This bike tour begins in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. It’s the home of beautiful beaches, paella, the traditional golden rice dish from Spain, and Las Fallas, the local festival with amazing fireworks. With plenty bike friendly streets and green parks, it’s a great city to explore on two wheels.
Outside of the city, the Mediterranean climate and the soil Valencia has the perfect terrain to produce Spanish oranges. There is nothing better than riding through the foot of the mountains and smelling the orange blossoms all around you while riding. This tour offers you a chance to reach the coast, visit small villages, and enjoy the calmness of nature surrounding you.
The route can be done by electric bike or a traditional touring bike. In Canet d’En Berenguer the Mediterranean Sea will be your skyline. Then, through trails, paths, and the famous greenway Ojos Negros, you ride through emblematic sites and charming villages in the interior of the Valencian Community.
It’s an easy tour for the regular cyclist that combines half of the tour on quiet secondary roads, and the other half on nice, clean, bike lanes. Stages are an average of 40km on flat terrain, without large climbs.
Day 1: Segorbe
Accommodation: Hotel Martín el Humano
The day begins with a pick up from your hotel, either booked on your own or we can offer an extra night in the tour. We will transfer you to Bétera to start the bike ride that will take us through Olocau to the Palancia river valley and Segorbe. The route will be along quiet mountian roads with green shrubbery. In Segorbe, we will give you time to visit the rich historical center, as it is the capital of the valley. The valley was created by the Palancia River which was the main means of trasportation between the plateau and the sea since prehistoric times. The valley creates a fertile soil granting the perfect place for fruits and other crops.
Day 2: Segorbe
Route: 45 km / 280m+
On day 2 you’ll take a loop around the Segorbe area and return to the same hotel, or according to availability we can put you up in a rural hotel very close to Segorbe (http://turismo.segorbe.es/historia/). The bike route begins on the Ojos Negros bike path. This is the longest bike path in Spain, and you’ll get to see the best section of it arriving in Jérica. Jérica still contains it’s Arab-style architecture, although it has been occupied by all civilizations since ancient history. It is definitely worth a visit. Aftwerwards, you continue on to the town of Viver where you can visit the local farm and learn more about the organic products they offer: Wine, oil, beans and nuts. Moving on, you’ll begin the descent of the valley through Novaliches, see the Regalejo reservoir and arrive at Navajas, a small town that stands out for the “waterfall of the bride”, a 60-meter natural waterfall. The town surprisingly is known for having some stately homes, as it was the residence of wealthy Valencian families, for having a favorable climate and good water.
Day 3: Val d’uxo
Route: 35 km / 271m+
Today you’ll cross the Espadán mountain range to Val d’Uixo to visit the San Juan caves, which are the longest navigable caves in Europe (http://www.covesdesantjosep.es). The route is not difficult and goes through a mountainous valley and a quiet road. Apart from the caves, Val d’Uixo has several monuments and a contemporary town feel.
Day 4: Puerto de Sagunto
Route: 26 km / 30m+
Today we reach the coast at Xilxes and the beach. You will ride along through orange groves and will stop to see a porcelain factory, the leading industry in Castellón. On the beach you can walk along the shore towards the south to find quiet beaches and orange groves. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the sea and the hotel pool, near Berenguer.
Day 5: Valencia (Alboraya)
Route: 36 km / 50m+
Today you start the day by heading towards the Port of Cante, to go up the Palancia river a bit and reach Sagunto. You can visit the historic center of this influencial fortress. Then, you will go through bike paths and rural roads with orange trees and rice fields. At the end you will arrive at the horchata museum and the hotel, a beautiful farmhouse that preserves the rural charm and comfort of a 4-star hotel.
Day 6: Departure
Route: 37 km / 65m+
On depatrue day you can leave your bikes at the hotel and take a taxi to Valencia city center (15 min) or to the airport (20 min). We can help you continue your journey. In Valencia you can visit the museums, ride a bike through the center or along the beach. Well worth another visit. https://www.visitvalencia.com/
Are you a food and wine lover with a passion for pedalling? This special bike tour will allow you to discover Valencia and Castellon, on a pure mediterranean bike tour
March to November