Cycling – whether it be mountain biking, bicycle touring or road cycling – has grown in popularity in recent years. And it’s not hard to see why. Cycling gets you out in the fresh air and discovering new destinations and landscapes. The Region of Valencia’s topography caters to all tastes and levels. There are vast plains, sheer mountains, vía verdes and everything in-between. And to help you enjoy the sport even more, there are plenty of mountain biking centres. In this post, we’re going to let you in on some of the best cycling destinations in the region.
Cycling in the province of Castellón
The province of Castellón has many cycling trails that mountain biking centres such as Los Serranos, Alto Mijares and Els Ports maintain, categorise and map. Whether you’re a road cyclist or a mountain biker, there’s something for you. The routes will take you through the most breath-taking natural landscapes as well as along the coastline. The Benicasim and Oropesa del Mar vía verde is an excellent example of this. The trail flanks the sparkling blue seas giving you a sense of total peace and tranquillity.
If you’re more of an inland kind of cyclist, you’re sure to love the province of Castellón’s Medieval hilltop villages where time has stood still. While you’re here, you simply have to try the local delicacies such as artisanal cheeses and designation of origin produce.
Cycling in the province of Valencia
As you would expect, the province of Valencia also boasts beautiful routes for cycling, bicycle touring and mountain biking. In the area there is a tradition of getting up early for a cycle and then sitting down for a hearty almuerzo, which is similar to a brunch. There are mountain biking centres in the province too, including La Canal de Navarrés and El Valle, which guarantee the safety of the routes.
The huerta overlooking the sea and trails such as Ojos Negros (which continues into the province of Castellón) make Valencia the perfect place to get out on your bike. Discover everything the Region of Valencia has to offer while you enjoy your favourite sport.
Cycling in the province of Alicante
The cycling routes in the province of Alicante will take you through spectacular mountainscapes where you can feel the sea breeze on your skin. Mountain biking centres, such as those in Vall de Pop and El Comtat, will take you on an exploration of ineffable scenery. Cycling in the province is as diverse as it gets, ranging from vibrant towns and cities to imposing mountains, picturesque villages and beaches lapped by crystalline waters. And once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can sit down to enjoy the most delicious gastronomy.
MTB, bicycle tourism and cycling experiences
A bike tour of two days and one night to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Navajas surrounded by nature.
This tour of 50 km and low difficulty takes us deep into one of the most beautiful places in the interior of the Region of Valencia: el Salto de la Novia (the Leaping of the Bride) in Navajas. The legend says that, as a proof of love and omen of good marriage and fertility, the bride had to jump to the opposite bank in front of the gaze of those present. If she succeeded, it promised great happiness to the couple. If she didn't succeed, the marriage would be broken because it was considered unfulfilled or unfortunate. Enjoy it whether you take part as a couple, family, with friends or on your own!
Cycle through one of the largest forest areas in Europe, the Caroche Massif. Discover roads, tracks, trails, landscapes... Hotel de Montaña La Rocha is the information and start point of 4 routes of a MTB center of the Region of Valencia. You can spend the night and depart from there, where you will receive detailed information of the route and they may even contact you with bike rental companies. These routes are advanced level, but if you prefer something softer they can also help you.
Cycle the Valencian coast from València to Gandía in two days and one night.
Great getaway from Valencia to Gandía by bike along the coast. Get to know the Marjal de Gandía, the orange trees of Xeraco or the immense rice fields before reaching the Albufera Natural Park.
It is a route designed to pedal slowly enjoying the environment away from the roads. Ideal for those who want to start cycling and want to pedal comfortably through a unique Mediterranean environment.
Any time of the year is good to visit the south of Valencia. A Mediterranean place with a very peculiar variety of landscape.
We will start the walk exploring the town of Navajas, and we will stay at Vila Pilar. We will walk through the spectacular Palancia river park and a 30 meter waterfall. The second day we leave for Barracas (1000m above sea level). Then you will cycle down the old Ulls Negres railroad line through tunnels, bridges and deserted stations. The main part of the trip is up the coast. You will enjoy a picnic in one of the rest areas at the end of the route. The bike tour ends in Navajas. You will have the third day to spend it as a challenge, for example, visiting the nature reserve near the Sierra de Espadán or the Sierra Calderona.
La bicicleta serà només una excusa per a gaudir d'una escapada molt especial per la comarca de Requena-Utiel.
Coneix de primera mà els secrets d'aquesta terra de vins amb una cultura pròpia i amb un paisatge canviant segons l'època de l'any.
Dormiràs entre vinyes, visitaràs cellers i faràs tastos de vi i oli en dues jornades completes de turisme actiu i gastronòmic.