Alicante Mountain Biking

Alicante Mountain Biking

Alicante Mountain Biking

Alicante Mountain Biking

The diversity of the Alicante countryside provides endless possibilities for some superb guided cross-country mountain bike trips. The choice of terrain includes remote high mountain country with rocky tracks, lush green river valleys, tracks through ancient Mediterranean forests and coastal routes.
We have a wide range of private guided mountain bike tours, designed to cater for all abilities and tastes. The emphasis is placed firmly on enjoyment and safety rather than on ´competition´ and risk. That is to say that we fully understand that the needs and concerns of a novice or indeed a family with older children will be very different from those of an experienced off-road rider. If a challenging and technical ride is required, that can be provided. If a gentle introduction to off-road riding is required, that can also be arranged. Both extremes are just as welcome and are catered for accordingly and effectively.

Before selecting a guided tour, we would firstly ensure that the needs and ability of the individual or group is established. We do that by listening to you and by using our local knowledge to provide a memorable and enjoyable tour.

We also have childrens´mountain bikes available for hire and our guided routes can be adapted to suit accordingly. As indicated, the safety of our clients is our key priority. This is why we are professionally qualified in mountain bike leadership and is also why we apply a maximum group size 8 people for our guided tours. Packed lunches are available on request.

What type of routes are available?
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For novice riders / families / children

We have a selection of routes that take in superb rural scenery and visit some traditional Alicante Mountain Biking villages. Terrain is usually on very quiet country lanes or level unsurfaced tracks. The trips are conducted at a comfortable and unhurried pace, and can be adapted to meet any specific needs. For example, for older children, we can incorporate some basic map reading instruction. Packed lunches can be provided upon request, or if preferred, we can stop at a bar or restaurant for lunch.

For more experienced riders

We have a selection of routes that are mainly on rocky trails or forest tracks. Distances vary from 30km to 60km. Most routes pass through at least one village where refreshments are available.

For more demanding riders

We have a number of routes that are predominantly off-road and take in high mountain terrain, often in quite remote country. Tracks are usually rocky and the routes involve a considerable amount of ascent and descent. Distances vary from approx. 40km to 70km.

Something a little different

We offer trips that combine a full day of mountain biking with a visit to the beautiful and historic town of Xativa (see “Where We Are”). The biking route can be varied and adapted to suit all abilities, whilst the visit to the town can include a stroll through the historic quarter or even a visit to the castle.

Alicante is a modern thriving city in the south of the Comunidad Valenciana, and the capital of Alicante province. Situated about 160 kms south of Valencia City, it is an important tourist centre, has a resident population of just less than 350,000 people, a busy and expanding airport and a port area frequently used by cruise ships and ferries as well as by a certain amount of commercial traffic. Foreign tourists coming to the Costa Blanca resorts will frequently use Alicante as their arrival point in the country, and transport links from the town are improving all the time, especially with the development of the railway network in the region.

The town itself is dominated by the Castle of Santa Barbara on top of Mount Benacantil, which also is home to El Ereta Park, running down from the castle to the old town. Indeed, Alicante has many fine parks, open spaces and walkways, the most famous being the Esplanada de España which is one of the loveliest tree-lined promenades in the entire country. On the other hand, if you are looking for more lively entertainment, Alicante has a wide selection of bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from, as well as beautiful beaches for that summer tan. If culture is more your thing, Alicante has a fine theatre (Teatro Principal) where concerts, dance, opera and other cultural festivals are staged. And of course no self-respecting Spanish town would deny itself its fair share of fiestas during the year, and Alicante is no exception. The main ones to look out for are the February carnivals, Easter processions, the Moors & Christians fiesta, and particularly the Bonfires of St John (Hogueras de San Juan). This takes place from June 20 – 29 and involves the burning of wooden and papier-mâché statues, fireworks competitions, flower offerings – pretty much all the ingredients to be found in the best Spanish fiestas!

So don’t just think of Alicante as the place on the destination board at your departure airport in the UK. With its fine hotels, interesting sights, a wide range of entertainment and beautiful beaches, Alicante really does have something to offer every holidaymaker thinking of coming to the Costa Blanca for some Alicante Mountain Biking.