Beginner's Valencia Cycling Holiday
- Welcome Dinner & Briefing
- 7 Nights 4* Accommodation
- Breakfast & Dinner
- Airport Private Transfers
- 4 x Days Guided Rides
- 4 x Days Pro Carbon Bike Rental
- Sightseeing Tour of Valencia
- Special Valencian Dinner
- Mollydoo Cycling Jersey
What's Not Included
- Flights (we can arrange)
- Travel Insurance
- Meals Outside The Hotel Arrangements
- Climb some of the more gentle mountain passes in the region
- Experience top quality tarmac with low traffic
- A complete package for the social cyclist
- Enjoy a city sightseeing experience in Valencia
This package is ideally suited for riders who are looking to improve their abilities and confidence but above all enjoy cycling in a group with like minded people on a social level. The package includes everything you need to enjoy a week of amazing cycling in the Valencian region, a popular location in Spain for cycling and of course Paella!
This trip is for one week and has a minimum of six riders who will stay at the 4* OLympia Hotel & Spa close to the city of Valencia on a half board basis. This package is fully guided by our professional team who have local knowledge and are English speaking. You will be guided around some of the most spectacular areas of Valencia, cycling through natural parcs and areas of outstanding beauty which will provide far reaching views of this beautiful part of Spains. You will also have the opportunity to stop off at some of the popular cycling cafes along the way and who knows, these parts are frequented by the Pro's.
We have included top quality pro carbon Bianchi road bikes, transfers, guided rides and quality accommodation, perfect for supporting the cyclist. This is an exclusive week and we have limited places available and for just a small deposit you can secure your place. There is also included on the rest day a guided tour of the City of Valencia, including the historic sites, checking out the best restaurants and cafe bars around.
Package at a Glance
based on your ability
based on your ability
Ride Itinerary & Useful Info
One of our representatives will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, this will take approx 20 minutes. Depending on the flight arrival times, we will organise a Bike Fit for everyone in the group later in the day at a pre arranged time at the hotel. In additon to this a welcome dinner will be held at the hotel, were a briefing of the week ahead will be provided with an opportunity to meet the team and guides.
The Cycling Package
This cycling package includes four of the very best routes in the Valencia region designed for the improver that will take in a number of gentle mountain passes as well as some spectacular scenery and cafe stops included. All rides are guided by our professional local team and includes a 2019 Bianchi Disc road bike.
All rides will start after breakfast and will be approx 4/5 hours duration. The following information is a sample of the rides on offer but these will be tailored to the group.
Route 1: - Gentle Warm Up Ride
- Difficulty - Easy
- Distance 48Km
- Elevation - Flat
Our week begins with a gentle warm up ride and we start this experience from the city of Valencia heading south. We visit the imposing complex which is the Palace of the arts Reina Sofía, the Agora and the Oceanarium. In a few minutes we will be immersed in the heart of the Natural Park of the Albufera. We circulate among rice fields enjoying a real sea of crop fields. Our next visit will be imposing L’albufera and La Dehesa de El Saler, a real green lung for the city and where is located the town of El Palmar, typically Valencian people where we can appreciate and understand part of the history of Valencia with its customs, its flora and fauna. Without doubt El Palmar is one of the best places to enjoy the true “Paella Valenciana” or taste their dishes.
Route 2: - Blue Mediterranean: Natural Park of la Albufera and Cullera
- Difficulty - Medium/EASY
- Distance 78Km
- Elevation - 270m
We go through the Natural Park of El Saler, always parallel to the coastline. Just a few kilometres from Valencia we have La Albufera between pine trees and expanses of rice paddies. We enter the heart of the natural park of La Dehesa, always surrounded by nature, with intense contrasts of green and blue colors, enjoying amazing Mediterranean light, finding populations traditionally maritime in our way. We will arrive to the town of Cullera where we will have a short but intense rise to enjoy wonderful views of the entire Bay of Valencia and make impressive photographs (optional depending on your form). On days with good visibility we can also see the mountains of Denia (Alicante) and the city of Valencia with the Sierra Calderona behind him.
Route 3: - Through the heart of Sierra Calderona: From Valencia to Pico Oronet.
- Difficulty - Medium
- Distance 80Km
- Elevation - 670m
We enter into the heart of the mountains passing through towns such as Náquera and Serra, typical towns of the interior of Valencia and located in the heart of Sierra Calderona, surrounded by Mediterranean forests and cycling on roads with a low density of vehicles. If you feel like making the route longer, the Oronet by its northern slope is a really nice port and with the sea always on our left the contrasts of Blues and Greens are a pleasure for the senses.
Route 4: - Through “Camp del Turia”: from Valencia to Casinos among croplands and orange trees
- Difficulty - Medium
- Distance 80Km
- Elevation - 100m
We will pass through well known populations as Alboraia and Bétera, we circulate calm and safe through cycle paths and secondary roads between orange groves and fields. During the winter you can enjoy the views of the trees filled with oranges, stop at a village for a coffee or if you want to enjoy the authentic cuisine of the interior of Valencia and try the famous turrón (nougat) of Casinos. It is a pleasure to cycle with our bikes on these places and delving into its culture and customs.
All good things must come to an end, well until next time. Our team will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport, where they will say farewell.