Details of the Eurovelo 8: from Elche to Valencia by bicycle organized trip
This proposal to ride the stretch from Elche to Valencia along the Eurovelo 8 cycling route will not leave you indifferent.
It is a beautiful stretch that, starting in the arid landscape of Elche, the cyclist can see how the environment is changing. As you pedal through mountain ranges and natural parks typical of the Mediterranean, little by little the vegetation increases. Fields of varied fruit plantations appear until you reach the colorful orange trees before plunging into a sea of rice fields in the Albufera.
The towns through which the Eurovelo 8 route passes in this part of the Mediterranean are full of life and history. Elche, Alicante, Gandía, Cullera or Valencia have a lot to offer.
Come and pedal the Eurovelo 8 from Elche to Valencia.
Day 1: Arrival at Elche
With several monuments declared World Heritage Sites, the city of Elche is a good place to start your cycling trip. The day before you start cycling, you can visit its fantastic palm grove (the largest in Europe) and stroll along the Vinalopó river.
Day 2: Elche – Alicante 40km and 150m+
After a good breakfast, the first stage will take us to Alicante through a smooth route ideal for warming up. It is worth paying attention to the scenery, as it is a very arid area where you have rarely cycled. Palm trees and fruit plantations will accompany you. Once in Alicante, it is highly recommended to stroll along the port and the Postiguet beach under the gaze of the Castle of Santa Barbara.
Day 3: Alicante – Castalla 50km and 800m+
Today will be the most demanding day of the route, as we leave the coast to enter the peninsula. We will do it by the Maigmó Greenway, built to connect Alcoy with Alicante. The landscape will definitely change to give way to pine trees as we pedal through beautiful engineering works such as the viaducts of Forn del Vidre (140 m) or the impressive Palomaret (200 m).
Day 4: Castalla – Alcoy 35km and 200m+
After a good breakfast, today we will recover our strength in a gentle stage to Alcoy. We will have the opportunity to cycle next to the Carrascal de la Fuente Roja Natural Park with its beautiful Mediterranean landscape.
Day 5: Alcoy – Gandía 55km and 150m+
Today we will look out to the sea again. On this occasion, we will do it in Gandía, where we will arrive after pedaling along the Serpis river in a pleasant winding through the valleys through which the railroad used to pass until Villalonga. In Gandía, we recommend to taste its famous Fideuá.
Day 6: Gandía – Cullera 35km and 50m+
After breakfast in Gandía, today we will take a beautiful route through wetlands, orange plantations and other fruit trees until we reach the first rice fields of the Albufera Natural Park. We will be greeted by a huge stone mass in Cullera, with its castle on top and its long and beautiful beach.
Day 7: Cullera – Valencia 60km and 100m+
Today is the last day of cycling and you will be surprised to ride through wetlands and rice fields next to the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, you will do it next to the best beaches in the south of Valencia, in the middle of a natural park and with dunes that still keep those fantastic beaches. We will enter Valencia in a big way, in the middle of the City of Arts and Sciences as a first contact with the city.
Day 8: End of the trip
After a nice breakfast the tour will be deemed finished.
Optional services not included:
What is it like to do the Eurovelo 8: from Elche to Valencia by bicycle organized 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.
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