If you’re a young international living in Valencia, we’re sure you’ve heard about the bicycle tours around the city, but have you ever done one? It’s a common way to move around, and more and more people are using bikes nowadays, as it’s healthier. You will get to see the city from another point of view, plus, it’s eco-friendly!
We want to give you some tips so you can enjoy cycling around Valencia, because it's becoming a very popular thing to do. There’s a lot of companies who offer bikes for rent, but it’s not the only option.
Are you ready to explore Valencia by bike?
Renting a bike in Valencia is very easy, as there’s a lot of places where you can do it. Prices can vary depending on the place you rent it and the quality of the bikes.
However, we want to recommend you our favorite option to get a bike: Valenbisi. It’s a service that provides bicycles.
You can get a long-term transport card if you’re gonna take the bike very often, or you can get a ticket and charge it to your transport card Mobilis everytime you want to use a bike. We recommend you to get the long-term transport card, it’s valid for one year for only 29.21 euros! It’s a very convenient and attractive option, especially for students and young workers that want to go to uni or work by bike, or to move around the city in general.
When you want to use a bike, approach a terminal with available bikes and follow these steps:
Simple, isn’t it?
When you’re finished using the bike, look for the closest station (there’s over 275) and approach any available stand. You don’t need to leave it in the same station that you got it. Wait to hear the audio signal to leave the bike. When you hear it, it means the bike is locked and you can leave.
If you don’t hear the signal and you leave, the count will continue and you’ll have to pay even if you weren’t using the bike.
If you have any problems during this procedure, contact the Call Center and they will help you.
Now that you know about the options you have to get a bike, you’re ready to go! There’s a lot of things to see in here, so where to start? Don’t worry about this. There’s a lot of bicycle tours in Valencia, and you can either plan one with your friends, or you can have a look at the following cycling tours of Valencia we recommend you to do.
You should get a look to a Valencia map to get an idea of all the places where you can ride and the possible paths you can take. In Valencia there’s a great network of cycle paths which connects all the neighborhoods, and there’s also ciclocalles, bike-priority streets. Valencia bike paths are very popular not only among the local people but also the tourists.
We tell you some interesting bike tours to do in Valencia.
The Turia Gardens: this tour it starts in the City of Arts and Sciences and it finishes in Bioparc. You will be able to see bridges, gardens and ponds. You have 8 km to ride with your bike, so maybe you won’t be able to see it all, but you can have a relaxed ride until you get tired.
Centro Histórico: this tour is designed so you can see the centrical streets and sights of Valencia. You will ride through the Turia Gardens, the port, the City of Arts and Sciences… You can link this route with another one to see the Micalet, the basilica, the city hall and a lot of squares of the city centre. A very pleasant tour to do.
You no longer have any excuse to discover new places in this bike-friendly city!
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