What to Expect
We always start the ride with a quick briefing and equipment check, this ensures everyone knows what to expect and understands what lies ahead in terms of the route and climb profile for the day ahead. Your safety and enjoyment are important to us.
As a minimum we have a guide who will always accompany the group, with a wealth of local and cultural knowledge we want your ride to be sociable, pleasurable and interesting as possible. Group ride routes are planned to incorporate places of interest, the real rural Spain and of course cafe stops, allowing water bottle refreshment and a chance to enjoy the culture and atmosphere of Espana. For the more serious athletes and groups wanting training packages we invite guest lead riders who will work with you to meet your needs. See the Bios ......... link here.
In-essence all you are required to do is turn up pedal and ride your bike, we also have a GARMIN station for those that wish to down load and follow the routes.
If you require, we have a great selection of Cannondale road cycles for hire. Your bike will be pre-set to your measurements. Or bring your own. Either way, just turn up & ride!
For those that wish to explore the local area independently, unguided allows you to create your own adventures.
ALS cycling provides information boards, maps and local details to help you choose and plan suitable routes. Please note recovery is provided if required and will be dependent on distance and our availability - but we will come and get you if you cannot self assist.
Flying direct from the UK into Murcia-San Javier is your best option for shorter transfers. The airport is small yet modern and efficient; please note it is a popular destination for many nationalities it is served by many airlines, who offer generous discounts if flights are booked early. As an alternative but with a longer transfer Alicante airport can also be used. Both airports have multiple hire car companies for those guests who prefer to have their own transport during the stay.
Transfer - Once clear of baggage reclaim, look out for the driver holding an ALS Cycling sign he/she will direct you to your transport. On the odd occasion we may have to wait for flights and other guests to arrive, we try to keep this to a minimum in our planning. If you are required to wait there is a Costa Coffee bar, but we prefer to use the traditional Spanish café in front of departures. There is a free wifi service and its a great place to watch the world go by and relax. Our aim is to have you moving as quickly as possible. The transfer travel time to the villa from San Javier is 1 hour 10 mins and from Alicante 1 hour 40 mins.
Hire car - Generic for both airports. If you choose to use a hire car we recommend you book in advance, (see travel for links) we use Gold.... or Euro Car but there are others, during busy periods there can be queues, however the car hire desks are swift and professional. As you leave baggage reclaim take a trolley, the hire desks are located in front of you as you exit. Once the admin is sorted it’s a very short walk to collect the car, which ever company you have chosen there are very clear direction signs the desk hire will also direct you the collection points.
Secure Cycle Storage
With the rise in popularity of cycling, it’s becoming increasingly important to have somewhere safe to keep your bikes whilst you’re staying in your holiday home.
Whether it’s the kids' trikes, your own top-of-the-range carbon road bike or full-suspension mountain bike, it's good to be know they’re securely stored.
Our bike storage is located at the villa, which is in a very rural area, whist crime is almost at 0% we can never be to careful and we know keeping your pride and joy secure gives you piece of mind. There is plenty of room for the security of your own and hired equipment.
Cleaning and Maintenance
We offer cleaning and wash down facilities, maintenance tools and equipment is provided for your own use for any minor repairs. For more complex work we use a professional bike mechanic based in Cieva, labour and parts charges are raised for the use of this service.