Etixx Quickstep, FDJ, AG2R, Garmin, BMC, GreenEdge, RadioShack and Astana have all based themselves out of Calpe in recent years. It is easy to see why. Perfect year round weather, endless empty roads and stunning climbs, all within a short flight from the UK. These are things we dream of as cyclists and Calpe has them all. Join us to escape the well trodden roads of Mallorca, Gran Canaria and Tenerife and enjoy Le Domestique’s Calpe Roads Less Ridden.

Our Calpe Roads Less Ridden three night package, combines the finest fully guided and supported riding available, with stunning 4* hotel accommodation at the professional team’s choice hotel, the Hotel Diamante Beach. Offering a choice of high spec twin or solo occupancy rooms with balconies, multiple swimming pools, incredible breakfasts and dinners and located within touching distance of the beach, there is no better place to base ourselves for a fully immersive professional team experience.

Car free roads, every type of climbing imaginable, incredible weather and some of the finest descending you could imagine are just some of the things that make Calpe so special.

We are sure you will feel the same way – like minded people having the time of their lives on their bikes.

“Massive thanks for such a hugely enjoyable trip”
Toby Castle – Calpe May 2016

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Dates & Prices

26 - 29 April 2018 £649pp Twin Occupancy £200pp Deposit BOOK NOW
26 - 29 April 2018 £799pp Solo Occupancy £300pp Deposit BOOK NOW

Itinerary

Day 1 - 71km - 1500m

The perfect warm up with a chance to open out the legs - we climb up to Gudalest before starting the signature descent of Calpe back down to the coast, with stunning coastal kilometres to finish the day.

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Day 2 - 135km - 3500m

A 3 Col day today starting with the icon of the region Colle de Rates (627m), we'll do the iconic side in due course but today we tackle the lesser known but equally challenging ascent, following with the Val de Ebo (500m) before heading along the coast finishing the day with the La Fustera (260m) before descending back into Calpe.

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Day 3 - 110-160km - 2500-3500m

Memories will be made on this ride, from riding the iconic Colle de Rates (627m) to the unknown Puerto de Tudons (1024m) and descending through gorges on perfect tarmac with minimal traffic , this is why we ride our bikes. A shorter loop can be offered to those wishing to reduce the distance.

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Day 4 - Return to Alicante

After a final breakfast we return to Alicante for the late morning flights home - with memories to make you the envy of all your riding buddies.

FAQ

  • What's Included?
    • Airport transfers to and from Alicante based on the transfer departing Alicante at 11.30am on the day off arrival and departing the hotel at 8.45am on the final day.
    • Three night’s accommodation at the luxury 4* Hotel Diamante Beach Spa in either a twin share or solo occupancy room. The Hotel Diamante Beach Spa has all the facilities you could possibly need, with three outdoor swimming pools, a large spa and gym.
    • Breakfasts and Dinners each day taken at the Hotel Diamante Beach Spa. The standard of food at the hotel is superb, with a huge range of breakfast options providing all the fuel you need for our planned riding, coupled with delicious dinner menus tailored to the professional and amateurs that base themselves out of the hotel. This is a far cry from standard hotel fair.
    • Fully guided and supported riding, with riders being accompanied by both an on the road guide rider and a fully equipped support vehicle which carries all your spare clothing and other items together with providing full refreshment stops and mechanical support. Our pro level supported riding service is known throughout the cycling tour world as the industry leader, ensuring that all our riders have to focus on is turning the pedals and soaking in the incredible atmosphere of the mountains surrounding Calpe.
    • A digital album of stunning photography to document your Le Domestique experience.
    • Full Package Travel Regulations compliant financial failure insurance coverage which protects the funds paid by you to Le Domestique Tours, ensuring peace of mind when booking with us.
    What's Not Included?
    • Lunches
    • Travel Insurance
    • Alcohol
    • Flights
    • Incidental expenses/purchases
  • Fitness and Gearing
    • While our Calpe Roads Less Ridden package is open to all and we hate to discourage anybody from joining us, the nature of the planned rides require all riders to be able to maintain an average speed of at least 22kph during the rides in order to ensure the group is able to finish within day light hours.
    • If you are at all concerned about your ability level please contact us – we aren’t macho/boastful and will?be happy to help you decide whether this is the right tour for you.
    • While some riders do tackle the climbs on a standard double chainset (53/39), we generally recommend that riders opt for a compact chainset (50/34), accompanied by a 27T or 28T rear cassette. This gives a good spread of gears to cover most eventualities and ensures that you have a low enough gear to keep the pedals turning. Some riders do utilise triple chainsets, however in many circumstances this does not provide a lower gear than the ratios suggested above.
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    The article that originally inspired Riley and Rob to tackle the epic backbone of this tour can be found below, with thanks to?Szymon Kotowski:

     

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