Go-karting is a thrilling activity to enjoy during a holiday in Elche. Go-karts have come a long way since the first soap box karts of decades ago. Although hilarious soap box derby's and wacky races still entertain the crowds, the advance in petrol karts is huge. Professional karts range from nippy little 50cc engines to whopping 500cc engines. They have two stroke and four stroke class karts with either automatic or manual gearboxes. However, go-karting for the general public is wisely limited in the speed the karts can achieve and usually only offer automatic gearboxes.
Due to its famous and ancient palm groves, much of Elche City's gardens and parks are declared protected areas. This does not bode well for anyone hoping to open a go-karting track in the city centre where the noise and fuel pollution would just not be acceptable. The palms are a proud natural heritage of the city dating back centuries, and the town planners intend to keep them as pristine as possible. Petrol heads don't despair, there is a go-karting track on the outskirts of the city and a further two go-karting tracks within 40 minutes drive from Elche.
Elche Karting Club
Located on Carrer Algorfa on the edge of the Poligono Industrial Estate, Elche Karting Club is just a short drive from the city centre. This is a well run operation with a challenging track featuring several really tight hairpin bends. They offer three types of karts covering most age groups. These include their SR BI-Kart Biplaza, SJ1-Kart Junior and the super fast 270cc SR3. Drivers can test their skills on the track individually or as part of a thrilling race. Facilities at the track are excellent with the capacity for groups, celebrations and corporate events. As part of these events, Elche Karting Club can offer a full restaurant service or arrange tasty BBQ's.
Go-Karting in San Fulgencio
Located on the N-332 coastal road between Guardamar and La Marina, Go-Karts San Fulgencio is less than 30 minutes from Elche. It is easily reached from Elche city centre via the CV-853. This place has stood the test of time. Unfortunately it seems like some of the karts have too! Yes it could do with a bit of upgrading and new digital track time displays, but it's still great fun. The centre have different power karts for children and adults. The pity is, there is only the one kart track. This means because of the dangers involved, kids cannot share the track with adults. So, a bit of a wait needs to be endured but, no worries grab a drink or snack and watch the action.
Go-Karting in Orihuela Costa
Go-Karts Orihuela Costa are also located on the N-332 in the Orihuela Costa residential area of Punta Prima. The drive from Elche is a bit further but the rewards are worth it. These guys have really pulled out all the stops when it comes to equipment and facilities. They have two superb tracks. There is a larger one for teens and adults and smaller one for kids and juniors. The karts on offer include various engine capacities, kids karts, double karts and cute little quad bikes. The larger track is fast and challenging with the latest digital lap time display. Young ones can also enjoy an adventure playground. This has a pool with mini boats, bouncy castle and slide. The on-site restaurant serves drinks, snacks and meals, and has a super fun games arcade area.