Valencia Cycling Holiday
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VALENCIA CYCLING HOLIDAY

Guided Tour

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Valencia Cycling Holiday
Guided Cycling Tour
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,330 EUR
This fully supported cycling holiday explores the beautiful and diverse region of Valencia in Eastern Spain. We ride through natural parks and enjoy breathtaking scenery on this tour, which also has a particular focus on the gastronomy and the history of the region.

Beginning in the Medieval town of Mora, situated high up in the mountains, we gradually descend towards the coast and the city of Valencia. We visit stunning Medieval castles, thermal springs and some of the most signifiant ancient ruins in the world. We experience the changing landscapes from pine forests and cherry orchards, to orange groves and rice fields.

We also sample plenty of the local delicacies, including Valencian paella, Teruel ham and artisanal olive oil, as well as enjoying a multi course tasting menu.

The tour is suitable for riders of all levels and follows quiet roads and cycling greenways throughout. Below you can find a detailed itinerary, and click on the tabs to see more highlights, as well as all the practical information about the holiday.

We also run a self-guided version of this tour.
Valencia Cycling Holiday Tour Map


Tour Availability


J F M A M J J A S O N D

Current Available Dates


16th - 22nd October 2022



Day 1 - Mora de Rubielos

We pick you up from Valencia airport or train station and transfer you to the small town of Mora de Rubielos, situated high in the mountians that straddle the border between the regions of Valencia and Aragon.

Mora is dominated by its large Medieval castle and compact old town which is a lot of fun to explore, and is testament to the town's former role as a frontier garrison. Mora is also famous for the truffles harvested in the surrounding countryside and production of the local Teruel Ham.

After fitting the bikes we have our welcome meeting and enjoy four course meal, sampling some of the finest cuisine from the region.
Medieval town of Mora de Rubielos
Medieval town of Mora de Rubielos

Day 2 - Montanejos

The route today crosses from the region of Aragon into the province of Valencia, following a spectacular gorge for much of the day. The ride follows extremely quiet roads with a mixture of mountain and forest scenery.

The ride ends in the small town of Montanejos which is home to excellent thermal springs. The natural baths came to prominence in the Medieval period, when the town was part of the Muslim caliphate of Al-Andalus. They are free to visit and are situated close to the hotel, so make for a very relaxing afternoon and early evening!

For lunch we enjoy a traditional restaurant lunch in a beautiful setting next to the river.

Cycle Routes


Shorter Route: 38km / 400m Elevation
(24 miles / 1300 ft)

Longer Route: 64km / 900m Elevation
(41 miles / 3000 ft)
Arenos Reservoir
Arenos Reservoir

Day 3 - Jerica & Segorbe

From Montanejos we head east and continue our gradual route down towards the coast. The first part of the ride follows an undulating road through picturesque open scenery.

We then join an off-road cycling greenway which continues gently downhill through the Sierra Espadán Natural Park. We visit the historic town of Jérica before arriving in Navajas - home to several spectacular waterfalls.

The day finishes in the nearby town of Segorbe. An important town since Roman times, Segorbe is another town with a charming historic center dominated by its hilltop castle and Medieval wall.

Segorbe also has a fine gastronomic tradition, and for lunch we enjoy traditional rice dishes in one of the best local restaurants.

Cycle Routes


Shorter Route: 37km / 500m Elevation
(23 miles / 1750 ft)

Longer Route: 61km / 1000m Elevation
(38 miles / 3300 ft)
Segorbe Medieval Walls
Medieval walls of Segorbe

Day 4 - Sierra Espadán Natural Park

The circular ride today follows a picturesque loop through the Sierra Espadán Natural Park. The shorter route follows gently rolling roads through beautiful scenery, including pine forests, cherry orchards and almond trees.

Highlights include passing several castles, including the impressive Almonecir fortress, which was built by a group of warriors in the 12th century, when the region was part of a larger Muslim emirate.

The longer route includes some longer climbs which head into the heart of the Natural Park, here you can ride along some of the roads used in recent editions of the Vuelta a España cycling race.

Cycle Routes


Shorter Route: 33km / 500m Elevation
(21 miles / 1650 ft)

Longer Route: 46km / 1000m Elevation
(29 miles / 3300 ft)
View from Almonecir Castle
The impressive view from Almonecir Castle

Day 5 - Sagunto & Valencia

The cycling continues today following an off-road greenway. It heads mostly downhill towards the Mediterranean coast and the city of Sagunto.

An important town in the Ancient World, Sagunto played a key role in the development of history in the west. It was here that Hannibal besieged before taking his elephants across the Alps and entering into the Second Punic War with Rome. An event which changed the power balance of the Mediterranean world for seven centuries and led directly to Roman occupation of Spain.

