Gran Fondo Alberto Contador 2024

Costa Blanca Cycling Sportive Package cycling Holiday.

Come and be a part of an unforgettable and authentic adventure! Mark your calendars for September 21, 2024, because you don’t want to miss out on this incredible event. Join us for the thrilling Gran Fondo Alberto Contador, a cycling extravaganza that will push your limits and create lasting memories.

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner looking for a new challenge, this event is designed for riders of all levels. The Gran Fondo Alberto Contador is named after the legendary Spanish professional cyclist Alberto Contador, who is known for his remarkable achievements in the world of competitive cycling. This event pays tribute to his legacy and provides participants with an opportunity to experience the same exhilaration and sense of accomplishment.

The Gran Fondo will take place in the picturesque location of the Costa Blanca, offering breath-taking scenery and challenging terrain. You’ll have the chance to pedal through stunning landscapes, conquer winding roads, and experience the thrill of cycling alongside fellow enthusiasts.

Blanca Bikes is delighted to offer a comprehensive cycling package tailored specifically for the Gran Fondo Contador on September 21st. Our package provides everything you need for an exceptional cycling experience.

Our package includes 4 nights’ bed and breakfast at our guest house in Javea. The race day is Saturday. We will pick you up from the airport on Thursday and transport you to Javea . The drive is approximately 1hr. Depending on your arrival time, guests have the option to head out for an afternoon ride or head down to the beach for a stroll. Friday is the day to register and pick up your race pack. Please note, you will need to book your place in advance on the official website. Many of our guests also go for a short warm up ride on Friday and test out the Cervelo Bikes. The Friday ride is usually an easy 50-75km ride. Please confirm if you would like to join us on this ride or hire your own guide for the day.

Saturday is race day. We serve breakfast nice and early and then transport you and the bikes to the start village. After the race and pasta party you are then transported back to the guest house in Javea where you are free to shower and head out into the town for the evening.

Sunday is a free day. You can make your own way out, relax or join us for our Sunday warm-down ride. Depending on the group’s requests, this will be anything from 50 -100km . Monday we will transport you back to the hotel for your journey home.   

Our Gran Fondo Alberto Contador package includes the following as part of your holiday:

Accommodation

The boutique accommodation hotel is run personally by the Blanca Bikes team and has been designed to offer cyclists a relaxing haven in the heart of the action.

All rooms have been individually designed and only recently fully refurbished, combining a mix of traditional Spanish charm with modern luxury.  Whether you’re here for training or a more relaxed cycling holiday, the Blanca boutique cycling accommodation and Javea (Xabia) won’t leave you disappointed. We are located just seconds from the charming historical streets of Javea (Xabia) old town and the San Bartolomé Church. Just meters away, you will find some of the best Tapas restaurants nestled down the idyllic bustling streets, ideal for a vino or beer after a hard day’s cycling around the famous roads of the Costa Blanca.

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is included, served in the dining area of the guest house each morning.

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Gran Fondo Alberto Contador 2024 – SEPTEMBER 21 – OLIVA NOVA (OLIVA, VALENCIA)

Duration: 4 nights (Bed and Breakfast)

Only €595pp based on 2 sharing twin room.

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Airport transfers are provided by Blanca Bikes from either Alicante or Valencia airports.  We own our own transport vehicles so can be flexible to your requirements if you notify us in advance of any special requests.  After booking, we will give you detailed information about your pickup point at the airport.

BIKE HIRE

We have the best fleet of carbon road bikes in the area.  Blanca Bikes provide the newest models of road bikes from Cervelo, all with 12-speed SRAM eTAP AXS, ensuring you get the best bikes as part of your cycling holiday package!

 

BIKE DAMAGE INSURANCE
(Hire Bikes Only)

Bike damage insurance is included on the bikes supplied by Blanca Bikes as part of your Gran Fondo Alberto Contador  cycling holiday package.

TRANSPORT TO THE EVENT

We will take care of transporting you and your rented bike to the event venue, so you can focus on the ride ahead. This package is designed to kick-start the cycling season for 2024/2025, offering an unforgettable cycling holiday experience on the stunning Costa Blanca. Whether you are an individual cyclist, a couple, or a cycling club, we welcome you to join us for this fantastic event.

Here’s what your registration includes:

PARTICIPANTS:

Participant bag: Upon registration, you will receive a participant bag filled with exclusive goodies and essentials to enhance your cycling journey.

Official jersey of the event: Show your pride and be part of the Gran Fondo community with the official event jersey, specially designed for this occasion. Please note, the price of the jersey is extra.

Food: During the ride, we’ll provide you with nourishing and energy-boosting snacks and refreshments at designated provisioning points.

Drink at the refreshment station: Stay hydrated throughout the event with complimentary drinks available at the refreshment stations along the route.

ON THE ROAD:

Roads closed to traffic: Experience the thrill of cycling on roads exclusively reserved for the event, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride without interference from traffic.

Signposting of the routes: Clear signage along the routes will guide you through the course, ensuring you stay on track and never miss a turn.

Mechanical support at aid stations: Professional mechanics will be stationed at aid stations, ready to assist with any bike repairs or adjustments to keep you rolling smoothly.

Timing service: Your performance matters, and our timing service will accurately track your ride, allowing you to monitor your progress and compare your results with fellow participants.
Broom car: Should you need assistance or decide to conclude your ride, a broom car will be available to transport you and your bike back to the event venue.

Broom car: Should you need assistance or decide to conclude your ride, a broom car will be available to transport you and your bike back to the event venue.

POST-EVENT:

Medal for all finishers: Celebrate your achievement and receive a commemorative medal as a token of completing the Gran Fondo Alberto Contador.

Pasta party: After the ride, refuel and recharge at our pasta party, where you can enjoy a delicious meal and connect with other participants.

Digital diploma with the finishers’ result: Receive a digital diploma showcasing your finisher’s result, allowing you to share and celebrate your accomplishment with friends and family.

Exhibitors Fair: Explore the Exhibitors Fair, featuring various vendors and exhibitors, where you can discover the latest cycling products, accessories, and services.

These inclusions aim to enhance your overall experience and make your participation in the Gran Fondo Alberto Contador truly memorable. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to challenge yourself, connect with fellow cyclists, and enjoy a day filled with excitement and camaraderie. Register now and prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure. We can’t wait to see you at the starting line! Registration is now open, so make sure to secure your spot and embark on this unforgettable cycling journey. We look forward to seeing you on September 21, 2024, ready to pedal your way to glory!

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HOW TO BOOK

To book your Gran Fondo Alberto Contador Cycling Holiday please contact us by e-mail on info@blancabikes.com telling us the number of riders, any special requirements and general group ability. We will then discuss all options with you, provide a final quote considering any additional options you might need and provide final confirmation. We will require a deposit to secure your booking which we can discuss when everything else is finalised. Please ensure you also provide a contact telephone number so we can call you to discuss anything that is unclear. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Gran Fondo Alberto Contador Cycling Holiday. 

Jacqueline Coleman
Jacqueline Coleman
2024-01-12
Great stay here for 2 weeks. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Blancabikes looked after me and very well and took care of all my needs. This is a brilliant place to come to for training, and only being a 5 minute ride from the coast, you have all the cafes and restaurants you could ask for. I would seriously recommend to anyone looking a cycling getaway.
Joost van Leeuwen
Joost van Leeuwen
2024-01-05
What a great place to rent a bicycle at Blanca Bikes to explore the area around Xabia (Javéa)! Perfect bikes of very high quality (I rented the Cervélo Solist Rival). And I very much liked the professionalism and kindness of Nigel who helped me getting this unforgettable experience!
Kirstie Annable
Kirstie Annable
2024-01-04
We used Bianca bikes for a transfer from Alicante to Calpe, 4 people with 4 bike boxes. Super slick, the driver was waiting for us in arrivals at the airport and we were straight into the private bus parked outside. They even helped us with a mechanical in Parcent on our last day free of charge. Thank you.
Ken Sung
Ken Sung
2023-11-28
This was my first experience on a bike camp and I would recommend Blanca Bikes for anyone interested in a great cycling adventure. The staff was great, breakfast every morning was world class, and the cycling in the Xabia area is world class.
C W
C W
2023-11-20
Unreal 3 days riding with Blanca! A very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, something for everyone. We were a group of 4 medium / keen cyclists and couldn’t have been better - some stupidly nice routes around the area, the bikes we were given the best bikes we’ve ever ridden and the breakfast in the morning sorted us right out. Couldn’t recommend this enough! Cheers to Nigel Peter and the rest of the team for sorting us out
Geoff Bennett
Geoff Bennett
2023-11-18
Blanca Bikes were awesome at providing supported rides with postcard views on fantastic bikes, located centrally in excellent accommodation with the best breakfast to start the day. Will recommend Blanca Bikes to all my cycling mates!
Paul Major
Paul Major
2023-11-03
First impressions: Clearly the team Blanca Bikes’ mission is to create the perfect cycling vibe - friendly, bustling and full of enthusiasm. Or perhaps it’s simply in their collective DNA. Either way, as soon as I crossed the threshold of Blanca Bikes Hostal, it felt like my spiritual cycling home - I had arrived! My all carbon bike was ready, prepped and patiently awaiting the addition of SPD pedals and my Garmin Edge slotting reassuringly into the pre-installed seat. Plug & play - attention to detail & life made easy! Stage (guided ride) 2 and we’ve got our champion rider in the breakaway; one final ‘sticky bottle’ feed from the service vehicle and we press on for success. The Director Sportive isn’t taking anything for granted, barking orders and encouragement into the team radio - crossing the finish line, arms now held aloft following the expressed recognition towards the BB Logo!! Everyone is utterly charmed and the Blanca Bikes palmerés records yet another deserved achievement - more delighted customers ready to sing the praises on a thoroughly positive and enjoyable cycling experience. On the podium for the GC this year, for sure - a Costs Blanca ‘Grand’ Tour, in every sense of the word! Chapeau!!
James Helme
James Helme
2023-08-26
Awesome service. Cant rate Blanca Bikes high enough. Peter sorted me with a ride with very little notice, super flexible in my requests, and gave some excellent suggested route. I'd really recommend.