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Cycling and Mountain Biking in Spain

The combination of wonderful weather, beautiful countryside and considerate car drivers makes the Valencia Region of Spain the ideal place for cycling or mountain biking.

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The Valencia region of Spain is an ideal location for cycling or mountain biking, offering an excellent choice and variety routes to suit all levels of ability for both cycling and mountain biking. The 'Los Huertos' Spanish Sunshine Breaks villa lies adjacent to a area known as 'La Canal de Navarres' which is excellent for both cycling and mountain biking. In addition, the villa's proximity to the Spanish railway network offers convenient access to more distant, varied and challenging cycling and mountain biking locations.

  • La Canal de Navarres
Commencing only a few km from the villa, 'La Canal de Navarres' offer a wide choice of routes. The roads have light traffic and the distance between towns is short. The relative proximity of some railway stations including the Villanueva de Castellon narrow gauge regional railway aids access to different parts of the area. Some asphalted tracks lead into the heart of the Caroig massif, and there is an extensive network of trails for those who prefer the mountain bike.
  • Albufera Nature Reserve
To the east of the villa and 16 km south from Valencia is the Albufera Nature Reserve, a large fresh water lagoon which is a paradise for migratory birds. On the way to El Palmar, where you can take a boat trip over the Albufera Lake, you will ride through beautiful countryside on ideal cycling roads.
  • Further afield
Among the best areas for mountain biking in the Valencia Region are the Maestrat, inland from the Costa Brava in the area called Las Marinas, and around the Desierto de las Palmas near Benicàssim. For some really heavy duty off-road cycling try the Marina Alta region near Valencia. Here the winding Moorish trails offer a thrilling ride but you will need to be in good physical condition to tackle them.
  • Cycling events
Many Pro-Teams send their best riders to Valencia for the Vuelta cyclista de Comunidad Valencia to prepare them for upcoming challenges such as the Giro d'Italia, La Vuelta a España and the Tour de France. The Vuelta cyclista de Comunidad Valencia is a 5 day cycling event held at the end of February every year and is considered one of the toughest pre-season cycling challenges.

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