Example of our 7 day

  Luxury cycling holiday

 

Day 1 - Arrive at your luxury accomodation

No.1 La Meseta or Castellon de Bedar

You are sure to receive a warm welcome by accommodation hosts Katie (No. 1 La Meseta) or Shane and Clare (Castellon Bedar) and be shown to your luxury boutique suite.  

 

Your cycle tops, any other additional kit/nutrition packs and bikes (if booked) will be waiting for you.

 

You will be visited by your cycle hosts/mechanics, Alan and Lewis, to complete any fine tuning and confirm the plans for the week ahead.

 

Dependent upon arrival time you will have dinner at No.1 La Meseta with your cycle group friends.

Day 2 - La Primera Carrera

737m elevation gain 

Day 3 - Big Sur 

Love the Climb -1134m elevation gain

Enjoy The Ride - 669m elevation gain

First ride of 28 miles with 2400ft of total ascent climbing to familiarise with the area and roads and resolve any minor tweaks to your bike. Your first oportunity to enjoy the stunning smooth roads and descent down from Bedar Pueblo (village) to the beautiful coastal resort of Mojacar and then stop for a coffee and take in stunning mountain and coastal views from the top of Mojacar Pueblo.  This is a modest route with the first half mainly downhill and then the short but challenging climb up to Mojacar Pueblo.  Once we've had a coffee, we head back up to Bedar and take on the beautiful climb back to the village where we return for homemade cake at No.1 La Meseta!

The Big Sur as this stunning coastal route is very reminiscent to the californian coastline of the same name.  Mountains one side, wide open ocean on the other with the undulating and quiet road clinging to the coastline and sun shimmering of the sea ... in short it is stunning and a pleasure to cycle.

We take a coffee break on the coast. For our Love the Climb riders they have an extra 20km and the climb back to Bedar to look forward to. The Enjoy the Ride riders wrap up in Mojacar after their circa 80KM ride, and take the short drive to Bedar where we all meet up again for lunch, cake and coffee  to reflect on a beautiful day of coastal riding. 

Day 4 - Kick back 'n' Relax - rest/free day

Day 5 - El Serpiente 

Love the Climb -1300m elevation gain

Enjoy The ride - 811m elevation gain

A free day to do as you please.  There is much to do in the village of Bedar. You could book in for a recovery Sports Massage to reward tired legs, take in a jewellery making class, pottery class, afternoon teas, yoga or pilates class or have a day out doing a jeep safari take in the many walking routes in and around Bedar.  

Alternatively, if you wish to simply chill, and have your own car (or cycle), then you could explore either the coastal restorts of Mojacar, Garrucha, Villaricos and the stunning Cabo de Gata. Or head inland to the mountains and take in stunning mountain drives and visit the beautiful town of Lubrin and beyond.  Our accomodation hosts will be able to arrange activities and give recommendations to meet your requirements.

El Serpiente or 'The Snake'  as this one has the stunning snaking route around the coast.  A  punchier ride along the southern coastline of Mojacar down to the Cabo de Gata.  We head in the opposite direction from Monday taking in the spectacular coastal descent down towards Carboneras, this is a truly stunning road to ride. We stop off for a coffee in the coastal town of Carboneras before returning to take on the two climbs from Carboneras and then Salpoma before a fast run in back to Mojacar where the Enjoy The Ride riders having completed circa 61KM will wrap up for the day before joining the Love The Climb riders back in Bedar, after their circa 85KM ride, for lunch, coffee and of course some home made cake!

Day 6 - Rest 'n' recover ... big day tomorrow! 

Rest day/free Day

A free day to do as you please.  There is much to do in the village of Bedar. You could book in for a recovery Sports Massage to reward tired legs, take in a jewellery making class, pottery class, afternoon teas, yoga or pilates class, jeep safari or take in the many walking routes in and around Bedar.  

Alternatively, if you wish to simply chill, and have your own car (or cycle), then you could explore either the coastal restorts of Mojacar, Garrucha, Villaricos and the stunning Cabo de Gata. Or head inland to the mountains and take in stunning mountain drives and visit the beautiful town of Lubrin and beyond.  Our accomodation hosts will be able to arrange activities and give recommendations to meet your requirements.

Day 7 - El Grande 

Love The Climb -1294M elevation gain 

Enjoy The Ride - 900m elevation gain

El Grande or the Big One, the iconic 14km climb of the mighty Alto De Velefique.  We have an early start and an approximate 35 minute drive to Tabernas, Europe's only desert, to take on the Velefique. Its stats are remarkably similar to Alpe de Huez, 14km of climbing, 17 hairpins, average 7.95% gradient (maximum 15%) sitting at 1860m high at the alto, no wonder it has featured in the Vuelta Espana twice. 

 

The Love the Climb riders will complete a round trip of 58KM setting off around 15km out from the main climb and it is steady climbing from there until you hit the foot of the climb where it begins in earnest to the top.  Our Enjoy The RIde riders will drive up to the foot of the main climb and set off from there completing a 28KM trip.  The main climb takes on average between an 1 hr - 2 hours dependent upon individual capability.

 

We will be with you all the way (including support vehicle) and make sure that you get there.  We then get to enjoy the awesome descent and fast return to our cars before heading back to Bedar for a well earned lunch and we finish off in the evening with our group BBQ & some cool beers to celebrate a week of awesome cycling, fantastic food and fun!

Adios ... goodbye ... return soon!

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end! It's time to return home after a week of awesome cycling, luxurious accomodation, fantastic food. Feeling refreshed, challenged and met new like minded friends.  We look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Bedar soon!

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