With its enviable year round climate, 300 days of sunshine and spectacularly mountainous interior, Spain's Costa Blanca has earned cult status amongst biking aficionados as one of the top short-haul cycling holiday escapes. Less then 30 kilometres from a bustling coastal scene, the quiet, unvisited mountain roads in the Marina Alta and Marina Baixa are a mecca for riders from all over Europe, providing limitless options of sinewy climbs, thrilling descents, awe-inspiring scenery with that perfect café con leche always awaiting in a traditional Spanish café or bar.
Classic Vuelta Espana passes - Puerto Tudons, Port de Benifallin, Coll de Rates
Enjoy the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere of Altea and Denia
Early and late in the season, Costa Blanca is perfect for road cycling
Budget flights to Alicante and excellent bike hire
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Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.
Combining adventure and cultural travel in such an expansive country as China can be a challenge but our friends at TanSuo Cultural Travel mastered it perfectly. Adventure Compass spoke to the agency’s director Na Wang about the latest trends in cultural travel in China.