Activities around Las Colinas Dreams
The Costa Blanca is a cycling region par excellence. You can do recreative cycling as well as racing or mountain biking. For recreational cycling, there are various possibilities in the area. Along the irrigation channel, which can be reached in La Fuente, you can cycle for 30 km in any direction, up to the reservoir at Orihuela or to Cartagena on the other side.
The great thing about the cycling or walking routes on the Orihuela Costa is that they take you between the mountains of salt and the salt lakes of Torrevieja. On the other side, you cycle along citrus orchards and fertile fields. The routes also run between the slopes and the golf courses. But also along the Mediterranean Sea, where you can enjoy the warm sea breeze while cycling. On your tour through the villages in the vicinity of Orihuela Costa you will discover the small villages of the interland.
Locally, there are some short routes laid out such as the Campoamor - La Zenia Route. This cycle route can be found in one of the new maps of Orihuela Costa. More info? Click Here.
Another possibility is the cycle path from Torrevieja to Mil Palmeras and further. There is a cycle path from Torrevieja South that runs alongside the N 332. It goes through Orihuela Costa, passing through its various neighbourhoods. It goes via Punta Prima, to La Flamenca, then to La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Campamor and Mil Palmeras.
Once you have arrived at Mil Palmeras, you can continue along the cycle path to Pilar de La Horada and reach Lo Pagan and the Mar Menor. At the Mar Menor, there is a cycle path that runs right along the Mar Menor. This cycle path will take you a while to complete: it is 60 kilometres long. Between Cabo Roig and Mil Palmeras it can be difficult for inexperienced cyclists because of the slopes, but otherwise the cycle path is flat.
Also at Embalse de la Pedrera you can make a ride of about 20 km around the reservoir. Keep in mind that there are some steep climbs and that there are a lot of motorcyclists on the road.
Rebate: if you want to extend this ride with some extra climbing, you can add a piece from Torremendo along the restaurant of Rebate.
Along the canal: if you prefer a flat road, you can cycle for dozens of kilometres next to the supply canals for the farmers. There is little or no traffic and, with a few exceptions, it is completely flat. As a starting point you can take the junction of the CV-945 with the CV-95 and head south.
By mountain bike: if you prefer off-road you can make a trip around the salt lake of La Mata. You start near the Lemon Tree Market to see the southern side of the salt lake and you finish at the lookout tower just off the CV-905 (at the junction with the CV-945 to Los Montesinos). More info? Click here
There are also many routes in WIKILOC and Bikemap applications.