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  • Day386

    Spanien, Valencia

    October 16 in Spain

    Nachdem ich mal wieder in der Werkstatt gewesen bin, ging es weiter nach Valencia (ohne ABS).
    Der Campingplatz lag außerhalb der Stadt, aber mit dem Fahrrad konnte man entlang der Küste bequem in die Stadt radeln. Valencia hat mir wirklich gut gefallen, viel Grünes, viele kleine ruhige Strassen und die Touristen verteilen sich ganz gut.
    Der Strand war bei nur 22°C menschenleer...

  • Day29


    June 6 in Spain

    Heute sind wir mit dem Fahrrad nach Valencia gefahren. In der gesamten Stadt gibt es gute Fahrradwege. Zuerst haben wir die Kathedrale besichtigt. Danach ging es zum "Plaza Redonda". Im Reiseführer wurde beschrieben, dass man hier Stände findet die kachelverkleidet sind und beispielsweise Nähzeug verkaufen, allerdings wurde der Platz renoviert und wir waren eher enttäuscht von der neuen Optik. Dann ging es weiter zum "Mercado Central", dem Hauptmarkt Valencias. Er ist der größte überdachte Markt Europas. Danach sind wir noch zum "Torres de Quart", ein Tor und kleines Stück der alten Stadtmauer. Dann sind wir noch durch das älteste Viertel Valncias "Barrio del Carmen". Wir finden Valncia ist eine schöne Stadt, die Sehenswürdigkeiten sind aber nichts besonderes.Read more

  • Day7

    Interesting post bike packing breakfast - lots of local toast toppings & not much else. Some I got marmalade & peach jam, there was the usual Spanish tomato thing, a honey & something else spread that clearly was less than the sum of the parts & the climax - a soft cheese with truffle shavings in - surprisingly good. Packed up & set out the next leg of the castle trail. Tried to get up to the local watchtowers but parking was limited, the road was narrow & I was jittery about the car getting scratches - '€300' they said. Pushed on & not 10km had passed & another castle. Managed to get a bit closer with aircon ie the car. As before nice views, striking location & closed. Take the hint. Next 2, decided to admire from a distance - namely the motorway. Thankfully, the first burst of Valencia in the car would be Sunday morning & even more thankfully I found a spot near the hotel. Some kind gent made sure I didn't pay - apparently Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm. Just means I need to head off somewhere before 9 - doable. Decided to try & see as much of the city today & do the beach tomorrow morning. First stop - The Mestalla Stadium - Valencia FC & site of a certain Mr R Benitez's first great successes. Had to go a pay homage. Bit of a battle getting there in that it was just so hot - still. Tried to take it easy but sweat was pouring off. Took a strategic aircon break & evetually made it. Quiet a striking stadium. Found the stadium tour window & eventually figured out that they'd stopped the tours 30 mins earlier. Ho-hum. Back to the madly weird views of the Science & Arts district where I was staying. In this heat indoor exhibitions were the way to go. Couldn't find the entrance to the Palais Artes - which was something of a relief. Next the Hemispheric which turns out was a big Imax cinema & they were showing a NASA film on the journey to Mars. Originally I'd planned to go to the science museum but this was too tempting. On returning at the set time of 4 & finding an epic queue with more than the requisite quota of noisy children I was less sure. Eventually settled in to my seat with my stupid headset on. To be fair, while it was clearly just a NASA puff piece biggibg themselves up, it was still impressive.Read more

  • Day8

    Car parking charges starting at 9am necesitated an early start. On packing up it dawned that I'd left my razor at the last place - this cheating has robbed me of my routines - what else will I forget because of this laziness. Had a last little walk amongst the puddles, for there was a thunderstorm last night - hadn't made it any cooler. Headed down towards the beach and got a free parking space so was happy. Off for a swim so a bit of repacking was due. Amazingly at just after 9 things were fairly busy. Found a quietish spot and had my dip. Nice and cooling. By the time I was back at the car all benefit had gone. More repacking & just a little worrying - while I'd booked the car from 12, the actual time I'd received the first car at was on the agreement & hadn't been amended in light if the fact I'd had to hang around for what I'd actually booked. Didn't really need to panic - 15 mins to the petrol station & a couple of mins beyond for the car hire. Copious photos & a bit of tidying. The guy had a cursory glance & all was good - possibly. Checked the card at the airport - the deposit had been refunded but the fuel hadn't yet. Hmmmm! Checked bike in easily enough aside from it not being on the boarding pass unless you scrolled down - cue panic. Had to take it airside with her, which meant closing down check in just for me. Expecting vicious looks when boarding. Finished off with an airpory paellla - not bad. Oh yes Manchester could learn a thing or two - trolleys free, wifi free & unlimited. Ah well Manchester is shit & lives upto it.Read more

