Valencia, Biking in Valencia
Sun Apr 17 AM departure
Biking | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Leaving the pier by motorcoach, you will head to the city on a panoramic drive towards the main venues before getting to the bike shop. Be outfitted and get a briefing before heading out to explore Valencia's old & new. Passing the Turia Gardens and heading towards the Serrano Bridge and Towers the main entrance for the old wall part of Valencia. Inside you will be seeing the Cathedral and Plaza de la Reina, the narrow streets of the Old Town and the Central Market, an enormous metal, ceramic tile and glass Art Nouveau building built in 1928, with its 1,300 stalls of fresh fish, meat and fruits, selling products from all over Spain. Then see the spectacular façade of the Silk Exchange, a late Valencian Gothic style civil building which dramatically illustrates the power and wealth of one of the great Mediterranean mercantile cities. It was built between 1482 and 1548, and declared an UNESCO site in 1996; nowadays it is one of the principal tourist attractions in the city. Then you will cross the "De la Mar" Bridge, heading to the "City of Arts & Science" complex (CAC), along the former bed of the River Turia, this complex was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. The City of Arts and Sciences is a unique complex devoted to science, technology, nature and art joining together the Hemisfèric, the Umbracle, the Príncipe Felipe Sciences Museum, the Oceanogràfic and the Palau de les Arts. Bike by in the complex’s gardens and once finished you’ll drop your bikes off at the shop and will be taken back by motorcoach to the pier.
Please note: There will be about 2 to 2.5 hours spent bicycling on this excursion. Guests must be fit and used to riding a bike. The itinerary may be adjusted according to characteristics of the group. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sunscreen.