Enjoy coffee breaks in local bars & be sure to soak up the cycling vibe at Cafe Velosol.
Ride out of two locations, one high in the mountains in the village of Guadalest & the beachside town of Denia. Soak up views of the Mediterranean & take a post-ride stroll along the beach.
Enjoy the full support of an Eat Sleep Cycle team guiding you from the bike & from our support vehicle. Guides will set a comfortable pace for the group and invite everyone to take the climbs at their own pace.
Arrival in the mountain-top village of Guadalest
Port de Tudons & Port de Confrides, 84 km, 1,700 m
The ‘Castell’ ride!
A gorgeous loop taking in Castell de Benifallim, Castell de Castells & the Castell de Guadalest, 96 km, 1,900 m
Ride point to point from the Castell de Guadalest to the coastal town of Denia via the stunning Vall d’Ebo, 88 km, 1600 m
Puerto del Bernia & the Cumbre del Sol, 106 km, 1700 m
Col de Rates & the Puerto de Tollos, 132 km, 2,100 m
Transfers to Alicante Airport
This itinerary is designed for riders looking to enjoy long miles in the sun! Guides set a sustainable pace for the group and riders are welcome to take any climbs at their own pace. The support van is close by at all times should anyone wish to take a break.
When you book we’ll ask you some questions about your cycling experience & we’ll make sure we have ride options to suit your level. We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.
The ride is fully-supported by an Eat Sleep Cycle staff crew, guiding you on the road and in an Eat Sleep Cycle vehicle.
Our support staff are experienced professionals from all walks of life united by a love of cycling. They’ll take care of everything; keeping you and your bike in tip top condition throughout the tour.
All you have to do is Eat, Sleep, Cycle.
Gavin moved from the UK to the village of Lliber, just inland from the Costa Blanca and in the heart of the cycling paradise of the Calpe region. His favourite local climb is the Col de Rates and his favourite cafe stop in the area is Cafe Velosol in Jalon.
Antton is from Finland and moved to San Sebastian after many years in Barcelona. He is a great photographer & can be found guiding in the Pyrenees & in all corners of Spain.
We understand that quality miles require quality and quantity of food.
A breakfast buffet is included each morning. During the ride we will keep you fuelled with our favourite ride food. We’ll stop for a quick bite at our favourite cafes en route where you can choose from the menu (at your own expense).
Evening meals will be enjoyed as a group either at the hotel or at nearby local restuarants. We work with the hotel & restaurants to ensure that meals are full of the right nutrients to keep you fuelled all week.
Cases Noves, El Castell de Guadalest (2 nights)
A wonderful guest house located in the historic village of El Castell de Guadalest. Enjoy a warm welcome from our hosts & delicious food in this traditional country house featuring original stone walls and wooden beams. Enjoy breakfast & post-ride drinks on the sun terrace with stunning views of the Guadalest Valley and the Mediterranean Sea.
Hotel Les Rotes****, Denia (3 nights)
The Hotel Les Rotes enjoys a peaceful location in the Montgó Nature Reserve. The Punta Negra Bay & the mediterranean sea is a 5 min walk from the hotel. There is an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness room and sauna as well as a bar next to the attractive sun terrace, with loungers and wonderful views of the sea.
We're offering FREE FACTOR O2 VAM bike rental when you book our February or March 2020 dates. Simply book the tour online & we'll be in touch to ask for your fit information. We have a carefully selected range of bikes from Ridley, Factor & Basso. Check out our bikes online.
Arrive: A group transfer departs from Alicante aiport at 10:00 to arrive in Guadalest at 11:30. The first ride departs at 13:00.
Depart: The group transfer will depart Denia at 09:00, arriving at Alicante Airport at 10:30, suitable for flights departing after 12:30 on the last day.
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: Guesthouse & 4* Hotel
Food: Half board (Breakfast, ride nutrition & evening meals)
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group airport transfers.
Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.
Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Eat Sleep Cycle S.L. is a registered Spanish Travel Agency, registration number ESB55305734. This includes financial coverage for losses in case of insolvency by Seguros Catalana Occidente, Policy Number: 8-6.673.112-A & Civil Liability insurance by AXA Seguros, Policy Number: 81701012.
Our whole experience was first class. From the guides to the routes to the bikes, fantastic! We can't wait to come back to Spain and Eat Sleep Cycle!JasonFirst Class
ESC organised a wonderful training camp that included excellent guides, including pro's. Everyone was very generous with their time and advice. Highly recommend Eat Sleep Cycle.AnifolkTraining camp
But ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.Jeeanette
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