Downhill bike & Beautiful Jerica
Downhill bike to Jérica & Salto de la Novia
Imagine riding a bike from the top of a hill to the bottom. It is a plain road and the level is easy/beginner. You just have to know how to ride a bike.
The descent of the Ojos Negros Greenway is one of the most fun and easy activities for cycling in the Valencia Community.
We will start from Barracas, a village located at 1000 meters above sea level (we will pass between its giant mills!) to Navajas, famous for its large mansions and its waterfall “el Salto de la Novia”. On the way we will discover bridges, old stations, long tunnels, the beautiful Caudiel and Jérica with its famous Mudejar tower, and lots of nature… and all this by going downhill!
Cycling along this 42 km is tremendously fun due to its ease and slight slope throughout the journey as it was a long mining train track that transported the coal from the mines of Teruel to the sea in Sagunto.
The route is linear, 42 km downhill by bike, map down and easy. We will start in Barracas, and finish in Navajas. The rent of the bicycles and insurance is included in the price. However if you want to bring your own bike, make sure you have a good bike and insurance.
The Ojos Negros Greenway between Teruel and the Valencian coast is at the moment the longest Greenway in Spain. Because of its length – 160 km, it has been divided into two sections.
The Valley of the Palancia River is the setting where this stage on the Sierra Minera railroad takes place. From the high plateau of Barracas, at the foot of the Sierra de Javalambre, the Ojos Negro Greenway descends to the rich Valencian orchards on the shores of the Mediterranean.
9:00 Departure from Valencia
We meet at 8:45 at AVENIDA ARAGON 31 (In front of Mestalla), we start our trip at 9:00.
10:00 Arrival to Barracas
The journey will take 1h approximately. We will have 30 minutes break and 30 minutes to organize the distribution of bicycles and security protocols and then, we will start the trail.
13:00 Arrival to Jérica
We will arrive to beautiful Jérica, time to visit the ancient medieval town with narrow streets, big Múdejar tower bell and small tower with stunning views to the river. Another option it’s walk around the cliffs in the circle path next to the river called Vuelta de la Hoz (only 45 minutes)
15:00 Back to the bikes!
We’ll meet at Jérica main square to follow the path till Navajas, last part of the route, only one hour downhill left!
16:00 Famous waterfall Salto de la novia
16:00 We will enjoy the famous waterfall “SALTO DE LA NOVIA”
17:00 Time to go have some drinks
17:00 1 hour break to have some drinks or enjoy the village of Navajas.
18:30 Coming back home
We’ll meet at 18:30 and around 20:00 we will be in Valencia.
Food and drinks
Clothes: Bring warm and comfortable clothes because it can get cold.
single ticket: 36€
group of 5 or more: 35€
without bike: 26€
includes: private bus, professional guide
Special 10% discount with a code “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE” for first 25 tickets!
Online: link below
Office: Plaza Honduras 26
Language Exchanges: Check the page to see where they are.
MEETING POINT: AVENIDA ARAGON 31 (In front of Mestalla)
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