• Editorial
    A Great Cycling Route!

    Cycling Route At last the weather has changed, after the rainiest winter in sixty years… It was a hard time for the cyclist, but really good for the countryside. Now we’re going to discover one of the prettiest corners of the province of Castellón, Viver, and a fantastic circular route to enjoy on mountain bike. […]

  • Editorial
    A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

    Well, it’s not really a river at all anymore, is it? As everyone knows, it was drained and the river re-routed after the tragic floods of 1958. Just like Agua de Valencia, there’s no water in it. What now flows through the city in its place is an elegantly dusty, meandering park which has become […]

  • Editorial
    Cycling around Xàbia and Cabo de la Nao

      Xàbia (Jávea) and the surrounding countryside and coast is one of the prettiest areas in the Valencia region. Leaving the village, you can head towards Arenal beach, perfect for a quick dip in the sea with its fine sand and clean water – although there are plenty of tourists who will be doing the […]

  • Health
    Leaving Montgó…

    Leaving Montgó… and Cycling to Xàbia In the last 24/7 issue, we told you about cycling up and around the magical mountain of Montgó in Denía. Following on from here, we lead you to Xàbia (Jàvea) and there are two options, the short, hard route or a longer, easier one. Both are equally pretty, in […]

  • Editorial
    From Denia to Jávea (Discovering El Montgó)

    The magical mountain, El Montgó The magical mountain, El Montgó, is worthy of its own little article. There are various legends about the mountain, and it is said that those who live in the shadow of its 751-metre-high silhouette are touched by its magic. In our long route across the coast of the País Valencià, […]

  • Art
    AUSIÀS MARCH

    Valencian Poet Nobody seems to agree on where or when Ausiàs March was born. Tradition tells us that it was 1397 in Gandia although some modern historians say it was three years later and in Beniarjó. Others say he was born in the city of Valencia city itself and there are even those who seem […]

  • Food
    From La Safor to La Marina Alta (Gandía to Dénia)

      We leave Gandía by the main road over the last bridge that crosses the Serpis River, and just after crossing it we turn to the left to follow the Serpis in the direction of the sea. On that road, we can find a really good place to enjoy one of the best paellas in […]

  • Editorial
    From Valencia to Calpe, Part 2

    Cullera and its surroundings are full of interesting places to visit. To get there, you can take the lighthouse road, which cuts through the prettiest area of the town, around the lighthouse, with amazing houses and beautiful landscape. You can also reach the area from inland, on a road that runs alongside rice fields, which […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that 24/7 Valencia were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I […]

  • Editorial
    From Valencia to Calpe, Part 1

    This is the beginning of a long journey covering the southern part of the Valencia coast towards Calpe. Because of its length, we’ll divide it into sections so that you’ll get a more detailed account of how to do it yourselves… The first part of the route, leading from the city of Valencia to El […]

  • Editorial
    Benidorm

    Benidorm Summer is here and people from all over Europe and the rest of Spain flock to the Valencia coast. Towns like Cullera, Gandia, Calpe and Dénia increase their populations tenfold in the summer months. Valencia prides itself on its wealth of history, architecture and art but it is sun, sea and sand, a formula […]

  • Art
    Discovering La Valldigna

    Discovering La Valldigna The starting point of this amazing route is in Cullera. To get there you can either cycle (as we explained before in other articles… you can cycle down to El Palmar and then just follow the road to Cullera), or take a local (cercanía) RENFE train. As long as you respect regulations […]

  • Editorial
    MUSLIM VALENCIA

    MUSLIM VALENCIA   Valencia was a Muslim town for well over 500 years. The Moors ruled over a prosperous expanding city, but 750 years on how much of their legacy remains? David Rhead and Jose Marin try to find out, ‘‘What did the Moors ever do for us?’’ The great Moorish general Tariq Ibn Ziyad, […]

  • Editorial
    Safe Cycling (and Please, Wear a Helmet)

    Safe Cycling (and Please, Wear a Helmet)   The last days of May brought us some ‘bad’ news for the cyclists in Valencia. Finally, the local government has banned the circulation of bicycles in the pavements of our city… without offering to cyclists a good and safe alternative. They just said we have to cycle […]

  • Editorial
    The Mountains of the Spirit

    The Mountains of the Spirit (EL DESIERTO DE LAS PALMAS) Last month we described an amazing route along the seashore of Costa del Azahar, from Castellón to Peñiscola, and we talked about El Desierto de Las Palmas at the end of that route. But to be honest, that incredible area deserves an article all of […]

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