Mountain Bike Skills Course

Mountain Bike Skills Course

Last weekend I provided a day of guided mountain biking for a client from the Netherlands.  Rob had spent a couple of weeks in Valencia at an academic summer school for environmental technology and initiatives, and wanted to use one of his free days to develop his mountain biking skills. He´d recently bought a new bike back in Holland and wanted to learn some fundamental riding techniques.  Accordingly we designed a day that would combine a guided xc route with a fairly intense mountain bike skills course. After the obligatory morning coffe, during which we discussed the aims and objectives [read more]

A Business Trip with Mountain Biking in Valencia

A Business Trip with Mountain Biking in Valencia

Last week I spent a couple of great days on the trail with a client from UK who was in Valencia for a technology conference.  He´s an accomplished and experienced cyclist, and had arranged to add a couple of days to the end of his stay to allow him to combine a business trip with mountain biking in Valencia. On day one we headed for the south side of the Sierra de Calderona where we enjoyed a coffee in the autumn sunshine whilst making all the necessary preparations for the ride.  An initial stretch of flowy singletrack lead us onto [read more]

Mountain Biking in the Sierra de Calderona

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]

Mountain Bike Holiday in Spain

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]

Mountain Biking in Alicante

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]

Mountain Biking in Valencia

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]

Cycling for families in Spain

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]

Mountain biking and walking in Valencia

Mountain biking and walking in Valencia

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with Monika, a client from New Zealand who was spending some time exploring Southern Europe.  She had arranged to spend a few days in Valencia and wanted to combine the delights of this very special city with a couple of days of guided activity in the local mountains.  Having discussed her wishes, we designed a couple of days that would include mountain biking and walking in Valencia.  Both days would be spent in the Sierra de Calderona, a wonderful mountainous Natural Park that´s less than 30 minutes by [read more]

Autumn 2014 Bulletin

Autumn 2014 Bulletin

I´d like as usual to open this Autumn 2014 bulletin by thanking my clients for another great Spring and Summer season. It´s been a busy period and one during which I´ve met some wonderful people as well as having the pleasure of welcoming back some returning clients which is always very special for me.   Relocation to Valencia This year has also been exciting as we relocated to the city of Valencia , a move that has added an extra dimension for our clients who wish to combine a break in this amazing city with some mountain biking in the [read more]