6-7 hours
Duration
Easy
Physicality
Sierra Aitana
Location
8+
Age
Jan – Dec
Dates
Explore Spain’s rugged Costa Blanca Mountains on “The Downhill Bike Ride” while gliding downhill for at least 30 kilometers on a bicycle. At the beginning you hop into a minivan and take a journey to the highest mountain of the Costa Blanca – the Aitana Mountain Range.
On arrival, pull on your helmet and hit the road! Spin down mountain roads to the villages of Penaguila and Alcoleja. Admire sweeping views inland and over the coast to the Spanish shoreline.
In the afternoon, wild animals will be waiting for you while you roll into Sella or beyond. After all, enjoy a refreshing drink in a local bar before you hop back into the minivan for the journey back to your accommodation.

DEPARTURE/RETURN
LOCATION

Hotels & Apartments in Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Altea, Albir, L’Alfaz del Pi, La Nucia and Finestrat .

Pick-up for groups outside this area available. Please, contact us for pick-up / meeting options from Alicante, Calpe or other areas of the Costa Blanca.

DEPARTURE TIME

10:00 am (+/- 45 minutes)

RETURN TIME

Approx. 4:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, closed shoes (no flip flops or sandals), light jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Local Guides Water Bicycle & Safety Equipment
Insurance All transports
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch – You can bring a packed lunch instead.
Drinks after the bike ride
LANGUAGES
English | Español | Deutsch | Nederlands

“The Downhill Bike Ride” is suitable for all ages. Therefore, you don’t have to be an experienced cyclist. Many guests have not ridden a bike for decades.

All of the equipment is supplied. However, it is best if you wear sensible shoes and leave the flip-flops for the beach and the heels for the nights out.

You will be transported uphill by mini bus and then ride downhill all the way. However, you can cycle as much or as little as you like. The mini bus will always be there for you.

1

09.30 AM – 10.00 AM: Pick-Up

  • Pick up at your accommodation in or near to Benidorm.
2

10.00 AM – 11.00 AM: Transport & Bicycle Testing

  • A 45-60 minutes drive into the mountains to our base at Safari Aitana where you’ll be fitted with a safety helmet, receive a detailed safety talk and be allocated a bike. Please, test ride the bicycle prior to departure to get used to the bicycle.
3

11.00 AM – 01.00 PM: 15 Kilometers of Downhill Cycling

  • The first bike ride takes you to the village of Penaguila stopping on the way to ensure your comfort. Have a drink of fresh spring water while the bikes are loaded onto the trailer.
  • Another downhill glide from the highest point of the ride into the village of Alcoleja.
4

12:45 PM – 2.00 PM: Meals

  • Lunch at Safari Aitana or in a local village. The lunch is not included in the price. You can bring a packed lunch or order lunch at the Safari Park / a local bar. The lunch is between 6-11 € incl. one drink per person.
5

2.00 PM – 3.00 PM: Ca. 15 Kilometers of Downhill Cycling

  • The afternoon ride leads you past the village of Sella where the bike ride ends.
6

3.00 PM – 3.30 PM: Refreshments

  • Into a local bar for a beverage to celebrate your achievement and receive your certificate as proof that you’ve ridden at least 30 kilometers through the mountains of the Costa Blanca.
7

3.30 PM – 4.00 PM: Return Journey

The Downhill Bike Ride
Superb Views
The Downhill Bike Ride
Mountain villages
Walking Costa Blanca

Tour Reviews

4.76 based on 18 reviews
June 25, 2020

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September 16, 2021

Very good service, friendly tour guide, amazing experience

Went on the bike ride with my dad and friend, we enjoyed it a lot, the tour guide was extremely friendly and made the tour very enjoyable for us. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to do a good quality bike ride in Spain.

September 27, 2021

Fantastic day out, thoroughly enjoyed it, door to door service with a very professional team ( Tony and Jep) well done lads .
Highly recommend .

September 27, 2021

Thanks a lot, Colin. It was a pleasure to meeting you.

September 27, 2021

Wij hebben een onwijs gezellige dag gehad !.
Heerlijk naar beneden fietsen met prachtig uitzicht over de bergen en zee. Echt een hele andere kijk op dit prachtige land. Een perfect georganiseerd en zorgeloos dagje uit met leuke gidsen, echt een aanrader. Tot de volgende keer !

September 27, 2021

Hartelijk bedankt. We zijn blij dat jij en je vriend genoten hebben van het dagje uit met ons. Tot ziens.

February 10, 2022

Took tour on 4th Feb 2022.
This is an excellent adventure that is far more than just downhill cycling ! You get to see the beautiful Mountains and scenery (and the odd Tiger and Elephant !) with 2 guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area.
I had not ridden a bicycle for a number of years but this was not an issue. Clear instruction given and the routes were designed to gradually increase your confidence.
We travelled circa 25 miles / 40 km and i was not tired or saddle sore at the end.
Tony and Kris were a pleasure to spend the day with. Tony even put up with all my friends bad jokes !
I can highly recommend this tour. We were a group who wanted to get out of Benidorm for the day and this activity was perfect.
Thank you

February 11, 2022

Thanks a lot for your review, Neil. It was a pleasure to meeting you and your friends. The so called “bad” jokes made it a rememberable day for us, too. 🙂

April 29, 2022

Great day out. The views were magnificent and we were really well looked after from start to finish. Unreservedly recommend this for the biker who likes an easy time.

