Package and Accommodation
This tour includes 7 hotel overnights in a 2 person room with shower/bath and lavatory. In the first hotel you will be welcomed with a welcome drink and tapas. Breakfast is included from day 2 – day 8. On day 3, 4, 5 and 6 your luggage will be transported while you cycle to your next hotel. The roadbook will be ready at the first hotel. In case of problems during the tour you can contact our local agent. He is also the owner of Casa Cameleon, the first guesthouse during this tour.
During this tour you stay at the following accommodations:
In Castalla you stay in a small and personal guesthouse at the edge of the village with a beautiful view over the castle. The village, like many villages and city in this region, still has the original village center with small and twisting streets. The weekly market attracts a lot of people. A great deal of cafés and restaurants contribute to the good atmosphere. If there are no rooms available in the guesthouse you will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel just outside Castalla.
Torremanzanas is a small and lively village which is known for the healthy air and hospitability. Your accommodation is a small apartment in a former summer residence which was a part of the late 19th ‘Villa Emilieta’. In 1998 the summer residence was transformed to a small and rural hotel whereby the original outside of the hotel is preserved.
Benissiva is a small village in the valley of Gallinera where Javier and Pasual welcome you in their small, rural hotel. The terraces around the hill where the village is situated function as a garden: we suggest to end the day with walk through the trees and discover the many different fruittrees, at least 13.
In Cullera your hotel is situated at the beach. The idyllic surrounding and the beautiful beach of Los Olivos, crowned with a blue flag, make this place the perfect place to stay. The hotel includes a restaurant where you can enjoy the many tasteful and traditional dishes of the area. In case there’s no place available at our standard hotel you stay in a characteristic holiday hotel with view over the golden beach. Like our standard hotel there’s a restaurant where you can enjoy the tasteful kitchen of the Mediterranean.
In Valencia we use a few different hotels along the city beach. In the vicinity of your hotel you find a stretched boulevard along the sea with many bars and restaurants. From the boulevard it’s about 15 minutes by metro to the city center and train station.
As in other European countries the euro is the local currency in Spain. Normally credit cards and international bank cards can be used without problems.
If you arrive by plane, our local agent and owner of Casa Camaleon welcomes you at the Airport of Alicante. He’ll drive you by minibus to Castalla (+/- 30 min). It is also possible to cycle from the airport to Castalla. If you want to cycle, please let us know upon booking so Petro will bring the bikes with him. A beautiful route will take you from the airport along the Via Verdes to Castalla. Please let us know upon booking. At the end of your tour you get a transfer to the airport of Valencia (VLC).
For a successful cycling holiday it is necessary to have a good bike. If you bring your own bicycle check it carefully before departure. Pay special attention to tires, brakes and gears. Always bring a repair kit with you while you go cycling. When you bring your own bike, keep in mind that this tour leads you through hilly terrain so your bike needa at least 24 gears.
If you booked a rental bike they will be ready at the first accommodation or at the airport in case you decided to cycle from the airport to your first accommodation. Together with the bike you receive a repair kit, pump and panniers. The bikes are equipped with an odometer, and panniers.
This package includes the transport of your luggage on day 3, 4, 5 and 6. We’ll ask you friendly but urgent to keep in mind to respect our luggage transport rules. You may offer 2 pieces of luggage with a maximum weight of 20 kg. Per piece the maximum weight is 15 kg.
Luggage items that weight more then 15 kg. may be refused by our transportation company!
The luggage transfer takes place between 10 am and 16 pm. Take care your luggage will be at the right location and ready for transport before 10 am. In most cases the luggage collecting point will be at the reception desk but please ask your host to ensure you leave it at the right place. Normally your luggage will be at the next accommodation before or at least at 16 pm.
Keep in mind that a helmet is obligatory in Spain! So except for the fact that wearing a helmet contributes to your own safety you avoid a ticket. Another important traffic rule in spain is the absolute precedence for pedestrians crossing a zebra. Local traffic will already stop when a pedestrian approaches a zebra crossing.
During your tour we advise to wear a cycling jersey which absorbs and drains off sweat. Depending on your bike we advise to wear cycle trousers with a seat pad. Furthermore: a helmet, sunglasses and a camera. We’re looking forward to see the pics you took on the way.
The route description consists of 5 stages and 1 round tour. The distances vary from 35 to 85 kilometres. Please take into account that some sights may not be open on certain days. If there are any errors in the descriptions please inform so we can correct these for future guests. The kilometres indicated in the route descriptions are an approximate value. On request we can send you the GPS-tracks of this tour.