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.
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.
Biar To Bocairent
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.
Bocairent To Alcoi
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.
Alcoi To Villalonga
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.
Villalonga To Denia
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.
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.
Departure From Javea
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.