Valencia Cycling Holiday
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VALENCIA & ARAGON

Guided Cycling Holiday

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Valencia & Aragon
Guided Cycling Tour
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,440 EUR
This fully supported cycling holiday explores the diverse regions of Valencia and Aragon in Eastern Spain. We ride through natural parks and incredible scenery on this tour, which has a particular focus on the gastronomy and the history of the region.

Beginning in the fairytale town of Albarracín, we continue through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Teruel on our way to Valencia - one of Spain's finest cities. We visit stunning Medieval castles, thermal springs and some of the most signifiant Roman remains in the world.

We also sample plenty of the local delicacies, including Valencian paella, black truffles, Teruel ham, artisan olive oil and the traditional horchata drink.

The tour is suitable for riders of all levels and follows quiet roads and cycling greenways. 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 & Aragon Tour Map


Tour Availability


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

Current Available Dates


26th Sept - 2nd Oct 2021
3rd - 9th October 2022



Day 1 - Albarracín

We pick you up from Valencia airport or train station and transfer you to Albarracín, situated on a high plateau in the region of Aragon.

One of the most charming and picturesque towns in Spain, Albarracín is often described as a fairytale town. It is surrounded by a largely intact Medieval wall and has a compact old town, centered around the Alcazar and several impressive palaces.

Albarracín is a fantastic town for exploring and we will also take advantage of the local gastronomy, discovering some of the region's finest tapas in the evening.
Medieval village of Albarracín
The Medieval village of Albarracín

Day 2 - Teruel

From Albarracín we cycle through the Rodeno Natural Park following narrow, winding lanes through pine forests as we head towards the provincial capital of Aragon - Teruel.

Teruel is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its incredible mudejar architecture. Its historic center is a stunning mixture of Romanesque, Islamic and Renaissance styles; which hints at the truly diverse history of this part of Spain.

The area was a key part of the Kingdom of Aragon, which at its peak in the Middle Ages controlled large parts of the Mediterranean, including territory as far away as Athens!

Cycle Routes:


Short Route: 35km (23 miles)

Long Route: 60km (38 miles)
Cycling Past a Reservoir
Riding through a Natural Park

Day 3 - Mora de Rubielos

From Teruel we join a cycling greenway for the first part of the route as we continue across the rocky landscapes of Aragon.

Our destination is the small town of Mora de Rubielos - which is dominated by its Medieval castle. For centuries Mora was a key frontier town during conflicts between the rival kingdoms of Castile and Aragon, and much of the old town remains from this period.

The town is also famous for the truffles harvested in the surrounding countryside. In the evening we enjoy a gastronomic treat; a six course tasting menu centered around the local produce.

Cycle Routes:


Short Route: 38km (25 miles)

Long Route: 61km (37 miles)
Valencia Historic Villages
Historic villages dot the landscape

Day 4 - 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 Valencian paella in a beautiful setting next to the river.

Cycle Routes:


Short Route: 39km (26 miles)

Long Route: 64km (39 miles)
Montanejos Thermal Springs
Montanejos Thermal Springs

Day 5 - Segorbe & Sierra Espadán Park

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 another 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 we enjoy a tasting menu in one of the best local restaurant.

Cycle Routes:


Short Route: 38km (25 miles)

Long Route: 69km (43 miles)
Segorbe Medieval Walls
Medieval walls of Segorbe

Day 6 - Sagunto & Valencia

The final day in the saddle continues on off-road greenways, heading 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 we take the train the short distance to the edge of Valencia, where we go for lunch next to the city's large beach and marina.

After lunch it is just a short ride to our hotel in the old town. On the way we pass Valencia's iconic City of Arts and Sciences, as well as doing some fun riding on the Formula 1 circuit!

The hotel is in the historic heart of the city, just a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage listed silk exchange.

Cycle Routes:


Short Route: 35km (23 miles)

Long Route: 45km (29 miles)
Sagunto Citadel
Sagunto Citadel - The fortress that sparked an ancient World War!

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 Albarracín and Segorbe take you back in time to a different world. While the castles of Mora and Sagunto played an active role in some of the most important events in Mediterranean history.

The architecture of Teruel and Valencia is unique in its combination of Muslim and Renaissance styles. While the thermal baths at Montanejos and the natural scenery of the Calderona and Espadán Natural Parks are breathtaking.

The gastronomy is also a real highlight. We enjoy tasting menus, Teruel Ham, local truffles 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 & 2 evening meals(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:



Hotel Albarracín
Hotel Albarracin
A converted historic palace in the Medieval heart of Albarracín. This is just a short walk from the Alcazar and city walls and has comfortable rooms in a charming setting.
Gran Hotel Botanicos
Hotel Botanicos
In Teruel we stay in an excellent 4-star hotel in the historic center. It's within very easy walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage mudejar towers, and it has large and uniquely styled rooms.
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 stay 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 Vincci
Hotel Vincci
In Valencia we stay in an 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
26th September- 2nd October 2021 €1,440 EUR €320 EUR Included
3rd - 9th October 2022 €1,440 EUR €320 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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