Taller de bicis
Zona de lavado
Rutas en bici
The Albir Playa Hotel & SPA is located by the beach of El Albir (Alfaz del Pí), in the province of Alicante. A strategic enclave within the Costa Blanca to enjoy an average annual temperature of 18 C degrees and more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
Our modern and comfortable rooms will provide an unforgettable stay.
For an improved unique experience, we offer two restaurants highlighting the Mediterranean cuisine, an innovative SENSES SPA EXPERIENCES to relax, more than 1000 m2 of banqueting halls to celebrate all kinds of events and conventions and our swimming pool with a tropical garden.
At Albir Playa Hotel & SPA we love sports, that’s why we offer the best facilities and services for your cycling group. We have the most suitable services to satisfy all cycling needs. Bike wash, 4 bike boxes and a great Cycling Center will make your cycling stay an unforgettable experience. We have the great experience of hosting professional teams year after year. We are proud to have hosted in our facilities teams such as Trek, Lotto Jumbo, or more recently the Israel Start-up Nation.
In the Bike Station we have 3 bike boxes with capacity for 28 bikes and a Cycling Center with capacity for 60 bikes, providing a total of 4 bike storage areas.
We also have a massage area, laundry service, sports buffet and a street prepared to receive cyclist trucks with power and external water connection point.
The Costa Blanca on wheels is simply wonderful. Plan your routes to explore its corners by bike, feel the air and the sun while pedalling and seeing the green and blue landscapes of the Mediterranean. Moments in life that one does not forget. At Albir Playa Hotel & SPA we are waiting for you.
BIKE TOURING ROUTES AND IMPORTANT AREAS WITHIN THE DESTINATION
From the Costa Blanca Tourist Board the practice of cycling throughout the province is promoted through an official guide that recommends routes such as the Alto de Aitana, the Carrasqueta or the Coll de Rates. Apart from these, the most famous routes of the Costa Blanca are the following:
1. Route of the Montgó.
This route consists of cycling around the entire Montgó Natural Park. Starting from the Port of Jávea and ending in the neighbouring town of Dénia. Along the apx 26.5 kilometres’ itinerary, you will pass through low-transit areas that allow you to contemplate the most unknown side of Alicante’s province interior. The route passes by agricultural areas of great environmental value located along the massif while seeing the famous Montgó close by.
Technically considered an easy one, this route doesn’t include many slopes and it is estimated that it can be done in just over three hours. In order to return to the starting point it is recommended to take the boat that makes the route Denia-Javea from which you can enjoy the view over the beautiful cliffs of Cap de Sant Antoni.
2. Route Jijona – Puerto de la Carrasqueta.
This route, categorized as difficult by experts, is a constant ascent with large slope sections. After leaving Jijona, we cross the paths of the Font de Nutxes until we reach the urbanization of Penya Redona. This is the only easy section, as the ascent to the Carrasqueta comes right after. In order to reach the mountain top, the route takes you via a steep cobblestone path quite difficult to ride.
Once the Port of the Carrasqueta has been reached, it is possible to return by the same route or to continue through the Alto de la Marina if you feel like riding further. If you go for the latter option, you will have to descend and then climb back up to another difficult pass. The route is 32 kilometres long in total, which can be ridden in about four and a half hours and is only advisable to take on by professionals who know well the terrain.
3. Route Xirau – Xorret de Catí.
This route departs from the village of Xirau and is a constant ascending itinerary, except for the first 8 kilometres. It is a tough climb with dirt roads that have very steep sections. Once you reach Casas de Planises you have achieved one of the highest points of the route, from which you can appreciate Alicante’s mountain landscape.
The path that leads to the Xorret de Catí is the most difficult point of the route with fifteen meters of stones and rocks that make it difficult to ride a bike. Once you reach the top, just enjoy the view and the followed route. The complete itinerary is 29 kilometres long that can be done in just under three hours and is rated as moderate difficulty.
4. Route Calpe – Serra de l’Aixorta.
This route starts from the town of Calpe, famous in the cycling world thanks to the very interesting routes that can be done around it. This particular one is known for its hardness, but this is not because of its difficulty but because of its length: more than 77 kilometres and almost half of it is an ascent to the Sierra de Aixorta.
The first section of the route includes 36 km of fairly easy constant pedalling, from Calpe until we reach Castell de Castells. The second section takes us to a route through the mountains passing by the Guadalest reservoir and river, combining asphalt and dirt roads and making the route more enjoyable.
5. Route Benidorm – Port de Tudons.
This is a moderate difficulty itinerary which starts from Benidorm and rides towards the Port of Tudons, crossing areas such as Finestrat and Sella. Until you reach the Port of Tudons there are about 30 kilometres in constant but not too demanding ascent. The section between the Tangarina and Sella road is downhill, which allows you to get strength to finish the route.
It consists of almost 68 kilometres in total that combine climbs and descents accessible to any type of cyclist, as they are not too demanding. The route can be done in just over five hours and there is also the option of doing it on foot because the paths are quite accessible. It should be shortened in order to make it lighter.
- Air conditioning
- Bike rental
- Spa Wellnes Center
- Bike station
- Work station
- Half Board
- Mini Bar
- Full Board
- Swimming pool
- Bike routes
The Costa Blanca, and especially Altea, provides an ideal orography for the practice of this sport, mountain routes for all levels: from the most demanding professionals to those who simply enjoy a ride along the coast or in the mountains.
+30 cycling stages, +20º - 360 days a year, +1950m in only 20 km. Its offer ranges from flat roads close to the sea where the routes originate, to demanding mountain passes up to 1950 meters for the most experienced riders.