VIA VERDE OJOS NEGROS
Explore the former railway of Ojos Negros. This cycling tour starts and ends in Valencia City.
From there we take you to the mountainous interior of Teruel, and cycle in five stages back to Valencia. The route follows the former railway line from Ojos Negros to the Mediterranean, over old bridges and through tunnels, a beautiful landscape of mountains, orchards and small villages.
The tour is self-guided, according to our directions (or optional GPS) from one to the other hotel or B & B.
And what if you want to buy a tipical spanish ham or ceramic bowl as a souvenir? No problem!
We provide daily luggage transfers to your next accommodation.
The difficulty of this tour is 2 (on a scale of 5). Since it's a former railway track, there's no abrupt ascents or descents.
Day 1 Ojos Negros - Cella, 45 km (Monday)
In the morning we take you from Valencia to the start of the bike trail, the mining town of Ojos Negros, some 200 km inland.
You can look around in the village where the miners lived. Everything is still there: the church, the casino and the last train loaded with iron ore.
Then it's time to start the ride. We provide your picnic for today.
You pass Castle Parecense that is 'embedded' in a huge red sandstone formation.
You will stay in Casa Agüelo (*), a beautifully restored farmhouse with an enclosed courtyard, in the village of Cella.
There are 2 restaurants nearby for Dinner (not included).
Alternatively, you can start from the medieval town of Albarracín, crossing the nature reserve 'Pinares de Rodeno' and stay for the first night in Teruel. This route, however, is a bit more difficult.
Day 2: Cella - La Puebla Valverde, 60 km (Tuesday)
Today you cycle towards Teruel through the valley of the river Alfambra, where we start the ascent towards el puerto de Escandón.
This is the hardest part of the route, alhowel it's not very steep. (For the train at the time the route laid out as flat as possible). The effort is compensated by the beautiful view!
In the plains of Valdecebro the landscape changes color. Red clay and pine trees alternate with the occasional hint of wild thyme and rosemary.
You cross the first tunnel before arriving at your next hotel in La Puebla Valverde, at the foot of the Sierra de Javalambre.
You stay in El Horno or La Fonda de la Estación. Both hotels have their own restaurant for dinner (not included)
Day 3: La Puebla Valverde - Jerica, 70 km (Wednesday)
Today's route goes over countless bridges and through some long tunnels (up to 500 m) and the highest bridge (50 meters) over the river Albentosa. Spectacular! In terms of distance, this is the longest stage, but a large part is (gradually) downhill. Relatively easy cycling.
Upon arrival at your hotel in Jerica your luggage is already waiting for you. You stay in the village at Casa Portalico (with sauna / whirlpool) or just outside in Casa Sharíqua (with a beuatiful garden full of olive trees, a lot of places to relax and stunning views across the valley. (*)
Today breakfast and picnic are included. For dinner there's several options (at yuour own expense) in Jerica, an ancient village with Moorish influences.
Day 4: Jerica - Puerto de Sagunto, 53 km (Thursday)
Today we descend to the Mediterranean Sea, crossing plantations of oranges and olives.
Destination for today is Port of Sagunto, where once the trains left their load in the harbour.
You stay in a hotel close to the sea. There is a boardwalk with restaurants for dinner (own expense). Breakfast is included.
Day 5: Puerto de Sagunto - Valencia, 45 km (Friday)
After breakfast, you cycle towards Valencia on the 'Vía Xurra' by agricultural fields and small 'barracas' (typical farmhouses). At some of them (near Alboraya) you can stop to try a typical drink of the region: Horchata. The main ingredient is grown locally.
Then you cycle to your last hotel in Valencia.
In the city you can go to the historic city through the old riverbed of the Turia river. We can arrange for a city guide, which you explore the city. (25 euros per person)
The touring bikes are collected at the end of the day and then the cycle package ends.
Prices for 2 participants (5 cycling days / 4 nights)
based on 2 guests per room:
660 euro per person.
Prices at 4 - 8 participants (5 cycling days / 4 nights)
based on 2 guests per room:
540 euro per person.
Trekking bike with bags and helmet for 5 days, 4 nights accommodation+breakfast, detailed route information, description of places of interest, GPS navigation using Wikiloc on your own phone or (optionally) our GPS device, general assistance in English and/or technical assistance on site from 9:00 to 18:00 . Luggage transfer from one to the other property, picnic on the first day
Surcharge for E-bike: 100 euros per person for 5 days.
Surcharge for single use room: 150, - for 4 nights
Surcharge GPS device: 10 euros per day
Extra night in Valencia (before or after the bike tour): 37,50 euros p.p.p.n. including breakfast
All rates subject to availability.
In holidays and (local) holidays the price may vary.
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Any additional nights, travel and personal accident insurance, your (flight) trip to Spain / Valencia and airport transfers, deposit (payable locally) for bicycle
All rates subject to availability and change.
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