April 30, 2022

Thanks a lot for your review and recommendation, Peter. 🙂

June 29, 2022

Had a fabulous day today on the Down Hill Bike Ride today. Great tour through some amazing villages with wonderful views with friendly and supportive guides . Strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to do something a bit different and ditch the sun lounger. Suitable for any level of cyclists ! History of the surrounding area a great bonus.

June 29, 2022

Thanks a lot, Dianne. We are happy that you’ve enjoyed the day out with us. 😀

September 27, 2022

Great day of cycling down the mountain, together with twice Tonny.
A day we will remember for a long Time.
10 happy old men from Denmark

October 9, 2022

Thanks so much for your review, Niels. We are happy that you’ve enjoyed the day out with us. 🙂

September 28, 2022

Fantastic day cycling down the mountain in the company of Tonni and Tonni. Everyone in our group of 10 men was excited and happy to have had this experience. We can highly recommend others to spend a day on this.

October 9, 2022

Dear Niels, thanks a lot for your review and recommendation. We as well enjoyed having you and your friends from Denmark on our bike ride! 🙂

October 4, 2022

We had intended to do our adventure two years ago but the Covid outbreak put a stop to that. Fortunately on September, 2022 we managed to tackle the bike ride. My mate Graham and I were not disappointed. Everything was so well organised, and with five other people we had a wonderful time. At the grand old age of 84 I wasn’t out of my comfort zone surprisingly, and would encourage anyone interested to give it a try. You will not regret it. I’m hoping to go back again sometime.

October 9, 2022

Thanks a lot for your comment and encouragement, Brian. We are happy that you’ve enjoyed the day out with us and hope to see you again another time. 🙂

April 6, 2023

We had an absolutely fantastic day on the downhill ride with Tony and Tony. It was a truly exhilarating experience with stunning scenery and a real sense of achievement at the end. Our fellow riders were a friendly bunch of mixed ages and nationalities. Tony’s knowledge of the area was an added bonus and we were well looked after throughout the day.
If you’re worried about your age, fitness levels or anything else, don’t be! Book your adventure now and you won’t regret it! I’m happy to say there were no aches or pains the next day!
Looking forward to joining Tony again for the Caminito del Rey of the Costa Blanca walk in 2 months time.
Thank you for a fabulous experience!
Nicole and Simon

April 7, 2023

Thanks a lot for your review, Nicole. We are happy that you’ve enjoyed our excursion. See you next time on one of our walks.

May 26, 2023

We had a fantastic bike ride – the scenery, the ride and the guides were all really great. I highly recommend this trip – for anyone! It was a nice way to see some beautiful scenery and enjoy beautiful Spain.

May 28, 2023

Thanks so much for your review, Jeni. It was a pleasure to meeting you and your family. 🙂

June 22, 2023

I had a fabulous day with this bike ride. The scenery was amazing and the tour guide looked after us so well. Would highly recommend it to everyone. Will do this again next time I’m in the area.

June 26, 2023

Thanks Karen for the review it was a great day spent with you and the rest of the ride.

July 9, 2023

Myself and my friends did this bike ride a few years ago and we had a great day.the scenery is stunning and the ride really easy and the guides really informative (beware of the water pump trick in the village 🥴)I would have no hesitation in booking this trip again ..

July 9, 2023

Thanks a lot for your review and recommendation, Ian. It was a pleasure having you on our excursion.

October 14, 2023

We had a very nice day enjoyed very much and we will do it again. Highly recommended!

October 15, 2023

Thanks a lot for your review and recommendation, Wilco! 🙂

November 12, 2023

took part on the bike ride on 8th november 2023,what a great experience,fantastic people that organise it,anyone going to benidorm i would fully recommend it

November 12, 2023

Thanks a lot for your recommendation, Kevin! 🙂

November 27, 2023

Great time last Saturday. Very enjoyable, professional and great trip. Would love to do again in a few months!!!

December 1, 2023

Thanks a lot for your review. We are happy that you’ve enjoyed the day with us. Hope to seeing you again soon.

December 28, 2023

My husband and I had a fabulous downhill bike ride with Kris and Adam as our guide. Helmets, gloves and optional warm jackets were provided on the day. The trip is extremely well organised. We were picked up from our hotel and returned there later too. We had a choice of lunch options and our group of 6 chose tapas at a local bar/restaurant organised by Kris. Great choice and good company. Adam was very knowledgeable and made regular stops on route to explain our surroundings and wonderful views. I’m an inexperienced and rusty bike rider and I enjoyed the whole experience immensely.
Well done Adam and Kris, we have recommended this to people we’ve met on holiday and will continue to spread the word.
Thanks again
Maggie and Keith 😊

December 28, 2023

Thanks so much for your nice review and description of your day out with us. We are happy that you’ve enjoyed the day! 🙂

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