7 April 2008

A cycle in the Turia gardens - in Valencia

To get our bearings in the city we hired bikes in the old town at Do you bike, tucked down a side street in Barrio Carmen (€15 per person per day). Orange Bikes is also nearby but it was closed on Sunday and we also found an interesting small hire shop run by an English guy that specialised in Chopper bikes, but sadly not for children.

Following our man in Valencia and new friend Angel we wheeled our bikes through the narrow streets and alley ways to join the Jardines del Turia, once the bed of the river that flowed through the city, which was diverted in the 1950s due to regular flooding. It's now a big public park with a series of sports grounds, green spaces and childrens' playgrounds.

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