David Warrington

Sep 212015
Mountain Biking in the Sierra de Calderona

Last week I enjoyed a couple of great XC rides with a client from Canada.  Helen was in Valencia on business but had added a couple of days to the beginning of her trip and had arranged a couple of days of guided mountain biking with me. For those who want to be based in either the city or the beaches of Valencia, mountain biking in the Sierra de Calderona is a great option owing to its close proximity.  This mountainous Natural Park is less than 40 minutes drive from Valencia city centre. On our first day, we made the [read more]

Sep 212015
Mountain Bike Holiday in Spain

When clients return for a second or third time, it´s always very special for me.  This report details such a trip.  Birgit first booked a trip with us over two years ago, and came as a beginner.  Since then, she´s become a very keen and skilled mountain biker and has returned to Valencia each year for a week of guided mountain biking. This year, as was the case last year, she asked that we design and propose a bespoke mountain bike holiday in Spain.  As I knew her level of experience, her liking when it comes to route selection, and [read more]

May 302015
Mountain biking in Valencia

I´ve just completed three days of guided mountain biking in Valencia with clients from across the globe, and all looking for something unique.  The first day was with a very experienced mountain biker and athlete from UK.  He wanted to explore the mountains around his holiday home and to have a day of hard riding in preparation for his next race.   The second day was with a couple from USA, both keen outdoor enthusiasts who were on holiday in Valencia and wanted to enjoy the mountain biking here whilst at the same time learning some new riding skills. The [read more]

Mar 092015
Mountain Biking in Alicante

I have spent the past few days in the Sierra de Mariola in the province of Alicante.  As well as operating from the city of Valencia, we have an operating base in the village of Banyeres de Mariola, which despite its wonderful rural location, is only 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport. We had previously helped our clients Nicki and Mark to design a bespoke holiday in which they wanted to combine some walking with a couple of visits to the coast, and 3 days of mountain biking in Alicante.  As they wanted self-catering accommodation, we recommended the apartments in [read more]

Mar 082015
Mountain Biking and the Road to Recovery

A guest post written by Anne Mountain… Mountain Biking and the Road to Recovery If you have just been through the challenging process of recovery from an addiction, chances are, one of the first things on your agenda is to get fit and active. Mountain biking, like a select number of outdoor sports, is ideal for this purpose, since it can be adapted to different fitness levels, and is gentle on the joints. Moreover, it offers us the chance to immerse ourselves in the greatest healer of all: Mother Nature. As you ride scenic routes peppered with verdant valleys, ancient forests [read more]

Mar 032015
Mountain Biking in Valencia

I´ve just come to the end of a fabulous and most enjoyable week with two returning clients from Holland.  The fact that they were returning clients made the week extra special. Both very keen and experienced cyclists, they´ve done plenty of long distance touring routes over the past few years and were now keen to develop their off-road skills.  They were staying in the city as they did the previous year, so the obvious choice for cross country mountain biking in Valencia was the Sierra de Calderona.     We had arranged to do three days of guided mountain biking, [read more]

Feb 102015
Mountain Biking Holiday in Valencia

I´ve just come to the end of an absolutely fantastic week with a client from Ireland.  We had communicated by email over the past couple of months and together had designed a tailor-made break for him. As John was travelling alone and wanted a mountain biking holiday in Valencia, he had opted to stay in the heart of the historic quarter of the city, choosing one of the many self-catering apartments that are available there. The plan for the holiday was to begin with a 2-day skills course that also included a session on bike set-up and emergency repairs.  This was [read more]

Nov 272014
City break and mountain biking in Valencia

I recently had the pleasure of providing a couple of days of guided mountain biking for a couple from Cumbria, UK.  They were on holiday in Spain and had previously arranged with me to combine a city break and mountain biking in Valencia.  The close proximity to some stunning mountains makes Valencia an ideal destination for those wanting to combine a visit to this enchanting city with some cross country mountain biking. We met on our first morning on the outskirts of the city and made the short drive up into the hills, starting our ride at a mountain village [read more]

Nov 192014
Cycling for families in Spain

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Annabel, Mark and their son James.  They had travelled from Poland to spend a week in Valencia as a surprise celebration of Mark´s birthday.  I had previously communicated at length with Annabel, and together we´d designed a trip for them that was essentially a twin-centre holiday as a way of enjoying the diversity of the Valencian Community.  I really enjoyed working with them as one of my key priorities is to help my clients to make the absolute best of their time, to discover virtually unknown corners of Spain and to provide [read more]