Bicycle around the city of Valencia
Valencia is a bike-friendly city that is perfect to pedal around thanks to its size, its flatness and its historic centre where vehicles are not allowed to exceed 30 kilometres an hour.
The city belongs to the Network of Cycling Cities, has over 156 kilometres of cycle paths and is home to the old course of the Turia River, a garden that cuts through the urban heart of the city that you can visit by bike without any rush, whilst enjoying a year-round pleasant climate.
HOW TO GET YOUR BIKE
Bike hire companies: There is a wide range of companies that hire out bicycles per day or per hour in Valencia.
Valenbisi is the city's bike hire service. One option ideal for visitors on long stays is to hire the bikes for the week.
BICYCLE ROUTES FOR THE METROPOLITAN AREA
TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT
CYCLE PATHS IN VALENCIA
Valencia has an extensive network of cycle paths that connect all the neighbourhoods of the city. There are also ciclocalles (bicycle-priority streets with lanes in the middle of the road and a 30 km/h speed limit for general traffic) and the Turia Gardens, where bicycles ride around freely along its 8 kilometre stretch.
WHERE TO RIDE
On cycle paths, ciclocalles and in the Turia Gardens.
Remember it is prohibited to cycle on the pavements, and it is only compulsory to wear a helmet in the inner city, and it's also compulsory in urban areas for children younger than 16.
WHERE TO LEAVE YOUR BIKE
There are approximately 300 Valenbisi bicycle stations in Valencia where you can leave Valenbisi bikes. If you’re using your own bike or you’re hiring a bike, there is bicycle parking throughout the city. Remember it's prohibited to lock your bike to lampposts or trees.
BICYCLE + METRO COMBINATION:
You can take your bicycles on the metro without the need to pay a supplement at any station during the weekend (according to specific timetables). On all other days, you can only take your bikes into ground-level stations ( located in the metropolitan area).