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 biking in Valencia

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]

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]

Mountain Biking Holiday in Valencia

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]

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]

Mountain biking and city breaks in Valencia

Mountain biking and city breaks in Valencia

I recently had the absolute pleasure of working with Eliane and Silvian from the Netherlands.   They were staying in the city of Valencia and had contacted me whilst arranging their trip, with the aim of combining their time in this enchanting city with a couple of days of mountain biking.  One of our specialities is to help clients to design their mountain biking and city breaks in Valencia. On our first day of biking I collected them from their hotel and we made the short journey south to the region of La Safor.  After a coffee stop and the usual safety [read more]

January 2014 Bulletin

January 2014 Bulletin

As ever I would like to begin by wishing everyone a very happy and healthy New Year. I hope that you´re all well, have had a good festive period and that 2014 biking plans and objectives are taking shape! The purpose of this bulletin is to reflect briefly on the last year but more so to keep you informed of new developments here in Valencia. 2013 was a successful and busy year, and I was fortunate enough to share many a great day with many interesting people. Many thanks to you all for your support. Special thanks to those who [read more]