  • Day74

    Jour 34.2 Chez Carlos et Xaro

    August 1, 2016 in Spain

    Nous avons passé une super soirée!
    Géraldine a beaucoup joué avec Lila (3 ans), Roket (le chien) est tombé amoureux de Xavier, on a bu des bières sans alcool avec Xaro qui est enceinte de 5 mois! Même Xavier!!!
    On a échangé nos éxpériences de cyclo-touristes, Carlos nous a fait une tortilla, on a pu prendre une douche et on a dormi dans un lit!!😁
    Le lendemain matin on s'est fait un super petit dej!
    Puis on a repris la route!
    C'était vraiment super! Xavier a repris espoir et sa bonne humeur. Carlos nous a témoigné que c'était un plaisir de donner à son tour après avoir reçu pendant leur voyage! Et ca se sent!🙏🏼

    We spent a great evening!
    Geraldine played a lot with Lila (3 years), Roket (the dog) fell in love with Xavier, we drank beers without alcohol with Xaro who is 5 months pregnant! Even Xavier had one!!!
    We exchanged our cyclo-tourists experiences, Carlos made a tortilla, we had a shower and we slept in a bed!!😁
    The next morning we had a super breakfast!
    Then we were back on the road!
    It was really great! Xavier was cheered up. Carlos told us it was a pleasure to give back after having received during their trip! And we felt it!
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  • Day73


    July 31, 2016 in Spain

    Arrivés à Valence à 19:30, nous sommes sortis de la ville pour rejoindre la plage. Nous avons diné dans un restaurant, puis, la nuit tombante nous avons longé la plage pour trouver un endroit ou dormir.
    On a rejoint la route pour trouvé une maison. On a sonné chez quelqu'un, le monsieur très gentil nous a conseillé de faire demi tour et dormir sur la plage 😑
    C'est samedi soir la plage d'où l'on venait était pleine de fêtards! On l'a remercié et continué notre chemin.
    Plus loin il y avait un cinéma parking (à l'américaine) Xavier voulait s'installer juste à coté mais Géraldine était contre!
    On s'est, finalement, installé à la plage à l'écart des parking, restaurants, cinéma... Quelque cyclistes passaient de temps en temps! Mais c'était calme! Et le matin la vue était très jolie!

    PS: Yes! Je suis à jour sur le blog!!!! 👯👯
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  • Day73

    Jour 34 De Valencia à Oliva

    July 31, 2016 in Spain

    🎉Déjà plus d'un mois à pédalé!!!! 🎉

    En quittant notre plage, nous sommes passés par le parc naturel d'Albufera où il y a un grand lac et des rizières autour (photo)!!!
    Ensuite on s'est arreté à Cullera où il y a de jolie criques (photo)... Pour finir nous avons longé les plages(photo) jusqu'à Oliva!
    Nous avons frappé à la porte de plusieurs maisons pour dormir en sécurité mais comme Oliva est une ville balnéaire et que les gens sont en vacances, ils nous ont tous envoyé au camping! 😕 Alors on a décidé de re-squatter la plage...
    Xavier était un peu décu de tous ces retours négatifs... 😔 En allant à la recherche des douches de plage, il aperçoit un vélo équipé d'une sacoche Ortlieb comme les notres, il engage alors la conversation avec son propriétaire, Carlos, un local qui a fait l'amérique du sud en vélo avec sa femme et sa fille, qui avait 1 an à l'époque!! Leur voyage a duré 14 mois! Au fil de la conversation il a proposé à Xavier que l'on dorme chez eux!! 😃
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  • Day17

    Codorniu Cava Vineyard

    April 11, 2017 in Spain

    The afternoon of the day trip saw us ride a short 45 minutes by bus to one of the oldest Cava (Spanish Champagne) producing vineyards in the region. We were met by a very animated Spanish guide who was obviously passionate about the winery and it's products. She drove us around the lovely buildings on this little train while explaining what we were seeing.

    We then went inside the arches of what used to be the pressing rooms, where they had the original wine press and other machinery for us to see. We were then asked if we were claustrophobic before climbing down a narrow small staircase tunnel going down about 25 meters into the cellars below. The air was cool and musty and the stacks of bottles in this area were covered in dust. The maze of tunnels filled with wine stretch for 30kms! We hopped back on their little train and our guide whizzed us around through the tunnels for about 5 minutes until we reached a lift to the tasting room. After a long hot day with lots of walking and climbing I was grateful for both the lift and the two glasses of different cava that waited above for us.Read more

  • Day154

    Valencia & the amazing architecture

    February 4, 2017 in Spain

    WOW! In all the cities I have seen I have never seen such incredible contemporary and ancient architecture. The arts plaza, the iMax theatre, the science centre and the aquarium are so incredible. They look like they are from the planet of the apes or from Star Wars (darth vader). The buildings, walls and seats are all made from small pieces of tile. It's is do beautiful. I talked to Jose at the hostel tonight who is an architect student and he said he would take me around tomorrow and tell me all about it. This is also the first place where there is actually some green space and a beautiful park runs through the city. I got here at two today and immediately toured around until 6pm. So much to see! Can't wait for tomorrow and may have to stay an extra day!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Província de València, Provincia de Valencia, Valencia, Balenzia, Valentzia, Valence, ヴァレンシア, Valência

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