Castellón is a land of contrasts; a place where the sea and the mountains come together in perfect harmony. The province of Castellón is located to the north of the region of Valencia. It has a rugged landscape, with high mountains reaching from the interior to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. A great way to explore this destination is on a bike, giving you the freedom to take in the surroundings and enjoy the experience at your own pace.
Castellón offers cyclists a whole host of opportunities. There are four mountain bike centres here, each with over 350 kilometres of marked trails as well as cycle equipment and support services for cyclists. They offer cycling for all levels, from beginners’ trails suitable for families to demanding routes for more experienced riders. The “Trans-Castellón Trail” is a real highlight: 512.20 kilometres long and with a total ascent of 12,150 metres, it forms a loop made up of several stages around the entire province. The trail is designed so that each cyclist can tailor their own itinerary, choosing the distance they want to cover as well as their own starting point.
If you’re interested in road cycling, Castellón is the perfect place for cycle tourism, which is an increasingly popular family activity. Castellón offers 31 cycle touring routes for all abilities. The “Azahar Route” crosses the province from north to south, following the coastline, and is well worth doing. The route is not for the faint hearted: the road is practically flat the whole way so there are no big ascents or mountain passes to deal with, but cyclists wanting to take it on will need to be ready for the 130 kilometres ahead of them.
The best way to get to Castellón is via its airport, which is located near the province’s main tourist destinations and only an hour away from the city of Valencia. It is a modern, comfortable airport offering quick and easy check-in and boarding, as well as free parking for users.
The province of Castellón is the perfect destination for cyclists, bringing together all the necessary ingredients: climate, nature, landscapes, facilities… all you need is to want to explore the landscape in an original, sustainable way. One thing’s for sure – you’ll come home with a backpack full of Mediterranean memories!