Hard mountain bike section between Ontinyent and Bocairent through the Barranc dels Tarongers

Barranc dels Tarongers (Orange trees ravine), in Bocairent, Valencia / ALC
Location:

Between Pou Clar (Ontinyent) and Bocairent. Ontinyent

The hiking and MTB route between Ontinyent and Bocairent leaves the road on the right -once the Pou Clar has been passed-, to enter a very attractive path for hikers through the Barranc dels Tarongers, but of high difficulty and hardness for cyclists, especially with saddlebags, which can be seen in the situation of pulling the handlebar 4 kilometers uphill on gravel paths The landscape and views are very beautiful: limestone cliffs between masses of silence, but we only recommend undertaking this section if you have good strength, time and desire.

If you do not see it clearly, we recommend you do not deviate from the CV-81 road, equally attractive although with a very narrow shoulder and heavy traffic, which in 5 km will take you to Bocairent, with time to deservedly enjoy one of the most unique villages of the Camino del Cid.

In summary, if you want to undertake the section between Ontinyent and Bocairent by the mountain bike route, you have to take into account:

  • Hardness: it is an xtrem section, with steep paths that will force you to pull your bike in some cases.
  • Time: To cross the 10 kilometers that separate Pou Clar from Bocairent can take, if you take it easy, two hours.
  • Heat: be careful in summer! The route runs through some straits, but in its middle and final part, uphill, it opens up a lot, and there are no trees, so that in summer the heat can "hit hard". The only recommended way to do it in summer is to undertake it early in the morning, at the first hours of the day.

Keep this in mind if you travel the La Defensa del Sur mountain bike route.

  • Barranc dels Tarongers (Orange trees ravine), in Bocairent, Valencia / ALC
  • Barranc dels Tarongers (Orange trees ravine), in Bocairent, Valencia / ALC
  • Barranc dels Tarongers (Orange trees ravine), in Bocairent, Valencia / ALC
  • Limestone landscape in Barranc dels Tarongers, between Ontinyent and Bocairent / ALC.
  • Barranc dels Tarongers (Orange trees ravine), in Bocairent, Valencia / ALC