Nov 182013

This autumn has been unusually warm even by Valencian standards, with November midday temperatures reaching 30 degrees C on many days.  Therefore the sudden drop to around 12 degrees was somewhat of a shock this weekend.  However, the day dawned bright with only light cloud and a good deal of sunshine.

Mountain Biking in Valencia

My clients for the day were a couple of cyclists from the south coast of England.  One of them owned a holiday property in the area and was keen to enjoy a day of guided mountain biking with his friend who was visiting with family.  We soon solved the problem of the chilly morning with a 20 minute climb up a gravel trail that took us up onto the Sierra de Marxuquera.  Having warmed up nicely we continued over the hills before enjoying a relaxed descent into a small Valencian farming village where we stopped for a coffee break.

Guided Mountain Biking in Valencia

Another short but steep climb took us up into little known hanging valley where local farmers have been growing plums, almonds and olives for generations.  After a brief rest we set off down a long, flowing rocky trail into the Barxeta valley.

Winter mountain biking in Valencia

A short climb then took us over to the village of Barx where we paused to enjoy the spectacular views of the peaks of Valldigna.

Mountain Biking Valencia

A good ride out in the winter sunshine, some great trails, spectacular views and good company!


Written by David Warrington.

Mountain Bike Guide & Instructor at Mountain Biking Valencia.

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