Tapas tour

Together with our enthusiastic Benjamin, Jessica, Kris, Merel, Rosa or Tamara you will discover the favourite tapas bars of the Valencians while walking. Be surprised! We let you taste delicious Spanish delicacies. And we will give you inside tips, so that for the rest of your stay you know where to eat and which secret, undiscovered places are fun to visit. The tapas tour starts every Friday at 18:00, the perfect start for your weekend!

Tapas tour with a surprising gift to take back home

During our tapas tour you will discover the tastiest Spanish snacks and the favourite stepping-stone bars of the Valencians. We skip the restaurants that are full of tourists and let you experience the tapas bars where the locals themselves like to come. The tapas tour is meal filling, so you don’t have to eat anymore after that. Our enthusiastic Englishspeaking locals Benjamin, Jessica, Kris, Merel, Rosa or Tamara choose the tastiest snacks for you and of course know enough about it to tell.

During the tapas tour you will walk through one of the following neighbourhoods: Ruzafa, Cánovas or Cabanyal. On the way you will come across beautiful places where our locals can also tell you some surprising facts about. Furthermore, they will gladly give you some personal tips, so that for the rest of your stay you know at which restaurants you can eat well. You also get a culinary memory for home, but of course we keep that a secret.

The group tapas tour starts every Friday at 18:00 and the price is € 45.00 per person. The tapas tour includes an enthusiastic Englishspeaking local with a passion for Spanish cuisine, 8 appetizers (meal filling!), 3 drinks and a culinary memory for home. Are you interested in a private tapas tour or are you with a large group (more than 20 people)? Send us an email, and we can put together a tailor-made tapas tour for you: info@onceuponabike.com.

How to book our tapas tour?

  • Send us an e-mail: info@onceuponabike.com
  • Call us: (0034) 644 384 403
  • Fill in the contact form below:

    Practical information tapas tour

    • Start time: every Friday at 18.00 hrs.
    • Starting location: in the Ruzafa, Cánovas or Cabanyal district (you will receive the exact starting location after confirmation of your registration)
    • Duration: approximately 2.5 to 3 hours
    • Price: € 45.00 per person
    • Includes: 8 tapas juices (meal filling!) and 3 drinks (wine, beer, tinto de verano, vermut, soft drinks, coffee/tea), enthusiastic Englishspeaking local with a passion for Spanish delicacies, inside tips for the rest of your stay in Valencia and a surprising memory to take home with you.
    • Important: the tapas tour takes place with a minimum number of participants of 8 persons.
    • Do you prefer a private tour? Of course you can! Send an email with your details and your wishes to info@onceuponabike.com. Then we can come up with a tailor-made tapas tour for you. Would you like a luxury tapas tour with gourmet products, such as oysters and Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (one of the best and most expensive hams in Spain)? Or do you prefer a specific neighbourhood? Don’t hesitate to let us know!
    • Are you with a large group (more than 20 people)? Send us an email and we’ll be able to make you a tailor-made proposal: info@onceuponabike.com. And maybe we’ll surprise you with other great group activities for your stay in Valencia as well!
    • More information? Feel free to mail us at info@onceuponabike.com

    Explore the tapas scene in Valencia WITH BENJAMIN, JESSICA, KRIS or Tamara!

    During the tapas tour through Valencia, Benjamin, Jessica, Kris, Merel, Rosa and Tamara will be happy to introduce you to all those delicious Spanish snacks. In the meantime they can also tell you a lot about the places you come across along the way. And last but not least: they know better than anyone where you can enjoy the Spanish (or maybe even international) cuisine during the rest of your stay! Or which hidden gem you really need to visit. Feel free to ask them anything during the tapas tour!

    About Benjamin

    “I am a real hospitality man and I feel at ease in bars, cafes and restaurants. I love discovering new dishes and new hotspots. Would you like to try something new and surprising? Then come with me an join our tapas tour!”

    This is Benjamin from Once Upon a Bike in Valencia. Join him on one of our tapas or bike tours!

    Benjamin’s favourite tapas: ” ‘Pulpo’ or octopus. Or the classic ‘patatas bravas’ in a new look, with a nice spicy sauce.”

