Ultimate Guide to Cycling in Calp, Costa Blanca

For a spring getaway the Costa Blanca coast has it all…

 

…from stunning mountain scenery, quiet roads, and over 300 days of sunshine every year make a stay in the Costa Blanca region very attractive. With temps in the high teens from February to a high of 30c in July, the area makes for a great pre season training base. 

 

The region is often featured in the Vuelta a España and is a base for many pro world tour teams, so keep your eyes peeled for pro’s you might recognise.

 

Another big ticking point is the plentiful number of flights to Alicante from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and other northern airports. Transfers to Calp take about 1 hour.

Where to stay

Calp 

Why not follow in the steps of the best pro cycle teams and stay at their favourite hotel, the AR Diamante Beach located in the heart of Calp provides everything you need while exploring the Costa Blanca. This 4* hotel also has excellent spa facilities to help you relax after a long day in the saddle.

When should I go?

It’s common for cyclists to travel to Costa Blanca between March and May is very pleasant for cycle, in the high teens. Depending on on your temperament for heat, July - August could be unpleasantly hot for cycling.

Must do climbs in Costa Blanca

Coll de Rates

Category 2 climb

Elevation gain 356m

Length 6.5km

Average gradient 5%

Segment on Strava

Route with Coll de Rates from Altea

Route with Coll de Rates from Calp

Cumbre Del Sol

Category 2 climb

Elevation gain 354m

Length 3.6km

Average gradient 9.6%

Segment on Strava

Route taking in Cumbre Del Sol from Altea

Route taking in Cumbre Del Sol from Calp

Port de Tudons

Category 1 climb

Elevation gain 731m

Length 15.2km

Average gradient 4.8%

Segment on Strava

Route taking in Tudons from Altea

Route taking in Tudons from Calp

Confrides 

Category 2 climb

Elevation gain 3551m

Length 7.6km

Average gradient 4.7%

Segment on Strava

Route taking in Contrides climb

 

Food & Cafes

 

Velosol Cycling Bar in Xola

Address: Calle Iglesia 14, 03727 Xalo, Alicante 

Route with a halfway point in Xola

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