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grand

unesco

tour

historic sites road cycling tour

The road cycling trip of a lifetime to some of Spain's finest World heritage sites. Amazing roads, incredible scenery, delicious food and some top of the bucket list destinations for any Spanish sight seeing aficionado.
 

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We' will be running our Grand Tour trips in 2021, so please contact us if you wish to be added to the mailing list.

Trips can also be booked for private groups if required.


 

trip options

This trip starts and finishes from our base in Ontinyent. The riding every day is incredible and every single destination could be the highlight of the week of any other trip.
 

  • Maximum group size: 10

  • Hire bikes available

  • 3 Nights' accommodation at Finca Casa Sanz

  • 7 Nights' accommodation in hotels - including breakfasts

  • Lunch & Evening meals at hand-picked restaurants 

  • Support vehicle and luggage transfers included

    Price TBA

Day 1: Ontinyent

Arrival into Ontinyent from Valencia, Alicante or Madrid. Ontinyent is home one of Spain's finest Moors and Christians festivals and is set in a privileged location on the Clariano river with multiple mountain ranges in every direction.
 

Bike fit / Bike build

Recovery or Coffee ride

Day 2: Bocairent

Our first day will be a local ride in the beautiful Vall D'Albaida, vising the Serra Mariola National Park and the historic village of Bocairent, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Ride: 80 to 100km

Day 3: Confrentes

We ride from Ontinyent north, passing the Serra Grossa mountain range, stopping in Mogente and Enguerra before riding to Ayora. Our base for the night will be Confrentes.

There will be an optional riverboat cruise on the Jucar river, Spain's answer to the Grand Canyon.

Distance: 90km

Day 4: Alcala del Jucar

From Confrentes we ride the spectacular river and gorge routes to the beautiful town of Alcala del Jucar, in Castilla - La Mancha, having crossed the Valencia border. 

If we take the shorter route, there's time to explore the town and gorge on foot from our hotel base. Intrepid explorers may wish to swim in the river.


Distance: 50 - 100km Options

Day 5: Cuenca

The Unesco town of Cuenca is considered one of Spain's finest destinations and we make it our base for two nights.

We take one day as a rest day to enjoy Cuenca's many charms, restaurants and galleries. Ride options and hikes are available, as is a much deserved day by the pool. 

Distance: 140Km

Day 6: Cuenca 

We take one day as a rest day to enjoy Cuenca's many charms, restaurants and galleries. Ride options and hikes are available, as is a much deserved day by the pool. 

Rest day 

Day 7: Albarracin

Perhaps the most beautiful village in the whole of Spain?
Set above the Guadalaviar river in the Terual Region. this small ancient walled village totally lives up to the hype and never disappoints visitors. 

We ride through the wonderfully remote Cajans and Cuenca National park to arrive , stopping at Nacimiento del Río Tajo along the way.

Distance: 120km

Day 8: Javalambre

Did you know there were 2000m mountains in this part of Spain? The latest big mountain addition to La Vuelta Espana 2019, the summit of the Javalambre Observatory makes for a challenging ride, and an amazing descent. 

Very few cyclists get to ride this amazing climb and you'll be in privileged company to reach the summit.


Distance: 100km
 

Day 9: Utiel y Requena

After the previous day's exertions, we reward ourselves with a stay in Valencia's largest and best know wine region.

 

Distance: 85km

Day 10: Xativa

Our final day's ride takes us downhill to Xativa and its incredible Castle high above the town where we've earned the right to indulge in local craft beers at the cafe overlooking the town. We return to Ontinyent and Finca Casa Sanz to complete our trip.

Distance: 130km

Extra Days: More Climbs?

Extend your stay and challenge yourself on some of Spain's best mountains like Xorret del Cati or Alt del Campello. Relaxed options are also available, such as the Gandia beach ride.


 

Extra Days: Valencia

If you wish to add more sightseeing options e.g. trips to Valencia, Fontanars wine tasting, or even a Safari at 1000m, additional options can be provided.
 

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