Places in Alicante that you can not miss

If you’re an enthusiast who enjoys sightseeing with a good motorcycle tour and are looking for an exciting seaside adventure, Alicante is the perfect destination. This city on the east coast of Spain combines history, stunning beaches and a vibrant local culture that will leave you in awe. Here is a guide to explore Alicante by motorcycle and make the most of this unique experience.

Don’t you know our city? The corners of Alicante are unique, full of life and interesting history.

Are you planning to spend a few days in Alicante? Pay close attention to the following spots in Alicante that you can’t miss. You will enjoy the sun, culture and gastronomy of one of the best areas of the Mediterranean.

The corners of Alicante you can not miss

Among the corners of Alicante that you can not miss there are areas for walking, historical buildings and places where you can rest and recharge your batteries. We talk about the essential ones, although there are many more to discover:

  • Santa Bárbara Castle. The first thing you see when you approach Alicante by road is a huge castle on top of a hill. It is Santa Bárbara’s Castle and you can visit it. Start your motorcycle and head towards the emblematic Alicante Castle, located on top of the Benacantil mountain. Enjoy a thrilling climb and, upon arrival, you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. This historic castle is the perfect place to take breathtaking photos and the grandeur of the Mediterranean Sea as seen from the top of the castle is a unique experience. You can make a quick visit or spend the whole day in the surroundings of the fortification. You have toilets, restaurant, picnic area and a museum to visit. An experience to live with your partner, with your friends or with the whole family. Ah! And don’t forget to look for the «Cara del Moro» on the facade, see if you can find it!
  • Esplanade of Spain promenade: Ride down the hill to the “La Explanada” promenade. Ride your bike along this beautiful boulevard lined with palm trees and vibrant mosaics. Stop at one of the terraces to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine while watching life go by.
  • Postiguet Beach. One of the great advantages of Alicante is its proximity to the sea. From the city center you can walk to the Postiguet beach. It is not the most beautiful of the Alicante coast, but it has all the amenities of the city. As soon you can be shopping in the center as taking a bath in the Mediterranean.
  • Beach of San Juan. San Juan is a neighborhood on the outskirts of Alicante. Its beach is one of the best known in the whole region and is a favorite for tourists. If you are in the center and you have a motorcycle or a scooter, you will arrive in a very short time.
  • Port of Alicante. In addition to enjoying a pleasant walk, the Port of Alicante and its surroundings offers tourists the opportunity to taste the best cuisine in the area. There are terraces where you can enjoy a cold beer, as well as restaurants with fresh food and spectacular rice dishes.
  • Santa Cruz neighborhood. The Santa Cruz neighborhood is one of the most traditional areas of the city. In it time has stopped and you have the feeling of having returned to the past. Tranquility, white houses, narrow streets… the best way to imagine what life was like for the locals before the tourist boom and industrialization. Park your bike on the Rambla and explore the picturesque cobblestone streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. This charming neighborhood will captivate you with its colorful houses and unique atmosphere. Take your time to lose yourself in this labyrinth of narrow streets and discover Alicante’s best kept secrets.
  • MARQ Archaeological Museum. Take your bike to this wonderful gallery and immerse yourself in the rich history of the region at the Archaeological Museum of Alicante. Discover fascinating artifacts and interactive exhibits that will transport you into Alicante’s past. Be sure to check out their program for each season’s traveling exhibition.
  • Taste the local gastronomy. Take advantage of your visit to enjoy the delicious gastronomy of Alicante. Make a stop at the Central Market to taste fresh products and authentic local dishes, and don’t miss the opportunity to try paella and traditional rice dishes!
  • San Juan Bonfires Festival. If your visit coincides with the end of June, join the celebration of the Bonfires of San Juan and its mascletás. Experience the excitement of the bonfires, the fireworks and the festive joy that floods the streets of Alicante.
  • Guadalest mountain range. If you are looking for an adventure beyond the city, take an exciting motorcycle tour to the Guadalest Mountain Range National Park. Discover breathtaking landscapes and enjoy outdoor activities in this unique natural environment.

With its combination of history, beaches and culture, Alicante offers an unforgettable experience for motorcycle lovers. These are some of the favorite places for visitors to enjoy the city of Alicante to the fullest. Of course, there are many more, such as the Santa Maria’s basilica, the cathedral of San Nicolas de Bari, the neighborhood of San Roque… Don’t forget any of these corners of Alicante. Get ready for an exciting journey full of discoveries on two wheels!

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