People Cycling Rides

Fallas Fiesta, Gandia, Spain.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Peter South
Tour Dates
Start Location
Gandia, Spain
End Location
Gandia, Spain
Cost (est.)
$785 (USD + $50.00 ride fee)
$95 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Travadell Cycling
Avg. Distance
30 mi / 48 km
Avg. Elevation
570 ft / 174 m
Ride Description

15 - 22 March:

Gandia: Following the success of our rides in Denia we are offering a week in Gandia, just up the coast, to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Fallas fiesta. Gandia is a popular resort with Spanish and French citizens. The fabulous beach is home to professional beach volleyball teams, with many courts set out for training and matches. The area is generally flat, with mountains inland. Our hotel is right on the 3km sandy beach, and there is an extensive promenade with shops, bars and restaurants – a very pleasant afternoon stroll. 

Gandia has a port, which was once far more active and important than today, being the start point for the Gandia/Alcoy railway, now disused, which forms part of our 4 Lost Railways of Spain rides. The port area is nearby and, from there you can walk out on the harbour wall.  

This ride is graded Easy, although there are a few stiff climbs, notably to the castle in Cullera and to the monastery at Simat de la Valldigna.

Getting there: There are flights to Alicante and Valencia from most major European hubs. There is a fast train service to Alicante and Valencia from Madrid. If you would like to attend the Gandia ride straight on from Denia the previous week, you can either cycle the short distance (flat, 20 miles) and we will transfer your luggage for you, or take a taxi.

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