Alicante to Valencia cycling vacation in Spain

Price
921To1071 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
More info
Prices include Bed and Breakfast for 7 nights.Welcome meeting.
Information pack including maps, your itinerary and GPS.
Fully equipped hybrid bicycle including water bottles, panniers and tool kit.
Luggage transfer service.
Local assistance on call.
Last minute
Available from October the 3rd to December the 19th with departures every Monday.
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Description of Alicante to Valencia cycling vacation in Spain

Price information

921To1071 excluding flights
Prices include Bed and Breakfast for 7 nights.Welcome meeting.
Information pack including maps, your itinerary and GPS.
Fully equipped hybrid bicycle including water bottles, panniers and tool kit.
Luggage transfer service.
Local assistance on call.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Spain cycling
Spain’s reputation for sun, sea and summer vacations is well established, but beyond the chaotic Costas and baking interior, it’s also fantastic for cy...
Valencia
Valencia is one of the most recognisable regions of Spain, famed for Valencia football team, and the region’s famous orange juice and paella. But whil...

Reviews

1 Reviews of Alicante to Valencia cycling vacation in Spain

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


When we went across the promenades of each town. Cycling up the mountains
some of the views.. The bird life in the natural park.. When we’re up in Altea
we found it very picturesque and my partner fell off his bike so not going to forget that..


2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Drink plenty of water, look at the opening times of castles places to visit as most places close from 1-4. We arrived as one was closing.. check the paper work so the hotels are the ones you think they are as one of ours wasn’t.
We went to eat between 2.30 and 4.30 most days when it was really hot to keep
out of the sun..we also wore our swim suits as when we came across a area that
was great for a swim we would make the most of it. We took metal water bottles
to keep water cold.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes as we ate at local eateries and we reduced environmental impact as we were cycling.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Overall the vacation was great, interesting, energetic, beautiful scenery as we were offered tips of places of interest to visit.. and the bikes were well equipped with detailed maps and GPS.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We genuinely believe that cycling is one of the most interesting, healthy and environmentally responsible ways in which to explore new places. We have a specific garage for our bikes where we recycle everything: tyres, brakes, cables, etc. We use ecological products in order to clean them.

Our tours go through natural parks where there is native vegetation and a variety of wild life. We supply travel documents which advise our clients how to respect the local ecology. We remind them of the importance of preserving our wild, local areas for everyone and of what a precious resource water is.

In order to minimize vehicle emissions, we begin all of our tours on the same day of the week. This drastically reduces the number of van miles travelled each week in order to transfer clients' luggage from one overnight stop to the next.

Our pre-trip information is all given by email in order to save paper. Currently we are changing from providing tour information on sheets of paper to creating a small booklet. This use far less paper.

We use recycled printer cartridges and we recycle any leftover printed material.

People

Our company provides the opportunity to get to know local people and to invest money locally in small local shops, accommodation, restaurants, etc.

We are selling and operating tours almost exclusively in rural areas in order to support small local business. We want to encourage local councils to improve and promote the cycle paths which pass through their small communities. This helps the locals to expand their rural, family businesses. As natives of Valencia Province we know the area extremely well. To ensure the fullest possible local experience we recommend specific visits related to gastronomy, culture, history, ecology and shops which offer local products, especially handmade goods.

We are a small company, operating tours since 2015. Our aim is to expand in order to be able to create more local employment. This year we have created one permanent job and one part-time job so now we are 3 people. In high season we also employ some local guides. Our aim for next year is to create another full-time job whenever possible. We obtain everything we need (bikes, accessories, computers, etc.) from local suppliers. When we need to change bikes we will donate the old ones to a local NGO.

We give our clients an information booklet which explains different aspects of our region: the local history, gastronomy, agriculture, landscape and so on.

We encourage clients to visit historic sites such as monasteries, ancient Iberian towns, castles, etc. where there are free guided tours. We believe that this provides them with deeper insight into the Valencian way of life and its roots rather than just offering them a superficial cycling tour.

On our tours our clients have the opportunity to experience different landscapes, agriculture and ecology: rice fields, vineyards, orange groves, etc. We encourage them to visit local businesses, for example wine cellars, orange juice tasting, wine tasting, artisan shops, artisan cheese makers, etc. In these local businesses clients can taste products and buy them. We also recommend that they take a boat trip on the Albufera Natural Lake in order to support the local boatmen. Group tours actually include one of these boat tours plus several wine tastings.

On the subject of gastronomy we have a great deal to offer. We encourage people to try our traditional dishes. We recommend local restaurants where clients can enjoy local Mediterranean foods. Because the tours encompass such a variety of landscapes, clients can experience the food and drink indigenous to each area, for example, in the area of inland vineyards and orchards they can sample the meats, fruits, nuts and wines to be found here. Close to the coast there is an abundance of fish and sea food and around the Albufera rice paddies there are many different, delicious rice dishes.

Of course, the accommodation that we use consists of small rural houses (Casas Rurales) and family-run hotels. This keeps the countryside alive, enabling people to live and work in remote areas whilst preserving and improving rural properties.

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