On this trip (Cid by bike), we will pedal through the southern defense by bicycle (from Valencia to Orihuela), it is a journey full of history and magical places where the Cid passed and lived very hard events in his second exile. This section of the Camino del Cid route is full of historical places that still today have their fortress on top.
The defense of the south begins in the capital of Turia, Valencia. And from there you get to Orihuela, passing through Xátiva, Ontinyent, Bocairent, Banyeres de Mariola, Villena or Elche in what is a beautiful historical and literary journey through natural parks, forests, marshes and Mediterranean mountains.
It is a hard journey, but if you are used to doing this type of trip, with patience, you can do it.
Do you want to discover more of the Camino del Cid and the defense of the south by bicycle?
Arrival day in which to enjoy the city of Valencia and relax before the stages.
Informative meeting of the tour at 9am. at the hotel reception and delivery of the material.
Positive slope: 388 meters.
After breakfast, a short day but with a considerable unevenness through natural pools suitable for swimming and the first contact with the Sierra de Mariola.
Positive slope: 1175 meters.
We will leave the fantastic city of Bocairent to enter an increasingly arid landscape with small towns with fortresses.
Positive slope: 712 meters.
Today will be the last day of pedaling to reach Orihuela, this is where the Cid’s sphere of influence ended.
Positive slope: 400 meters.
For this tour we have carefully chosen the most comfortable hotels available, the hotel categories are 3 *** / 4 **** stars in trusted accommodations.