Jan 302012
 

As it´s the time of year when thoughts are turning to the warmer months ahead and of holidays in the sun, we´re all thinking of how we can maximise our precious free time and of course value for our hard earned cash.

These days, more people are opting for a vacation that provides the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities rather than just a beach holiday or sight-seeing trip. However, it´s often the case that to indulge in a favourite hobby whilst away, one has to opt for a specifically organised activity holiday.  Here at Nature Trail Spain, we recognise that such a holiday may not suit all members of a family or party and therefore aim to provide our clients with absolute flexibility and superb value for money.

 

We offer anything from a full week of Guided Mountain Biking for groups of up to 8 people, inclusive of accommodation to a single day trip that can be booked for a couple or individual who happen to be holidaying in Spain and quite fancy a ride out as part of their other plans.  Our priority is providing the client with maximum flexibility, and as such we offer :
• Mountain Bike Trips with professionally qualified Guide.

• 2-Day Skills Courses for beginners – perfect for teenagers and adults alike.

• Mountain Bike Hire.

• Fully illustrated route packs for self-guided trips.

Increasingly, we´re finding that our clients are opting to combine a day or two Guided Mountain Biking with a city break to Valencia, a break in the beautifully Valencian hills or a beach holiday on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast.

Within easy reach of our home base of La Drova lies Spain´s third city, Valencia.  It´s a thriving city that manages to combine centuries of tradition and historical monuments, buildings and squares with stunning contemporary architecture, and a beautifully clean, golden beach.  Running right through the city from the historical quarter to the stunning City of Arts & Sciences is a unique green “arterial walkway” that follows the original line of the (now rerouted!) river Turia. This is now a green ribbon of beautiful parkland planted with a vast array of native plants and trees, play areas, sports grounds and leafy areas perfect for picnics.

Our local area of La Drova is situated in the mountains at a height of 1,200 feet above sea level. The surrounding mountain views are breathtaking and the peaceful location makes it ideal for nature lovers. For those who enjoy the beach life, Gandia´s Blue Flag Award winning beach is only 20 minutes drive away, as is the cosmopolitan town centre. Channel 4´s A Place In The Sun visited recently and were amazed to find such a well kept secret!

The mountain biking in this area is extremely diverse and provides something for riders of all abilities. Terrain ranges from high, rocky mountain tracks to riverside trails and lanes through rice fields, orange groves and rural villages.

So, if you´d like to enjoy some superb mountain biking within stunning scenery, without having to commit to a “biking only” holiday, feel free to contact us at naturetrailspain@gmail.com ,call us on 0034633117310 or visit www.mountainbikingvalencia.com

 

David Warrington
Mountain Bike Guide & Instructor

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