Discover the Costa Blanca on 2 Wheels

GUIDED TREKKING TOURS
This year our summer holidays took us to Moraira, Costa Blanca.  As a family, we discovered the beauty of the area on bike.  And what a treat it was! 

Trekking tours are for anyone who isn´t into proper off roading but prefers to stay away from the main roads. On these rides we use small roads where you normally wouldn´t go on a road bike and where you won't encounter much traffic (except the odd farmer). They are perfect for family rides but also for anyone who is new to active cycling in Spain. It is one of the best ways to soak up the Spanish landscape and just enjoy the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

 

Here's a sneaky peak at some of the tours we offer.

 

RIDE 1 – SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE
Route: Benitachell – Jávea - Jesús Pobre – Benitachell

 

A scenic ride with little altitude meters and therefore a great day trip for families or MTB novices. Or just to enjoy the scenery of the hinterland of the Costa Blanca.
This route takes off from Benitachell, which is just five minutes from Moraira. By departing from Benitachell we leave the more busy roads behind us which makes riding more safe and relaxed. From Benitachell we follow small roads down to the coast of Jávea. From there we follow smooth (gravel) roads to the stunning village of Jesús Pobre which lies at the foot of the Montgó mountain. Jesús Pobre has a 'Riurau', a construction (see photo) which is typical for the Marina Alta. Riuraus were used in the 18th and 19th century by farmers to dry their grapes and make raisins. After we´ve circled through this village we head back to our point of departure.
 
Key data:
• Distance: around 40K
• Duration: around 3-4 hrs (depending on fitness and breaks)
• Climbing: 400m
• Fitness: low
• Technical level: low
• Car drive from Moraira: 5 minutes

 

 

RIDE 2 – GET TO KNOW THE “REAL SPAIN”
Route: Benissa - Senija - Lliber - Jalón - Parcent - Murla - Benigembla - Alcalalí - Jalón - Benissa

 

The ´Vall de Pop´ or Jalón  valley is a touristic gem. The beautiful landscape with picturesque villages scattered around is definitely worth a visit. And what better way to discover this than on the bike.

This ride takes you over small roads with little traffic. It is a perfect day out with friends or family because there is ample opportunity to take breaks and enjoy a good cup of coffee or a refreshing drink on one of the many terraces we´ll pass by.

 

Key data:
• Distance: 42K
• Duration: around 3-4 hrs (depending on breaks)
• Climbing: 650m
• Fitness: medium
• Technical level: low
• Car drive from Moraira: 15 minutes

 

 

RIDE 3 – LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND
Route: Parcent - Benigembla - Benimaurell - Fleix- Campell - Murla - Parcent

If ride no. 2 gave you the feeling you were leaving the humdrum of the Costa behind, this ride will top that. We´ll go further inland along the dry Gorgos river to arrive at climb which will take us from the Jálon valley into the neighbouring valley called la Vall de Laguar. To get there we have to climb the Collao mountain which is 5,5K long and has an average gradient of 7%. Clearly, hard work to get on top but the reward is there. Views across the valleys all the way to the coastline. If you´re lucky to come and do this ride in February you´ll see the famous almond blossom in full bloom. The way back is easy as it is mostly down plus there are three villages on the way where we´ll always find a bar to enjoy a good coffee or a spot of lunch.

 

Key data:
• Distance: 32K
• Duration: around 3-4 hrs (depending on breaks)
• Climbing: 750m
• Fitness: medium+
• Technical level: low
• Car drive from Moraira: 25 minutes

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