Mountain Biking Holiday
A mountain biking holiday will see you returning home fitter than when you started. For most, returning home after a holiday means back to sensible eating and drinking, and for some even a diet. Yes, we all tend to let our hair down when on vacation and do the sort of stuff that’s not really good for us in excess. Torrevieja is home to some excellent attractions and activities but the surrounding countryside is not very mountainous. Having said that there are some great mountain biking trails, but for some really challenging rides you need to head north.
Mountain Biking Holiday Location
For those who have experienced most of Torrevieja’s activities and fancy a new adventure, a mountain biking holiday may be just the thing. In northern Costa Blanca between Alicante and Valencia there are some superb mountain ranges. These are criss-crossed with hiking, horse riding and mountain biking trails. Mañana Mountain have been established since 2003 and their base near the charming village of Castell de Castells is the perfect setting for their mountain biking holiday. The village lies in stunning countryside 30 kilometres from Altea.
Mountain Biking Holiday Experience
Mañana Mountain is run by the highly qualified Gary and Sarah Neal. They both hold top level British qualifications in a number of adventurous outdoor pursuits. Testament to the success of their operation, Mañana Mountain has been featured in popular magazines such as Living Spain and What Mountain Bike. Their mountainside accommodation is featured in the popular guide book Charming Small Hotels. Completing the team is coach and guide Rob Wilson. Their mountain bike holiday is an all-inclusive 7 nights stay and various thrilling guided rides. They also offer a shorter long weekend holiday which is an all-inclusive 4 nights and guided rides.
Mountain Biking Holiday Accommodation
Mañana Mountain have two beautifully restored villas with en-suite rooms. Occupancy is based on two people sharing a room. Private occupancy is available at an extra charge. The houses have workshop and bike storage facilities. Meals are enjoyed together in one of the villas. There is also an in-house bar stocked with soft and re-hydration drinks, beer, wine and spirits. Breakfast is a very generous continental style. Lunches are well balanced and packed to enjoy during the day’s ride. Tea and cake is served after each ride and dinner is three courses including wine. One or two evening meals are enjoyed in a delightful local restaurant.
Mountain Biking Holiday Rides
There are well planned and adventurous guided rides each day of the holiday. Depending on flight departure times, it may be possible for a short ride on your day of departure. Riders need to have the ability and stamina to tackle all types of terrain. If you are unfit you will not enjoy your holiday and slow up the guides and other riders. Each day’s ride brings a new adventure and all trails have been chosen for their diversity. Riders will pass through mountain ridges, deep gorges, valleys, forest, dry river beds and the beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca. Along the way there will be rest and photo stops as well as a picturesque stop to enjoy lunch.
Mountain Biking Holiday Itinerary
- 7 nights bed & breakfast (based on two people sharing)
- 5/6 guided rides
- 5 packed lunches
- 5 evening meals
- Tea & cake after each day’s ride
- Well stocked bar (drink prices not included)
- Free WiFi
- Bike storage and workshop facilities
- Alicante airport transfers for 4 or more persons
- An extra charge is imposed for less than 4 persons or for travel to another airport
Mountain Biking Holiday Prices
The 4 night long weekend mountain bike holiday is basically the same itinerary. Price for the 7 night holiday is £595. Price for the 4 night holiday is £395. Prices do not include bikes and equipment. If you do not bring your own bike, Mañana Mountain have two models for hire. These are hardtail bikes for £95 per week and full suspension bikes for £195 per week.
Please note: prices and itineraries may be subject to change.
18 hole course, it’s cheap, they sell food and drink at good prices and you can watch the football (Spanish Teams mostly) some nights depending what games are on.