The provinces of Valencia, Alicante and Castellon make up the Valencia region, an area with millennia of rich culture and history. The best cycling is found inland, in the north of Alicante and the South of Valencia and includes routes from Denia and Calpe, the Serra Mariola and Font Roja National Parks near Alcoy and Ontinyent. The mountains are classics used frequently at the La Vuelta Espana and La Volta Valencia.
Ontinyent is perfectly located within the Vall dAlbaida on the borders of Alicante and Valencia. It's the best place to ride and hike and the perfect base to explore the wider region.. Locals "in the know" travel from Valencia and coastal resorts at weekends to enjoy the verdant green scenery, mountains and restaurants.
Here's the inside track: