Road Cycling and Mountain Biking holidays in the Pyrenees


 

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Spanish Sierras - where the pros head South to in Winter

We love to get out on our bikes all year round and like most riders, we'd prefer to be doing that in warm, sunny conditions. So between October and April the focus of our options is in the milder conditions of Southern Europe - specifically in the Alicante province of Spain.

 

Great 'early-season' climbs litter the region in which we're based.

In recent years the region has grown in popularity as a 'Winter' cycling destination. Offering an idyllic mix of a dry & mild micro-climate, fantastic roads and stunning scenery, thousands of amateur riders now  follow the example set by pro teams like BMC, Trek, Astana, Katusha, Etixx Quickstep, FDJ, AG2R and others by heading to Alicante province during Northern Europe's colder, wetter months.

The local roads feature regularly on the route of the Vuelta and offer a suitably challenging set of rides as you step up your training in the early part of the season.

Our base location is in the charmingly authentic Valencian village of Parcent, situated 20km inland from the Mediterranean. Parcent sits at a cross-roads and offers hugely varied rides in four different directions, so whether you want  a testing climb "right from the gun" or a "recovery day" on flatter terrain, you'll find some excellent options. The inland location means you can largely steer clear of having to ride the busier roads of the 'coastal strip'. Just as importantly, off-the-bike you can enjoy the quieter pace of life in a valley of friendly & welcoming villages dotted with cafes & restaurants, but well away from the high-rises, discos & stag/hen-parties of the coastal resorts.


We’ll offer all of the usual back-up and support options that are available with our Summer trips - which can include:

  • Airport transfers (to/from Alicante & Valencia)
  • Accommodation (shared occupancy of a twin or double room) in a luxury private villa with swimming pool
  • Great home-cooked catering. Evening meals include complementary drinks (carafe of house wine, beer, tea & coffee)
  • Rides accompanied by a Group Leader if you'd like to ride with others, or route mapping and ride advice if you prefer to 'do your own thing'
  • Support vehicle can be arranged to support groups on longer rides
  • Optional bike hire
  • Free use of workshop facilities and secure bike storage

 

Prices start from as little as £429 for 7 nights and from £259 for 3-night minibreaks.

(Based on four riders sharing two rooms)


Contact us to check availability & prices for your preferred dates and group size.

(Discounts apply if you'd bring a group of four or more riders. Single room occupancy may be available at an additional cost. Airport transfers will operate to arrive at Alicante airport around 10.00, leaving the airport at around 12.00 to return to Parcent for ~ 13.30 unless you agree alternative timings with us when you make your booking.

Price does not include flights or other transport to/from Spain, food consumed at lunch-breaks or cafe stops, nor alcohol & soft drinks consumed at the guest house other than at evening meal-times.

 

Quiet roads, beautiful scenery & a balmy Winter climate


 

 

 

 

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