Would you like to see the city Valencia or its surroundings? A great way to discover and enjoy this diverse city is by bike. More and more bike paths are being created to make cycling trough Valencia even more pleasant. Since March 2017 you can cycle in one of the biggest streets of Valencia: Colon. It connects the city with a lot of surrounded neighbourhoods. And like this more plans for bike paths are being made.
Besides walking, cycling is also a perfect way to discover the city Valencia. Over the last few years Valencia has become a quite ‘cycling-friendly’ city. For example, in our Bike and Rental shop you can rent a high quality bike.
We have high quality Dutch bikes from the brand ‘Cortina Milo’. The bikes are comfortable and every bike has its own Dutch name, like Tom, Gert of Linda (named after our friends, special customers, colleagues etc.). Besides, you can choose for a bike with (or without) our pretty baskets (which have been used before for the collection of oranges) to carry your bag, for example. You can combine your bike rental with a nice route in our webshop. For more information about our Bike and Rental shop, like what we offer, our prices and about cycling in Valencia take a look at this page.
Valencia by bike
Despites there are coming more and more bike paths, it isn’t very popular to use a bike in Spain. Spanish people rather take a walk, but the bike slowly gets more popular in Spain and especially in Valencia. Compared to other Spanish cities, Valencia is a really flat city and because of that it’s nice to discover the city by bike.
Another part of the city that already has a bike path for a while is the Turia Park. The nine kilometers long Turia Park is a perfect and relaxed place to discover with your bicycle. If you cycle from the city center into the park you will finally end up at the City of Arts and Sciences. From this amazing place you can reach the beach of Valencia in ten minutes! Take a rest at La Malvarossa beach or have your lunch at one of the cozy terraces and restaurants that La Malvarossa has to offer, for example La Más Bonita.
Are you planning to rent a bike and do you want to make sure that you can visit the city Valencia on a comfortable bike? Then rent a bike in our Bike and Rental shop in the trendy district Ruzafa! In December 2016 we opened our bike and rental shop. We offer typical Dutch bikes which are experienced as very comfortable. The bikes are high quality Dutch bikes from the brand ‘Cortina Milo’. And not to mention they have a beautiful white color, the Spaniards can’t stop looking at them! We also offer e-bikes, tandems, cargo bikes and bikes or seats for children. At our rental shop you can rent bikes and explore the city on your own, but you can also join our guided bike tour!
When you participate in our guided bike tour an enthusiastic guide will show you all the beauty Valencia has to offer. We give bike tours in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. During the tour you will visit a part of the historic centre, the Turia park and the famous Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias. Our guide will take you back in time and tell you all the background information and surprising facts you need to know about Valencia. During the bike tour you will have a drink break which gives you the opportunity to ask the guide all the questions you want answers to, for example the best restaurants in town. You will also receive a typical Valencian treat. But we’ll keep that a secret for now 😉
The network of bike paths is not (yet) as good as in some other countries in Europe, but there are some really nice tracks, passing through the outstanding nature of this Mediterranean region. This network will be improved and amplified in the next years to make cycling trough Valencia more comfortable. It’s for sure that Valencia is a ‘bike-friendly’ city with its 156 kilometres of bike paths!
Having your own bike
When you are in Valencia for a longer term (more than three months) it should be nice to have your own bike. The Once Upon a Bike long term bikes will be a perfect solution for you and because of these bikes you will be able to discover Valencia and its surroundings. Not only the good service and amazing quality are benefits of our long term bikes, there is more! To get to know all the benefits and more information about our Once Upon a Time bikes, take a look at Long Term Bikes.
Bicimetro consists of various routes throughout the city in which you will be able to combine the use of a bicycle with the use of the metro. All routes begin and start at a metro station. There are 18 great routes to choose from. Some routes are in the city centre where you will bike past important buildings and monuments. Other routes will take you into the beautiful surroundings just outside the city. See the website for more information and routes.
Valencia is a wonderful city to explore by bike! In general, the general traffic rules apply. Here are a few extra tips for cycling in Valencia!
– The cycle paths in Valencia are narrow and almost always two-way (also in the Turia Park). So it is wise to cycle one after the other!
– Be alert for suddenly crossing pedestrians. They sometimes don’t realise that there is a cycle path next to the pavement.
– Note the priority crosses on the bike path. Give pedestrians priority at pedestrian crossings and at bus stops on the cycle path.
– The use of headphones/ears or a mobile phone on a bicycle is prohibited!
– From 6 persons it is mandatory that someone in the group is familiar with the traffic rules and the bicycle network in Valencia. If this is not the case, the group must split up and cycle 50 metres apart.
WHERE CAN I CYCLE?
– On the red bike paths and on the separately signposted bike paths next to the road (usually separated from the road by concrete blocks).
– On special bicycle streets (‘ciclocalle’). You share the road surface with cars.
– On the road, if there are no red bike paths or bicycle streets. Then always cycle on the right lane, unless this is a bus lane. Then you cycle on the lane left next to the bus lane. It is mandatory to cycle in the middle of the lane, so that other road users can clearly see that you are using the lane.
WHERE AM I NOT ALLOWED TO CYCLE?
– It is forbidden to cycle on the pavement.
– It is forbidden to cycle on the bus/taxi track (EMT).
– It is forbidden to cycle in tunnels.
PARKING YOUR BIKE
– Bicycles may only be attached to the metal brackets that you see in the street. Make use of these metal brackets and lock the bike carefully.
– The bike may not be attached to another bike, loose on the pavement.
– The bicycle may not be attached to trees, fences, benches or lampposts.
This text is a summary of the rules, but is not binding and no rights can be derived from it.
With a bike route you can discover the city in a suprising way! The bike route is full with unique sights, great tips and nice spots!