Valencia tours and excursions
The open-roof Valencia Bus Turistic operates a daily, hop-on hop-off service that covers Valencia's main attractions. From March to December, it also runs a separate service to La Albufera, and during March's Fallas festival it offers a special service that tours the city's celebrations at a leisurely pace. Tickets are available online, in hotels, from tourist information counters and on the bus itself.Tel: +34 699 982 514.
Walking and bike tours
Valencia Guias, the city's official tour company, organises themed walking and biking tours around Valencia. Choose from historical tours that centre on the old quarters, night tours that include a chance to sample local drinks or city tapas tours. Bicycle tours can be organised in groups or individually, with four different routes available.Tel: +34 96 385 1740.
Best known for its annual festival, the village of Benicàssim comes alive every summer with an array of musical performances from international acts. Away from the all-night-party of Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, a multitude of nature walks, cycling routes and cultural attractions are to be found. The village is located an hour from Valencia's city centre.Tel: +34 964 300 962.
Castelló de la Plana
Situated an hour from Valencia, the medieval city of Castelló de la Plana offers a multitude of museums, historical buildings and culinary delights. Essential sights include the Saint Miquel Palace, the Ethnological Museum and el Fadri, a 16th-century bell tower. Thanks to its strategic seaside location and the mountains, activities range from fishing and diving to hiking and mountain biking.Tel: +34 964 283 621.