I had the pleasure of taking a couple from Yorkshire out biking in the mountains of the Albaida region of Valencia today. They fancied a high level route to make the most of the stunning views in this area.
The route that I chose has a tough start and climbs 400 metres in the initial 4km. However, for this time of year that´s perfect as provided that you´re out in good time, all the hard work is done before the sun is high in the sky.
We set off at a good steady pace, climbing up the flanks of the mountain to a height in excess of 750 metres. The views were spectacular so having done the tough part already we sat in the shade for a “breather”.
There then followed a long steady traverse of the sierra on rocky trails before a great descent all the way down to the Albaida Valley. We used the agricultural trails for our return leg, passing through some old farming villages along the way.
We enjoyed a coffee in the shade of an old square before completing the final few kms along a shady country lane. A super day out and one that will hopefully provide happy memories.