Spain is one of the most popular holiday countries in Europe. Spain has also been a popular destination for hiking trips for years. And that is not surprising, because in addition to a lot of sun, Spain offers you wonderful walking routes through impressive landscapes and villages.
Enjoy the delicious food and the relaxed atmosphere in this country.
Sagra also offers many signposted walking routes.
Spain has a wonderful and good walking climate
During your walking trips through Spain you enjoy pleasant temperatures in both spring and autumn, then it is wonderful to walk in Spain during these periods. During these periods, the temperatures are around 20 degrees. In the summer months it can sometimes be too hot for walking, but then you will certainly find that refreshing sea breeze on the coastline (12 km from Sagra).
Why hike in Spain?
Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe. About 24% of its surface is more than 1000 meters above sea level. The views are guaranteed.
It is home to a large number of beautiful nature reserves, such as the 15 national parks and the biosphere reserves. In fact, Spain is the country with the second largest biosphere reserves in the world.
Marjal Pego-Oliva Nature Reserve
The Marjal Pego-Olivia nature reserve is 10 kilometers from the B&B. There you can enjoy the wonderful nature, tranquility and environment.
The Marjal Pego-Oliva Nature Reserve is an extensive nature reserve bordered by the Mostalla, Segària and Migdia mountain ranges. This is an old lagoon that is separated from the sea by the vast dunes.
The crystal clear water floods the park and springs all kinds of springs and the Bullent y Molinell rivers, giving rise to spectacular landscapes.
The destination Sagra will probably not tell you so much, Calpe on the other hand is widely known as a beautiful cycling destination!
Calpe is surrounded by the Sierra de Aitana mountain range. According to experts, it is the most beautiful region on the Costa Blanca, with some well-known climbs such as the Coll de Rates, Port de Tudons and the Guadelest.
Calpe and the surrounding area has long been known as a cycling region par excellence where many professional cyclists, amateur cyclists and cyclists have traveled many kilometers of bicycles.
The region has a very extensive choice of bicycle networks ranging from slightly hilly to sturdy climbing. Calpe is also very popular with cyclists because of its ideal climate and beautiful road network.
During the tours you will pass through picturesque little villages and you can enjoy beautiful views.
Sagra, located a stone’s throw from the well-known Calpe (27 km) and Dénia (19 km), will be the base for exploring this great region. Benidorm is also a must by bike (46 km)!
Sagra offers you the perfect combination of village life and the quiet view of the countryside. Sagra is a small village in the interior and has its own bakery, butcher shop, pharmacy, municipal (outdoor) swimming pool, …
This way you can enjoy the peace and quiet after a day on the bike.
Whether it’s professional road cyclists who use the Costa Blanca of the North as a winter training center, or mountain bike enthusiasts on their way through the Sierra Nevada, Spain offers a wealth of interesting routes through breathtaking terrain.
Here are some things to keep in mind before you head on the popular cycle paths of Spain.
Choose your period
Spain can get super hot during the summer months (June to September). During this time, the mountains are the only place that is really suitable for cycling in Spain, or head to the cooler coastline.
At 12km from Sagra you can already find the cool sea breeze!
The weather starts to cool from September and in December it is “cold” in the north and center of the country until about February.
March to May is the best time of the year for cycling in Spain, with milder, warm weather throughout the country.
Be aware of safety risks
To a large extent, cycling in Spain is relatively safe, with well-marked routes and wide cycle paths on busier parts of popular cycling areas.
That said, it’s important to put safety first by always following the rules of the road and wearing a helmet. It is also a good idea to have an ID with you in the event of an accident.
Make sure you have your medical insurance details, your place of residence and important contact numbers with you.
Be economical with your packaging
Apart from the obvious essential cycling gear, such as cycling shorts, helmet, gloves and sunglasses, it is a good idea to bring the following items for extra comfort and performance:
– A good quality sunscreen product with a high protection factor;
– A slightly waterproof jacket in case of rain;
– A close-fitting jersey or synthetic top that won’t flap in the wind. It can be cold in the morning and the evening;
– At least two water bottles.
Choose the right bike for your destination
Cycling in Spain can mean losing yourself on a winding dirt road, exploring a rugged mountain pass, passing through a small town with light traffic and cobblestone streets or a well-paved urban road with wide cycle paths.
So the route you choose determines what type of bike you need.
Together with you we look at which bike is most suitable for your adventure. We also adjust the bike to your height, so that you avoid back complaints.
You can also bring your own bicycle (s), and there is room for this in the rooms.
Don’t leave the house without …
A tire repair kit and a small pump are essential, just like a spare inner tube. Cover the spare tire in baby powder to make sure it slides easily into your tire.