Cycling in Valencia - Routes in Valencia

L'Albufera lagoon with bicycle, Valencia, Spain
L'Albufera lagoon is located around 15 km south of Valencia city centre

Famous for its orange groves and home of the paella, the province of Valencia's shoreline offers opportunities to ride along the Mediterranean coast from Sagunto to Oliva.

The province's two main rivers and its "greenway" network of converted rail lines provide 100s of kilometres of traffic-free cycling alternatives.


ROUTES

For the purposes of cycling, the province of Valencia can roughly be divided into two different types of terrain: the flat coastline and central plain, and the mountain ranges that hem it in at its borders.

Cyclists riding among orange groves in Valencia, Spain
Cyclists on the La Safor Greenway between the towns of Gandia and Oliva in Valencia
It is possible to ride from the town of Sagunto, in the north of the province, to the town of Oliva in south along roads, routes and greenways with little to no traffic, and from near both towns we can pick up greenways (converted, traffic-free railway lines) that lead us deep inland.

Cycling along a converted railway in Valencia, Spain
Cyclists on the Serpis Greenway in the sout of the province of Valencia
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Valencia, the provincial and regional capital, serves as a starting point for @40 km route through the River Turia Natural Park, following the river of the same name upstream to the village of Pedralba. We can also venture out from the capital to the beaches of El Saler and l'Albufera Natural Park, which lie around 15 km to the south.

Cycling along the River Júcar in Spain
Riding along the banks of the River Júcar in the south of the province of Valencia
Further south, the town of Cullera sits at the mouth of the River Júcar, which we can follow by bike to the town of Alzira and beyond.

Bicycle under stone bridge, Valencia, Spain
Vall d'Albaida can be visited following the Roda la Vall route in 5 stages
Bordering with the province of Alicante, Vall d'Albaida can be visited by the Roda la Vall circular route, which takes us through the area in 5 different stages.

The Valencian Regional Government has made a guide to bicycle tourism in the region available to download from its Turisme Comunitat Valenciana website: Guide to Bicycle Tourism in the Valencian Community.

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