Details of the Essence of the Mediterranean bike trip
Beautiful cycling tour to discover the true essence of the Mediterranean by bike. This trip is available all year round except July and August in individual and self-guided format. Also available in guided group on specific dates, you can see it here.
The first part of the tour goes through the Utiel-Requena region, where you will learn the secrets of the Utiel-Requena Denomination of Origin, visit wineries and an oil mill to learn more about the culture of the area.
Then, on the way to the Mediterranean Sea, you will cycle between small villages through multiple fruit plantations, among which persimmon, oranges or lemons stand out. You will be able to see the Tous Dam, with one of the most impressive views of the coast.
In a gentle descent through the cradle of the Valencian orange, the end of the bike trip will take you, pedaling along the Júcar River, to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Cullera. It will be worth the effort to climb up to the castle, where the views are breathtaking.
You will reach Valencia through the Albufera Natural Park and the best beaches in the south of Valencia. Weather permitting, you will be able to swim in beaches where it is hard to find anyone.
Day 1: Arrival at Requena
Relaxing day to visit Requena the day before starting to cycle.
Day 2: Cycling around DO vineyards Utiel-Requena 40km & 400m+
After breakfast, the day is full of sensations while pedaling. First, you will warm up as you ride gently north. Then you will make your first stop to learn more about the famous olive oil. Afterwards, you will continue the tour towards the south, where you will have the opportunity to pedal through vineyards and immerse yourself in the Utiel-Requena Denomination of Origin. We will visit a traditional winery in the area.
Day 3: Utiel – Requena – Alborache 65km & 460m+
After two days in the heart of the Valencian wine region, you will leave the valley pedaling gently along roads that will take you to a very different landscape. You will leave the vineyards behind to immerse yourself in Mediterranean forest and fruit plantations. You will sleep near the Buñol river, where you can discover the route of the mills.
Day 4: Alborache – Alcira 60km & 100m+
After a good breakfast, you will follow the bike route to the cradle of the Valencian orange. A gentle bike ride to Alcira full of fruit plantations. Mainly persimmons and orange trees.
Day 5: Alcira – Tous – Alcira km & 40m+
Today will be worth the climb to the Tous Dam to enjoy the beautiful views of the area. You will return to the hotel to rest before tomorrow’s stage that will finally take you to the sea.
Day 6: Alcira – Cullera 45km & 50m+
After breakfast you will set off for a gentle descent along the banks of the Júcar. You will leave behind the beautiful orange groves to have your first contact with the immense rice fields of the Albufera Natural Park and all the fauna that accompanies them. If you have the strength to reach Cullera, climbing up to the castle will reward you with one of the most spectacular views of the Valencian Community with the sea and the mountains as protagonists.
Day 7: Cullera – Valencia 60km
Today you will arrive in the capital, Valencia, on the last day of the trip. As soon as you start today’s bike route, you will pass by the lighthouse of Cullera. On clear days you can see Valencia behind the line of beaches next to the Albufera. After a gentle descent, you will pedal through the rice fields that will accompany you for much of the route. Pay attention to the birds, it is a pleasure to see them in their environment. Before entering Valencia, you will enjoy cycling through Mediterranean forests and the best beaches south of Valencia. You will enter Valencia through the City of Arts and Sciences, there can be no better entrance.
Day 8: End of the trip after a nice breakfast
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What is it like to do the Essence of the Mediterranean bike trip
The accommodations for this trip have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodations, always in private rooms with bathroom and good food!
I am only one person, can I still book?
Yes, you can book as a single traveler.
Is it possible to rent a bike?
Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.
Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?
Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.
Is it possible to cancel?
We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.
And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:
– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.
– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.
In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.
Are there roads?
Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.
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