Cycling Valencia and The Costa Azahar
Starting in the city of Valencia, capital of its province, and ending in the coastal town of Peñiscola you will see historical architecture, culture, and beautiful nature scenes. In between the start and finish you can expect quiet country lanes and nature parks full of interesting wildlife, for example in the Albufera Nature Park. Much of the route being along the Mediterranean coast will also give ample opportunity to stop and swim in the sea. Don’t think we forgot your tastebuds, enjoy paella from its city of origin and eat in local seafood restaurants on the port.
From £1295.00 P/P
Once you arrive in Valencia, you will check into your contemporary hotel, which will be your home for two nights. After this you will have time for an afternoon / evening of exploring; enjoy the Old Town, the City of Arts and Sciences or get your mouth around a traditional paella!
After you’ve spent a night getting acquainted with the city, you’ll be heading off on your bike for your first excursion, this will be on cycle routes from the city centre. The Albufera Natural Park consists of a freshwater lagoon and wetlands, it’s a true nature-lovers paradise that you won’t believe is just 10 miles or so away from the city. Take in the views from your bike and stop for a swim on the route.
On this day you will start off in a private transfer with your bike from Valencia. Today’s route will entail a well-maintained cycle lane within some truly gorgeous landscapes and some peaceful rural lanes until you get to the lovely town of Mora de Rubielos. Here you will come across buildings dating back to as far as the 14th century, including the highlight of the castle.
The fourth day will be another day of pleasant cycling along rural country lanes with a few twists and turns in them. This whole route will be mimicking the path of the river all the way to spa town Montanejo, where you can enjoy natural hot springs and mineral waters (said to do wonders for the skin). There will also be some architecture to enjoy in some buildings made in the 13th century by Arabic king Abu-Ceit.
Today’s scenery will be mountainous, and luckily for your legs it will be mostly downhill along a gorgeous valley to the sea. Your stop for the day will be El Grao de Castellón, a coastal town equipped with great views and seafood restaurants (one of which you can visit on the port).
Today’s journey will be along the coast, on the promenade and quaint seaside roads. There will of course be a chance to stop and make the most of the idyllic Mediterranean beaches on route to enjoy a sunbathe or a swim.
Your last day of cycling will be a bit more rogue through wild tracks whilst zigzagging across the Natural marine park “Sierra de Irta”. This area consists of untouched beaches, cliff tops and rocky landscapes, all with a backdrop of amazing views and inhabited by seabirds and amazing marine wildlife. Navigate this area with coastal paths until you get to your last destination of the tour of Peñiscola. This may be the last, but it’s not the least with its breath-taking turquoise waters.
Start point: Valencia
End point: Peñiscola
Total distance: average of 38km per day for 8 days / 7 nights
Most of the route will be flat, with just a few short climbs each day. The last day is the only exception with a short amount of cycling on dirt tracks which can be more uneven.
7 nights’ accommodation. 7 breakfasts.
Transfers on day 3 from Valencia to Barracas and on day 5 from Onda to Grao de Castellón.
Luggage transfers between hotels.
Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked.
Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.