The Valencian Community Greenways

The Valencian Community Greenways is one of the best choices for family cycling and enjoying the countryside.

Their accessibility means that we can experience them on foot, by bicycle or even skating in some cases, and many others are also considered to be suitable for people with physical disabilities.

The Valencian Community currently owns a total of 11 greenways and about 170 km of trails to enjoy peacefully and without the risk of car traffic. The Vía Verde de Ojos Negros Greenway is the longest, connecting with Teruel, and the rest are generally made up of shorter sections. 

If you are looking for an affordable cycling plan in the Valencian Community, one of these Greenways will allow you to enjoy cycling surrounded by the best environments of the Mediterranean scenery.


  1. Vía Verde del Mar
  2. Vía Verde de Ojos Negros
  3. Vía Verde de Llíria
  4. Vía Verde Xurra
  5. Vía Verde de la Safor
  6. Vía Verde de Dénia
  7. Vía Verde de Alcoi
  8. Vía Verde del Xixarra
  9. Vía Verde de Ibi
  10. Vía Verde de Maigmó
  11. Vía Verde de Torrevieja

Vía Verde del Mar

Vía Verde del Mar connects the cities of Benicàssim and Oropesa de Mar in an 11 km coastal landscape. 5.7 km of greenway and 5.3 km of cycle path. Despite its short course, on the segment of the Greenway itself, we will find rich architectural elements, such as a lighted tunnel or several metal bridges. Superb biking.

Highlights of the Vía Verde del Mar Greenway

  1. Accessing this Greenway you can enjoy the rocky landscape and cliffs of the Valencian coastline.
  2. Some of the works on the route of this railway required a certain degree of complexity due to the orography, leading us to enjoy an architectural landscape made up of trenches, metal bridges and a long illuminated tunnel. 

Vía Verde de Ojos Negros

Slightly longer than the Vía Verde del Mar, the Vía Verde de Ojos Negros extends over 160 km and connects Teruel to the Valencian coast. It is divided into two sections, and the one corresponding to the Valencia region includes the Valle del río Palancia (river valley). Through it, you climb to the orchards of Valencia while enjoying the view of the shores of the Mediterranean. 

Given the length of this Vía, we can find Casilla de Santa Bárbara, an information office on the Vía Verde (Greenway) that also has a rest area, a store with typical products and spare parts for bikes, perfect if we have any problem along the way.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de Ojos Negros Greenway

  1. On your way along this Greenway be sure to experience the historic centers of Segorbe and Jérica. 
  2. Despite its length, it is an accessible route for everyone, with the exception of a few ramps outside the original route. 
  3. The Palancia river valley is the main setting for this route.

Vía Verde de Llíria

Returning to the smaller Vías Verdes (Greenways), we enjoy the Vía Verde de Llíria, approx 6 km, between Llíria and Benaguasil, finishing in the Parque Nacional del Túria. This Natural Park has a forest full of pine trees, holm oaks and scrub, so typical of the area. Being relatively close to the Valencia metropolitan area, it is a perfect Greenway to get away from the city and find ourselves in a haven of peace at just a few kilometers.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de Llíria Greenway

  1. Its flat and quiet itinerary runs almost entirely along an asphalted section.
  2. Along the way you can visit the old Monastery of San Miguel (Llíria) and the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Gratia Dei (Benaguasil).

Vía Verde Xurra

Between Valencia and Puçal we can enjoy another Greenway, the Vía Verde Xurra. This Greenway starts from the dismantled railway line that crossed the region of L'Horta Nord, following a straight road in which we will be shrouded by the typical orange trees of the region. 

Vía Verde de la Safor

This Greenway included the old railway between Carcaixent and Denia, from which these 7 km have been recovered in which we will be shrouded by orange trees on a straight path allowing us to approach the southern orchard of Valencia.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de la Safor Greenway

  1. If you want to get close to the southern orchards of Valencia, between irrigation channels and the scent of orange blossom, this Greenway is the best way.
  2. The surface of this Greenway is asphalted at all times, making it a comfortable route.

Vía Verde de Dénia

Vía Verde de Dénia includes another section of the already extinct line between Carcaixent and Denia, crossing the northern part of Dénia. In its approx 6 km, we will be shrouded by orange trees, reaching the Alicante coast, access to Las Marinas beach. Moreover, following the Greenway, we can approach the Parque Natural de la Marjal. 

