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gravel

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gravel heaven

Blessed with the most amazing variety of gravel routes, the Serra Mariola region and Valencia is the perfect two-wheeled gravel destination. There are thousands of miles gravel routes, easy and hard, including climbs above 1000m, multiple National Parks, rolling routes through the stunning Fontanars wine region and many beautiful valleys.

There's an extensive Vie Verde system taking you through never completed rail routes now given up to cycling. There's a vast network of groomed fire trails covering every mountain range, that serves as fire breaks and access paths to manned lookout stations that monitor for summer forest fires, but perhaps, more importantly, make awesome non-technical gravel riding routes alternatives to the natural tracks.

 

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choose your way

We host all kinds of gravel riders throughout the year, from bike packers wanting a base to explore the area from to packaged week-long gravel trips with guiding and full service 

Contact us to build your own trip for you and your group and check our scheduled events for gravel escapes.

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.

 

trip overview

We provide a bespoke week for you or your group and can personalise around your requirements and fitness levels. A challenging week may look like this, but it all depends on how much climbing and distance is required. 
 

Day 01 Arrival & welcome reception 

Day 02 short gravel loop 40/60 km eg. Serra Grossa

Day 03 longer Bocairent 60-80 km

Day 04 longest ride Serra Mariola 80km plus

Day 05 rest day / excursion

Day 06 longer day Via Verde Serpis

Day 07 longest day / Font Roja

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.​

Serpis via Verde routes

Followng the Serpis river,, there's an extensive network of flatter gravel routes that stretch from Alcoy to Alicante and Valencia.
 

Serra Grossa routes

To north of the Ontinyent and stretching from Fontanars to Gandia, there are hundreds o gravel routes, single track trails and MTB routes, not to mention fantastic road routes that form the cornerstone of many of favourite rides.

Bocairent

To the south of Ontinyent lies the Serra Agullent, with lots of spectacular gravel routes to Bocairent, Agres, Beneixama from where we can then join the Serra Mariola further to the south. The ride from Ontinyent to Bocairent is an all year round classic and this beautiful mountain town never disappoints visitors.

Font Roja routes

From Ontinyent and over the Serra Agullent and Serra Mariola range we find Carrascal de Font Roja, another stunning national park and perhaps the most beautiful to ride through, as it afford great views of the Srra Mariola too.

Montcabrer routes

One of the iconic mountains of the region and the highest peak in the Serra Mariola. It's possible to a gravel route all the way from Ontineynt (350m) to the peak at over 1200m.  It's not an easy climb but the views and terrain is jaw-dropping in its beauty. 

Serra Mariola routes

There are many spectacular routes through the including the Barxell Bridge near Alcoy, the Griffon Vulture colony and countless climbs that can be reached from Agres, Bocairent, Banyeres and Muro, all of which make for fantastic places to take a detour if you want to venture down from the mountains.
 

Font Freda routes

Set to the east of Ontinyent in the spectacular Ombria de Benicadell park, beneath the limestone slopes of the Benicadell mountain, these routes provide some of the best views of the Vall d'Albaida and the Carricola valley.

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