Trekking tours are for anyone who isn´t into off roading but also not into road cycling. On these rides we use small roads where you normally wouldn´t go on a road bike and where you won´t encounter much traffic (except the odd farmer). They are perfect for family rides but also for anyone who is new to active cycling in Spain. It is one of the best ways to soak up the Spanish landscape and just enjoy the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
1. Sit back and enjoy the ride Route: Benitachell – Jávea - Jesús Pobre – Benitachell
A scenic ride with little altitude meters and therefore a great day trip for families or MTB novices. Or just to enjoy the scenery of the hinterland of the Costa Blanca.
This routes takes off from Benitachell, which is just ten minutes from Moraira. By departing from Benitachell we leave the more busy roads behind us which makes riding more safe and relaxed. From Benitachell we follow small roads down to the coast of Jávea. From there we follow smooth (gravel) roads to the stunning village of Jesús Pobre which lies at the foot of the Montgó mountain. Jesús Pobre has a 'Riurau', a construction (see photo) which is typical for the Marina Alta. Riuraus were used in the 18th and 19th century by farmers to dry their grapes and make raisins. After we´ve circled through this village we head back to our point of departure.
Distance: around 40 K
Duration: around 3-4 hrs (depending on fitness and breaks)
Climbing: 400 m
Technical level: low
Price: from € 29,50 (includes rental MTB (hardtail), helmet, water bottle, guided tour and bike insurance)
2. Get to know the "real Spain" Route: Benissa - Senija - Lliber - Jalón - Parcent - Murla - Benigembla - Alcalalí - Jalón - Benissa
The ´Vall de Pop´ or Jalón valley is a touristic gem. The beautiful landscape with picturesque villages scattered around is definitely worth a visit. And what better way to discover this than on the bike.
This ride takes you over small roads with little traffic. It is a perfect day out with friends or family because there is ample opportunity to take breaks and enjoy a good cup of coffee or a refreshing drink on one of the many terraces we´ll pass by.
Distance: 42 K
Duration: around 3-4 hrs (depending on breaks)
Climbing: 650 m
Technical level: low
Price: from € 34,50 (includes rental MTB (hardtail), helmet, water bottle, guided tour and bike insurance)