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Valencia Beginner's Cycling Retreat

Valencia Region
15th - 22nd May 2020
Suitable For
Beginners/Improvers
From
£985pp
Price Based on

Package Includes

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast (Dinner in restaurants included)
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • 5 x Carefully Designed Tours
  • 5 x Days Bike Rental
  • Sightseeing Tour of Valencia City
  • Freshly prepared post-ride meal, including wine/beer/soft drinks
  • Kit wash Service & Daily Room Service
  • Secure Bike Storage and Pumps/Tools/Mechanic
  • Mollydoo Cycling Jersey

What's Not Included

  • Flights (We can arrange)
  • Travel & Bike Insurance

Package Highlights

  • Guided beginner friendly cycling experience 
  • Cycle through national parks, historic sites & authentic Spain
  • Hand picked cafe stops and gastranomic experience
  • Valencia City excursion and sightseeing

Package Overview

This cycling holiday has been specifically designed with beginners and improvers in mind, providing a more relaxed and gentle approach to cycling but with the opportunity to improve and challenge yourself if desired.

Our beginner's retreat explores the Vall d'Albaida, Serra Mariola and the surrounding area. We take you to beautiful climbs, rolling wine county and through stunning National Parks and valleys, to the most scenic villages and historic towns from our countryside base located in the most beautiful corner of Valencia and Alicante. We take time to stop and visit some of the sightseeing highlights and sample the best cafes, restaurants and views to be found anywhere.

The week balances an amazing 4 or 5 days cycling experience with one or two days off the bike.  Visit the beautiful city of Valencia and a choice of another visit to historic sites, towns and vineyards or perhaps on your rest day, you can choose to chill out at our peacful and tranquil location close to the town of Ontinyent. 

Package at a Glance

Ride Type
Guided
Suitable For
Beginners/Improvers
Daily Distance
35-71 (km)
based on your ability
Daily Climbing
500 - 1,000 (m)
based on your ability
Bike Included
Cannondale Supersix Evo
Vehicle Support
Not Included

Accommodation Options

This package includes 7 nights  at our 4* Finca Casa Sanz, Half Board

Ride Itinerary & Useful Info

Day 01 Arrival & Welcome Reception

One of our represenatatives will meet you on arrival at the airport and transport you directly to your accommodation retreat. We will spend time fitting your bike to ensure you are comfortbale before your first ride and take you for a tour around this wonderful cycling retreat.​

Day 02 - Fontanars Loop

Heading straight from the Finca, pristine tarmac immediately takes you onto beautifully scenic and traffic free country roads, where you'll pass by vineyards, bodegas and castles, with views of the Serra Mariola to your left and Serra Grossa to your right.

We take a stop in Fontanars del Alforins at an inernationally renowned Bodega, where we can sample the local vermouth or simply enjoy a cortado before we head back The return takes us on a perfect beginner friendly descent. to build confidence and fine tune our technique.

  • Distance = 35Km
  • Elevation = 500m

Day 03 - Serra Mariola

A day of stunning riding in and around the Serra Mariola National Park. We climb out of Ontinyent over the Port Bocairent and head towards the Port de Mariola. The riding and scenery is different from what you might have experienced nearer the coast. The land and colours and more vibrant, the fields greener and the mountain tops occasionally snowcapped in winter.

We make stops in ancient Bocairent, possibly the best preserved ancient village in Spain, and you can choose to visit the bullring and hermitage or the Moorish caves in the mountains.  We also stop in Alcoy, City of Bridges before returning via the Serra Mariola and Agres.

Distance = 71km

Elevation = 1,000m

Day 04 Rest Day, Sightseeing

On the rest day you can choose to put your feet up and relax at the Finca, or join us for an excting sightseeing trip to the beautiful city of Valencia.  Alternatively, there's the option to go out on the bike too!  This day is flexible.

Day 05 - Mogente

We roll out from the Finca and drop down to briefly follow the Clariano (Ontinyent) river taking us towards Ontinyent, where it's a short sharp climb backup to cross the stunning Santa Maria bridge and onto the mountains of the Serra Grossa. Our biggest climb of the week takes us up the Port de Portitxol.  We will take this easy and you can climb at your  own pace.

You will be rewarded with stunning views of the Vall D'Albaida, Serra Grossa and Costera plains, matched by a spectacular descent, down through the gorge into Mogente and the nearby El Pobalado Ibero de La Bastida de les Alcusses, a 4th century BC Iberian city of major importance. We continue towards Fontanars del Alforins passing Celler del Roure, where wine is made with ancient amphora.

  • Distance = 60Km
  • Elevation = 1,000M

Day 06 - Xativa

We ride west and north through the pretty villages of the Vall d'Albaida with stunning views of the Sierra de Benicadell, passing lake Bellus before arriving in Xativa. There's a short climb to the castle, where we stop to explore and take in the most fantastic views in every direction. The castle sits on Vernissa hill on the strategic Via Augusta and was declared a National Monument, having been built and developed by Iberians, Romans and Borgia's.​

  • Distance = 70Km
  • Elevation = 1,000M

Day 07 - Sant Esteve

We finish our amazing week with a ride in Umbria and Tuscany of Valencia, passing the stunning Pou Clar lakes before taking the stunning Port Paller and descending back down towards Ontinyent. We complete the week with the spectacular climb to the Sant Esteve hermitage, that offers unparalled views of the Vall D'Albaida, Serra Grossa and Ontinyent.

  • Distance = 45Km
  • Elevation = 1,000M

Day 08 departures

All good things must come to an end, well for now anyway. Our team will safely return you to the airport and say our goodbyes until next time.

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