Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca


Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

7 Days Starting in Biar and ending in Javea

Visiting: Biar, Bocairent, Alcoi, Villalonga, Dénia, Xàbia

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Guide Type:

Self Guided

Physical rating:

Low, Leisurely / Moderate

Age range:

18 to 99

Tour operated in:

Cultural, History


Cycling, Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

This 6 night holiday allows you to discover the unspoilt inland area of Alicante discovering pretty Spanish villages and the Mariola National Park before enjoying two nights by the beach in the charming towns of Denia and Javea. Nestled on the edge of the Sierra Mariola mountains, your holiday starts in Biar, with its 12th century castle situated on the top of a hill with beautiful views across the landscape, visit the medieval town with steep narrow streets before cycling through the valley through vineyards and olive groves before reaching the next hilltop town at Bocairent where the historic centre takes you back in time. Discover the 'city of bridges' of Alcoi, essential for crossing the 5 rivers that criss-cross the town and explore the heady scents of the flora of the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park before following the river and heading towards the coast. Arrive in the seaside towns of Denia, situated at the foot of a hill crowned by the well preserved castle and historic Javea. Both enjoy beautiful beaches where the azure waters of the Mediterranean lap the sandy shores


  • Cycle through vineyards and amongst olive, almond and orange blossom groves.

  • Easy cycling exploring the inland area of the Alicante region, along quiet country roads visiting charming Spanish towns off the main tourist trail.

  • Enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean coast; Denia sitting at the foot of a hill, atop which sits the castle and Javea with its white sand beaches and old town with remains of the city walls.


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Day 1 : Arrive In Biar


Meals Included:

No Meals

Arrive in Biar, nestled on the edge of the Sierra Mariola mountains. Take
time to visit the old medieval town with steep narrow streets climbing to the
majestic 12th century castle at the top.

Day 2 : Biar To Bocairent

Biar, Bocairent

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Collect your bicycle and cycle along quiet country roads and tracks through
the Vinalopo valley alongside vineyards and olive groves before reaching the
historic hilltop village of Bocairent. With its winding streets and monastery
inside a cave, as well as houses carved into the rock, it is said to be one
of the prettiest towns in the province.

Day 3 : Bocairent To Alcoi

Bocairent, Alcoi

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Today's cycle takes you through the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park, after an
initial climb, pedal through the park, rich with the smells of aromatic and
medicinal plants and Mediterranean pine woodland. Arrive in the typically
Spanish town of Alcoi known as the city of bridges and lying in the foothills
at the confluence of the River Serpis.

Day 4 : Alcoi To Villalonga

Alcoi, Villalonga

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A delightful day cycling along the valley of the Serpis River as it heads
downstream, passing through the Serpis Limestone Canyon Natural Park as you
start to cycle towards the coast and your charming 19th century hotel in
Villalonga at the foot of the La Safor mountains.

Day 5 : Villalonga To Denia

Villalonga, Dénia

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An easy days cycle from Villalonga through orange groves as you reach the
Mediterranean coast today. Take time to relax at the beach as you arrive at
your waterfront hotel in the pretty coastal town of Denia which is overlooked
by its castle and has well preserved ancient walls and bastions.

Day 6 : Denia To Javea

Dénia, Xàbia

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Your last cycle today from Denia to Javea skirts the most important landmark
between these two towns; the Montgo Mountain, as you cycle to your beachside
hotel in historic Javea. Here you can explore the ancient narrow streets and
visit the 15th century gothic church of San Bartolome or simply relax on the
terrace by the pool or on the beautiful beach.

Day 7 : Departure From Javea


Meals Included:


Departure from Javea

What's Included

  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of 3-star and 4-star hotels

  • All breakfasts

  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

  • GPS route directions and maps

  • Headwater navigation app

  • High quality bikes

  • Luggage transfers between hotels

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Single accommodation (available on request) - compulsory supplement

  • Solo traveller supplement (where only one person is travelling on a departure date)

  • Visas or vaccinations

  • Arrival & departure transfers when making a land only booking (available for a supplement)



Characterful and charming hotels welcome you to this unspoilt area, with stunning rural settings, art nouveau style and converted 19th century houses. Relax in your seafront hotels and enjoy an aperitif before dinner overlooking the ocean.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no specific health risks.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?


