Things to do near Valencia by bike
Sometimes you need to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and discover the countryside. Pelican Bike offers some very interesting tours near Valencia for you. Here are some of our favourite places to visit near Valencia by bike.
Albufera Natural Park – number one place to visit near Valencia
Our Albufera Bike Tour shows you everything you have to see when it comes to the Albufera Natural Park. Besides enjoying this beautiful piece of nature, you will be provided with all the facts you have to know about the park. If you are not all for a bike ride which is simple and not too far from the city, you can use the city bus number 25 to get to El Palmar and El Perellonet. It will take you approximately one hour and will cost you 1, 50 euros.
The village of El Palmar is always worth a visit. It is very famous for the local food like Alli I Pedre, Arroz a Banda and of course Paella. After a yummy meal, it is time to linger in the park. The Albufera Park is the home of many rare species. Especially many rare birds can be watched here. Albufera Park has the largest lake in Spain and you can hire a boat for a boat trip on this impressive lake. We have a special bike tour across Albufera, so you can see all the details. Watching the setting sun and rare birds on a boat, what else do you need to be happy?
Wonderful beaches and other places near Valencia
Right by the river Jucar and 40 kilometres away from the city centre of Valencia, you will find a little town called Cullera. This historical town has an old castle from which you can enjoy a nice view of the surrounding area. There is also an ancient pirate’s cave that can only be visited by boat. The little town is not a place for understatement, it displays its name Hollywood-style on the Sierra de les Rabosses mountain rage. Thus everybody has to acknowledge that Cullera is one of the best tourist attractions near Valencia, Spain. And it is really worth a visit by bike, the many beaches around the village add some more value to the place. If you want to relax on a quiet beach, the Playa Mareny de San Llorenc is your place to be. It belongs to Albufera National Park and is situated next to the town Sueca. You will find three kilometres of unspoiled nature as well as sand dunes there. It even has a part open to nudism, in case you want to get back to nature yourself. The Cap Blanc beach is a little bit more on the sporty side of the things to do near Valencia by bike. It has a windsurfing school and different courses for beginners as well as experienced surfers. This beach is famous for its colourful fish as well. Furthermore, Playa San Antonia, Playa Escollera and Playa Marenyet can be found around Cullera. Sounds like paradise for sun lovers!
Which other attractions near Valencia, Spain are there?
You know that Venice is a beautiful city in Italy, but have you ever heard of Little Venice? If you are curious know, book a tour with Pelican Bike, because we will show you everything you want to know about this special one of the tourist attractions near Valencia, Spain.
Little Venice can be found in Albraya, which is also known as Port Saplaya and is a part of the city Albaraya. But why is this part of town called little Venice? It is its appearance that reminds of Venice. You will see colourful houses which have impressive balconies and are built extremely close to the port. They are so close to the harbour, that it would be possible to jump from the balcony and land on a yacht. Apart from the famous port, you can find a beach and a shopping centre at Port Saplaya.
Which other attractions near Valencia, Spain are there?
The place to be for history lovers – Sagunt
One of the oldest cities of the area can be found north of Valencia. The city of Sagunt consists of two parts, one of them being the historic centre of Sagunt with many historic sights located inland. The second part of the city can be found next to the sea and is named Port de Sagunt. One of the places to go near Valencia by bike with a lot of history is the Teatro Romano, which holds space for six thousand spectators. 50 AD, the Romans started building it and it was renovated in the nineties to create a place to admire Roman architecture. It also provides a picturesque view of the Mediterranean Sea, so it’s always worth a visit.
The Castell de Sagunto is a very impressive building over thousand years old. Its thick walls have Roman, Iberian and medieval influences and the castle is a national monument since 1931.
Montanejos – romantic natural waterfalls
Looking at the Montanejos hot springs and waterfalls feels like being in paradise, so these natural waterfalls are one of the places to go near Valencia. It is said that the springs contain healthy minerals that support health and cleanse the skin. Legend has it that the Arab King constructed the waterfalls and hot springs in the 13th century in order to allow his favourite wives to stay healthy and beautiful forever. Even if that didn’t work, he created a breath-taking scenery. The beautiful landscape and the blue water with its caves to explore is a plus for every adventurer. Have a close look at the “Bridal veils” waterfalls which give the impression of a water veil coming out of the rocks.
Special wine-tasting and other things to do around Valencia, Spain
The region around Valencia is famous for its wines and the vicinity of Valencia offers 13,000 hectares of vineyards. These wines are exported to over 100 countries and you shouldn’t leave the city without tasting a variety of the delicious liquid the area has to offer.
A great one of the things to do near Valencia is to take the Wine Bus form Calle Xàtvia on a Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and discover the wine route. You can enjoy the landscape and learn a great deal about the wines of the region at the same time. Furthermore, you will be served a typical local meal and of course, different delicious wines.
Handcrafted treasures in Manises
Manises is the town of ceramics. It is one of the places near Valencia where you can go by bike that offers very unique handcrafted treasures to take home. But you can also look at very old pieces dating back to the 14th century at the town’s museum. They have all been handcrafted in Manises and the museum explains the history of the ceramic business to its visitors. If you want to take action, you can visit a craft workshop and take home your self-created piece of ceramic. Manises is specialized in courses for young and old, and it is possible to book a special seminar that goes on for a whole week to become an expert. But if you just want to take home your own little handcrafted gem, you should book the three hours course. You might need time to visit all the other beautiful places near Valencia!