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soft

pedals

escape

relaxed cycling escapes for all

Our most popular year-round escape, tailored for all ages and abilities. We have a choice rides,distances and excursions to suit you and your group.

We visit some of the most beautiful destinations in the Valencia region, enjoy good coffees, wines and incredible food
Enjoy the diversity of the different landscapes, the warmth and welcome  of the local people in the area known as the Tuscany of Valencia, surrounded by National Parks, fertile valleys and majestic mountain ranges.

 

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road, touring and e-bike options

Our tours can be done on road bikes, mountain bikes or e-bikes and we have a range hire bike options in all sizes.

Contact us to build your own trip for you and your group and be sure to check our scheduled events for Soft Pedals escapes if you wish to join a group.

We offer guided or self-guided trips of 3-7 days in length, free GPX routes and maps, optional airport transfers, massage service, post-ride meals and luxury accommodation at Casa Sanz.

 

suggested itinerary

We provide a bespoke week for you or your group, tailored to your requirements and fitness levels. An example week may look like this, but it all depends on how much cycling and sightseeing is desired. These are amongst our most popular self-guided options, but our guided scheduled trips include the best of both and are not to be missed. 
 

Day 01 Arrival & welcome reception 

Day 02 Tuscany of Valencia and visit majestic Fontanars Bodegas

Day 03 Bocairent and the National Park of the Serra Mariola

Day 04 Agres, historic caves and mountaintop convent 

Day 05 rest day / excursion

Day 06 Carricola valley, art trail and foothills of the Benicadell

Day 07 Ancient Biar, nature reserve and castle

Day 08 depart
 

*optional rest day or sightseeing             

The itinerary is indicative of the planned week, it may be adapted according to your arrival and departure flights, local conditions, and to the level of the group - enabling riders to get the best out of their week.​

Fontanars del Alforins

There are two spectacularly beautiful routes to Fontanars  and we head there and back using both to take in the sheer beauty of the area known as the Tuscany of `valencia.

We can visit several vineyards, including those still using amphora (clay pots) to make some of Spains finest organic wines. 

There is an option for coffee or lunch at a once Michellin starred restaurant (they gave it back) or one of several other fantastic eateries.

Agres

A ride to explore the lower valleys of the Serra Mariola National park and to visit the historic town of Agres with its many fonts of natural spring water.

We can visit the famous convent set above the town with its spectacular views of the town and valley below.

We can take lunch at the restaurant adjacent to the convent and for those feeling energetic, there's the option of a walk or ride to the Cava Gran ice caves and the summit of Pico Teix at 1250m.


 

Bocairent

The ride from Ontinyent to Bocairent is an all year round classic and this beautiful mountain town never disappoints visitors.

In Bocairent we explore the Magical Ruta oute , the Moorish Caves and the Hermitage proudly sitting above the town.

It's also an excellent place to purchase locally produced wines and foods.

Biar

A wonderful ride along the Via Verde route to the historic town of Biar.

We visit Banyeres de Mariola along the way, the highest town of the Serria Mariola and can visit Biar castle before enjoying  lunch or ice creams in the ancient town.


 

Carricola Valley

Perhaps the most beautiful valley road in the region, nestled beneath mount Benicadell, we visit the living art villages of Carricola and Otos.

 

Escapar Ltd

71-75 Shelton Street

London  WC2H 9JQ, UK.

Registered Company Number 11363400

Escapar s.c.
Av Daniel Gil 23, 255
Ontinyent 46870
Valencia