Altea and bikes
The bicycle, both road and recreational cycling, is perfect to know the secrets of Altea and surroundings.
Ports, beaches, magical paths and ideal cycling infrastructures … Make Altea an ideal place to practice this sport. To this is added the number of options that we can find in Altea in terms of leisure… Mediterranean cuisine with a variety of restaurants, cultural proposals very successful for all ages and water sports to get into the sea.
If you are looking for accommodation, in Altea you can find from comfortable campsites to aparthotels and 5 star hotels. If you come, you cannot stop visiting the old town, the beaches or live their parties intensely.
To walk around Altea, you have recreational cycling options with an innovative public bicycle system. This initiative promotes efficient and healthy transportation in the city, contributing to a more sustainable journey.
The Town hall launched this plan to reduce the use of private vehicles and enhance non-motorized means of transport.
With no doubt it is a perfect option to enjoy the streets and walks of Altea contributing to reduce pollution and respecting the environment.
ALTEA – CASTELL DE GUADALEST
This route is about 130 km. and more than 2,600 m. of accumulated positive slope and considered as hard.
We will know the climb to the Coll de Rates (2ªCat) for its classical slope, but before we will enter the interior of the province where we will see different landscapes and enjoy endless climbs.
We can start our route in the center of Altea. We start climbing from the beginning, so it is better to reserve and not force the first kilometers.
We will take the Avenida de La Nucía, which connects with the CV-760, a road that we will not leave until we reach La Nucía, where we will take the CV-715 towards Polop to bypass the town until we reach Callosa d’En Sarrià.
Here we start the almost constant climb of about 25 km in length until we reach the Alto de Confrides (960m 3ªCat.). Until we get here we will have a first segment through the Guadalest Valley, practically following the path of the river that takes us to the beautiful town of Castell de Guadalest. If we decide to stop, as soon as we cross the arch that gives us access to the Castillo de San José, we will enjoy spectacular views.
You can find out in detail many more routes here and in the Tourist Info of Altea. If you are in Altea and need material to continue with your route, in CronoBike or Cicles Alvado, you will find everything you need.