El Cid's route to Valencia
This one week bicycle tour takes you from Aragon to Valencia, following the famous "Song of El Cid", and enjoying the "Conquest of Valencia" section of this cultural tourism route.
"Then the Warrior would not wait more,
to Valencia he directs himself and Valencia he attacks.
Well My Cid besieged the city, leaving no possibility of escape:
you would see My Cid walking up and down.
A time limit he pronounced, in case someone came to their rescue
nine months lasted the Siege of Valencia;
when the tenth came they had to surrender.
A great joy swept through the whole region
when El Cid conquered Valencia and entered the city. "
Day 1. Client arrival in Valencia. Transfer to Albarracin. Selection of bicycles etc. Accommodation in Albarracin .
Day 2. Albarracin - Teruel (42.9 km). Breakfast. Delivery of picnic basket. Cycle route begins. Departure to Gea. Cella (stamp point). We take the Via Verde (Green Route) towards Teruel (stamp point). Departure from Teruel los Baños station. Arrival in Teruel (recommended arrival time around 16h00). Self-guided tour (2 hrs). Reception and dinner at Hotel in Teruel.
Day 3. Teruel - Rubielos (57 km). Breakfast. Delivery of picnic and baggage transfer to Rubielos de Mora. Departure direction Puebla de Valbona, Mora (stamp point at the castle) and Rubielos. Arrival at the hotel and dinner.
Day 4. Rubielos - Jerica (48.7 km). Breakfast. Delivery of picnic basket. Luggage transfer and departure towards Jerica. The route leads towards Fuentes de Rubielos, Olba, Puebla de Arenoso and Montanejos passing by the Arenós dam. Possibility of transfer from Montanejos (stamp point ) to Jerica. Arrival at hotel in Jerica. Depending on your arrival time, you could go on a complimentary short guided tour of Jerica (stamp point).
Day 5. Jerica - Bétera (60 km). Breakfast. Picnic delivery and departure for Bétera. We pass Segorbe (stamp point), Altura, then get taken with motorised transport up to Chirivilla Heights in the Calderona Natural Park of Calderona, before descending to Bétera through Gátova, Marines and Olocau (conquered by El Cid). Luggage transfer. Arrival at hotel and dinner.
Day 6. Bétera - Valencia (50 km). Breakfast. Delivery of picnic and departure towards Valencia (stamp point). We cross the Vallesa to reach the Turia riverbed park. This has recently been declared a non-motorised route and follows the River Turia (passing through Vilamarxant, Riba-Roja, etc ...) Entrance into Valencia via the Parc de Capsalera and Bioparc. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner not included.
Day 7. Valencia. Breakfast. Return of the bicycles.
End of the tour
|The Conquest Route (Self Guided)||Included||900€|
|Guide throughout the tour (languages: Spanish, English, German and French )||Included|
|5 nights at hotels with half board + 1 night accomodation and breakfast||Included|
|Daily picnic basket||Included|
|Trekking bikes equipped with front and rear luggage racks and helmet||Included|
|Clients in Valencia are transferred to Albarracin||Optional||Consult|
|Luggage transfer between stages||Included|
|Motorised transport from Altura to Chirivilla Heights||Included|
|24-hr telephonic assistance for emergencies and incidents||Included|
|Transfers from / to origin||Optional||Consult|
|Dinner in Valencia||No included||Consult|
1. - Departures are guaranteed for a minimum of 4 people. Smaller groups may share with other travellers.
2 . - The trip will be much more rewarding if you read The Song of My Cid (or at the very least the First and the Second Song) before embarking on the journey.
3. - It is helpful if you are a regular cyclist. There are no steep ascents on this route, but if your body is not used to cycling you may know all about it!
4. - Don't forget to get your pass stamped at the indicated points.
The pass is a credential for travellers on the Camino del Cid, and must be stamped at various locations along the route. The pass is a copy of the document that was needed during the Middle Ages to ensure free transit of passengers and goods without fear of being arrested. As a modern traveler you can take it along and stamp it and thus obtain a document proving that you have completed the Camino del Cid.
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