Downhill Bike Ride
The mountainous interior of north Costa Blanca is stunning, and one of the most thrilling ways of exploring its beauty is on a downhill bike ride. Benidorm is the most popular holiday destination on the Costa Blanca and it's easy to see why. With glorious sandy beaches, marine conservation areas and a dramatic backdrop of mountain ranges, adventure sports and activities feature highly on many tour operators itineraries. The port and marina are a mecca for water sports, and the steep winding roads through the mountains are a favourite choice for professional cyclists training for their upcoming racing season.
Castles & Canyons
Holidaymakers to the Costa Blanca needn't be as fit as a professional cyclist to enjoy the superb scenery and pure mountain air of the region, and riders of all ages and fitness levels can experience the thrill of swooping along steep windy roads on a downhill bike ride. Imagine covering 30 kilometres of road, passing ancient castles and traditional villages, gliding through valleys and gorges, breathing in crisp mountain air sweetened with the scent of orange blossom and enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow riders, all whilst effortlessly cruising downhill. Well, all this is possible when booking your activity with the professional team at Downhill Bike Ride who have been featured on popular channels such as ITV, BBC and GMTV.
Downhill Bike Ride Itinerary
Pick Up & Drop Off – The day's adventure takes about 6 hours and riders will be picked up at their accommodation in or near Benidorm at 09:30 and returned safe and sound around 16:00.
Morning Ride – Once all riders are on board the transport it's off into the mountains on an hour's drive to the summit of Mt. Aitana. On arrival riders are given their bikes and safety helmets, and after a safety briefing the thrills begin. The first leg of the journey takes in 9 kilometres of picturesque scenery with brief stops along the way for photo opportunities until reaching the Penaguila Village. Here the bikes are loaded up and riders are driven to the highest point of the trip for the second leg of the ride to the village of Alcoleja.
Lunch Break – From Alcoleja riders are driven to the popular Aitana Safari Park where lunch can be enjoyed in the safari's on-site restaurant (not included in the price) or riders can bring along their own packed lunch.
Afternoon Ride – It's all downhill from here on the last leg of the journey that takes in some of the best mountain views in the region, with photo stops along the way before passing the village of Sella and stopping in a local bar for a well earned drink and award ceremony. Yes, riders receive a certificate to celebrate their their 30 kilometre downhill bike ride and after everyone is suitably refreshed, it's in the vehicle for the journey back to Benidorm.