Day 1: Arrival and Warm-Up Ride

  • Arrive in Calpe and get settled in your accommodation.
  • Take a short warm-up ride to get familiar with the area and stretch your legs after traveling.
  • Route suggestion: Benissa Coastal Route (35 km, mostly flat)

Day 2: Coll de Rates

  • Take on the classic Coll de Rates climb, known for its smooth road surface and stunning views.
  • Route suggestion: Calpe – Parcent – Coll de Rates (60 km, 900 m elevation gain)

Day 3: Rest Day or Sierra de Bernia

  • Take a day off to rest, explore Calpe or do some non-cycling activities.
  • Or, if you’re up for another challenge, take on the demanding Sierra de Bernia climb.
  • Route suggestion: Calpe – Altea – Sierra de Bernia (50 km, 1,200 m elevation gain)

Day 4: Puerto de Tudons

  • Take on another classic climb, Puerto de Tudons, which is considered one of the toughest climbs in the region.
  • Route suggestion: Calpe – Sella – Puerto de Tudons (70 km, 1,400 m elevation gain)

Day 5: Alto de Aitana

  • Save the best for last and take on the epic Alto de Aitana climb, which includes some of the most breathtaking views in the area.
  • Route suggestion: Calpe – Alcoleja – Alto de Aitana (100 km, 2,000 m elevation gain)

Day 6: Departure

  • Pack up and depart from Calpe, or extend your trip and explore more of the beautiful cycling routes in the region.

Of course, this is just a sample itinerary and you can adjust it to fit your own preferences and fitness level. You may also want to include some recovery days or shorter rides in between the more challenging ones. Either way, Calpe offers a wealth of cycling opportunities, and you’re sure to have a memorable trip.