The remains of the Roman citadel are the star attraction and are combined with a later Arabic castle built on the same hilltop. Elsewhere in the town the Roman theatre and Jewish quarter are also well worth visiting.

From Sagunto you can either ride or be transferred to the edge of Valencia, where we go for lunch in an excellent restaurant located in the large agricultural horta (orchard), to the north of the city.

After lunch it is just a short distance to the hotel in the historic heart of Valencia, just a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage listed silk exchange.

Cycle Routes


Shorter Route: 38km / 240m Elevation
(24 miles / 800 ft)

Longer Route: 64km / 350m Elevation
(41 miles / 1300 ft)
Sagunto Citadel
Sagunto Citadel - The fortress that sparked an ancient World War!

Day 6 - Albufera Natural Park

For the final day in the saddle we visit the Albufera Natural Park - a picturesque wetland area to the south of the Valencia. The day begins by riding through Valencia's Turia Gardens, before visiting the city's beach and marina area.

We leave the city on cycle lanes alongside the coast before reaching the Natural Park, which is home to a large lagoon. It is a popular spot with birdwatchers thanks to a high number of resident and migrating species that can be spotted there.

In the Albufera Park we take a short boat trip on the lake and enjoy a truly authentic Valencian paella, surrounded by rice fields. After lunch we return to Valencia, riding through rice fields and alongside the coast back to our hotel in the historic center.

Cycle Routes


Shorter Route: 44km / 100m Elevation
(27 miles / 330 ft)

Longer Route: 66km / 150m Elevation
(41 miles / 500 ft)
Rice Fields of the Albufera Natural Park
Rice Fields of the Albufera Natural Park

Day 7 - Valencia

After breakfast, the cycling holiday comes to an end. We can help to arrange extra nights for you to stay in Valencia and discover more about one of Spain's finest cities.

If you prefer not to extend your stay, we will transfer you to Valencia's airport or train station in time for your onward journey.

To find out more information about this holiday; including practical information, prices, dates and more tour highlights; return to the top of the page and click on the various tabs.

Valencia's Silk Exchange
Valencia's Silk Exchange

This multi-faceted tour has something incredible for everyone to enjoy. The Medieval centres of Mora de Rubielos and Segorbe take you back in time to a different world. While the castles of Almonaecir and Sagunto played an active role in some of the most important events in Mediterranean history.

The architecture of the region is also unique in its combination of Muslim and Renaissance styles, while the warm waters at Montanejos and the natural scenery of the Calderona and Espadán Natural Parks provide and idyllic backdrop.

The gastronomy is also a real highlight. We enjoy tasting menus, Teruel Ham and traditional Valencian paella.

And these are just a few of the many highlights of the tour. Check out more in the photo album below:

Included
  • 6 Nights Accommodation (see the Hotels section for more details)
  • 13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 1 evening meal (all with drinks and tips inlcuded)
  • Bicycle Hire (Hybrid, road or e-bike).
  • Transfers to and from the arrival / departure point (Valencia)
  • Luggage transferred between hotels
  • Vehicle Support on the routes
  • Experienced guide cycling the routes and explaining places of interest
  • Detailed information pack
  • Entrance to the citadel and Roman theatre in Sagunto
  • Train tickets for short transfer on day 6.
Not Included:

Bicycles
Bicycle hire is included in the cost of the holiday, and we recommend our lightweight hybrid bikes or e-bikes for this tour. If you prefer we can also provide road bikes, although the routes do change slightly for these to avoid a couple of gravel sections.

More details about our bikes can be found on our bicycles page. All of our bikes come with helmets and handlebar bags if required, as well as a Cycle Fiesta water bottle.
Hybrid Bicycle Our lightweight hybrid bikes

Difficulty Level & Roads
We rate this tour as between easy and medium difficulty if you ride the shorter routes. The distances are quite long for an 'easy' tour, but we do start the route at well over 1000m (3300ft) altitude and finish at sea level, so there is more downhill than up!

There are some climbs on the holiday, but they are not too long and have gentle gradients so it's possible to get into a nice rhythm and spin up them at your own pace.

The routes follow a combination of quiet paved roads and cycling greenways. The cycle ways are mostly paved but have some short (non-technical) gravel sections. We hate riding alongside cars so avoid it as much as possible!

Find out more about our tour difficulty levels.

Arrival and Departure
The arrival and departure points are the city of Valencia. Valencia has a large international airport serving many destinations.

If you can not find a direct flight to Valencia, Alicante is nearest large airport, which is just two hours from Valencia by train or bus. Madrid is another option, with regular high speed trains running between Valencia and Madrid, taking just 90 minutes.