    Benjamin likes the tapas tour because…: “I just love exploring the fascinating culinary landscape together. Valencia has a lot to offer in terms of gastronomy!”

    About Kris

    “Hola, I am Kris and live in lovely Valencia since five years now, together with my boyfriend and two cats. With a lot of love and fun I show people around in the city that now feels like mine. Through various tapas, restaurants and neighborhoods in Valencia I like to tell you more about the Spanish culture that is so related to good food and drinks. Would you like to enjoy local snacks and drinks in a relaxed way, then join me on a tapas tour!”

    Hola, this is Kris. She works for Once Upon a Bike Valencia and loves to show you around the city during our tapas tour.

    Kris’ favourite tapas: “I’m always up for a homemade squid croquette with a glass of Albariño ;-)”.

    About Jessica

    “Coming with the idea of living in Valencia for about a year and a half, the time has flown and I have been living here for almost 5 years now! So you can say that I’m having a good time! One of the nicest things about Valencia is that everyone lives ‘on the street’; a breakfast in the morning, a drink on a terrace and finishing the day with friends and a tapa. No punishment to get used to it!”

    This is Jessica from Once Upon a Bike  Valencia. Join her on a tapas tour and discover the places where the Valencians love to eat tapas themselves!

    Jessica likes the tapas tour because…: “I love lovely terrace evenings with a cold glass of wine and a bite to eat. But also a cosy restaurant with a surprising menu sounds like music to my ears. On holiday it can be difficult, you always want to find the nicest places but you don’t know the places. What I like about the tapas tour is that we have already found the nicest and especially the tastiest places for you! All you have to do is enjoy yourself, that’s what vacation is all about, right?”

    Jessica’s favourite tapas: “Can’t you choose from all those delicious tapas? Neither can I. And that’s the beauty of tapas, I think, you never eat just one dish. Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cheese platter, croqueta de jamon (ham croquette) or the good old patatas bravas?”

    About Tamara

    “Curious about the tapas specialties here in Valencia? Who knows, maybe I can show you around this beautiful city during the tapas tour. I’ve been living here now for a number of years. A city that is bustling with the diversity of neighborhoods with hidden squares where authentic bars and restaurants can be found. Join us on the road, then I’ll let you experience the real Spain by tasting delicious tapas with a tasty glass of vino or a vermut casero (my favorite)!”

    This is Tamara from Once Upon a Bike Valencia. She can tell you all about the delicious tapas in Valencia during the tapas tour.

    Tamara’s favourite tapas: “Spain is of course known for its meat and fish, but also as a vegetarian or even vegan you can go here, especially Valencia! How about a croqueta with mushrooms and roasted hazelnuts. I order this when I go to Oslo for dinner, one of my favourites. And for some good old salting needs, I go to Taberna El Olivo and order “Pimientos de Padrón”.

    Tamara likes the tapas tour because…: “You can experience the city at its best by going out with a real connoisseur of the city. You don’t have to ask yourself: ‘which restaurant or bar should we go to’ or ‘what should we order?’. Surrender yourself and join a tapas tour with me!”


    • You will visit 3 tapas bars where the Valencians themselves like to come. We leave the tourist restaurants aside!
    • Your stomach is well filled during the tapas tour. So it is not necessary to go out for dinner after the tapas tour.
    • Our enthusiastic Englishspeaking local not only tells you surprising facts about those delicious Spanish snacks and tapas bars, but also about the beautiful places you come across along the way.
    • We provide quality products specially selected by us.
    • You will receive personal tips from our enthusiastic Englishspeaking local: from delicious restaurants to hidden gems and from nice bars or clubs for after our tapas tour to tips for the rest of your stay.
    • You also get a surprising gift to take back home. But of course we don’t reveal that yet!

    How to book our tapas tour?

    • Send us an e-mail: info@onceuponabike.com
    • Call us: +34 613 281 461 
    • Fill in the contact form below:


      1. George & family
        July 11, 2019 09:23

        Yesterday we had a wonderful tapastour with Rosa. Rosa took us to some delicious tapasbars where we discovered more about typical dishes and she recommended a very cosy vermut spot, definitely worth visiting.
        Rosa, we had a great evening, thank you! We will definitelyrecommend you to our friends.

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