Buckley Cycles Athlone
VAT Registration Number: 9649859R
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5 nights for €1000 - €20 per person per night based on 10 travelling or
7 nights for €1295 - €18.50 per person per night based on 10 travelling
Prices above include a self-catering basis for a group size between 2 and 10, route maps.
If the idea of a mixed activity holiday tailored around your needs appeals to you, we can deliver just that, along with over 300 days of sunshine each year, smooth, quiet roads and a beautifully restored farmhouse set in the tranquillity of the orange groves. Complete with a large swimming pool and restful gardens we can accommodate 10 people comfortably and if your group is larger, another villa is available close by. We are located on the south-east coast of Spain in the province of Valencia, with Gandia (our closest town) and beaches only a 5 minutes drive from the house.
Since 2009 we have welcomed cyclists and walkers of all levels from Ireland, the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Belgium and Spain to our area and we maintain that from September through to June it is the best place in Europe to enjoy cycling and walking. Don't take our word for it, you may just spot some of the professional cycling teams training here during the Winter months while out for a spin. Indeed the Spanish cycle race known as La Vuelta had cyclists finish Stage 18 of the race in Gandia in September 2016.
You simply tell us the type of holiday you want and we will deliver. With something to appeal to everyone don't worry if not everybody in your group wants to do the same thing.
Guests on a Cycling in Spain tour will enjoy a wonderful mix of mountains, valleys, sea views and warm sunshine all year round!
We have a large number of routes that have been carefully chosen to suit all levels of cyclists. Varying in length we take in everything from the very easy to the very challenging with great coffee shops and great scenery along the way.
If you fancy something leisurely, we can introduce you and your group to the easier flat routes which showcase the fantastic landscape, pretty pueblos, great tapas bars and quaint Spanish villages.
Put your climbing abilities to the test and come with your club for a full-on week of training. Challenge yourself riding on the same routes and under the same conditions as the professionals when they compete each year in the Tour of Valencia and La Vuelta. Experiencing the same climbs that professional riders have ridden on before really allows you to measure yourselves up against the pros especially in this modern day of Strava and other cycling apps and gives you an insight into the pro peloton scene. It must be noted that these hair-raising descents and punishing climbs require a good level of fitness and experience, however, we can provide a backup wagon in case it gets too tough.
With a distinctive, fully restored farmhouse with swimming pool nestled in the heart of the orange groves just outside Rafelcofer, we can accommodate 10 people comfortably and if your group is larger, another villa lies close by.
The house is just a three-minute walk from the beautiful Spanish town of Rafelcofer and a five-minute drive from the bustling towns of Oliva and Gandia.
This luxury property has been tastefully restored, retaining many of the original features including exposed stonework, archways and wooden beams.
The spacious ground floor consists of a fully fitted kitchen with large gas cooker, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a separate dining area just off the kitchen. On the ground floor are double and twin bedrooms with a shower room between. The lounge has a large TV, equipped with satellite and DVD player. It also contains a wooden stove, which provides a cosy atmosphere on cooler nights.
Double doors lead out to a large courtyard with BBQ and seating area. The second courtyard, which leads to a large swimming pool and garden area, has four storage rooms including bicycle storage and work area. Bordering the swimming pool you will find our orange trees and you are welcome to sample the fruit when in season.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and one twin room all of which contain fitted wardrobes. There are a full bathroom and large landing area. The front double bedroom leads out onto another large terrace area with views over the orange groves to the mountains.
There is full oil fired central heating in the house and ample parking at the front.
To book or to contact us for more information please call or email using the contact information on the right-hand side.
- Riding Style: Road Riding
- Rider Level: All Levels
- Distance Per Day: To Be Discussed
- We provide transport if required, both locally and to/from either Valencia or Alicante airports
- We provide detailed cycle routes and maps, with options to choose pan flat roads, mountainous terrain and everything in between. You can also have a guide to escort you if you wish and a back-up van if needed
- We provide various guided walks, including mountain, river bank, city and wildlife walks, with transport provided
- We can recommend the best restaurants where the locals dine and entertainment of your choosing, such as BBQ's, paella nights, music and Flamenco shows.
- Carbon road bikes and hybrids are available to hire.
With over 30 years of experience in the cycling trade, we at Buckley Cycles believe that cycling is a pastime everyone can enjoy. From people who want to be active and improve their health to budding racers, we cater for all levels. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a huge variety of products relating to all areas of cycling, catering for every need, including mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids and town bikes, children’s bikes and go karts. We also have a huge range of cycling equipment available, including clothing, accessories and helmets. Bikes are also available to hire from short to long term use and we would be more than happy to recommend popular cycling trails in and around both our outlets in Athlone and Tullamore.
Keen cyclists, our mechanics are always pleased to share their knowledge and experience with you to find out what best suits your cycling needs. We offer a quick and efficient Cycle to Work service and our staff are happy to explain how it works and to help you choose the right bike to suit your needs.
We are also the main sponsor of the Midland League Road Racing in which club riders from Shannonside Athlone, Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar, Tullamore TCTC, Wolftrap Birr, Portlaoise and Longford all take turns hosting and taking part. You can keep up to date with all the results and League standings on the website.