700 invite you to ride in the Costa Blanca.
Enjoy an unforgettable week or long weekend of cycling in the Marina Alta region of the Costa Blanca with our knowledgeable and friendly guides. Get the pro experience riding fully supported through stunning valleys and up challenging mountains, all on excellent roads. Simply book your flight, pack your bike – or hire one of ours – and we’ll handle the rest!
Open to all road cyclists: we cater for both individual riders and groups. We can organise training weeks or cycling breaks for teams, clubs or groups of friends. If you are interested in a group booking of up to 16 riders then please get in touch
We first discovered cycling in the Costa Blanca, Spain seven years ago. Fortunate enough to have family there, it very quickly became our base for early season miles. While the UK is dark and experiencing cold, wet weather, the climate in the South East of Spain is mild and warm. With 320 days a year of sunshine, you can expect temperatures between 17 and 25oc in Spring, and we have enjoyed many early season miles in short sleeves.
We all know that the sun on your face can incite your enthusiasm. If there’s ever a time to claw back your cycling motivation, it’s early season, when you’re most likely to have a deficit of miles banked after the winter.
Our training camps are designed to offer riders the opportunity to bank a solid block of miles and raise fitness levels in the fresh air and on excellent road surfaces. Typically tapping out a steady tempo to help build your aerobic fitness, you will enjoy varied terrain from short, sharp ramps to steady 20km+ climbs on quiet roads, surrounded on all sides by beautiful scenery – a far cry from traffic clogged roads in the UK.
Typically – and this will be music to the ears of most roadies – the Spanish cafes dotted throughout the villages and hamlets in the mountains offer incredible coffee, with Espressos often just a Euro a hit. Good coffee is reward in itself but marry that to the breathtaking scenery and you’ll be in cycling Nirvana.
We would love for you to join us riding in the Costa Blanca and offer a series of Training Camps, Holidays and Short Breaks for the time-limited, where everything from transfers to guiding, accommodation and bike hire is taken care of.
The trips can be tailored to the group on arrival but the aim is to offer something for everyone. To this end, we offer customisable Training Camps as well as more relaxed Cycling Holidays and we can cater for everyone.
What can you expect?
You will have an unforgettable time riding on the best training roads in Europe. Our base is in the Jalon Valley. The typically Spanish village of Jalon is the gateway to many stunning mountain passes that feature regularly in the Vuelta a Espana, including the Category 2 Coll de Rates and the Combre del Sol both of which are on our doorstep. Indeed, the entire Marina Alta region plays host to many pro teams in the off season : Etixx Quick Step, Astana, AG2R, Katusha, BMC and Sky to name but a few, all use the area for winter training camps thanks to the great roads and climate.
Is it for me?
Before coming on the camp you should have a reasonable level of cycling fitness but with that said, we can tailor any week – all miles are good miles, it’s just far more pleasant in the sun! We give pace as a guide but the camps will be tailored to the group so there is nothing to fear.
As the rides are supported it may often be possible to have two groups on the road in any given camp. If you are unsure which trip would best suit you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to guide you.
Intermediate riders can expect an average pace of between 13-15mph while the Advanced – those preparing to race or good club and sportive riders (gold standard) – can expect 15-17mph.
Please bear in mind that rides will likely be 4+ hours and contain several climbs.
Women only groups (where applicable) will be tailored to the group but there is nothing to stop ladies joining any of our other camps as has been the case in the past.
For the time limited we run 2 types of trip, one for the climbers and one for more leisurely riders looking for a holiday rather than a training camp, though how much and how hard you ride can be your choice of course!
– Everest Weekend: A 4 day point-to-point ride. You will total Everest in vertical ascent over the weekend; travel light, jump on a hire bike in Alicante on the Friday morning, returning there on the Monday for an evening flight back.
We will ride each day, stopping for brief breaks to refuel from the support van, maximizing recovery time at each day’s destination.
4 days riding in the Costa Blanca : Distance 450kms : 8848m vertical
– 5 Day Cycling Holiday: A long weekend of more leisurely cycling miles, taking in the best of the fantastic coffee and lunch stops the Maria Alta region has to offer. We will aim to ride as one group, with plenty of opportunities to tailor each day to the needs of the group.
5 days guided riding
Based in the traditional Spanish village of Jalon, the Valley is a beautifully picturesque location to experience some of the best cycling Europe has to offer.
Fully Catered Cycling Camps
In addition to our short breaks we also run week-long, inclusive cycling camps
7 Nights exclusive occupancy with catering for Breakfast, afternoon tea and 3 course Dinner. Based in Jalon, an ideal place from which to explore some of the finest cycling roads and climbs in Spain, with picturesque scenery and excellent coffee!
5 days fully guided and supported riding over beautiful terrain. With transfers and optional bike hire.
In addition to our standard holiday formats we are flexible and can offer fully customised options for groups or clubs. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trips start at £519 and include the following:
* Airport Transfers (where applicable)
* Fully guided riding
* Support Vehicle
* B&B Accommodation or Catered Accommodation with 2 meals a day plus afternoon Cake / Snacks
In addition, quality carbon road bike hire is available as an optional extra should you wish to leave your machine at home.