costa blanca routes out of denia

weeve Posts: 393
Anyone have some route recommendatoions - I emailed ciclocostablanca to see if I could buy theierrecommended routes but got no answer. I know the area a bit so have the abdet route stuff from the web but wondering if anyone has some specific route recommendations. Have a motor so can go inland to Pego etc, Will be there a 8 days at christmas. thanks


  • WARNING: I haven't done these routes myself. But I have a friend who goes to Javea each year, and these are typical of what he has talked about.

    From Pego, you have four different ways to get to Facheca and Famorca. Two heading West or South West, via Beniali or Val d'Ebo, and two heading South, via Castell de Castels or Tarbena (over the Col de Rates). Any combination is an excellent ride, I'm told.

    As I have a sister -in-law who lives in Javea, I'm hoping to try these out in the Spring myself.
  • ColinJ
    ColinJ Posts: 2,218
    I was going to suggest these three but someone has already put them on Bikely. They take in some of my favourite climbs such as the Tudons, Guadalest, Confrides and the Col de Rates.

    There are some other routes here.

    They sometimes get snow in those mountains in the winter so check the forecast before you set off, or be prepared to turn round. I've experienced freezing fog high up there even in mid-march. Mind you, I've spoken to other people who winter out there and sometimes it's really mild in the winter.

    I hope you have good weather when you go.

    PS My avatar picture was taken on the road between Tarbena and Castell de Castells which is on one of those Bikely routes.
  • These two routes (both around 100km with 1000m of climbing) are good, with the second being my favourite so far.

    Route #1: Denia - Orba - Parcent - Col de Rates - Tarbena - Castell de Castells - Benigembla - Parcent - Alcalili - Pedreguer - Denia

    Route #2: Denia - les Marines - la Marjal - Pego - Vall de Ebo - Alcala - Benirrama - Adsubia - Pego - la Marjal - les Marines - Denia
  • Fat Head
    Fat Head Posts: 765
    oi it's november and we have a whole winter to go, you should not be talking about places like this!

    seriously, i get out to the costa blanca at least once a year and love these roads!

    i did a very nice route starting in ibi, through tibi, round and up the font roja regional park climb, through xixona then back to will need to stick the bike in the car and drive a bit for this one but it had some seriously climbing....if you want a more detailed route overview let me know
  • weeve
    weeve Posts: 393
    thanks ...had a good time last year mbike training (apart from the knee surgery afterwards-dont ask) so hopefully will get good weather again this year