People Cycling Rides

Gandia, Costa Blanca, Spain. Week 1.

This is a Cancelled Ride
Easy
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Peter South
Tour Dates
3/9/2024–3/16/2024
Start Location
Gandia, Spain
End Location
Gandia, Spain
Cost (est.)
$725 (USD + $50.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$60 (USD
Payment Due
12/30/2023
Tour Company
Travadell Cycling
Avg. Distance
30 mi / 48 km
Avg. Elevation
604 ft / 184 m
Ride Description

Vicki Cancelled Ride Per Peter's Instructions on 2.14.24 ~~~~ Gandia: Following the success of our rides in Denia, we are offering 2 separate weeks in Gandia, just up the coast. Gandia is a popular resort with Spanish and French citizens. The fabulous beach is home to professional beach volleyball teams, with many courts set out for training and matches. The area is generally flat, with mountains inland. Our hotel is just a few blocks from the 3km sandy beach, and there is an extensive promenade with shops and bars – a very pleasant afternoon stroll. 

Gandia has a port, which was once far more active and important than today, being the start point for the Gandia/Alcoy railway, now disused, which forms part of our 4 Lost Railways of Spain rides. The port area is less than a mile away and, from there you can walk out on the harbour wall.  

This ride is graded Easy, although there are a couple of stiff climbs, notably to the castle in Cullera. 

We will meet before dinner each evening in the hotel bar area to discuss each day's ride and generally have a chat. 

There are two separate weeks for this holiday. You can book either one, or both. 

March 9th to March 16th and/or March 16th to March 23rd, 2024.  

Ride rating: This holiday is rated Easy, although there are 2 notable climbs. The climb to Cullera castle is quite steep in plac… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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