Wed, 03 May|
Aragon - Valencia
Aragon & Valencia Gourmet Tour
7 nights - 5 hotels - 6 days riding - 700km
Time & Location
03 May 2023, 11:00 – 10 May 2023, 11:00
Aragon - Valencia
About the Event
This 7 night (6 ride) tour includes four nights in Aragon staying in two different but equally stunning rural locations, one night in a 4-star hotel on the beach in Benicàssim, one night in a rural location just outside Valencia one in a 4-star hotel on Valencia's sea front.
Following a hugely successful Gourmet trip in the Aragon and Valencia regions in 2021 we have put together this new tour from the highlights. Starting in the mountains of Aragon heading to the coast then to the city of Valencia, this tour has been designed to show you the very best hidden roads and gastronomical delights that this area has to offer. With varied landscapes, dry climate, quiet roads and fabulous food, we have designed a tour that showcases this beautiful region of Spain.
Included in the tour:
7 nights accommodation in the hotels listed below.*
All meals (excluding bar bills)
Transfers to/from Valencia airport
Daily led rides with high ride leader to rider ratio*
Car support each day with luggage transfer
Day 1 - Arrive at Hotel Restaurant Masia La Torre, a restored country mansion set in a remote location in Aragon - Drinks reception on terrace with stunning views before we enjoy dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 - 100km 1,900m - The first ride takes us through the historic town of Mora de Rubielos and a number of climbs included in La Vuelta before heading back via Montanejos and the incredibly scenic gorge with spectacular views of La Fuente de los Baños. We would plan lunch overlooking the lake at Montanejos. Dinner would be at the superb hotel restaurant.
Day 3 - 90km 2,000m - Our first place-to-place day heads north into this remote area of Aragon. We will join the winding narrow mountain road before the optional climb to Valdelinares ski station at 1,965m, followed by lunch at the bottom of the climb in mainland Spain's highest village. The ride then continues to our accommodation in Mas de Cebrian, a stunningly restored masia in a rural location near the historic town of Puertomingalvo.
Day 4 - 115km 1,800m - For our Puertomingavo loop we would ride to the La Vuelta 2019 stage 6 finish of Ares de Maestrat at 1,198m, a spectacular village perched on a rocky outcrop. We would plan to have lunch in the village before descending and turning on to the small road to Vilafranca and the 8km climb of Santuario Virgen de la Estrella.
Day 5 - 155km 2,700m - The Queen's Stage. This is set to be a spectacular stage starting at altitude and descending to sea level resulting in over 4,100m of descending. The route starts with a breaktaking descent from Puertomingalvo into the Valencia region and a 19km section through a gorge next to the Rio Villahermosa, one of the most scenic descents in the area. The route then joins the route of stage 7 of the 2019 La Vuelta with the narrow beautiful climb of Salto de Caballo, then the optional steep summit finish of Mas de La Costa. We would plan to have lunch after the climb in Llucena de Cid before descending towards the coast and the final climb of Desert de la Palmes, then the super smooth descent to Benicàssim with our accommodation right on the sandy beach and a gourmet dinner overlooking the sea.
Day 6 - 120km 1,800m - For our ride to Valencia we start with an easy warm up along the coast before the Vuelta climb of Port de Eslida and then the Port de Oronet. After lunch in the mountains outside Valencia, we have an intricate route through the orange groves to the beautiful La Mozaira just north of the city of Valencia. We would plan dinner out in the excellent hotel restarurant.
Day 7 - 115km 500m - For our final ride, we cycle through the city of Arts and Sciences on Valencia´s extensive network of cycle paths, avoiding the city traffic, then on the flat roads parallel to the coast to the town of Cullera. In Cullera, we would plan to the ride the steep 3km climb up to the antennas, used in stage 6 of La Vuelta 2021. An alternative route misses out the antenna climb. Retracing our route back down the climb we then head up through the rice fields, Albufera Natural Park, to El Palmar for a Valencian Paella before heading back along the coast to Hotel Neptuno on the sea front in the city of Valencia, where we plan to have dinner overlooking the Mediterranean.
Day 8 - Enjoy the sandy beach of Valencia or take a walk around Spain's third largest city before heading home.
Price €2,999 per person (twin occupancy - single supplement €649). Also available for private groups - you choose the dates.
Flights are not included.
We can also provide bike hire from our fleet of Ridley Fenix SL/SLICs for €120 for the duration of the trip (€180 for DI2, €220 for DI2 and discs or Sram AXS).
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*Note, exact itinerary is subject to change. Accommodation subject to availability.
"Superb week of riding with consistent first class professional support, great food and unique hotels. The high level of care and effort used to produce this trip was obvious every day. Highly recommended. Great value for money." Guest 2019 Valencian Gourmet Tour
"Top notch rides, routes, guiding and all around service. Highly recommended" Guest 2021 Gourmet Tour