Spain's Madrid to Valencia Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,999 - $5,649 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Spain's Madrid to Valencia Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct

From $4,999 - $5,649 /person

Wine & Paella from Dramatic Gorges to Mediterranean Beaches

Between the fabled cities of Madrid and Valencia there is a mystical land. One that exists in cyclists’ dreams. Medieval towns perched atop dramatic gorges. Rock formations of curious shapes and Moorish castles that hold centuries-old stories. Superb wines, paella and the lulling waves of the warm Mediterranean ground you in the moment. In this place. And now you know: utopia is within reach. 

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Highlights

  • Discover the preserved medieval city of Cuenca, with its arresting position high above the gorges of the Huécar and Júcar Rivers 
  • Bike through Alicante and Costa Blanca regions, from limestone cliffs and woodland to whitewashed villages overlooking the sea 
  • Savor authentic paella from vibrant Valencia, the birthplace of this beloved dish 
  • Marvel at whimsical rock formations in Ciudad Encantada, including the Sea of Stone and the Mushrooms 
Spain Madrid to Valencia Bike Tour map

Spain

Start Madrid

End Valencia

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Meet in vibrant Madrid, Spain’s modern capital • Get a taste of the beautiful Castilian countryside on a ride through its agricultural heart • The approach to the World Heritage City of Cuenca—with its sublime perch between two river gorges—is nothing short of jaw-dropping • Enjoy spectacular views of the city and the gravity-defying Casas Colgadas during a welcome reception on the patio of our hotel, a restored 16th-century convent • Bike along a stunning tranquil road into the Sierra de Cuenca and through the karst landscape and cork oak forest within the river gorge • Stop for lunch and exploration in Ciudad Encantada, an extraordinary outdoor rock “museum” created by natural forces • Savor dinner and free time in charming Cuenca. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Parador de Cuenca
Cuenca
Premiere Hotel

Boasting the “best views of the city,” this restored Dominican convent is now a dreamy hotel with infusions of grandeur and an enviable location. (pool) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Cycle through Spain's Via Verdes, a system of old railroad tracks refashioned as lush bike paths •  Lunch in the charming village of Forna  •  Views of the ocean's sparkling waters  accompany us as we bike to our luxurious golf resort in Denia • Enjoy a memorable visit to a local winery built on top of an ancient strawberry field and learn how grape varietals and traditional winemaking techniques have helped elevate the Alicante D.O. 

Accommodations

Night 3

Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa
Denia
Premiere Hotel

Nestled above the historic town of Denia, the verdant Mt. Montgó and nearby coastline provide a gorgeous backdrop for this elegant hotel featuring a golf course and on-site spa. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

A spectacular route takes you from lush woodland, dramatic limestone formations, ravines and river gorges to crisp white Mediterranean villages nestled into the mountains of Alicante on the Costa Blanca • Similarities between Valencia and Mallorca are striking—their locations along different parts of the same mountain system explain why • The region's smooth roads, beautiful terrain and temperate climate make it popular with professional and recreational cyclists alike • Climb to the mountaintop village of Guadalest, a Moorish city dating to the 11th century • A cobbled street lined with flower-bedecked whitewashed houses leads to the town’s most prominent feature, Castell de Guadalest • Unwind at our paradisiacal hotel, whose modular architecture reflects and complements its natural surroundings • Soak up grand scenery on a smooth rolling ride through pretty villages to a hilltop town overlooking the coastline • In picturesque Altea, indulge in paella by the sea—nothing compares to the original! • The stunning blue-green color of the Guadalest reservoir is a sight you won’t soon forget from our final ride.  

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Vivood Landscape Hotel
Alicante
Premiere Hotel

The landscape itself dictated the design of this award-winning sustainable luxury hotel with modular buildings set among trees, terraces of olive trees and nature trails. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Parador de Cuenca
Cuenca

Premiere Hotel

Boasting the “best views of the city,” this restored Dominican convent is now a dreamy hotel with infusions of grandeur and an enviable location. (pool) 

Night 3

Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa
Denia

Premiere Hotel

Nestled above the historic town of Denia, the verdant Mt. Montgó and nearby coastline provide a gorgeous backdrop for this elegant hotel featuring a golf course and on-site spa. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Vivood Landscape Hotel
Alicante

Premiere Hotel

The landscape itself dictated the design of this award-winning sustainable luxury hotel with modular buildings set among trees, terraces of olive trees and nature trails. (pool, spa) 

From $4,999 - $5,649 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders

From $4,999 - $5,649 /person

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