Priority sign for cyclists in Valencia

Tips for exploring Valencia by bike

On top of the regular traffic norms, we have put together a list of useful tips for those interested in cycling in Valencia. They are not rules per se, but they will make your experience easier and smoother.

When cycling on a bike path

  • On one hand, not knowing exactly where you are going will let you discover new areas and alleys in Valencia. On the other hand, if you are on a bike, this could slow you down considerably. Therefore, if you are unfamiliar with the city, it’s a good idea to plan your route before you begin.
  • Valencia has an extensive bike path network, try to circulate on the one closest to you whenever possible, even if it means making your itinerary a bit longer. Here you can check Valencia’s bike paths .
  • Be very careful at intersections, especially when bike lanes intersect with the road.
  • If the bicycle lane ends, look around really well, because there might be a bicycle path on the other side of the street.
Cyclist on a Valenbisi in Valencia
Many times, when you’re on a bike lane in Valencia, you’ll find that you need to cross the street along pedestrians, like in this picture. At intersections, it’s very important to check that your light has gone green before crossing.

When cycling on normal streets

  • When cycling on normal streets, watch out for the one-way roads, you should be cycling in the same direction as the cars.
  • You can stay to the right of the lane to be safe, but make sure cars are respecting you and your space rather than driving too close to you.

When using the footpaths

  • If there is no bike lane and you are too scared to cycle on the road with other vehicles, you can always get off your bike and carry it next to you over the footpath.
  • Remember not to cycle on the footpath, you would be an obstacle for other pedestrians (and it is also illegal).

When parking your bike

  • Whenever you need to park your bike, always lock it very well. The best way to lock your bike is to make sure that your chain is passing between the tubes of the frame and the spokes of the wheel.
  • Some bike parts, like the saddle or the wheels, might still get stolen, especially if you are parking for a long time in a heavily trafficked area. In that case, you might want to secure the different parts of your bike separately.
Bike locked on the street in Valencia
Always remember to lock your bike safely when leaving it unattended.

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