VIA VERDE OJOS NEGROS

DAY TOUR ON SPAINS LARGEST GREENWAY

Rates

Included: 

Bike rental, -helmet, directions, a repair kit, and transfer as mentioned by train or car. Baby seats or bike trailers available on request.

€59,- per person based on transfer by train from Sagunto or Valencia.

We'll provide your train ticket to Barracas (included in price), itinerary/map and briefing at the railway station.

Bikes are not allowed on the train and will be transported separately to the starting point. 

 

The return ticket is sold separately on board of the train and is not included, since it's not possible to buy this in advance (The price is approx. 6€ for Navajas-Valencia).

Children <12 years accompanied by adults: €39,-

Children <4 years: 5€ (child seat for bike)

Do you prefer a private driver instead of the train?

€ 109 per person for 2 or 3 adults, based on a transfer by car or minivan from your hotel in Valencia or Sagunto/Canet.. Including bik rental on site.

€ 89 per person for 4 or more adults.

It's possible to extend the tour another 15 or 20km, starting at Sarrrion and crossing the spectacular bridge over the Albentosa ravine. Surcharge € 20 per person.

Attention: This is a self-guided tour. 

We do care about your safety. However, it remains your own responsibility. 

We provide helmets and ask you to use them properly and drive carefully.

Participants are expected to take out travel and accident insurance themselves.

We can also arrange an insurance by ARAG: 5€ per person per day.

Conditions available on request.

In Summer you may have to pay €3 to visit the Navajas Waterfall (optional visit, not included in the tour)​

This tour is available almost any day of the year, weather permitting.

In summer you can go for a swim in (municipal) swimming pools of villages close to the trail. In the end, you can cool down under a 30m high waterfall! At your own risk.

From December to arch it may be necessary to change the itinerary because of snow or ice on the highest part of the route.

 

After completing the booking form, we check the availability of our driver and bikes and get back to you ASAP to confirm your booking. Please mention an alternative date in case we have to reschedule the tour due to weather conditions.

Also, mention your body length to make sure you get the right size of bike.

And please mention the number and age children, so we can arrange the compulsory child seats in case of transportation by car.

Description


Cycle through the mountains on the former mining railway "Via Verde Ojos Negros". It is an easy bike ride: you drive downhill almost all the time! Therefore this track is ideal for families with children, using bike trailers.

From Valencia or Sagunto we first take you to Barracas or Sarrion / Albentosa (more than 1000m above sea level), to enjoy the most beautiful stage of Spain's longest railway path. It is famous for its many tunnels, bridges and abandoned stations, in a spectacular landscape that is constantly changing.

 

In summer you can swim in (public) swimming pools close to the route and at the end of the trip you can swim under a 30 meter high waterfall! (at your own risk)

Travel to the starting point with our private driver or take the train; in either way you will already enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way up. Do you have a (rental) car yourself? Then you can also drive to the starting point yourself.

 

Once on top of the mountain, the bikes are waiting for you, and we explain some details about the route and provide a map and bike bags for your convenience.

Then you cycle independently, at your own pace. Along the way, you will find many picnic areas and some tipical villages to stop for a drink or lunch.

On request, we will place a picnic table exclusively for you at a special location along the route.

 

 

You can also book a fully organized 5-day bike tour, cycling the entire route (over 200km) from the mine in Ojos Negros (Teruel Region) to Valencia.

 

Read the article (PDF) below about this trip, written by Kees Volkers and published in "De Vogelvrij Fietser", the magazine of the Fietsersbond. (Dutch cycling association).

Itinerary

The default distance is 40 km from Barracas to Navajas.

If you cycle with children, you can also end the tour after 22km (Benafer) or 32 km (Jerica).

Optionally, you can extend the tour to 55 or 60 kilometres, starting further inland, at the village of Sarrion or the  spectacular Albentosa viaduct.

It is about an hour's drive from Valencia to the starting point by road. The train takes a little longer, but the journey to the starting point alone is worth it! Along the way you see the landscape change dramatically and you look out over the Sierra de Calderona, Sierra Espadán and orange groves.

 

Starting point Barracas is situated on a high plateau, 1000 m above sea level. The first kiometres of the cycling track are almost flat, without slopes. The rest is a gruadual descent, so it's easy cycling! The rail bike path cuts right through rocks of red sandstone and follows gorges. Along the way you pass abandoned stations and cross beautiful railway bridges and a number of tunnels.

 

The first village on your route is Caudiel, where you can stop for 'tapas' or lunch in one of the bars.

 

Next village is Jerica, with a number of bars, restaurants and terraces right along the route. And finally, you arrive in Navajas, a village with photogenic villas from the early 1900s.

If you have some time left, you can also visit the spectacular waterfall "Salto de la Novia"

 

In Navajas the tour ends and you return either by train or private driver.

It takes 45 minutes by car or About an hour by train to get to Valencia.

If booked in advance, you could start at Sarrion, about 15 km further inland. As a bonus, you cross the 50-meter-high railway bridge over the magnificent Albentosa canyon and you drive through one of the longest tunnels of the route, about 400 meters long.

You can also book a fully organized 5-day bike tour, cycling the entire route (over 200km) from the mine in Ojos Negros (Teruel Region) to Valencia.

 
 
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SPAINISH agencia de viajes

empresa adherida a

CREATURISME de

Comunitat Valenciana

Calle Borriol 9 puerta 30

46022 Valencia 

Valencian Community - Spain

info@spainish.es

Tel: +34 677 709 109

All information and rates on this website are subject to change. The mentioned rates are minimum rates per person, based on the maximum size of the group. Rates may vary depending on the number of participants. 

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