Cycling in Benicasim
Benicàssim has been the epicenter of many relevant cycling competitions, such as the well-known Vuelta Ciclista de España.
The geo diversity of La Plana, its slopes, parallel mountain ranges to the coast, rises and falls make this municipality the ideal place for cycling.
You can practice your favorite sport on holiday, since Benicasim has almost 15 km of bike lane, and you can also rent bicycles either from the different private companies in the area or from the bike loan service offered by the Benicàssim City Council available for tourists and residents.
This summer do not give up your passion, we propose various routes for you to enjoy cycling in Benicassim.
- Vía verde (Greenway) : The route Benicàssim-Oropesa del Mar (5.5 km), coincides with the old railway line between Valencia and Barcelona. Its almost 6 kilometers on the flat, that allows you to comfortably travel its route bordering the seashore, to the Port/Marina of Oropesa. A total of 11km, round trip in which to enjoy the wonderful views.
- Touristic and scenic cycle route : One of the most beautiful routes in the Valencian Community, due to its incredible landscapes, rest areas and information boards. The route starts from the Curva a la Torre Sant Vicent to the old town, which connects with the boulevard to Mohíno Avenue and the bike path that runs along the promenade of Heliopolis. The route is circular, approximately 16km round trip, with minimal inclines, adapted to both adults and children.
Mountain bike Routes
- Benicasim Beach-Benicassim-Bartolo-Oropesa-Vía Verde (46,23 km) : Hard ride on the climb with slopes from 15% to 25%, although the entire route is 100% cyclable with good dirt tracks, cement and asphalt. You can enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Bartolo. On the way down you will pass through the beautiful nook of the Hermitage of Les Santes, then continuing along the road from Cabanes to Oropesa, at the foot of the castle and the Miravet Fountain, you will then arrive at the lighthouse and the Oropesa beach to return by the Via Verde (Greenway) to the beach of Terrers de Benicàssim.
- Benicàssim-Desert de les Palmes-Pico Bartolo (53,54km) : You need to take the (Via Verde) greenway in Benicàssim towards Oropesa del Mar, once there, you then take the ascent at the port that will take you to La Tornesa town, in this town is where the longest climb begins, towards the Bartolo peak, after enjoying the views descend to the town of Benicàssim. Difficulty level of the route: is easy and the estimated time is 4 hours and 19 minutes.