Cycle from the ancient iron mines of Ojos Negros in Aragon, to the town of Valencia, near the Mediterranean Sea.
From the small town of Santa Eulalia, you will begin your tour through the longest greenway in Spain. From Teruel, a UNESCO World Heritage city, you will start the descent towards the Mediterranean Sea going through The Sarrión high plateau and Palancia's Valley, Jerica and Segorbe. Finally, you will arrive at Sagunto and Puerto de Sagunto, the endpoint of the ancient railway at the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful journey is interrupted by many tunnels and viaducts. From Sagunto, an ancient Roman city destroyed by Hannibal and his African elephants, you will arrive at Valencia along the old Roman road Via Xurra, currently a greenway and bike path.
Valencia, the former Renaissance capital of the Kingdom of Valencia, welcomes you with the stunning City of Arts and Sciences, designed by one of the greatest minds of Valencia, the architect Santiago Calatrava.Discover Valencia with us with our guided bike city tour and in the evening the natural lagoon of “Albufera” cycling through this natural scenery and enjoy a stunning sunset on it.
- ITINERARY -
Day 1: Valencia
After your arrival at Valencia, you will be transferred to Jérica.
Dinner and overnight in Jerica.
Day 2: Ojos Negros - Cella (32 miles/50 km)
After breakfast, you will transfer to Ojos Negros, an old mining town. The route follows two old railway paths. For the first stage, you head towards Santa Eulalia with the ancient railway on your right. Once in Santa Eulalia, you cycle towards Cella, over Jiloca's Valley. Transfer, Dinner and overnight in Albarracín.
Day 3: Cella - Puebla de Valverde (35 miles/56 km)
After breakfast, you continue your journey across the plains up to the city of Teruel. Before you start the uphill track to Escandon, you leave the greenway to follow the road of Alcañiz towards the city and then return to the Via Verde across the same road. Dinner and overnight in Puebla de Valverde.
Day 4: Puebla de Valverde - Jérica (42 miles/67 km)
Today you will cycle through the Sarrion high plateau, between Escancon and Barracas, an area where it frequently rains. The route passes through groves of Mediterranean Oaks and ancient trees of Savin of great botanical value. From the impressive Wind Park of Barracas, you begin a 3280 ft/1000 m descent to the Mediterranean. The stretch along Barracas-Rio Palancia is a continuous descent of 22 miles/35 km. In this area there are numerous viaducts and tunnels some of them are over 1640 ft/500 m long. Dinner and overnight in Jerica.
Day 5: Jérica - Puerto de Sagunto (37 miles/59 km)
The stretch between the Masia Novales and Navajas is the most commonly used by cyclists because of the easy access to the rail service. From Algimia, the route continues through a combination of rural roads that leads to Puerto de Sagunto, near the Mediterranean Sea. This city was born with the arrival of the mining rail road and nowadays is a dynamic industrial city. There are numerous restaurants close to the beach area where you can dine. Dinner and overnight in Puerto de Sagunto.
Day 6: Puerto de Sagunto - Valencia (29 miles/46 km)
The route today takes you back to Sagunto, where you can see the old castle. From there through the magnificent orange orchard of Sagunto, you will reach Puçol, where you begin a tour of the Via Xurra, another former railway line converted into a greenway and cycle path leading to the city of Valencia. Here you could take a two-hour guided tour, in English or Spanish, that you book in advance for an extra cost.
Overnight in Valencia.
Day 7: Valencia
Today you can discover Valencia with us our guided bike city tour cycle with us through the old historic quarters of Valencia, enjoy the beautiful squares while learning about fun, extraordinary facts of the city. Capture intimate and unforgettable moments as we cycle through the City of Arts and Sciences , and in the evening we offer you another guided tour though the natural lagoon of “Albufera” a special natural scenery where you can enjoy a stunning sunset on it and take a boat for an incredibly relaxing boat trip on the lagoon!. (You can also finish the tour with a special Valencian lunch: paella!- ask us!)
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, you will depart for your onward travels.
The Price Includes:
- 7 nights accommodation in handpicked hotels and inns and in Valencia at three stars hotel
- 7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, and 5 dinners
- Luggage transfer every day
- Transfer in from Valencia to Albarracín
- Transfer from Albarracín to Ojos Negros
- Hybrid touring bikes, 21-speed
- Guided bike city tour in Valencia
- Guided bike tour in Albufera with short boat tour
The Price does not include:
- Dinner in Valencia
- Single room supplement: 200 Eur
- Dinner with Paella in Valencia
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