Dec 042015
 

Last week I was delighted to provide some guidied mountain biking in Valencia for a returning client.  Damian from UK completed a skills course with us three years ago, then returned to Valencia last year to do some guided cross country mountain biking.

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His skills and fitness have further improved so I´m delighted to say that he recently returned for his third trip, this time looking for longer and more challenging rides.

Looking from the Sierra de Calderona north to the Sierra de Espadan.

Looking from the Sierra de Calderona north to the Sierra de Espadan.

We arranged two days in the Sierra de Calderona, a Natural Park within easy reach of Valencia.

Day 1 was a long cross country ride on the north side of the Sierra, a route of some 35kms, almost all off-road and with a total of more than 11000 metres of climbing.  The weather was beautiful, very warm for November even by local standards.  The route took in some big climbs, a remote hill farming village and a long and demanding descent.

Guided mountain biking in Valencia

Day 2 saw us on a shorter route on the south east side of the Sierra although with some challenging little rocky climbs and a few steep descents.  The recent heavy rains of late October had loosened up some of the trails which made for some interesting descents, but with a little extra care and focus we had a great ride.

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Sitting in the autumn sunshine with a beer after the ride it was great to reflect on the many rides that we´d done together over the past few years and to talk of what may lie ahead.

David Warrington

 

Written by David Warrington.

Mountain Bike Guide and Instructor at Mountain Biking Valencia.

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