• 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 […]

  • IN AND AROUND CALICANTO

    IN AND AROUND CALICANTO This month I want to tell you about quite an interesting circular route close to Valencia that I’ve been doing a lot lately. First, you can get tot the starting point by putting your bike on the train to Torrente. From there you look for the industrial estate called Mas del […]

  • REIKI IN VALENCIA

    REIKI IN VALENCIA Healing hands? Yes. Over the summer holidays, on a lazy afternoon with plenty of time to reflect and relax, a member of the 24/7 Valencia team partook in a ‘Reiki’ session at the Oblivium Centre in Valencia. At our session, with loose fitting clothes and chill out music playing gently in the […]

  • THE VALENCIA BIOPARC

    THE VALENCIA BIOPARC The Bioparc is Valencia’s innovative and ground-breaking new zoological park, set in the Parque de Cabecera, a 200,000m2 spread of luscious green from which the Turia River park stems and runs right through Valencia all the way to the City of Arts and Sciences, making it one of the greenest cities in […]

  • PINE TREES AND COVES IN JÁVEA

    PINE TREES AND COVES IN JÁVEA We have been cycling from Denia to Jávea (Xabia), taking the Cabo de San Antonio as the main reference, but now we’re going to cycle south, to Cabo de la Nao, discovering some other beautiful places in the area. Jávea and the surrounding countryside is one of the prettiest […]

  • YOUR BIKE EQUIPMENT

    YOUR BIKE EQUIPMENT We’ve talked on other occasions about aspects of our own security and that of our bikes. This month we’re going to look at things which can make our journey on two wheels more agreeable. The first and foremost, as it directly affects our health, is hydration. The typical thing to do is […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA BOOKS : MOVIES MADE IN SPAIN

      MOVIES MADE IN SPAIN In which small village in Guadalajara did Katherine Hepburn spend a summer making a film about Troy? Where did Steven Spielberg build his prisoner of war camp in Spain for ‘Empire of the Sun’? Which famous British actor tried to steal some jewels from the Spanish royal family’s summer palace […]

  • MINDFULNESS IN VALENCIA

    MINDFULNESS IN VALENCIA  1. Tell us something about your background and experiences. Originally from London, I moved to Spain in 2012 to live in a Mindfulness Retreat Centre in the Marina Alta to be their cook for a year. I left a 10 year career in the NHS as a Speech Therapist for an adventure […]

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