By the way, on this Greenway we can find the Toy Museum in the former Dénia station, as the toy industry has acquired great importance in this city since the beginning of the 20th century. In this museum there are vintage metal and wooden toys in a perfect space for those nostalgic for unlived times.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de Dénia Greenway

  1. Panoramic views of the Montgó and the Sierra Segaria massif.
  2. Its agricultural scenery is dominated by orange trees.
  3. The metal footbridge over the Alberca river is one of the most striking. Supported by the original stone abutments, it allows us to cross one of the most beautiful environments of the whole route.

Vía Verde de Alcoi

Vía Verde de Alcoi runs along the old railway line between Alcoi and Alicante. Its 10-km envelops us in a cozy Mediterranean forest in the heart of the Parque del Carrascal de la Font Roja, one of the best preserved parks in the entire Valencian territory. The surrounding cliffs, sandstones, rocky areas, and pine forests are home to abundant wildlife, especially birds, although it is also common to find mammals such as wild boars, genettes, and weasels. 

Highlights of the Vía Verde de Alcoi Greenway

  1. The viaduct of Siete Lunas over the river Polop offers stunning views over Calcio, Parque Natural de la Font Roja and Parque Natural de la Sierra de Mariola.
  2. Crossing Sarga we can find a site of post-Palaeolithic cave art, for which there are guided tours by appointment. 
  3. Tunnels are a constant feature of this Greenway, with a total of 10 tunnels along the entire route.

Vía Verde del Xixarra

This 15-kilometer stretch runs along the foothills of the Sierra de Mariola and benefits from the abandoned railway track that linked Villena to Alcoi and Yecla. Along its dirt roads, we can enjoy a pleasant walk with friends or family and enjoy its surroundings and the neighboring historical heritage, such as the Santuario de las Virtudes. 

Highlights of the Vía Verde del Xixarra Greenway

  1. Don't hesitate to visit the imposing Templar castle of Biar, upon entering the town center.
  2. Sierras de Mariola and the Vinalopó, Agres and Serpis Valleys will envelop you in a natural environment of great beauty throughout the route. 
  3. Several bridges that had been dismantled had to be rebuilt in order to make this Greenway possible, following their original design.

Vía Verde de Ibi

Vía Verde de Ibi is the shortest of those in the Valencian Community, with a 1.5 km route that crosses the Valle del Juguete (Toy Valley), formed by the municipalities of Onil, Ibi, Biar Tibi and Castalla, and which is one of the epicentres of toy manufacturing in the province of Alicante.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de Ibi Greenway

  1. It is the smallest Greenway of those that currently exist in the Valencian Community.
  2. 2 km from the end of the Greenway we can approach the Estación Biológica Torretes-Font Roja (Biological Station), which carries out studies on the improvement and conservation of Mediterranean biodiversity.

Vía Verde de Maigmó

Vía Verde de Maigmó is, after the Vía Verde de Ojos Negros, the largest in the Valencia Community. This itinerary covered the one from Alcoi to Alicante, in a route that can hardly leave you indifferent due to the orography that connects both towns. Its viaducts located in the middle of the mountains and the fact that it is so easy to cross a road that would otherwise be much narrower make this Greenway one of the busiest. Keep in mind that it's a pretty steep road.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de de Maigmó Greenway

  1. There are up to 6 poorly lit tunnels and 2 viaducts on this Greenway, so it is advisable to carry all the lights on your bike. 
  2. The last tunnel of the route is the longest of them all, with a stretch of 525 m fortunately equipped with cemented asphalt that makes its passage more accessible.
  3. It is one of the Vías verdes with the steepest slope in the Valencian Community, at 440 m.

Vía Verde de Torrevieja

Finally, we find the Vía Verde de Torrevieja, which covers the old line between Albatera and Torrevieja on a placid paved road of 6.7 km. This urban walk will take us to Acequión Beach in Torrevieja along a path that allows us to cross the salt lagoon of this city.

Highlights of the Vía Verde de Torrevieja Greenway

  1. Halfway along the route there is a rest area to enjoy the salt marshes of the Torrevieja cane field in peace and quiet.
  2. Although it is an accessible greenway, caution should be taken at some of the crossings along the way. 
  3. If we wish, we can link up with the cycle path that goes to Torrevieja or access Parque Natural de la Mata.