• Editorial
    COSTA DEL AZAHAR

    Springtime is perfect to cycle on this route running alongside the sea in the north part of the region. From Valencia to Benicàssim, the coast is beautiful but varies little in terms of vegetation and land form. But just after Benicàssim, the coast changes and this is where we start this time. This is a […]

  • Editorial
    THE PORT OF VALENCIA

    Shelter from the storm Valencia has little maritime culture. It is not sailing ships and anchors but the symbols of agriculture and industry which are portrayed in the motifs of its grand 19th century town houses around C/Colón and the Gran Vía. Rather than a port city, Valencia feels more like a city which just happens […]

  • Editorial
    L’Albufera is now even closer!

     L’Albufera is now even closer! Now that it is spring, the weather is simply perfect to ride our bicycles… after a long and rainy autumn and a very cold winter, unusual for Valencia! A long time ago, we described to you the old route to get to El Saler and then L’Albufera. At last, the local […]

  • Editorial
    Passive security when we’re riding our bicycles

    Passive security when we’re riding our bicycles There are factors that determine the active security in our bikes, like tyres, wheels and brakes in perfect condition, or having good and powerful front and rear lights. There are other really important things to consider when we’re talking about safely riding our bikes: the passive security elements. […]

  • Editorial
    Isabel de Villena

    Valencia Renaissance Woman Isabel de Villena was born in 1430 in Valencia, the illegitimate daughter of an alchemist wizard. She was an author, nun, ambassador, and a leading and inspirational figure in Valencia cultural life, and Isabella la Católica’s auntie to boot. A renaissance woman in every sense. Isabel was just four years old when […]

  • WHICH BIKE DO I NEED? (PART2)

    WHICH BIKE DO I NEED? (PART2) Last month we talked about city and trekking bikes, and this time we’re going to talk about road or racing bikes and mainly about mountain bikes. If you are going to cycle on asphalt roads, there’s no discussion: you need a road bike, lightweight, with big thin wheels and […]

  • PILOTA VALENCIANA

    PILOTA VALENCIANA Pilota valenciana is one of a handful of variations of the ancient sport of pelota or handball scattered around Europe. Like pelota vasca or Eton fives it’s basically tennis without racquets, but to some it’s also as much a clear expression of Valencia and Valencianism as paella, fireworks and always turning up late […]

  • WHICH BIKE DO I NEED? (PART 1)

    WHICH BIKE DO I NEED? (PART 1) In Orange Bikes we always try to give to our customers what they need. When a person comes into our shop and says, ‘‘I want to buy a bike’’, our first questions are: Where are you going to ride it? City? Mountain? Are you going to use it […]

  • EL TRIBUNAL DE LES AIGUES

    EL TRIBUNAL DE LES AIGUES If you are passing through Plaza de la Virgen one Thursday morning, you might come across a group of eight old men in black capes huddled around the door of the cathedral. This is not, as you might think, an octogenarian Batman convention but El Tribunal de les Aigues, one […]

  • TIRANT LO BLANC

    TIRANT LO BLANC Valencia’s white knight, the first modern novel First published in Valencia in 1490, ‘Tirant lo Blanc’ (or Blanch in the original medieval spelling) is the iconic Valencian novel par excellence. It was the first Spanish chivalry romance to be published and according to the Spanish National Library ‘‘the most read book in […]

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