I was looking for some early season riding in warmer weather. The ALS Cycling website offered everything I was looking for and extremely competitive prices.

Andy collected us from the airport and we immediately felt as though we'd known each other for years. After a short transfer and some invaluable orientation, we arrived at the accommodation and WOW! The villa and its location is absolutely stunning. Lorna greeted us and showed us to the apartment, which was beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

Andy finalised the adjustments for our bikes and after a light lunch we went for a ride to loosen off the legs. This was optional but it gave us a chance to get the feel of the cannondale bikes. These are too of the range and ideal for the challenges of Murcia. The terrain was a pleasant surprise. The roads are unbelievably quiet, with courteous traffic and a huge variety of routes. During the week we had different routes from the house each day and it was both perfect pre season training and a delight to explore a very well kept secret.

Although the week was all about cycling, the accommodation and location is perfect for non cyclists. It is so relaxing and tranquility is guaranteed with stunning scenery. The icing on the cake is the food. Andy is a top class, professionally trained chef and we wanted for nothing. He was able to cater for all tastes and dietary preferences. I cannot rate the ambience and all round experience enough. We will be back!

Richard Benbow,