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Top Adventure and Activity Holidays in Alicante

Paraglider flying over cliff by the sea in Santa Pola cape, Alicante, Spain

Alicante is a part of the world that’s proven enormously popular with UK holidaymakers. Sitting right in the middle of the sun-drenched Costa Blanca, it packs plenty of history, natural beauty, and opportunities to stretch your legs outdoors. It’s affordable, too, especially if you decide to book your airport transfers in advance.

If you’re looking for an active holiday, then it’s especially attractive. There are mountains, beaches, and water, all offering a different way to exert yourself. Let’s take a closer look.

Water sports

Most beaches in this part of Spain provide an opportunity to enjoy a little water sport. In some cases, you might be able to explore the ocean floor with the help of a snorkel. In others, you might be able to zip along the ocean floor with a parasail.


There are several distinct peaks near the city, each offering different degrees of challenge. Some will tax even experienced mountaineers; others are a lot more forgiving.

You’ll want to pick something out that’s appropriate to your abilities. Whichever you pick, you’ll benefit from stunning scenery and views, especially if you’re travelling at the right time of year.

If you’re going to be up in the mountains, then going slightly off-peak might be beneficial. Remember that it’s a lot more difficult to climb a mountain under blistering sunshine than it is during the Spring in Britain. 


Many professional cycling teams make the Costa Blanca region their training base. This is because it offers a wealth of different cycling routes, which run for many different lengths, and on many different gradients.

If you’d like a long challenge, for example, you might try a long circular route beginning in Calpe, which incorporates two of the region’s most famous hill climbs: the Port d’Ebo and the Coll de Rates. 


If you like hiking, then Alicante is sure to provide plenty in the way of challenge and entertainment. There are hundreds of hiking and running trails to explore, some of which might take you several weeks to get from one end to the other.

The Camino de Santiago de Sureste is arguably the longest, at around 496 miles. 

Naturally, to get the best out of a hiking holiday, you’ll want to make sure that you’re properly equipped. This means wearing supportive boots and socks to match. Those flip-flops you wear at the beach aren’t going to cut it!

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