Almeria is a rural province with networks of small roads, little traffic and year-round sun which is why the professionals train here plus it's laid back with a fun twist which is why they love to stay here.
The beautifully wild and undeveloped coast is a succession of lovely beaches and quiet bays
Much of the interior is a National Park which has been used as a film location for countless movies from Lawrence of Arabia and the Spaghetti Westerns through Mad Max to the Game of Thrones.
Our routes will take you through this landscape of all year round sunshine and wonderful cycling roads.
Here's why cycling, cricket, golf and performance vehicle professionals come here
Sports - La Vuelta
La Vuelta 2017 passed through our area - here is the report on it from Cycling News.
"Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) claimed victory at Calar Alto after a stinging late attack to drop the major GC contenders. Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) did his best to bring back the Colombian but Lopez proved too strong on the day."
Sports - Performance Cars & Bikes
Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Ducati all use the area to road test their new models of cars and bikes every year so if you are cycling around don't be surprised to see blacked out prototypes just like the Car Magazine reader who reported seeing these two Mercedes SLS prototypes.
"The peaceful tranquility of a Sunday morning in the quaint village of Zurgena, Almeria, southern Spain was shattered by the deep burbling of, not one, but two heavily disguised Mercedes SLS prototypes creeping into the village square.
The locals didn't bat an eyelid as they sat at the cafe tables drinking their morning coffee. It is obviously a common sight to have exotic cars in the village, as two days earlier the same place was occupied by two Porsche Panameras."
towns & Villages
The 'county town' of Vera is a sleepy place which wakes on Saturdays for the market. Garrucha is the local port with fish restaurants round the quay. Mojacar is a small resort overlooked from the hills by ancient Mojacar Pueblo which is listed as one of ‘Los Pueblos Más Bonitos de España’, one of Spain's 'most beautiful villages'
Sports - Golf
There are three excellent golf courses within 15 minutes of our Beach Houses or our partner Marina Playa hotel.
For example the Indiana course at Desert Springs is the first desert course in Europe and has been built to full USGA specifications and the quality standards of these desert courses, now famous for the quality of golf that they offer. It presents unforgettable views, and golf of such a dramatic nature that it can be said to have taken not only desert golf, but also golf in general in this part of Spain to a new level of excellence.
Sports - Cricket
Desert Springs Resort, championship desert golf course 10 minutes drive from our Beach Houses has an ECB standard cricket ground and training facility with an eighteen (18) wicket square providing an all year round cricket facility which has hosted the England Cricket team Pre-Ashes Training Camp.
Visiting teams have included; Lancashire CCC, Sussex CCC, Glamorgan CCC, Middlesex CCC, Somerset CCC, Yorkshire CCC.
"The Desert Springs Cricket Ground and Academy provides a world-class year-round training environment in an ideal climate."
Sir Ian Botham, OBE
If you have the energy to party after your ride there are great bars and clubs along the resort beaches or if you just want to chill out our Beach Houses have good places you can stroll to.