We’ll spend the night in Xàtiva. It’s a city with a zest for life and a walk through its idiosyncratic old quarter is well worth doing; we’ll see stately town houses, medieval squares and the imposing castle that overlooks the city.
We enter the lush plain of orange groves and market gardens known as la huerta valenciana. We pedal next to the River Xúquer and make our way to the natural reserve known as Parque Natural de la Albufera which is of enormous ecological value. We finish our varied journey in the city of Valencia and explore the impressive old quarter with its cathedral and central market – indeed, a cathedral of a market! Not to be missed are the narrow streets and squares that offer so many kinds of cafés, bars and restaurants. The lovers of good food will be pleased at the local offer.
Day 1: Arrival in Xàtiva.
We’ll arrive in Xàtiva and spend the night there. It’s a city with a zest for life and a walk through its idiosyncratic old quarter is well worth doing; we’ll see stately town houses, medieval squares and the imposing castle that overlooks the city.
Day 2: Xàtiva – Cullera. 55 Km
You depart from the city of Xàtiva and delved deeply into the hinterland of València with its verdant market gardens and orange groves. The area is renowned for its quality oranges which are blessed by the climatic conditions of the Mediterranean. Another advantage is that there is sunshine and pleasant weather all year round. You’ll take quiet roads and paths that weave their way through orange groves that make up a rich green tapestry along the floor of the valley. You venture into a pretty little valley to follow part of the pilgrimage route that linked different monasteries and where there is the opportunity to explore the imposing monastery of Simat de la Valldigna. Amongst rice fields, you’ll arrive in Cullera, a coastal city with beautiful sea views where you’ll be able to taste some of the rice specialties of the area. This town has plenty of beaches that you can enjoy even in winter if the sun is shine.
Day 3: Cullera – València. 46 / 56 Km
If you choose the longer option, you’ll start the day by cycling along the banks of the River Xúquer, the waters of which irrigate the many, lush fields and groves of the whole district.
You venture into the natural reserve known as Parque Natural de la Albufera, one of the most valuable ecosystems in the Mediterranean. You’ll be able to marvel at different natural environments such as lakes, marshes, sand-dunes and pinewoods that border the seafront. All of these ecosystems have their corresponding flora and fauna.
It is well worth enjoying one of the typical dishes of this rather special district. You can go for a stroll by the port and see the fisherman at work before they return home to picturesque “El Palmar”.
Upon reaching Valencia, you’ll explore the formidable old quarter with its cathedral and central market – a cathedral of a market, indeed! Not to be missed are the narrow streets and squares that offer so many kinds of cafés, bars and restaurants. The lovers of good food will be pleased. The city’s nightlife is also famous.
Day 4: València.
After a good breakfast, the trip will be formally over.
• 3 nights accommodation.
• 3 breakfast buffet style or substantial.
• Detailed tour documentation: maps of the tour, route description, points of interest (English, German and Spanish).
• Welcome meeting.
• Local assistance on call from 9h to 18h.
• Luggage transfer service between your accommodations.
• GPS with the tracks.
• Electric bike rental.
• Lunch and dinners.
• Extra nights.
• Any other transfers.
|Basic price season 1 (double/twin)||288 €|
|Basic price season 2 (double/twin)||315 €|
|Surcharge single room||70 €|
|Bicycle rental||30 €|
|Electric bike||50 €|
|Xàtiva doble room (Extra days before the route starts)||37 €|
|València doble room||45 €|
|Xàtiva surcharge single room (Extra days before the route starts)||22 €|
|València surcharge single room||31 €|
*All prices per person in EUR
**These include one 4**** stars guest houses, one 3*** hotel and one 4**** hotel
Under 5 and sharing with two full paying clients 80%
Under 12 and sharing with two full paying clients 40%
Under 15 and sharing with two full paying clients 25%
The tour is available all year round (except from 29.07 till 24.08), with departures on Thursday.
Season 1: 07.01.19 – 09.03.19| 28.04.19 – 20.06.19 |13.09.19 –14.11.19
Season 2: 10.03.19 – 27.04.19|21.06.19 – 12.08.19
1st night. Xàtiva, in a 4 star guest house in the old quarter.
3rd night. Valencia, in a 4 star hotel. The hotel has an outdoor, an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a solarium. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from Valencia city centre.
How to get to Xàtiva.
• If you fly to Alicante:
By train from Alicante rail station to Xàtiva rail station (approx. 1 h 15 min and 15 € per person).
• If You Fly to València:
By train from Valencia rail station to Xàtiva rail station (approx. 55 min and 5 € per person).
You can check the timetables and prices in Renfe