One Week Bespoke Mountain Bike Holiday

One Week Bespoke Mountain Bike Holiday

I´ve just come to the end of a fantastic week with a client who has long since become a friend and has just completed her 4th trip with me in as many years.  Birgit, from Germany first booked a few days of guided mountain biking back in 2012 as a beginner.  Since then, she´s returned each year for a full week of guided XC mountain biking, has formed a regular group of bikers in Germany, has recently bought her second bike and is now an experienced and accomplished mountain biker. A few months ago, we discussed the possibilities for this [read more]

Mountain biking in Valencia for a returning client

Mountain biking in Valencia for a returning client

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. 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. 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 [read more]

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]

City break and mountain biking in Valencia

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]