Benidorm, in the heart of Spain’s Costa Blanca, is one of our country’s most famous tourist destinations. Each year, it welcomes over 10 million visitors, who come to enjoy its beaches and privileged climate. For all these reasons, Spain’s major cycling race, La Vuelta, has made this city in the province of Alicante one its favourite locations. Benidorm has hosted three official starts (1964, 1987 and 2011), and a total of 23 stage starts and 17 finishes, with six stages being held entirely through its streets.
Calpe is another tourist jewel on the Costa Blanca. Its cuisine, climate and beaches make the town one of the area’s main attractions for visitors. One of Calpe’s landmarks is the huge rock formation called the Peñón de Ifach, which is a kilometre long and over 300 m high. In addition, Calpe’s terrain and warm climate make it one of the favourite winter destinations for cycling teams training for the upcoming season.