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Join us on the Costa Blanca for an unforgettable cycling holiday experience exploring the famous roads and climbs often frequented by the Vuelta a España that can be found in the beautiful countryside tucked away behind Calpe.
Al Blanca Bikes we provide the perfect fully supported cycling holiday for all those cyclist who have read about Calpe and the wonderful cycling that can be found on smooth, quiet mountain roads.
This northern part of the Costa Blanca is famous for its incredible climbs and magnificent views which seem to appear around every corner. Only a short ride from our boutique cycling accommodation in Javea Old Town, you can cycle the famous Coll de Rates and take in the expansive views overlooking the Jalon valley and Mediterranean Sea. The Calpe region is packed full of challenging ascents and thrilling descents, making it perfect for any seasoned rider or first timer dreaming of the open road .
Some larger cycling teams prefer to base themselves in Calpe or Benidorm when they visit the region for cycling camps or training rides, but this isn’t because Calpe or Benidorm are best placed to access the primary riding routes, this is more to do with the availability of large hotel groups with parking for coaches and multiple support vehicles. If you are wanting to visit the Calpe region for a cycling holiday as an individual, couple, small group, or a club up to 20 riders then we would recommend basing yourself with easier access to all the local routes. Therefore, when we set up Blanca Bikes, we spent a lot of time cycling in the area, looking at traffic flow, distance to the best climbs, value and variety of the local scenery , restaurants and year-round atmosphere and concluded javea (Xabia) was the best place in the area to base our cycling holiday and bike rental business. We have nothing against Calpe as a centre, but out of the summer months it can feel quiet in the evenings and the route in and out of the town can become a little monotonous after a few days. (And often busy with cars) . Javea, on the other hand, is more central to a variety of rides and only a few minutes from the hotel you are on quiet, almost traffic free roads with plenty of different riding options in all directions
An Overview - Blanca Bikes Cycling Holidays in the Calpe Region
We have been offering a range of packaged and bespoke cycling holidays on the Costa Blanca to guests from all over the world since we launched Blanca Bikes in 2018.
We have our own boutique hotel accommodation in Javea (Xabia) Old Town giving easy access to all the cycling routes in the Calpe Region ,we have an extensive fleet of high-end MODA carbon road bikes– all new for the 2023 spring season, have our own transfer, and support vehicles, and employ experienced local cycle guides and mechanics. Together, all these components help us to deliver the best quality, professional, cycling holidays at some of the best prices you will find anywhere in Calpe or on the Costa Blanca. Our cycling holidays are available to individuals, couples or large cycling groups and pro teams and we can currently accept groups of up to 20 guests
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• After ride massage back at hotel HQ – €20-40pp
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. We are located in the Centre of javea, but we feel this is a far better place to base yourself than Calpe if you want to really explore all the cycle routes in the area. 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 and you will be glad you chose Blanca Bikes and resisted the marketing hype of Calpe .
Javea (Xabia) really is in the heart of Costa Blanca’s cycling country. Calpe might be more famous, but this is not because it’s a better place to stay, it’s to do with the surplus of out-of-season large hotel accommodation. The larger professional teams often need large hotels with extensive parking for coaches and support staff, but this is based more on necessity than choice If you want year-round charm, and a holiday to remember with the best cycling on your doorstep, then you should choose Javea (Xabia) and book your cycling holiday with Blanca Bikes. ( It’s also a degree or two cooler in the summer as we get cooler sea breezes.
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 Tapa’s bars 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.
Our cycling holidays include private transfers from Alicante or Valencia airport. Most of our guests fly into Alicante Airport due to the frequency of daily flights but we do have the option to pick you up from Valencia airport if you wish. Transfers naturally include the guests, but we can also transfer your bike (if you have decided not to hire your bike from Blanca Bikes- with the quality of bikes we offer, we would strongly recommend leaving the stress to us and leave your bike at home) to the hotel providing you notify us in advance. 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, but if you haven’t flown to Alicante airport before, it’s very straightforward. After picking up your luggage, you simply exit the luggage hall and go down a level to a pickup/drop-off point for all buses and coaches. The bays are numbered, ( we are usually in bays 1-5 ) but we will confirm this with you when we have your flight details
We have the best fleet of carbon road bikes for hire in the area and have recently invested in upgrading the bikes we have on offer . When you book your cycling package holiday with us, you will have the option to include bike hire with your booking ( Carbon bikes of course) . With the current cost of transporting bikes with the airlines, the cost of bike boxes and the worry of your bike being delayed or damaged on the flight it makes no sense to bring your own. Let Blanca Bikes remove all this worry and provide you with a stunning carbon road bike with disc brakes, all carefully maintained for your stay with us.
Blanca Bikes will only be hiring out the newest models of road bikes from Moda for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 – ensuring you get the newest bikes as part of your bike hire or cycling holiday package! The Moda Finale and the Moda Viva, both 12-speed di2 electric gear shifting carbon road bikes with disc brakes, will be waiting for you when you arrive.
If you are going to book a cycling holiday on the Costa Blanca, why not make sure you ride a new carbon road bike with the latest styling and riding technology available now from Blanca Bikes.
Your holiday with Blanca Bikes includes breakfast served in our hotel. For cycling groups of 8 or more guests, we can also arrange for our professional chefs to prepare a 3-course traditional evening meal for you in our dining area at the hotel- perfect if you just want to come back to the hotel, relax, unwind, and dine.
Evening meals are approximately 20 euros per head and can be booked for a single evening or multiple evenings of your stay , we will confirm the options and exact prices at time of booking. The local area has an abundance of tapas bars and restaurants at almost every price point often open very late into the evening so you can grab a quick value meal or spend the entire evening experiencing some of the local cuisines in one of the many superb restaurants.
Roadside and mechanical assistance is an option on many of our cycling holiday packages and fully included if you hire your bikes from us and hire a cycle guide. Knowing you have the backup of a support team should something unfortunate happen on the road is priceless to your enjoyment of your trip .
Depending on the severity of any problem , we can fix the bike on the road, replace it with a new hire bike ( depending on stock availability), or transport you and the bike back to the hotel in Javea (if no other option is available to keep you on the road). Contact us to find out more about what is included in our Roadside Assistance and Support packages and to make sure it is included in the package you have chosen.
Here at Blanca Bikes, we provide professional guided cycling tours, either as part of the cycling package you have booked or as an option on your cycling holiday . These depart directly from our hotel accommodation and head over to the prime area between Calpe and Denia . The guided cycling tours can cater for up to 10 riders for each guide. For groups of more than ten riders, we provide multiple cycling guides and split the group. The guided tours are headed by one of our professional, experienced, local cycling guides with great local knowledge of the local routes around Calpe, Denia , the Jalon Valley and beyond
If you have mixed cycling abilities within your group, we can split the group. This enables us to either tackle different routes or to do the same routes but at different paces so you can all experience the same rides and enjoy the same achievements. If this is of intertest to you , we can stagger the start times from the hotel to compensate for the varying pace and meet up at a fixed cafe stop so nobody misses out. This also allows riders to switch groups if they wish during the day
One of the greatest advantages of including our Blanca Bikes guided cycling tours in your Calpe Cycling holiday packages is the reassurance that an established, professional, local Costa Blanca company with all the associated infrastructure is behind you should something go wrong (as very occasionally it can do) , and you require mechanical assistance, or transport back to your hotel.
You have probably heard about the famous cycling routes around Calpe, the Jalon Valley and the now infamous Cumbre Del Sol climb, especially if you have watched the Vuelta a España over recent years . You will be staying with us in Javea (Xabia) which is right at the heart of all these great rides including Coll de Rates, Calpe, Cumbre del Soll, Jalon Valley, Mirador del Xap, Val de Ebo, Puerto de Bernia, and many, many more. Hopefully if you are staying with us for a week or more, we will be able to guide you to all of them. From our hotel in the heart of all this action to the start of the Coll de Rates climb is just 16 miles, the summit of Val de Ebo is just a 28-mile ride and Xalo is less than 15 miles away. You probably couldn’t get there by car any faster You can even be at the foot of Cumbre del Soll in 25 minutes of riding as it’s just 5 miles away. ( Or perhaps 15 minutes with a nice tail wind) A 35-mile ride will take you up Coll de Rates and down to Guadalest, so nothing is out of your reach.
Staying with us in Javea (Xabia) means you have breathtaking rides in all directions – not just one road in and one road out which has been a criticism of some staying in the centre of Calpe, and if you include our guided cycling tours in your holiday package, you will get to see everything the area has to offer and so much more than staying in Benidorm or Calpe
Our cycling holidays are available in different durations. Standard packages are offered as 3-day weekends, 4-day midweek breaks and 7, 10, and 14-day holidays. Winter camps are also available should you want to spend more of the winter with us. However, because we own our accommodation and all the infrastructure, we can be as flexible as you want and can put together bespoke cycling holiday packages covering most combinations of dates, including various elements such as guided tours and transfers and can cater for 2 guests up to 20 or more. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us!
The way the hotel is designed and how we create our cycling holiday packages means we can offer holidays for individuals, couples, small groups or entire cycling clubs or pro-riding teams. Many of the elements of your package such as bike hire are priced per person whilst other elements such as hiring a cycle guide are a flat fee for up to 8 riders. We can therefore offer discounts per person based on larger groups, and we can also accommodate those wishing to have a room on their own by including a single room supplement without any further increase in costs.
For those happy to organise their own cycling equipment and itinerary.
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You may not want to bring certain equipment with you such as helmets, pumps, spare tubes, gels, tools and so on. Let us know what you may need outside of your standard holiday package, and we will do our best to accommodate it for you. We have most of the standard equipment in stock but might need time to source anything specific. We can also arrange nutrition for you out on the road (if the café stop is not required) and we can arrange for snacks/ recovering drinks to be available when you return to the hotel.
We have our own fantastic range of clothing for you to buy, including Blanca Bikes jersey, Bib shorts and gilets. We have just had the range re-designed fo the 2022/2023 cycling season Let us know your size and requirements when you book your holiday, and we can have it waiting for you when you arrive so you can be fully part of the Blanca Bikes Cycling Team !
Blanca Bikes will deliver your bike to your accommodation and arrange to return it at the end of your rental period to collect it.
this service is FREE OF CHARGE.
We understand that your cycling time is precious and so if you are unlucky enough to experience any mechanical issues, Blanca Bikes can offer a keenly priced roadside repair service.