The Valencia region and the La Safor area, in particular make a perfect base for holidays and excursions with an emphasis on nature, open air and unspoilt countryside. The magnificent scenery, abundant bird-life and natural surroundings all combine to lure the visitor to explore the region that lies behind the usual Costa Blanca beachfront destinations. […]
Mountain Biking Skills Training Week-end
We were delighted to welcome Raul and Eva to our casa rural in Gandia last weekend. They had booked one of our all-inclusive mountain biking packages which we offer in conjunction with MountainBikingValencia.com . These are available as a weekend break of 2 nights with one day’s guided mountain biking, a break of 3 nights with 2 days’ biking, or a week’s holiday of 7 nights with 3 days’ biking. Of course, if guests wanted a different length of stay, or more or less biking included, we would be only too pleased to tailor-make a holiday to their specifications. In any event, breakfast and dinner are included every day and packed lunches are provided on mountain biking trips, as well as the services of a qualified and experienced guide.
Raul and Eva had previously used the services of Dave Warrington for single day excursions whilst they were already in the area for professional reasons, but this time they had decided they wanted to spend longer enjoying the surroundings in this lovely part of the country. They drove down from their home in Catalunya, arriving late on Friday evening, with the intention of spending the day on Saturday out biking. However, in accordance with our undertaking to tailor-make a break to our guests’ requirements, they had specified that they would prefer to have 2 days’ Mountain Biking Skills Training during the weekend. With this in mind, we had arranged for them to bike not only on the Saturday, but also on the Sunday before having the usual late check-out from the casa rural.
Raul is a keen biker and sportsman generally and had already arranged to have a road biking ride with a friend of his who lives nearby. He was therefore up very early on the Saturday morning to meet up and go for a road ride of over 60kms on his own bike that he had brought for the purpose, before setting off with Eva and Dave Warrington after breakfast for a mountain biking trip of another 40kms which also included an element of technical skills training along the way! They all had a really great time and a thoroughly enjoyable day before returning to us for dinner and a very well-deserved early night to recharge their batteries for Sunday’s trip!
Sunday was a less strenuous day, however, as their plan was only to bike during the morning in our valley here, taking in the monastery of Sant Jeroni, as well as practising considerable technical skills in the safe environment of a wooded area nearby. Although they would of course have been welcome to spend the rest of the day here enjoying the gardens and pool, they reluctantly had to leave in the early afternoon – Raul heading to Madrid for work reasons and Eva driving back to Catalunya. However, they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves here with us and very much want to come back for more of the same. We look forward to welcoming them back to us here at our casa rural when they can take advantage of one of our all-inclusive mountain biking packages again. Maybe they will be able to stay with us for longer the next time and see even more of what this beautiful part of the Costa Blanca has to offer the outdoor enthusiast.
Please contact us for more details if Mountain Biking Skills Training might be of interest to you, and we will be delighted to send you full details of what we have to offer.