E-Bike through the Castle Route
Ride an e-bike along the Xixarra Trail. Visit the villages and castles of Villena, Biar and Castalla.
DurationApproximately 5 hours
Travel from Alicante to Villena for an approximate 45 minute drive together with your guide. Upon arrival to the starting point, receive a safety and informational briefing on the e-bikes, which are electric bikes propelled by both battery and human energy. The e-bikes provide a fun and ecologically friendly way to spend the day exploring.
Proceed along the Xixarra Trail, an old railway route now repurposed as a greenway. Visit the castle of Villena, the village’s well-known landmark and a lovely example of classic Arabic construction. Originally built in the 12th century, the castle was declared an Historic Artistic Monument in 1931, and granted further protection as a Property of Cultural Interest.
Next, visit the village of Biar, a bit of a climb at 2,000 feet above sea level. The castle in Biar also dates back to the 12th century, perched on a hilltop above the village. The castle reflects its Spanish and Muslim ancestry, and was designated a national monument in 1931.
Finally, visit charming Castalla and its impressive fortress hovering above. This 11th century Arabic castle is sprawled atop a hill, its imposing wall meant to forbid any unwanted intruders.
Along the way, enjoy the narrative and stories from your guide as you stop to take photos, recharge batteries, and grab refreshments.
Important Notes:Guests must be 12 years old to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. This excursion is not wheelchair accessible and is only suitable for those passengers in good physical condition. The weight limit for each guest is 220 pounds. Guests can expect to walk for 30 minutes over both paved ground and loose gravel, with slight slopes, and ride the bike for three hours. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable walking or sports shoes. Participants must be in good physical condition and are requested to provide sturdy footwear. Helmets are mandatory. Guests should be experienced bike riders and have recently ridden, or be confident on a bicycle. This excursion is weather dependent, and the order of sites visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended