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Cycling is a very popular sport in Spain, so an encounter with an individual cyclist or even a group of enthusiasts can occur on any road and at any time.

Using a a bike in Valencia is ideal for many expats, using their own, a rental or the popular Valenbici option. It is also easy due to the city being flat and criss-crossed with bike paths. Since EMT permits passengers to travel with bicycles at certain times, it is also easy to start further away from home. The Turia riverbed and Malvarosa beach promenade are favourites with some.

Metro and Trams

A few points need to be observed in order to take a bicycle on the metro or tram. The day of the week is relevant because between Monday and Friday, they are only permitted above ground.

During the weekend and on public holidays, bikes are allowed across the whole network, except during times of popular public events.

One bicycle can be taken at no extra charge but regulations limit the number travelling at any one time. Furthermore, the first and last train doors are for passengers with reduced mobility and must be avoided.


The real fun starts perhaps farther afield, where cyclists can head out to the countryside, climb to higher altitudes and experience with wilder terrains.

Metro Valencia has compiled two dozen inner city and regional destinations and routes of varying distances and difficulties. These range in length from 10.5 to 45.7 kilometres and scales of effort required of between 2, which denotes very easy and 28, signifying very hard on the IBP, the interactive bicycling parameters index. Altitudes vary too, at times with over 200 metres difference across the route.

Visit Valencia also offers a helpful resource on routes with longer distances and higher altitude that take cyclists farther afield. These include two that reach as far as the stunning nature parks to the north of the city known as Parc Natural de la Serra d’Espadà and Parc Natural de la Serra Calderona.

Story Vincent Green, Mar 25 2024

City bikes


Bike paths have been available to cyclists in Valencia for many years. The traffic in the city may at times feel a little hectic but bicycles are everywhere too. Riding a bicycle in and around the city is, on the whole, safe and fun.

Mountainous scene


Hiking and trekking in the Valencia region is initially a matter of transport. Areas of interest for hiking are some 60 kilometres and more away from the city. They include Calles, Chelva, Navajas, Xativa, Chulilla and Montanejo.

A Brief History

A story with repeated periods of flourish and decline intersperses the history of Valencia. Roman soldiers were prevalent in Europe for several centuries before and after the birth of Christ. Just over a hundred years BC they settled in the area of today’s old city.