Calpe is preparing another year for the great cycling festival next Sunday, August 25th, with the arrival of the Vuelta a España.
On this occasion, the end of the second stage of the Spanish Tour, 199.6 kilometres between Benidorm and Calpe, will take place.
Cyclists reach Calpe via the Acceso Norte and follow Avenida Generalitat Valenciana, Ejércitos Españoles and Juan Carlos I towards Poble Nou de Benitatxell.
From there they return to Calpe, past the Avenida Juan Carlos I to Las Salinas, where the finish line is located.
There will be a top line-up again this year, as the participation of the winner of the Giro and Vuelta, Nairo Quintana and the current World Champion and winner of the Vuelta, Alejandro Valverde, has been confirmed among many others.
Calpe has hosted this event on previous occasions, the last time in 2016 when the penultimate stage, an individual time trial, finished here. This tour is a great promotion that will make it possible to promote the tourist attractions of the municipalities through which the tour passes, as the race will be broadcast in more than 150 countries.
To all this we must add that in recent years Calpe has become a destination chosen by professional teams in winter to prepare their season. They are attracted by the mild climate and the rich offer of hotels and thus help to reduce the dependence of the city of Calpe on summer tourism.
Roads closed or restricted to traffic:
- Avda. Pais Valencià (until Calle Lituania, lane in the direction of Playa de la Fossa)
- Avda. Ejércitos Españoles (from crossing with calle La Niña to Avda. Juan Carlos I)
- Avda. Juan Carlos I (both lanes)
· Calle Eslovenia
· Calle Eslovaquia
· Calle Estonia
· Calle Lituania
- Calle Rumania (up to the roundabout on Calle Polonia in the direction of Playa de la Fossa)
- Calle Polonia
- Calle Jávea (Parque Vuelta)
Access to the fishing port via Avda Europa is free for traffic.
During the whole day of 25 August, access to any place is guaranteed for the emergency services.
Saturday 24 August: after 8 p.m. you will no longer be able to park on the above-mentioned roads and the traffic on them will be restricted.
On August 25, from 7:00 a.m., traffic will be restricted until the end of the stage due to the construction work on the finish area:
- Ejércitos Españoles from the police station to the Rotonda del Maviro roundabout (Calpe exit towards Moraira).
- Avda. Juan Carlos I
- Calle Polonia and parallel road
It is recommended to drive along the Avda Rumanía and Avda Europe to the fishing port or to approach the area of Playa de la Fossa.
Parking is forbidden during assembly works and cyclists passing through. Parking is recommended on the following roads:
· Avda. Rumania
· Avda. Bulgaria,
· Avda. Europa,
. Surroundings of Puerto Pesquero (fishing port)
· Calle Benitaxell
· Calle Teulada
· Calle Austria
· Avda. Jaume I
· Calle Gibraltar