Sat, 04 Sept|
Xaló - Xátiva - Requena - Valencia
Tour of Valencia
4 nights - 4 hotels - 4-5 days riding - 500km
Time & Location
04 Sept 2021, 12:00 – 08 Sept 2021, 16:00
Xaló - Xátiva - Requena - Valencia
About the Event
This is a fully supported, place to place tour over 4 days, 4 nights. Starting in our local town, Xaló and finishing in the city of Valencia.
We have painstakingly researched the province of Valencia finding what we believe are the best cycling roads that the area has to offer and have put together a challenging but rewarding route which is breathtakingly beautiful at every turn.
Enjoy your first night in Xaló a village local to use surrounded by the best climbs in the Costa Blanca. The following two nights further inland include overnight stays in the historic, Moorish towns of Xàtiva and Requena with their ancient spanish charm. Then enjoy the opportunity to cycle in to Valencia on a carefully planned quiet route and celebrate the epic journey with a final night in Valencia. The following morning enjoy a ride into the Albufera Nationa park, the home of paella or take a day off to enjoy the wealth of culture the city has to offer before flying home.
Included in the tour:
4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in the hotels listed below
Evening meals excluding drinks.
Group transfer from Alicante airport at start and to Valencia airport at end.
Daily led rides with high ride leader to rider ratio*
Car support each day with luggage transfer
Day 1 - 56-75km 1,000-2,000m - Arrive at Casa de Pozo, a beautiful guest house in the maket town of Xaló. After setting up the bikes we will get out on afternoon ride on the famous Coll de Rates. We will then eat out in one of the many restaurants in the town.
Day 2 - 103km 1,900m - This route takes us up to Castells de Castells over the Beniaia road down the steep descent to Embalse de Beniarres where would plan to have lunch. The route then heads through Salem, Beniatjar, passed Embassement de Belius, then the climb to Xàtiva through the town then up towards the castle where we are staying in the 4 star Hotel Mont Sant, a converted monastery on the castle wall. The hotel has a fantastic restaurant where we can choose from tapas to a full gastronomic menu*.
Day 3 - 145km 2,700m - The Queen’s stage of our Tour of Valencia takes us through the national park of Muela de Cortes to the small village of Dos Aguas where we would have lunch before heading into the Serra Martes then north through the vineyards south of Requena. We'll be staying in Pago de Tharsys a converted flour mill situated in a vineyard and will head into the historic town of Requena for our evening meal. This middle of the stage consists of many kilometres of uninterrupted narrow twist mountainous roads featured in the 2020 and 2021 Volta Communitat de Valenciana with significant climbing.
Day 4 - 125km 1,000m - A stage with more downhill then uphill! Heading north out of Requena the road through Chera and Chulilla is a cyclist’s paradise. Another narrow twisty road with fantastic lake views. Once we reach the town of Casinos the route makes its way on the caminos until it reaches the cycle path which takes us closer to Valencia, a few more caminos and we’re almost in Valencia where we join one of the Via Verdes to finish the ride into the centre of Spain’s third largest city. Accommodation is in a four star hotel and we will enjoy a meal out in one of the cities best restaurants.
Day 5 - 72-94km 200-500m - Before flying home, take time to enjoy the city or if you prefer we have a ride ready for you; a route south of the city to the rice fields of the Albufera National Park for a paella lunch before the flight home. A nice flat ride at the end of an epic tour. This stage could be extended by heading to the Cullera antennas featured on stage 2 of the Volta Communitat de Valenciana 2020
Prices from €849 (twin occupancy - single supplement €249). 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's for €100 for the duration of the trip (€150 for DI2, €175 for DI2 and discs).
Get in touch us using the link or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about this trip.
*Supplement required for individual airport transfers if not on group transfer.
*€25 supplement for gastronomic menu at Hotel Mont Sant
*Note, exact itinerary is subject to change. Accommodation subject to availability.
"Quiet roads and amazing scenery through an unspoilt part of Spain on a very well organised and supported tour part of Spain" Guest 2017 Tour of Valencia