Monday: Arrival in Valencia
Valencia’s most modern area, “la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” (City of Arts and Sciences), merges happily with its oldest area, the “Ciutat Vella” (Old City). In the Old City you’ll find a fascinating historic quarter, the cathedral, the central market, and a network of small streets and inviting squares which offer a great variety of cafes and restaurants where you can experience a multitude of local culinary specialities.
Tuesday: Albarracín – Teruel (40 km)
Transfer València – Albarracín.
You will arrive in Albarracín, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. We recommend you visit the old town and have a coffee in one of its cosy cafes before you start cycling. You start with a short climb to the Pinares de Rodeno natural reserve and you will have the opportunity to visit the prehistoric rock art. It is a very peculiar landscape where the reddish stones draw incredible shapes. You will pass by Bezas, a charming place where you can have a snack. The last part of the day passes through a narrow valley next to the river that will take us straight to Teruel.
Wednesday: Teruel – Albentosa (45 km)
You will leave Teruel and after a few kilometres through pine forests you will enter the Ojos Negros greenway. We start uphill but comfortably until we reach the Escandón pass. From here, on much more favourable terrain, you will arrive at La Puebla de Valverde, where we recommend you to stop at the Hotel la Fonda de la Estación to have a snack. From this point we will start to see kermes oaks, hazelnuts and oaks, this is one of the areas where more truffles are produced in all Europe and that is mostly exported to France. Don’t leave without tasting one of the star dishes at the Casa de la Estación.
Thursday: Albentosa – Jerica / Navajas / Segorbe (57 – 62 km)
You will continue to pedal on the greenway. After a few kilometres you will enter the province of Valencia, the first village is Barracas. The road becomes much more favourable as you will hardly need to pedal. You will pass through Jérica, a village where we recommend stopping to visit the site of the river Palancia and if the weather is good, take a refreshing bath. From Navajas, we will start to see fruit fields located in small valleys, we also recommend you to visit the place of Salto de la Novia in the Palancia river, where you can also refresh yourself.
Friday: Segorbe – Canet d’en Berenguer (45 – 50 km)
You will leave Segorbe towards Canet d’en Berenguer where you can enjoy the magnificent and peaceful beaches. Today you will have a very varied day, you will pass through pine forests, fruit fields, small charming villages, the city of Sagunto with its impressive Roman theatre, and finally end up in the Mediterranean Sea. The stage passes through the valley of the river Palancia, between two natural parks, the Sierra Calderona and the Sierra de Espada, always on a downward slope that will be very comfortable for us.
Saturday: Canet d’en Berenguer – Valencia (35 km)
You will cross the Valencian orchard and enjoy its contrasting colours, passing through small towns, such as El Puig, where the Monastery from where King Jaume I conquered the city of Valencia in 1237 is located. Between May and December we will be able to see many tigernut plantations, which in summer and autumn will be at their peak. We will also pass by several “horchaterias” where you will have the opportunity to taste the traditional Valencian horchata in a privileged rural environment in the heart of the orchard of Valencia.
End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast.