CYCLING HOLIDAY ALBUFERA - RICE FIELDS - JUCAR RIVER
Cycle from Valencia along the sea to the rice fields, Albufera Natural Park and the orange groves around the Jucar River (Ribera de Xúquer). Fully organized incl. English roadbook, GPS, bicycle rental and accommodation. An easy route with hardly any differences in altitude, mainly following cycle paths and quiet agricultural roads.
There are many places on the route to stop for a snack or drink. And some fantastic places to eat paella or learn how to make one by yourself! Another well-known regional dish is 'all i pebre', a spicy dish with eel, potato and pepper.
Thanks to the mild climate along the Mediterranean Sea, you can enjoy cycling almost every day, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Winter never gets really cold, in summer you'll find nice beaches or natural swimming pools along the Jucar river to take a cool break..
I personally enjoy winter to cycle in this area, because the orange and kaki groves are packed with colourful fruit. And thousands of migratory birds flock down on the inundated fields.
In March you can enjoy the white flowers and sweet perfume of the 'azahar' (orange blossom).
The rice fields are flooded a few times a year. From May onwards the rice plants will appear and turn the water into a bright green sea. In autumn the migratory birds return, the water as well.
Individual or group travel
Easy cycling, also suited for children.
As much as possible on bike lanes and quiet roads.
Even more interesting from December to March
(full fruit trees and blossom)
GPS and English roadbook incl. tips for restaurants
and sights en route
Personal explanation in English before departure
Flexible routes from 2 to 5 days
Daily distances 50-70 km
Shorten or extend possible
up to 250 km in total
daily departure possible,
throughout the year.
overnight stays in small-scale accommodations, incl. breakfast
trekking bike with anti-puncture
tyres and GPS
bike bags and handlebar bag
helmet and repair kit
Luggage transport possible
English helpline and assistance
during the trip
Bike replacement in case of severe mechanical problems
e-bikes, kids trailer or 'follow me tandem' available
DATES & RATES
daily departure possible,
all year round
2 days / 1 night
€ 159 per person
3 days / 2 nights
€ 239 per person
4 days / 3 nights
5 days / 4 nights
Based on double room incl. Breakfast
Surcharge e-bike: € 20 per day
Surcharge single room:
35 € per person / night.
Luggage transport: € 60 per journey (for 2-4 participants.)
Different rates may apply on public holidays.