Guest Comments

Here are some comments made by recent visitors to our houses in Abdet

February 2009

We enjoyed the vuelta de serella, fabulous roads, like a cycling equivalent of a groomed piste! Also the almond blossomed terraces and the sunny skies were a welcome change from the UK.

We also did a ride to Sella for lunch and then came back up over the Pueto Tudons having spent the 12km going downhill thinking "I'll never get back up this!"

Great place, Jo and Fergus


February 2009 - Cycling Weekly

Finding the perfect location close to transport links and the terrain needed for a cycling photo shoot is always a challenge.  Tom’s villas in Abdet tick all the boxes - only an hour from Alicante airport, in the middle of mountains, outstanding views down to the coast and spacious interior. 

Cycling Weekly’s Health & Fitness magazine based themselves at number 19 for a week to shoot the upcoming spring issue.  Tom was fantastic with the organisation, accommodating our last minute change of plans and extending our stay.  The villa was spacious, with plenty of amenities and space for all our kit, bikes and photographic equipment.

The cycling in the surrounding region offered spectacular terrain and views, making capturing the perfect shoots a pleasure.  Every time the models pushed out the door there was another hairpin to whiz down or a mountain to challenge on.  Check out the report here at or pick up the latest spring issue of Health & Fitness on sale at the end of February 2009. 

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February 2009

A fantastic and easy escape for a weekend of biking. Great scenery, trails, blue sky and fresh air. Thanks Tom and hope to come back for more sometime !

Richard Sinclair

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Other Comments

"Gorgeous place. Had a fantastic time, thank you."      
Mike, Sheffield

"Great spot and we'll definately stay again... Got some good routes in. Sella as always immaculate bolted routes, but most memorable probably trad routes on Toix Sea Cliffs (Mystery tour) and Cordoba multi pitch routes. Next visit more trad big routes and mountain biking."     
Chas, Belper

" We had a great time and will be back sometime, especially with more stuff on the doorstep. 2 weeks is definitely a minimum though."    
Miranda, Banchory

"We had a great time thanks. Lots of new development on the Guadalest crags, some excellent routes upto about 7a/b on the right hand crag accessed through the village. Some of the best road biking I've done - Cheers."      Darran, Matlock

"Hi there, and thank you for a fantastic stay. Your house, it's location, the weather, the climbing and our friendly host Dan were all excellent. Hope to do it all again soon, maybe then with some of my more extreme friends as I see the possibilities are endless for all sorts of adrenaline fixes. By the way. If you haven't already tried to walk the river bed from Guadalest to Abdet with a dog after dark - don't."     
Big smile, Eivind, Doria and Romeo, Madrid

"We all had a really good time climbing at Toix, Sella, Guadalest, Abdet and Reconco. It was I must stress really good to be in a Spanish village and to be able to retreat from the chaos at the coast every night, we had a great holiday and will no hesitate to recommend Abdet to others."      
Jonathan, Kendal

"Thanks for everything.  The house is lovely, as is the village"     
A Wintcher - USA

"Thanks for everything. Our stay at your pretty house was great. We loved it and there is something very tranquil and serene about your villa, Abdet is beautiful and the food at the local restaurant was great. So thanks again and I hope to be back at your place very soon. "      
Dee - London

"Our stay in Abdet was very enjoyable -the riding was awesome. I definitely want to come back and bring my kids and stay a little longer"     
Stacy - Colorado

"We had a wonderful time, location was excellent and just perfect to wind down as well as get walking"     Tony - Ireland

"We had a cracking time, great accommodation, great location and most importantly great climbing, we hope to return soon!" - Mike - Newcastle

"Had a wonderful time. House was very homely and we settled in straight away. Sue's son said that he liked it there as it was just like home!  Amazing views and scenery. We found and used all the local pools as well as the nearby barranco. Got to know the locals at the bread and fruit van. We went on the coastal train and visited Calpe and Altea as well as Guadalest and the waterfalls. We had a brilliant time and would like to return when the weather is a bit cooler to do some more walking"
Sue and Dave - Leicester

On teh Costa Blanca Way - Approaching Abdet"The scenery is awesome and the Guadalest Valley is really spectacular! I can see why so many British expats are enjoying their sunny lifestyle in the Costa Blanca region! The Costa Blanca Way is a fabulous "creation," mixing surfaced roads with old mozarabic and mule tracks, we started in Val d-Ebo and made our way to Abdet, so we covered a good bit of ground in a few short days" 
Jeri - California



"This is a pearl! What an unexpectedly lovely find! A treasure! Since I booked just from information on the website, I wasn’t sure if reality would measure up to my imagination. But the house is much nicer, with more character, decorated in better taste and in better condition than I expected, and the high expectations I had for the beautiful Sierra Serella were more than met. Wonderful surprises like the beautiful, fresh air after the blinding August heat at the coast, fantastic swimming in mountain cascades, gorging onesself on blackberries and figs along the way, and the superb sunset from Confrides castle are some of my most pleasant memories.

I wish I’d booked an extra week, and am already planning my next trip! Of course, all my friends are hearing about it too, so poor Tom and Barbara are sure to be soon swamped with visitors!   Thanks again for everything! See you soon!"
Karen Rae Bone Hobøl, Norway

"We stayed for a week in Abdet and spent a day climbing here but could easily have climbed for several more. Fantastic rock quality, lovely well bolted single pitch routes and an amazing setting. Well worth a visit "
Andy - UK

"The climbing was superb – on pristine rock with solid shiny new bolts – all to ourselves. Too much to do and not enough time to do it. We ventured up to the Serrella Slab on a bakingly hot day. What a place, what a route – only managed to top-rope it though.(photo below) A bit too intimidating to try a lead!."
Ian - Scotland

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"The trip was awsome. We climbed everyday, just had a break during the middle of the day as the temperature was a little to much (July). Thanks very much for the appartment. the place was amazing. Everyone was blown away at how nice the place was. We ended up climbing mainly locally. The routes at Guadalest were really cool and fresh. There was still friction on the limestone. Where as Sella alot of the routes were really polished.
Dave - Glossop

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