If cycling is one of your hobbies, in this post we are going to tell you the best 7 cycling routes in the province of Alicante so you can enjoy the scenery while practising your favourite sport. If, on the other hand, you are just an amateur, don’t worry because you can get some ideas of the best cycling routes in the province and see which one is best suited to you.
All the following routes start at the Don Pacho Hotel in Benidorm and offer a route through different parts of the province of Alicante, choose yours according to your capacity for endurance. Keep reading!
1. Coasting towards El Campello
This route that starts in Benidorm and ends in El Campello. It stands out for being a coastal route designed for MTB bicycles.
The route passes through different parts of the Mediterranean coast such as Benidorm and Villajoyosa until it reaches a mountainous area between vegetation and reservoirs that leads us towards El Campello and, finally, it finishes by returning to the Hotel Don Pancho along the coast.
This route has a total distance of 69.32 kilometres and a positive slope of 987 metres. Ready?
2. Don Pancho – Tudons route
We continue with one of the routes that will take us on a mountainous stage with a visit to one of the most popular mountain passes in the area, as well as being a classic in the “Vuelta Ciclista a España”.
This route goes into a mountainous area with arrival at the Morro de la Serrella, returning to the hotel in the direction of La Nucía.
The route is designed for mountain bikes. Of high difficulty, it has a route of 84.57 kilometres and a cumulative positive difference in altitude of 1,834 metres.
3. Benidorm – Bernia – Rates
Departing from the Hotel Don Pancho, the route will follow a path through the Sierra de Bernia mountain range, climbing a classic mountain pass of the Tour of Spain, the popular Coll de Rates.
This route, which exceeds 100 kilometres, has a positive slope of 1,718 metres and is designed for MTB bicycles. Enjoy the route and its spectacular views!
4. Combination of sea and mountain on the Benidorm – Sierra Helada – Sierra de Oltá route
A complete Cycling Friendly mountain bike route starting from the Hotel Don Pancho in Benidorm that will take us on a route that combines sea and mountain where we will quickly ascend the Serra Gelada and continue towards Altea, skirting the coast at all times. The views are a real treat!
In addition, we will head towards Calpe, ascending the Sierra d’Olta to turn around and start the return journey to the hotel.
High difficulty route of 57.19 kilometres with a positive slope of 1,099 metres. Let’s go for it!
5. Ruta estrella, Sierra de Bernia
The Sierra de Bernia is one of the most popular routes in the province of Alicante, whether you go hiking or cycling.
This route is designed for road cycling, heading towards one of the most popular areas for road cycling in this mountain range, as it has many routes that are ideal for road cycling.
This route has more than 1,000 metres of positive slope over a distance of almost 50 kilometres.
6. Ascent to El Puerto de la Carrasqueta
This route is one of the most complicated so far. The starting point, as always, will be the Hotel Don Pancho where we will then head towards Finestrat, continue towards Relleu and finally ascend to the port of La Carrasqueta.
This route has a demanding level as it covers a distance of 129.66 kilometres and a positive slope of more than 2,500 metres. If you choose to do this route, we recommend that you recharge your batteries with a good breakfast.
7. Cycling route around Puig Campana
And last but not least, something simpler. This is the mountain bike route to Puig Campana. An ascent designed for MTB bikes that will take us towards the town of Finestrat, to then tackle the ascent of Puig Campana, enjoying the scenery at the same time.
The almost 38 kilometres of this route and its 1,157 metres of positive slope are enjoyable.
If you come to the province of Alicante you can’t miss out on one of these seven spectacular cycling routes that will allow you to discover both the spectacular coastline and the most outstanding mountain passes while enjoying the best views.
If you decide to stay at Hotel Don Pancho, we have news to tell you if you are a fan of cycling. We have a new bike centre! In addition, the well-known website Cycling Friendly has awarded us its GOLD rating for having all the services that a cyclist may need.
New service at Don Pancho: Bike Center!
If you are staying with us at Hotel Don Pancho and you are a fan of cycling, we have good news for you. You should know that we are a bike friendly accommodation where we offer our guests a new service; a Bike Center of the most complete so you don’t have to worry about anything but enjoying your bike when you are outside the hotel.
Among the services you can find in our cycling centre we highlight the following:
- A large bicycle parking area where both you and your team can safely store your bicycles, all the boxes have a lock.
- Cycling Friendly welcome pack. We like to take care of our cyclists, that’s why we give you one of our welcome packs.
- Tools and spare parts so that you always have your velocipede ready.
- Bicycle workshop in case any complication or unforeseen event arises and your bike needs an urgent repair.
- Inflation pump so that you are always ready to start pedalling again. Go!
- Fully equipped cleaning area to keep your bike shiny and always ready.
- Lockers. We know that carrying everything on your bike isn’t very productive, that’s why we offer secure lockers so you don’t have to carry anything with you on your journey.
- Fitness area. Warming up before and stretching after a ride is very important. In the fitness area you have everything you need to get your body ready.
Now that you know the 7 best cycling routes in the province of Alicante and the specialised facilities that the Don Pancho Hotel in Benidorm has for this type of tourism, don’t miss the opportunity to stay with us and enjoy it all.