Short Trips From Valencia

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We explored the area around Valencia on short trips, usually by train, occasionally by bus.  It is totally possible to live without a car in the city and we extended that for our day trippin' too.

If you're looking for slightly longer trips that are possible from Valencia, you might find some ideas  for Exploring Europe here.
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Six Jam Packed Days at VaughanTown, Gredos

It’s early on a cold Sunday morning in Madrid. We join a group assembling on the street, half Spaniards, half…

Jamie

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Cycling Spain’s Via Verde Ojos Negros

Spain’s vias verdes are cycling and hiking trails that have been developed along abandoned rail lines.  The longest of them…

Jamie

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Volunteering at Vaughan Day Town

Jamie and I just volunteered for the first time in Spain. Woohoo! We’ve been waiting for our Spanish to reach…

Susan

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Short Trips from Valencia: Zaragoza by Train

There’s plenty to recommend Zaragoza, Spain’s fifth largest city, yet it barely registers on the international tourist meter. One reason…

Jamie

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Day Trippin’ and More: Destination Teruel

Teruel is the smallest regional capital in Spain. So you might think that we’d run out of things to see…

Susan & Jamie

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Day Trippin’ – Destination Requena

After spending sunny January days roaming the streets of Valencia, Susan was ready to get out of town for a…

Jamie

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Using Our Tarjetas Doradas on Cercanias Trains

The Tarjeta Dorada, or Gold Card, provides reduced fares on Spanish trains for those over 60 or the disabled. We…

Susan

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Our Lesson in the Orchard: Paella de Verduras

We’ve been living in Valencia, the home of paella, for more than a year now.  During that time we have…

Jamie

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Day Hiking Around Valencia With Our Dogs (and no car)

A walk in the city, no matter how pleasant, isn’t a walk in the countryside. When we long for the…

Jamie

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Day Trippin’ (and More) – Destination Cuenca

Cuenca is an ideal destination for Day Tripping from Valencia thanks to the high-speed trains that run between Valencia and…

Susan & Jamie

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Day Trippin’ – Destination Xátiva

Only 50 kilometers southwest of Valencia, Xátiva is the perfect daytrip by train. There’s more to the town than you…

Susan & Jamie