Spains’ third largest city built on the street plan of the Roman original. Each day we will do a cycle according to wind direction so cycles on each day may change according to the weather. All routes have a train option nearby in case of accident or tiredness.
Thursday 17th Jan
Meet at airport 7:30 ish in Wetherspoons airside. Flight FR1071 takes off at 09:30 arriving in Valencia at 13:25. The airport is close to the town by metro to Colon station. €4 for ticket plus €1 for travel card that we load each time.
Our accommodation, on Carrer Colon is in the popular Gran Via area, a 5-minute walk from the station and many bars. It has 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, a large flat-screen TV with a fridge for beer and microwave. There is air conditioning and a balcony.
Mestalla stadium tour in afternoon
Friday 18th Jan ( 20 miles)
Walk to the bike rental shop the one used before. for premium bikes at Carrer de la Corretgeria, 4. Cycle to the Albufera National Park doing 20 miles. Boat ride and lunch. Cycle back 10 miles or take the train from Sollana. The route is here.
We go to Valencia Cathedral to see the Holy Chalice from 25 BC and legend has it is the Holy Grail drunk from at the Last Supper. La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia – the silk exchange built between 1482 and 1533.
Saturday 19th Jan (22 miles)
Cycle to Sagunt along the Xurro greenway through orange groves to the northeast beach at El port de Sagunt where we eat. Train back from Sagunt a few miles inland or metro from Rafelbunyol. We visit Europe’s biggest Oceanarium which is open until 18:00.
The route today is here.
Sunday 20th Jan ( 10 ish miles)
Get train towards Gandia at 9:41 and get off at Xeraco at 10:30. The train is every hour and here is Valencia Gandia train timetable. Cycle beach side to Gandia where we meet Robert at 11:30 in a bar. We eat at Restaurant Telero in Gandia – it opens at 13:30. Train home is at 15:25 pm.
Monday 21st Jan (20 miles)
Metro line L2 direction Llíria to Benagusil in the north-west. Cycle back (downhill). The route is here.
Visit the Valencia Biopark where animals live together with vegetation from their natural habitat.
4:30 am – leave the apartment and travel, probably by taxi, to the airport for the flight at 7am. – arrive Edinburgh 9:05.