That's what it's called, yes, that's how we are on the ground: the Xurra road.
It is a greenway that crosses the region of l'Horta Nord and is perhaps one of the busiest routes in Spain because it is so close to an urban center of 1,600,000 inhabitants, because of its short distance and its slight incline, which at end are the things that matter most when taking a bike ride. It is very quiet and well signposted, ideal to do it with children.
We will pass through a landscape of orchards, dotted with typical Valencian farmhouses that make up a farming model considered a unique heritage in Europe.
The route goes in a south-north direction
, running from the outskirts of Valencia to Puçol
. The route is carried out on paved or cement lanes, except for some short stretches of compacted earth. It is about 15 kilometers depending on where we start it in which you will get to know the towns of Alboraia, Almàssera, Meliana, Foios, Albalat del Sorells, Emperador, Museros, Pobla de Farnals, Rafelbunyol and Puçol.
It cannot be lost and from Port Saplaya it has a very easy access to Alboraya. Here you can look at the typical Valencian barracks, of which there are very few left, and you will find some along the route.
Continuing we will cross the Barranco de Carraixet
, which passes near the town of Almàssera, to later take the perfectly marked and conditioned bike lane until we reach Meliana
More or less at kilometer 12, the road disappears into an industrial estate, but there is no problem, you can continue along the estate in a straight line or cross a roundabout and continue along the bike path that is right next to a gas station.
Before reaching the final point of the route, already in the municipality of Puçol, you have to pass through the Barranco de Puçol
. You will have to cross a beautiful bridge and finally you will reach the town.
The option for the return is to do it along the beach, although of course we can go back through the same place and stop to have a fresh horchata or eat at one of the restaurants that dot the entire route.
RUTAS CERCA DE PORT SAPLAYA