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Spain by bike, from Elche to Valencia on EuroVelo 8

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Southeast of Spain by bike, in 8 days. Discover a varied route from the arid region of Elche to the greener valleys of Valencia. Colorful landscapes and heritage await you.

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EuroVelo 8 Spain by bike from Elche to Valencia

 

Eurovelo 8 Spain cycling map from Elche to Valencia

 

Departing from the arid landscapes of Elche and the Alicante region, you head north towards Valencia. Gradually, the colors become greener until you reach Albufera Valencia Natural Park with its marshes and rice fields. On this route which is greatly inspired by EuroVelo 8 in Spain, you visit towns with remarkable heritage (Elche, Alicante, Alcoy, Valencia) and cycle through varied landscapes (palm groves, orange groves, valleys, pine forests, rice fields, Mediterranean coast...) and magnificent. Between culture, heritage and nature, this sunny circuit will put a smile on your face!

 

Day 1: arrival in Elche

With many UNESCO World Heritage sites, the city of Elche is a good introduction to this cycling trip in Spain. Take the time to visit the palm grove or stroll along the banks of the Vinalopo (river).

 

Day 2: from Elche to Alicante - 40 km / + 150 m

Today's route presents no difficulty and is very pleasant. Perfect for getting into your legs! The landscape is remarkable although one of the driest in Europe. Palm groves and orchards accompany you. In Alicante we recommend that you visit the Santa Barbara Castle, perched high and offering a lovely view of the surrounding area. Positguet beach, at the foot of the castle, and the port are also worth a short walk.

 

Day 3: from Alicante to Castalla - 50 km / + 800 m

This is the most difficult stage of this circuit on the EuroVelo 8. We depart from the coast to reach Castalla following the Maigmó greenway, which links Alicante to Alcoy. Pine trees are gradually replacing palm trees. The route will take you to two magnificent viaducts: Forn del Vidre (140 m) and Palomaret (200 m).

 

Day 4: from Castalla to Alcoy - 35 km / +200 m

Today, the course is kinder to your calves. A short stage with 4 times less elevation gain than the day before. The opportunity to really enjoy the Font Roja Natural Park and its very Mediterranean landscapes.

 

Day 5: from Alcoy to Gandía - 55 km / + 150 m

Today's stage allows you to see the sea again. Your race ends in Gandía, a seaside resort with vast sandy beaches. We advise you to taste Fideuá, the delicious, emblematic local specialty. It is through the Serpis valley that you arrive at Gandía. The route also follows a railway line to Villalongo.

 

Day 6: from Gandía to Cullera - 35 km / + 50 m

Follow the route through marshes, orange groves and other orchards until you reach the first rice fields of the Albufera Natural Park. It is an enormous rock that welcomes you to Cullera, where a castle is perched. At the foot, immense and pretty beaches stretch out to their full length.

 

Day 7: from Cullera to Valencia - 60 km / + 100 m

This last day of cycling takes place along the Mediterranean coast, between marshes and rice fields. A little further, it is along the best beaches of the Province of Valencia that you ride in the heart of the natural park, with its dunes. The entry into Valencia is done in a beautiful way, through the City of Arts and Sciences, an emblematic building of the city.

 

Day 8: Valencia

End of the tour after breakfast.

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General informations :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of accommodation: 3/4* hotels and charming guests houses
  • Child rates: contact us


The dates :

  • Departure every day from February to November 2024
  • Low season: from 02/01 to 03/14; from 04/16 to 06/30 and from 09/16 to 11/30
  • High season: from 03/15 to 04/15 and from 07/01 to 09/15

 

Included :

  • 7 nights in 3/4* hotels and charming guest rooms
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Visit to the Borgia Palace (or similar activity)
  • Baggage transfer
  • Travelogue


Not included :

  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Anything not specified in “included”

 

The options :

  • Rental of VTC, or VAE (Electricly Assisted Bike)
  • Theft guarantee for the rented bike
  • Multi-risk cancellation insurance


Levels:
1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Climate :
temperate Mediterranean climate, over most of its territory, with hot and dry summers. High temperatures in July and August.
 

Technicality and terrain:

This tour presents no particular difficulties execpt on day 3.

  • 35 to 60 km per day = 2 to 5 hours of cycling
  • Between 50 and 200 m of positive altitude difference except day 3, + 800 m
  • Circuit mainly on greenways or cycle paths. Some sports are on secondary roads with light traffic.

 
Meal :

  • Breakfasts: copious (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread butter, jam, orange juice)
  • Lunch: not included
  • Dinner: not included.


The bike :

  • Rental bike: bikes equipped with front suspension, supplied with rear bags, helmet, reflective vest, repair kit, lock. VTC or VAE.
  • Personal bike: VTC and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to service your bicycle before leaving. At the end of your tour, you will need to take care of your bike.

 
Support:
Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).
 
Travelogue :
We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes, sent to your home before departure. We will also give you vouchers for the hotel and restaurant.

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