Guided Bike Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: VLC-CH5
After a brief transfer, you will be outfitted with your bicycle and equipment. Proceeding through the city, enjoy the sights as your guide provides commentary. Your first stop will be the City of Arts and Science, where you may take pictures or enjoy a brief visit. This fabulous landmark of Valencia is well known for its futuristic architecture, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Next, continue along the former riverbed, now referred to as the Turia Gardens. You will then cross under the historical bridges of the city, pass the Music Hall, Fine Arts Museum and "Viveros" Gardens until you reach the San José Bridge. You will then enter into the heart of the city via the Serranos Towers, once the main entrance to the medieval walled city of Valencia.
Continue along Serranos Street, Manises Square, Almudín Street and Archbishop Square. Stop briefly to visit the Virgin Square, where the Cathedral, Basilica and the Generalitat Palace are situated. Afterward, you will continue through the old city towards the Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, the city's finest Baroque monument. Finally, you'll pass the old University, the Patiarca church and the Glorieta gardens. Afterwards, you'll return to the ship.
Please note: Although the majority of the biking route is over flat surfaces, this excursion is only recommended for guests who are physically fit. Guests should be experienced bike riders and have recently ridden, or be confident on a bicycle. Participants must also be comfortable with hand brakes and riding downhill. All participants must sign a waiver of liability. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable, closed-toe sports shoes. Helmets are provided and are mandatory. The order of sights visited may vary. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions.