Fall in Valencia, the sun is still shining, the temperatures are good and there are oranges everywhere. Are you doubting when to visit the city? Maybe you can consider going in the late season! Valencia in fall is definitely a must do, there is enough to do and see. At this page you can find Once Upon a Bike’s favorite activities and facts about fall in the city.
The smell of chestnuts
In autumn you can’t miss the smell of the roasted chestnuts. This specialty is a true fall treat for the locals. You will smell the roasted chestnuts everywhere… Would you like to try roasted chestnuts, just follow the aroma and you will find people roasting them on corners of streets. Fall is also the time of mushrooms. In Spain there are a lot of harvest festivals, but in Valencia you won’t find them a lot, except on your plate in the restaurant. Don’t forget to order this seasonal product during fall in Valencia!
Let’s go the beach
During fall, the sun or hot temperatures can be very hard to find. Going to the beach is therefore a no-go at some places. But in Valencia it is possible! During the fall the temperatures can go up to 30 degrees. Perfect beach weather if you’d ask us! You can cool down in the sea, which is about 20 degrees and relax on the beach. And a nice bonus, the beach is probably not that crowded anymore! The average temperature is between 20 and 27 degrees. The Valencian beach is therefore perfect to visit during your citytrip.
In September it is time to harvest the rice for the traditional paella. These rice fields are just outside of Valencia in the village El Palmar. It will feel like you are in Asia with all the rice fields around you. In El Palmar you can enjoy the traditional Paella Valenciana, and you can make a boat trip on the Albufera lake. The Albufera lake is the biggest sweet water lake of Spain. If you want to know more about Albufera, see this page.
Events & holidays
In Valencia there are a lot of festivities and events during the year. Also in autumn there are some special events, for example on the 9th of October. On this day the Valencian people celebrate the day of Valencia (Día de la Comunidad Valenciana). Everyone celebrates the region Valencia during this event. On this day in 1238 the Spanish people recaptured the city from the Arabs. When you are in Valencia on the 9th of October you will see firework, the mascletá and a parade.
Are you a sport fanatic? Beside the festivals, there are also some sport events! So if you like running, you can for example participate in the marathon of Valencia in November. This marathon is for everyone and starts in the imposing City of Art and Sciences. Do you prefer motors? In the second week of November there is also the MotoGP event. This event takes place just outside Valencia, in Cheste.