Valencia by bike
Valencia boasts over70 kilometers of cycling lanes which allow people to get to know the city while practising a sport. The Turia Gardens are an ideal space in which to enjoy nature right in the middle of the city. Situated in the old Turia riverbed, they form a genuine “green lung” which crosses the city from west to east.
Valencia is the only city that can be crossed by bicycle without dealing with traffic lights and where there is no place for noise since the decibel level is at 59.7, below the 65 recommended by the World Health Organisation. Passing through the city, you will find 15 bridges from different eras and of different styles, and sports installations such as football and rugby pitches or athletics tracks. In addition, museums are situated on both sides of the old riverbed and can be accessed from different stairs and ramps. These include IVAM (Valencia Institute of Modern Art), MUVIM (Valencia Museum of the Enlightenment and Modernity) and the San Pio V Museum of Fine Arts as well as City of Arts and Science.
There is also park known as “Gulliver” for the little ones. All the information concerning this unique space can be found on www.culturia.org. Those who want to enjoy the Mediterranean can go for a pleasant bicycle ride from Las Arenas beach, passing through the Malvarrosa to end up in La Patacona, where the Casa Museo of Valencia-born writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez is located. His most internationally recognized work is “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. Various companies rent out bicycles and organise these types of activities for individuals, groups and companies, with or without a guide.