We’ve spoken on more than one occasion about the recognition that Cumbre del Sol has received as an ideal location for cycling fans. However, the proof can be seen with prestigious competitions such as the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana or the Tour of Spain, which frequently include Alto de Puig Llorença as part of their routes. Therefore, for the occasion of World Bicycle Day, we would like to suggest a number of routes near Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, depending on the type of bike you use, so you can enjoy your favourite sport. Let’s ride!
If you have a mountain bike, an interesting option is the route through the Sierra de Oltá, in Calpe. The double lap to get to the Sierra is one of the most intense options for any cycling lover, thanks to its 20 km and approximately 600 meters of altitude. The mountain location offers incredible views and we’re sure this route will soon become one of your favourites.
The Sierra de Aitana, where the highest point of the Alicante province is located, is where we find the second mountain biking route. Here, we are talking about a route of almost 40 km, and an accumulated incline of over 1200 meters and with paths through the Alto de Tagarina and the Paso del Contador. All the details of the route can be found on the Costa Blanca website.
One of the routes that we can find without leaving Cumbre del Sol is the Puig Llorença circular route, of 10 kilometres. But don’t be fooled by its shorter route, the difficulty in making it to the top of the mountain will truly put your resistance to the test. In addition to contemplating the views from the lookout at the top, the route passes through Oratorio Jaume Llobell and to the Poble lookout. In this link you can find more information and download the route on your cell phone.
In Benitatxell, we can find another route that allows us to discover rural parts of the municipality and that pass by points of interest such as the town hall, the Santa María de Magdalena church, the vineyards and the recreational area of I’Abiar. All of this in 10 km and you can find more information about it on this page.
On the other hand, if you prefer road biking, we recommend that you travel to Benitatxell to do a circular 93 km route. It will take you through the Jávea and Dénia coastal municipalities, and then later move inland towards towns such as Ondara, and Sagra. Once you have passed those markers, you’ve made it to the first main challenging point, the Coll de la Garga. After surmounting the summit and completing the descent, you can visit the cities of Benigembla, Jalón and Benissa before returning to Benitatxell. Here you can find more information.
As you know, there are many cyclists (both professionals and amateurs) who visit the province of Alicante to train at any time of the year. One of those characteristic routes that we propose begins in Calpe, climbs la Fustera, continues towards Teulada and then turns towards Cala de la Granadella and Cabo de la Nao. Finally, the tour ends along the coast to Jávea and then runs back to Cumbre del Sol. Although this route does not exceed 70 kilometres, its layout makes it so that it exceeds 1000 metres of incline easily.
If you’d looking for a route that’s been done by professionals, why not try their same route? Specifically, you can pedal the 185 km route that the cyclists did in 2016 between Benidorm and the Port de Tudons.
It is a very difficult and intense route, so you must be at an optimal fitness level. The departure from Benidorm leads us to well-known mountain passes such as Coll de Rates or Alto de Vall de Ebo. We continue towards Alto de Tollos and inland towns such as Muro de Alcoy, Cocentaina and Alcoy. After this, we will start our first ascent to the Port de Tudons, descend to Relleu and, at this point, we can choose to go up Tudons again or finish off the route.
So, how are you going to celebrate World Bicycle Day at Cumbre del Sol? Dare yourself to try one of these routes!