We will pick you up from anywhere in Valencia (e.g. airport, train station, a hotel). Please contact us if you would like any advice or more information regarding getting to and from Valencia.
Valencia Arrivals and Departure Map

Frequently Asked Questions


Please browse through some of the frequently asked questions about this cycling tour. If you have any further questions, or would like any more information, please contact us and we will answer by email.


What is your policy regarding Covid travel restrictions?

*Covid Policy 2021*


In response to the Covid Pandemic we have made some temporary alterations to our standard terms and conditions.

Reservations made in 2021 (for holidays taking place in either 2021 or 2022) can be postponed for any time in the following two years, without penalty, if you are unable to travel as a result of travel restrictions or other uncertainty. Notification of the postponement must be made at least ten days before the start of the tour.

Before the balance of the invoice has been paid, the deposit of €150 is also refundable in full for reservations made in 2021, if holidays are cancelled because of Covid related travel restrictions or uncertainty.

For reservations not made in 2021, the normal terms and conditions regarding cancellation apply.

What is the weather like?

This region is mostly dry and sunny, with little rain. The best months for cycling are from March to June and September to November when the temperatures are warm and pleasant for riding, without being too hot.

Can I extend the tour?

Yes, we would be happy to arrange any tour extensions for you. The most popular option is to spend extra nights in Valencia

But we can also help you to extend the trip if you wish to visit Madrid, Barcelonathe Costa Blanca or any other destination in Spain.

Can non-cyclists come on the trip?

Absolutely! Non-cyclists are more than welcome.

Although cycling is a big part of the holiday, we also do a lot off the bike. Usually non-cyclists ride in the support vehicle and can explore the various towns and villages along the route.

How big are the groups on your tour?

We usually limit the groups to a maximum of 10 people. We find that if there are many more than that, it can become a bit unwieldly. We think that smaller groups also provide for a more personal experience, as well as enabling to book more easily in some of our favourite restaurants.

Who is leading the tour?

All of our guided tours are led personally by the founders of Cycle Fiesta - Ian & Lucia.

See our about us page for more information.

Can I do this as a private guided tour?

Yes, we can run this as a private tour for groups of six or more people. Please get in contact with us to discuss dates and any changes you would like to make

Why book with us?

We are a small and independent company who are locally based, which offers several advantages:

- We have a lot personal experience of all of our tours, which have been refined over many years. We believe we are genuine experts in the regions where we run tours, and we are also close at hand to offer support and a personalized service.

- We are flexible and can tailor our itineraries to suit your requirements.

- We have low overheads. We don't spend money on advertising and don't use third party agents. We only sell our tours through this website.

By cutting out the middle man, you can be sure that more of what you pay is being spent on the important things: like hotels, equipment and other services.

- We are a registered and fully bonded tour operator in accordance with EU regulations.

What is your cancellation policy?

The full cancellation policy can be found in our terms and conditions.

Where can I find more information about the region?

We have plenty more detailed information on the website.

Check out our page on Valencia

And we also have some more indpeth articles looking at the fascinating history and culture of the regions of Valencia and Aragon:



La Trufa Negra
La Trufa Negra Hotel - Mora de Rubielos
In Mora de Rubielos we stay in a delightful 4-star Spa Hotel situated near to the imposing castle.

The hotel is also the best restaurant in the town, offering a gourmet tasting menu which specializes in the local black truffles. The name of the hotel itself literally translates as The Black Truffle!
Hotel Rosaleda de Mijares
Hotel Rosaleda - Montanejos
In Montanejos we stay in a small, charming boutique hotel situated in a prime location overlooking the Mijares river. It is just a short walk from the town's main attraction: its thermal springs.
Hotel Spa Martin el Humano
Hotel Martin el Humano - Segorbe
In Segorbe, we spend two nights in a beautiful 4-star spa hotel that is situated in a restored 18th century convent. It is set around a large courtyard and has spa facitlies. It is in the historic center, next to the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter and the castle.
Hotel Melia Plaza
Hotel Melia Plaza
In Valencia we stay in this excellent 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the old town. It is beautifully decorated and is less than a five minute walk to the cathedral and La Lonja - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To find out more about how we select our hotels, please see our accommodation page.


Date Price (per person)¹ Single Supplement Bike Hire
16th - 22nd October 2022 €1,330 EUR €270 EUR Included
Other Dates² - - -
¹Price is based on two people sharing a double or twin room. If you would prefer to stay in a single room, the single supplement is applicable.

To reserve a place on the tour, click the button above and complete the reservation form. We will then get back to you within 24 hours to confirm the reservation, and to arrange for payment of the deposit.

For more details on the booking process, please check out our Reservations page.


²Other Dates
Groups of six people or more contact us to arrange a private guided tour starting on any date.

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