Let me share lots of fun and adventurous things to do in Valencia, Spain. Hope this list will give you a few extra ideas on how to make the most of your trip to Valencia.
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Adventurous Travel in Spain
Since my recent article about Top Adventurous Things in Spain became quite popular, I thought of expanding it with more ideas on my home region of Valencia. Therefore, if you plan to make the most of your week in Valencia, in this post you will find the list of the most adventurous things to do in Valencia city and the whole region of the Valencian Community.
Valencia Travel Tips
If you want to explore the region of Valencia like a local, check my other posts to plan your trip wisely: One Day in Valencia, How to Spend An Epic Week in Valencia, The Best Day Trips From Valencia, Valencia With Kids, The Best Day Tours From Valencia, Breakfast in Valencia: Cute Cafes You´ll Love, Spanish Eating Habits: Almuerzo in Valencia, Valencia Day Trip to Manises, Valencia Hidden Gems Blog Series, The Coolest Hikes near Valencia, Beautiful villages of Valencia – Bocairente, Top Valencia Day Trips by train, An Ultimate 7-day Valencia Road Trip Itinerary, Unique Valencia Gifts to Get Right Now, Hiking to Penyagolosa: one of the Highest Peaks of Valencia, and The Borgia Sights in Valencia.
Fun & Adventurous Things to do in Valencia
Jeep Safari Mountain Adventure
Jeep Safari is one of the easiest adventurous activities in Valencia since it does not involve a huge physical effort from your side. There are a few Jeep Safari tour options focused on different regions of Valencia. I especially like the option with Calderona mountains, since you get to visit El Garbi, one of the most beautiful lookouts in the whole of the Valencia region. Some of the tours include tapas and drinks.
- Albufera Jeep and Boat Tour (check availability)
- Jeep Safari Mountain Adventure –Calderona mountains and El Garbi (check availability)
Unique Watersports in Valencia (and near Valencia)
Being located on the beautiful Mediterranean coast, Valencia is known for its fun watersports. The most popular options include Jetski, Windsurfing, and Stand Up Paddle Board. Via online booking, you often enjoy special rates. Since most of the watersports activities take place at the Valencia s LA Marina (e.g. port area), these would only take up from one to two hours of your vacation time.
- Valencia: Jet Ski Tour with Paddle Surf (check availability)
- Valencia: 2-Hour Windsurfing Class (check availability)
- Valencia: 1.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson (check availability)
- Stand Up Paddling Boarding Tour and Paella Lunch in Valencia (check availability)
- Guided Kayak Tour and Paella Lunch at the Beach in Valencia (check availability)
- Private Boat Tour along the Coast of Valencia (check availability)
- Boat Rental Without License in La Marina de Valencia (check availability)
- Private Hiking and Kayaking Adventure in the San Blas Reservoir (check availability)
Adventurous Hikes in Valencia
You can check the details on most of these hikes via my posts Hiking in Valencia and Hiking in Castellon. While I do not book hiking tours myself, I should admit that it is one of the best options for international visitors (unless you are an expat in Spain or at least speak the language fluently).
- Hiking Tour to the Roman Aqueduct of Pena Cortada (check availability)
- Chulilla Route of the Hanging Bridges (check availability)
- From Valencia: Extreme Hiking in Agujas de Santa Águeda (check availability) *I do not recommend doing this particular hike on your own
- Órganos de Benitandús Hiking Tour (check availability)
- Private Hiking Tour in Peñon de Ifach and Altea (check availability)
- Cliffs and Old Fishing Trails around Moraira (check availability)
- Coastal Cliffs & Beaches: Private Full Day Tour (check availability)
- Exploring the Top 4 Valencia Waterfalls (check availability)
- From Valencia: Hiking Tour of The Red Canyon of Teruel (check availability)
- Sierra Calderona & El Garbí Mountain Hiking Tour (check availability)
Caves in Valencia
The most unique caves in Valencia are the Caves of San José, a popular Valencia day-trip pick. With a guide, you explore the caves both on foot and by boat, since inside you will find the longest navigable underground river in Europe.
- San Jose Caves Tour (check availability)
- From Valencia: Private Half Day-Trip to Cuevas de San José (check availability)
- The Don Juan Caves and Júcar River Cruise from Valencia (check availability)
Hot Springs near Valencia
Montanejos is one of the most popular Valencia day trips. In the area, you will find the unique thermal pools Fuentes de los Baños, built by Moorish king Abu Zeit to ensure the beauty of his queens. With a constant temperature of 23°C throughout the year, the waters of Montanejos are known for their mineral-rich composition. There are a few tour options to Montanejos from Valencia, some of which include a morning hike.
What you need to know is that Montanejos is usually packed with visitors during the summer months and Spanish holidays. The photo you see was taken in November when I almost had the thermal pools for myself. It would be fair to mention that cold baths are on my list of healthy habits, but you might not find it enjoyable visiting Montanejos in autumn or winter. While the water temperature never drops from 23°C, the air temperature might feel uncomfortable for swimming.
Top Montanejos tours:
- Montanejos Thermal Springs Adventure (check availability)
- Montanejos Guided Hike with Natural Pools (check availability)
- Montanejos Thermal Springs & Waterfall Day Trip (check availability)
Other adventurous things to do near Valencia:
- Valencia City MO’Bike Tour (check availability)
- Valencia Private Segway Tour (check availability)
- Canyoning Half-Day Adventure Tour (check availability)
- Guided Mountaineering Experience (check availability)
- Sport Speleology in Simat de la Valldigna (check availability)
- Valencia Aquatic Caving in Sumidero de Vallada (check availability)
- Valencia Highlights on a Vintage Sidecar (check availability)
- Horseback riding and wine tour (check availability)
- Karting Indoor Racing Valencia (check availability)
- Private Rafting Experience in Montanejos (check availability)
- Accommodation: For short stays, I usually book via Agoda, Booking, and Hotellook
- Tours&excursions: My favorites for guided tours are GetYourGuide and Viator
- City breaks&sightseeing: Go City helps to avoid multiple entry fees and paper tickets
- Travel Insurance: find the best trip insurance plans via VisitorsCoverage, EKTA, and Insubuy
- Flights: To find the best deals I like WayAway and Aviasales
- Airport Lounge: Get independent airport lounge access worldwide via Priority Pass
- Train&bus tickets: Currently, I book via RailEurope, Omio, and Busbud
- Car rental: To find the best deals I use Rental Cars, Discover Cars, and GetRentalCar
- Transfers: For individual transfer services I like Kiwitaxi
- For Foodies: Eatwith is great for finding culinary experiences with locals
- Cruise Reviews: To find the best cruise offer I check out Cruise Critic
- Suitcases&Luggage: To eliminate problems of early arrivals/late departures I find helpful Radical Storage
- Compensation for delayed/canceled flights: AirHelp is useful for all flight cancellation or delay claims
- To avoid roaming fees I use Airalo eSIMs around the world
- Budget-friendly stays: Check Hostelworld to find the best deals around the world
- Events: To find the best offers I use Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork
- Renting Bikes: to find motorcycles, scooters, quads, and bicycles I use BikesBooking
- Package Tours: head to CheapOair, Expedia UK, Tourhub, and loveholidays
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