Combine Mountain Biking in Spain with a City Break, Rural Get-Away or Beach Holiday

Combine Mountain Biking in Spain with a City Break, Rural Get-Away or Beach Holiday

As it´s the time of year when thoughts are turning to the warmer months ahead and of holidays in the sun, we´re all thinking of how we can maximise our precious free time and of course value for our hard earned cash. These days, more people are opting for a vacation that provides the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities rather than just a beach holiday or sight-seeing trip. However, it´s often the case that to indulge in a favourite hobby whilst away, one has to opt for a specifically organised activity holiday.  Here at Nature Trail Spain, we recognise that such [read more]

Cycling in Albufera de Valencia - August 2011

Cycling in Albufera de Valencia – August 2011

Albufera de Valencia is a Natural Park just south of the city of Valencia. The area covers over 21,000 hectares and comprises a huge fresh water lake of 3,000 hectares in surface area, rice fields, reed beds, coastal wooded areas and a series of smaller ponds and canals. Although not an area associated with mountain biking (ie. it´s flat!) it can provide a good easy day out amongst some unique habitats. That´s exactly what Caroline, the lady who chose the route wanted – a good ride out that was comfortable yet rewarding. We entered the southern end of the Natural [read more]

Mountains of Albaida - July 2011

Mountains of Albaida – July 2011

I had the pleasure of taking a couple from Yorkshire out biking in the mountains of the Albaida region of Valencia today. They fancied a high level route to make the most of the stunning views in this area. The route that I chose has a tough start and climbs 400 metres in the initial 4km. However, for this time of year that´s perfect as provided that you´re out in good time, all the hard work is done before the sun is high in the sky. We set off at a good steady pace, climbing up the flanks of the [read more]

Barxeta Valley - June 2011

Barxeta Valley – June 2011

This weekend I took a local biker out on the trails around the Barxeta Valley, Valencia. The route starts on easy rocky trails through a wooded valley then climbs over a small pass before dropping down to the Barxeta Valley. There´s a superb section of extremely pretty single track through an old pine wood, then it´s onto rocky agricultural trails that have been used by local olive and fruit growers for decades. We called at the lovely old village of Barxeta to enjoy a coffee in the square. This cheerful little place deserves some respect – in the past few [read more]

Sierra de Marxuquera, June 2011

Sierra de Marxuquera, June 2011

Having replaced my rear tyre and given the bike a lubrication service, I was keen to get out on the trails. I chose an old favourite route that starts and finishes from my house in la Drova. The initial few kms are along the valley bottom on good rocky trails, but then the works begins…the next 20 minutes is simply a question of low gearing, and steady but sustained pedaling. The ascent track is not particularly technical but is quite steep. However, the rewards are the superb views across the Sierra de Valldigna down to the Med. Once up onto [read more]

Guided Mountain Bike Trips - Special Offer

Guided Mountain Bike Trips – Special Offer

Special Offer – Self Catering Accommodation & Guided Mountain Bike Trips or 2-Day Beginners Skills Course In line with our policy of providing flexibility and excellent value for money for our clients, we are delighted to present a range of Special Offer packages that include accommodation and Guided Mountain Bike Trips or 2-Day Skills Course. These Special Offers are available from 1st October to 30th May, including Easter but excluding Christmas.  Included is up to 7 nights self catering accommodation in our home village of La Drova, and either 2 or 3 days of Guided Mountain Biking or our excellent 2-Day Beginners [read more]

Mountain Biking in Valencia

Mountain Biking in Valencia

Guided Mountain Bike Tours, Bike Rental & Mountain Biking Skills Courses in the Beautiful Valencian Countryside. is owned by Nature Trail Spain, a small but specialist active tourism company based in La Drova, a mountain village very close to the Mediterranean coast, 70km South of Valencia and 45km North of Denia.  Our aim is to provide the visitor with an opportunity to make the very best of their time here by benefitting from our local knowledge and specialist professional services.  We offer our services  throughout the La Safor region, Northern Costa Blanca and beyond to Xativa, Valencia and the interior [read more]