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]

Guided Mountain Biking for a "Roadie"!

Guided Mountain Biking for a “Roadie”!

Last Friday I had the pleasure of providing a guided mountain bike trip for a great guy who was on a 14 month tour of Europe with his wife and young daughter.  Andy, a very experienced and accomplished road racer from Sydney fancied a day out in the mountains of Valencia as part of his stay in our area.  Although not a mountain biker, he was a superb cyclist and soon began to feel comfortable on the Trek bike that we provided for the day. We began the day with a short road ride over a pass before we took [read more]