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Spain - The Best of the Valencia Region Bicycle Tour (2022)

SPAIN - The Best of the Valencia Region Bicycle Tour   7 days and 6 nights' accommodation Our operator has endeavoured to offer the highest comfort possible in carefully selected: 3*** and 4**** hotels, charming rural houses or farmsteads and with breakfast buffet style or substantial breakfast. Welcome meeting and detailed tour documentation including maps of the tour, route description, points of interest (in English, Italian, French and German) is provided as well as luggage transfer service between your accommodations. And GPS with the tracks is also available. Local assistance on call from 9 am to 6 pm daily. This easy 221 -288 km route has been designed to take advantage, as far as possible, of downhill slopes along valleys that start in the interior and wind their way towards coastal plains and the sea. The route hence does not demand a high level of fitness; notwithstanding this, we have different alternatives that can either shorten or lengthen a day’s ride. Two thirds of the route goes along the former railway line which is traffic free. For the others we have chosen small quiet roads where cars are seldom seen.  Suitable for most riders and ages. The travel season is Sundays from February 2 – December 19, 2020 (except July 27 – August 22). Daily distances from about 40 to 64 km per day. Welcome to this land of contrasts; of wine and oranges; olives and almonds; rivers and sea; city and hamlets; rugged mountain and green valley; orchard and pine tree; modernity and history; religion and secularity, but above all, of sunshine and tradition. Feel the pulse of the region's great city, and step back in time to the echoes of lost ages and cultures as you step outside its walls. Your pedals will propel you gently into a world that few know or ever explore, peopled by a fiercely proud and hospitable race. So, what are you waiting for? Let the adventure begin... Starting Sax, crowned by its brooding 12th century castle and steeped in history. As you explore the old quarter, you’ll notice the unmistakeable Arabic influence in the layout of the streets and alleyways. You can wander around its old quarter with its maze of narrow streets and discover, at your leisure, many quaint squares and churches. And you will reach Valencia, the port city lies on Spain’s southeastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. Valencia also has several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetlands reserve with a lake and walking trails. You’ll explore the formidable old quarter with its cathedral and central market – a cathedral of a market, indeed! Not to be missed are the narrow streets and squares that offer so many kinds of cafés, bars and restaurants. The lovers of good food will be pleased. The city’s nightlife is also famous.

For more information on this tour, please download the PDF. We also offer this tour with shorter distances for those wanting to use hybrid bikes. Many other cycling and walking tours (including the Camino) are available in Spain. Please let us know what you are looking to do.

 

 

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