If you are thinking of spending this summer vacation in Valencia or just visit the city for a few days, perhaps it might interest you to know that the best way to move around the Turia capital is by bike. Valencia is a city that is completely flat, well connected by bicycle lanes, and with good weather all year round – making it ideal for cycling. Don’t wait any longer; upon arrival at your hotel, go to the nearest Valencia Bikes rental shop and choose from one of our bicycles to start your bike tour Valencia.
If you are going to be in the city only for a short time, a bike tour Valencia with your friends is a perfect choice. You will quickly get to know the most important landmarks of the city while enjoying the view of Valencia and the nice weather. So grab your backpack, some food, a bottle of water and start biking around Valencia.
With your rented bikes, we recommend you a bike tour Valencia where the gardens of the old Turia riverbed form our guideline. These gardens cross the whole city from east to west. It serves as a green lung that will make your bike tour Valencia as healthy as if you were in the mountains. Start your bike tour Valencia at the Cabecera Park and make your way down towards the sea. On your way, you will find the different bridges that cross the gardens where the old Turia river once passed, from the oldest and most historic ones to the most modern ones, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava.
Through the center in your bike tour Valencia
When you arrive at height of the Serrano Towers, the old gate of the historic city, climb with your bikes out of the old riverbed up to the towers because that’s where your tour of the historic city center starts. From there, in just two minutes you will be at the Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza de la Reina, where you can admire the Cathedral, the Basilica of the Virgin or the Palau de la Generalitat. Behind the basilica you can stop at the Plaza de l’Almoina where you will find the foundation ruins of Valencia from the Roman and Visigothic periods.
Your bike tour Valencia then takes you through the Caballeros street, full of palaces where Valencia’s nobles lived for centuries. Then make the obligatory stop at the San Nicolas Church that was recently restored and has been dubbed by the experts as “the Sistine Chapel of Valencia” due to the beautiful and impressive paintings it houses. When you reach the Plaza del Tossal, center of the colorful barrio del Carmen, head for the Mercado Central and the Lonja de la Seda. These are the two most characteristic buildings in the city and are located opposite of each other. The Lonja is a world heritage site and stands out for its tall spiral columns. The Mercado Central is full of life and it is where you can buy typical products of the Valencian cuisine. A perfect stopover if you are hungry or you want to buy some souvenirs.
To the City of Sciences with your bike tour Valencia
After visiting the historic center on our bikes, you return to the old Turia riverbed where you left off, at the Serrano Towers, and pedal downstream in the direction of the sea. On your way you will find buildings like the Museum of Fine Arts San Pio V or the Palau de la Musica (Music Palace) as well as the Gulliver Park. If you do not have a lot of time, go straight to the City of Arts and Sciences at the end of the gardens. Its impressive architecture will leave you open-mouthed. It is the perfect frame to take pictures and fill your Instagram with images that will be the envy of all your followers.
As you can see, we have done a quick bike tour Valencia through of what you can see in the Turia capital when renting tour-bikes in Valencia. If, on top of that, you want a guide to explain and show you the history and fun facts of each of Valencia’s landmarks, at Valencia Bikes we offer you the city’s best bike tour Valencia. We have regular tours everyday and, if you wish, also private bike tour Valencia where you can get to know the details of the impressive city in just a few hours while biking and having fun. Get in touch with Valencia Bikes and book your bike tour Valencia tour now. For sure you will not regret it.