• 05/08/2021

A bike ride to the beach from the Valencia Conference Centre

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Valencia is an accessible city, ready for and committed to sustainability, sustainable mobility and zero waste. The city of Valencia has over 156 kilometres of bike lanes. In fact, you can cycle directly from our venue to go for a swim at the beach along the city’s bike lanes. Did you know that Valencia was the first Spanish city to build a bike lane in 1985?

Over 156 km of bike lanes running through gardens and parks

Our city also boasts a garden that runs right through the city, created in the former Turia riverbed, which is ideal for unwinding after a day of meetings. It is an oasis of nature and a great place to take your customers or colleagues for an afternoon in the middle of the city.  

Valencia’s flat terrain and historic old town make cycling a great idea, especially with Valenbisi, the municipal rent-a-bike service and its 275 docking stations. There are two docking stations near the Conference Centre where you can jump on and go for a ride around the city.

Bombas Gens: a cultural stopover en route

There are many other places to stop off en route before you reach the Las Arenas beach. The Bombas Gens’ art and cultural centre is one of them. This venue plays host to exhibitions and other activities in a renovated former factory, which also has a medieval wine cellar from the late 15th century, containing elements of great archaeological value that tell us what traditional life was like in the Valencian orchards and countryside.

The Turia riverbed: a haven of nature on the way to the sea

It is a great idea to cycle along the former Turia riverbed on your way to the coast. In the distance, you will see the emblematic Serranos Towers, one of the two remaining fortified entrances from the medieval walls of Valencia that are still standing today. There are dozens of activities going on at all times in the gardens, and you can cycle under several of the city's iconic bridges, such as the Puente del Mar, the colourful, flower-filled Puente de las Flores and the Puente de Aragón, which is the sign to leave the riverbed and make your way along the Avenida del Puerto.  

Just before you reach your final destination, you will come to the Port of Valencia with spectacular views over the Mediterranean where you can cycle through the former dock buildings which have been restored to their former splendour and original colours. Las Arenas is now just around the corner waiting for you to sample Valencia’s incredible cuisine and enjoy the city’s fine sandy beaches.