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Day 1 - Mollydoo Cycling in Valencia

This week, Mollydoo was lucky enough to be invited by the Spanish Tourist Board to visit Valencia for a 4 day trip to explore the area and check what it had to offer for our clients.

The first surprise was the weather, its October and today it was 25 degrees, perfect for our first cycling adventure. Mollydoo is part of a group this week, we will be joined by other cyclists from the UK, Italy, Germany and Austria, all of which are looking to explore this southern coastal region of Spain.

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MTB in Costa Blanca

The terrain on the Costa Blanca is very diverse and so are the styles of riding.The close area around Moraira (say the triangle from Denia to Calpe on the coast towards Jalón more inland) is especially good for cross country riding. Rides are mostly on natural trails (i.e. not custom made for mountain biking). Each ride involves climbing but climbs are never too long or too steep, although there is the odd rock garden which makes descending fun / exciting. Trails are usually dry or dusty with a hard packed, rocky or gravel base.

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What is a Beginner?

I wrote a blog earlier this year about why join us on our Beginner’s Holidays.  Having had a summer of cycling, built up the miles in my legs and enjoyed the social side that cycling brings, I now look at our Beginner’s Holidays with different eyes.

When I went on our Lanzarote Beginner’s Week in April I was a ‘true’ beginner.  With very few miles in my legs, very little experience on the bike, and my longest ride being 25miles -  I was a beginner and I was extremely nervous going on it.  That said, I loved it!  And it filled me with the desire to continue cycling, which I did!

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