For your perfect cycling escape. Stay inland from the Costa Blanca and be rewarded with breath taking rides, in year-round warm weather, with varied terrain to suit all riders. Home to perfect roads, a plethora of mountains and national parks, and the most climbs and routes in the whole Valencia and Alicante region.
Enjoy luxurious and spacious accommodation within the beautifully renovated 18th century country house. Located 1,5 kilometres from the historical town of Ontinyent, home of the natural Pou Clar lakes.
Perfectly located whether you’re looking to discover ancient castles and caves, fabulous local organic wines, or enjoy the authentic Valencian culture, cuisine and climate.
“Amazing roads with no traffic, fantastic views and a wide range of cycling terrains. There are long climbs, hard punchy climbs and beautiful rolling terrain. The Reconco was one of the toughest I have ridden, and I've done Ventoux and the Pyrenees!
After a day in the saddle the country house was a joy, beautifully maintained and set in gorgeous surroundings. Food was ready on our return, really tasty and perfect for recovery. To sit on the terrace, eat and chat about the days cycling whilst the Mediterranean breeze sifts through the pine trees and the sun sets behind the mountains is a perfect way to end a day.
After a week I feel like I have only scratched the surface of an amazing cycling location and am keen to go back!"
- Arthur Tye, Haute Route Ambassador
"The week in Ontinyent with the hosts at Escapar.cc, was unforgettable.
The riding conditions (In late October) were simply perfect - wonderfully smooth roads, very little traffic, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, and every bit of terrain you could hope for. You have really created a gem. Thank you so much!
Oh, and as a much-appreciated bonus: I am riding so much stronger back at home."
Christoph Pleitgen, Germany
Better than Denia and Calpe for sure!
Quieter roads with good options for flat, rolling or climbing rides and there's the beautiful Serra Mariola national park on the doorstep too! Great guiding through picturesque landscapes, towns and villages. Try the climb up to the Ermita Hermitage if you want a challenge on a par with the Cumbre del Sol - the former wins hands down for setting and views! There's something for everyone in this area.
David and Emmeline are the perfect hosts at Finca Casa Sanz. Great accommodation, in a great location. And there's the option to hire one of their bikes saving the faff of bringing your own.
I recommend the option of the post-ride meal: beautifully prepared and nutritionally spot on! Having switched to a plant-based diet they catered perfectly for my needs. The local restaurants are very good indeed too.
I guess the greatest compliment I can give is this: I'll definitely be going back!
- Simon Collins, Halesowen CC