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Pedal Power: Mountain Biking in Torrevieja

5th November 2020

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Torrevieja and the surrounding Costa Blanca area is perfect for exploring by pedal power. Explore tracks on flatter ground towards the coast, or discover local hills and mountain trails a few miles inland. With terrain for cyclists of all abilities, this varied landscape is ideal for mountain biking. Cycle vibrant salt lakes, put yourself to the test on mountain tracks, and uncover the Costa Blanca beyond the beaches.

Boasting over 300 days of sunshine annually, Torrevieja offers brilliant conditions for cycling adventures. To beat the heat, visit the town outside of July-September when peak temperatures rise to 28-30 degrees. Alternatively, make the most of the region’s long light evenings. Enjoy sunshine and siestas during the hottest part of the day, then tour the local scenery on a bright morning ride, or spectacular evening cycle. In August, the sun sets at around 9pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the golden hour by bike.

Mountain bike hire in Torrevieja

There are a number of services which offer mountain bike rental in Torrevieja and the local area:

MTB Torrevieja

This company offers solid mountain bikes from brands including Orbea and Specialized, built for more rugged cycling. Their range also includes electric bikes. MTB Torrevieja offer bike delivery across the area, so you don’t need to worry about collection. If you’re looking for a mountain biking tour in the area, these are the go-to guys.

Classic Cycle Tours

Looking for a high-end road bike instead of a mountain bike? Classic Cycle Tours offer just that. Prices are higher (from €90-€125 for three days), but the quality of bicycle is higher. If you’re interested in touring, rather than mountain biking, these bikes will go the distance. The company has a depot in Torrevieja and offers bike delivery within a 30-mile radius of the town.

I Love Bike La Zenia

Located a 10-minute drive (or 25-minute bus) south of Torrevieja, this bike shop offers bikes for sale, as well as rental bikes. Their rental range includes city bikes, hydraulic mountain bikes, e-bikes, kids’ bikes, and even tandem bicycles. Rates vary between bicycles, from €7 to €25 per day.

Mountain bike trails in Torrevieja

Now you’ve sorted your wheels, it’s time to hit the road. Here are some trails to point you in the right direction:

Torrevieja – San Miguel de las Salinas – Rambla del Rio Seco – Torrevieja (37 miles)

Coastal paths, mountainous tracks and some technical mountain biking – this route has a little bit of everything (including some challenges)!

Torrevieja – Laguna de La Mata – El Moncayo –Recorral – Torrevieja (28 miles)

Enjoy the scenic salt lakes which lie just outside of Torrevieja, then begin a beautiful ascent up through Moncayo and Recorral on this brilliant route. You might even spot a wild boar!

Ruta del Parque de La Mata en Torrevieja (18 miles)

A shorter trail, ideal for less experienced cyclists, also including the magical salt lakes. In this area, you can often sight flamingos which make the pink and green lakes their home.

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Author: Holly

Holly was one of LosLocosBeach.com's resident writers, having posted on our blog about Torrevieja and the surrouding Costa Blanca area from 2016 to 2021 (and a one-off in 2022).

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