The city of Valencia, due to its size, completely flat terrain and sunny Mediterranean climate, is ideal for cycling and has many cycle paths. The Turia Gardens are also a beautiful and atmospheric promenade. If you haven’t brought your own, there are many bike rental stations in the city, as well as a municipal bike rental service: ValenBisi.
Bicycles can be taken on the Metro at no extra charge. From Monday to Friday you are allowed to take bicycles on the stretches where the train runs above ground (on line 1 this is between Bétera and Empalme) and at weekends and on public holidays you are allowed to take your bike on the entire Metrovalencia network, except for special dates which you should check at www.metrovalencia.es/en.
To go to the beach with the Metro, even if you take your bike:
From our Horta Vella metro stop you must go to Empalme station, and there you change to the blue line 4, direction Dr. Lluch, to the stations on the beach, which are Eugenia Viñes and Les Arenes.
As well as enjoying the beaches of Malvarrosa and Las Arenas, we also recommend visiting the Cabañal neighbourhood, which is a fishing village within the city, visiting the facilities of the immense Port of Valencia and the luxury yachts in the Juan Carlos I Royal Marina, continue to the City of Arts and Sciences to see the gardens outside, continue through the Turia Gardens to the Parque de Cabecera (where the Bioparc is) and then go to the Empalme station, where you can put your bike in the Metro and return to the Horta Vella stop, where Valencia Camper Park is located. It is a great excursion that is done with little effort as there are no slopes, and it is a good bike ride through the city, visiting beautiful places.
Note: Pont de Fusta station on line 4 is also very close to the historic centre and can be reached by bicycle. It is another alternative to Angel Guimerá station, with the advantage that you can take your bicycle as far as Pont de Fusta, as this line runs above ground.
To and from Valencia, by bike:
Without using the Metro, it is also possible to cycle from the campsite to Valencia, with a return trip along different paths and with practically no gradient. A great option for those who use electric bikes!
Bike lane from Valencia, exit towards Burjassot, after cycling through this town on a long straight uphill bike lane. Then cross towards L’Andana to continue the cycle path on the other side of the Ademuz track. We enter the technology park and then take Mas Camarena towards Bétera along a small road. Stop in Bétera
OTHER EXCURSIONS NEARBY:
There is no doubt that the main attraction in our surroundings is to visit the city of Valencia, and the urban routes by bicycle are very good, but apart from that there are also interesting excursions on mountain and rural roads, which will give you the possibility to get to know beautiful corners and landscapes around our surroundings.
But even closer, the town of Bétera also has a lot to offer: the castle, the Calvario gardens, the beautiful farmhouses where the Valencian bourgeoisie used to rest, the Torre Bofilla, the Iberian settlement of Tos Pelat, the Roman villa of Horta Vella, the trenches and bunkers from the civil war, etc.
We leave you a series of routes and excursions nearby that you can do from our campsite. We hope you like them.
Walk to Bétera (on foot or by bike)
To and from the Charterhouse of Porta Coeli
The Carthusian monastery of Porta Coeli is a monastery of the order of the Carthusian monks located in the vall de Lullén, in the municipality of Serra, in the region of Camp del Turia. It is an impressive building in an enchanting place, we recommend you to watch this video with a route proposed by one of our guests (also at the end of this page).
Go to Heron City shopping centre – Kinépolis
See the detailed routes on the map so you know exactly how to get to Kinépolis Heron City, a nearby shopping centre with shops, restaurants, entertainment and cinema.
Cycling up to the Rebalsadors viewpoint, Sierra Calderona
This is the most typical route in the Sierra Calderona. We start from the recreational area of Porta-Coeli. Instead of starting the ascent parallel to the Pedralvilla ravine, we do it a little earlier to get a privileged view of the Porta-Coeli Charterhouse.
This is probably also one of the most beautiful views of the entire Calderona. From there we climb up to the viewpoint of the Rebalsadors and down the other slope and before reaching Serra we start the final downhill section, very fun but with some steep uphill slopes. A very entertaining and recommendable route.