  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    No visa required for British passport holders.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews of this Operator

Gergana Racheva  

Very helpful and prompt service


Very helpful and prompt service. I called to check for an already booked trip and once we sorted this, the agent was ready to help me with another booking as well. He actually waited for me to book my flight tickets, answered all my questions, informed me of all my options. Exodus is a tour company I am using regularly due to the quality of their trips, ease of booking and helpfulness of their customer service team

Tim Hardy  

Stunning walking. Walking the Amalfi Coast


This trip takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean walking with a guide and also discovering the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius. The hotel had a nice feel as family run, spotless and comfortable rooms, we were well looked after for breakfasts and dinner each day, and the barmen fixed some mean cocktails for us.!

Paul Green  

It's amazing what you can do in a week! Cycling the Dalmatian Coast.


This holiday was extremely enjoyable. The itinerary is well planned and the route takes you to a variety of destinations. Not having been to Croatia before I didn't know there were so many beautiful small islands and I loved the ferry and catarmaran rides. The coastal route we took was dramatic and the World Heritage sites in Split and Dubrovnik very interesting and worth visiting. The Adriatic Sea was warm, blue and inviting, good for swimming even in October. The hotels we stayed in varied in size from medium to large. I particularly liked the one just outside Dubrovnik as I had a sea view. Tourists were plentiful in Split and Dubrovnik but in the other places we stayed there was an end of season feel and it was quiet on the roads and in the resorts. The food was good and our guide was always able to recommend a nice restaurant for our evening meal. The weather in October was good for cycling - not hot, partly cloudy most days and one day it rained!

Mrs Y Morrison  

Fabulous company and trip


We went overland from Cape Town to Zimbabwe through Botswana and Namibia. What a fantastic trip. Our first time with Exodus although we have travelled extensively around the world. We would highly recommend this company for such a brilliant trip - we got everything and more all at a good price. Thanks to everyone involved. We are looking at our next trip!

John Edwards (Google Reviewer)  


I went cycling in Albania with exodus as my first holiday with them. Such a well organised and wonderful experience where I met multiple fellow travellers who have been advocates of them for many years. You can't argue with happy repeat customers and I'm planning my next adventure with them soon

Rob Burridge (Google Reviewer)  


I'v just come back from an amazing Wildlife & Wilderness trip in Botswana and I highly recommend Exodus Travels. Our guide Brian, was extremely knowledgeable on both the wildlife and history of Botswana and neighbouring countries. The other three staff, Abbis, Chief & Mr T, who accompanied us through out our 2 week trip, put in the hard work and made sure our camp was always prepared and that we we're well fed and looked after. The tour took us to some beautiful places and we saw some amazing wildlife, and on several occasions this was due to Brian's knowledge of the area and wildlife behaviour. Exodus have been very quick to respond to any queries I had, and the whole experience ran smoothly. I was also pleased to hear that during lockdown they provided staff with food packages 👍. I'd normally go on self organised trips, however, with this trip, the tour and guide Brian took us to places not possible otherwise and showed us things that we would'v missed out on. All of which were the highlights of the tour.

Daphne Partridge (Google Reviewer)  


After 14 roup adventure holidays with Exofus we would not hesitate to recommend them as an excitingholiday company. They take you off the beaten track but offer great support and expertise :)

Katrina Handford  

A wonderful trip! Sierra de Aitana Trek


I couldn't speak more highly of this trip. The scenery was absolutely stunning; the areas provided a great variety of walks with spectacular views. The accommodation was perfectly situated to start most of the walks directly from the hotel. It was also within walking distance of the bars and restaurants in Benimantell and Guadalest. Having said that, the food at the hotel was wonderful and so there was little need to venture further afield. Homecooked, nourishing and delicious food from the hotel was perfect fuel for the trekking.

Stella Jales (Google Reviewer)  


We usually travel with Exodus on small group holidays and have visited many countries with them. They employ local guides which as well as giving us information and history of the sites also gives employment to the local people. The hotels are always good and the guides know the local places to eat.

Alison Payton (Google Reviewer)  


I've done 8 trips in the last 14 years with Exodus, and have been rewarded with a 10% discount on all future bookings. I feel very confident that I'll receive pleasant, efficient service, and have the unusual holiday experience that I'm looking for each time. I've trekked to the top of snow-capped peaks, wild-camped in the desert, seen amazing spectacles of nature, visited 4 capital cities in a week, and learned about local culture and experienced local hospitality in a way that I simply wouldn't on a conventional holiday. The quality of the accommodation and guides can vary, but this is mainly down to cultural differences and things that Exodus can't control. I've only ever complained once, my complaint was taken seriously, and I was sent a discount voucher - you can't say fairer than that. I remain a loyal customer.

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  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Exodus allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform exodus, 43 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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