Valencia Guided Road Cycling Holiday
- 7 Nights 4* Accommodation
- Half Board (Breakfast and Post Ride Meal)
- Airport Private Transfers
- 5 x Days Guided Rides
- Emergency Support Vehicle
- Optional Sightseeing tour of Valencia
- 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 Insurance
- Meals Outside The Inclusive Arrangements
- Bike Rental (5 x Days @ £125)
- Ride some of the routes from La Vuelta Espania grand tour
- Climb some of the best mountain passes in the region
- Experience top quality tarmac with low traffic
- A complete package for the Intermediate cyclist
This cycling holiday has been specifically designed for the Intermediate cyclist in mind, providing some challenging climbs whilst being able to cycle within your limits with the opportunity to improve and challenge yourself if desired.
Our Intermediate cycling holiday package 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 includes 5 amazing days on the bike and an optional 6th day or rest day. 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
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Ride Itinerary & Useful Info
Day 1: Arrival & Welcome Reception
One of our representatives 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 comfortable before your first ride and take you for a tour around this wonderful cycling retreat.
The Cycling Package
This cycling package includes five/six of the very best intermediate routes in the Valencia region that will take in a number of mountain passes, some of which are featured in the grand Vuelta Espania, as well as some spectacular scenery and cafe stops included. All rides are guided by our professional local team and includes a Cannondale Supersix Evo 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:
Distance and Elevation will be of intermediate level, typically 60 - 100Km and 1,000+m a day.
Day 2: 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 descent. to build confidence and fine tune our technique.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: Optional Ride or Rest Day
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 5: 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.
Day 6: 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.
Day 7: 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.
Day 8: 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.