Costa Blanca, Spain

03/11/2018 @ 3:00 am – 07/11/2018 @ 11:45 pm

John at the top of the second 40m pitch

Mark, Stu and Darren at Los Cotos

Late autumn in Spain – the rock’s warm, the beer’s cold and the pool has had eight months to warm up. If you fancy a long weekend sport climbing in a T shirt in November, this is the trip for you! The Costa Blanca has dozens of crags with hundreds of routes. For more inspiration see

We’re going to drive to Gatwick to catch an early morning flight to Alicante, taking hand luggage for personal stuff and sharing the cost of hold luggage for climbing gear. We’ll collect a hire car (or more, depending on numbers) to drive up to our cottage/villa accommodation in the hills. We’ll stop en route to stock up at a supermarket and, if all goes to plan, we’ll arrive early enough for an afternoon’s climbing.

The following days will see us exploring mountain and coastal crags, perhaps including some long (40m+) and multi-pitch routes. One or two evenings we’ll eat out, the others we’ll combine skills and self-cater. On the last day we’ll get an evening flight back, meaning we’ll arrive home in the early hours.

Total cost for the trip (including BMC insurance – highly recommended) should be about £350.

Let me have questions and expressions of interest below. If you’re coming I’ll need £175 by 5 July so I can book the flights, transport and accommodation. I also need volunteers to take their car to Gatwick and/or to drive the hire car/s.

Organiser: John H

  1. John H
  2. Jon
  3. Hannah
  4. Matt
  5. Keith R
  6. Caron
  7. Corinne
  8. Mandy C
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8 Responses to Costa Blanca, Spain

  1. Matthew Lovesey says:

    I think it would be silly not to do this… count me in 🙂

  2. Caron says:

    Looks interesting. Not too sure about the early morning flights hee hee. Count me in 🙂

  3. Corinne says:

    I would like to come please. It sounds great. I have stayed at Parcent before. John can you email me your bank details to pay over the money. Is that the procedure? I don’t mind driving to Gatwick. Don’t think I would be great driving in Spain to be honest. email:

  4. Hannah says:

    I’m happy to drive in Spain if that helps.

  5. Mandy Chapman says:

    Do I have time to book on this too?

    • John Horton says:

      There’s still time – we’ve got space in the hire cars and accommodation! You’ll need to book Easyjet flight 8661 from Gatwick to Alicante at 07.25 on Saturday 3 November and flight 8668 from Alicante to Gatwick at 21.50 on Wednesday 7 November. The UK logistics have already been sorted so we’d have to meet at Gatwick at 05.30 on the 3rd. Let me know if you commit and I’ll add you to our WhatsApp group.

  6. Mandy Chapman says:

    I’ve booked both flights, let me know what else I need to pay for or organise please Thanks : )

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