Rural Bed and Breakfast

Rural Bed and Breakfast

Rural Bed and Breakfast We were really pleased to welcome visitors from far away this week – Mike and Sharon Farrell and their family from the United States. They were travelling as a group of six, spanning three generations, and the main purpose of their trip was to visit another family member who was studying in Spain for a semester. The had arrived in Barcelona a few days before travelling to us, and now wanted […]

Mountain Biking in the Jalon Valley Spain

Mountain Biking in the Jalon Valley Spain

This week I went Mountain Biking in the Jalon Valley Spain, with my MTB coach David Warrington, who is currently designing a new route for the 2013 mountain biking season. It has been a month since I last road my bike, back in early January we did the first part of the reconnoitre into the mountains above the Jalon Valley Spain. So why the month off you may ask,…. I have been preparing for,… participating […]

Costa Blanca Winter Sunshine

Costa Blanca Winter Sunshine

Costa Blanca Winter Sunshine! We were happy to welcome our latest guest who came in search of some winter sunshine here on the Costa Blanca – Sam, a retired actor from London. He was combining a spell here on the coast after having spent time visiting friends in Toledo and Madrid as part of his Spanish break. Having already spent time sightseeing in the cities, Sam was eager to relax and enjoy the warm sunshine […]

2013 Sunshine Holidays Spain

2013 Sunshine Holidays Spain

The season that lies ahead in 2013 will be our seventh full year of operation, and we are looking forward to a year of welcoming back previous guests as well as meeting new ones for the first time.   In the cooler months of the year the area is a haven for those looking for an outdoor holiday (2013 Sunshine Holidays Spain) rather than one based around sunshine and beaches.  Mountain biking, hiking, bird watching , […]

Mountain Biking - Over the Valencia Hills and Far Away

Mountain Biking – Over the Valencia Hills and Far Away

Today’s Mountain biking outing with my good friend David, of Mountain Biking Valencia. Starting in La Drova we set off at 10 am, via Barx and then a very steep climb up the Pinet Pass (ouch) then some high mountain riding and a very dramatic descent into the village of Pinet. Time for coffee and to discuss the rest of the route for the day. We set off again on an off-road track that leads […]

Walking Holidays Spain (and a little property hunting too!)

Walking Holidays Spain (and a little property hunting too!)

Some time ago we received a reservation from David and Miranda for a three night stay here in November and so we were pleased to welcome them when they arrived this week, having stayed their first night in Valencia. They had originally booked their trip to us with the intention of considering the area for a possible house purchase, although now their emphasis had changed somewhat. Although still thinking about maybe purchasing a property in […]

Mountain Biking in Spain

Mountain Biking in Spain

Now that the heat of summer has passed and daytime temperatures are very much more suitable for outdoor activities, I decided to take my partner Nigel out on a mountain biking expedition, along with my mountain biking coach Dave Warrington we set off on a day’s excursion into the beautiful mountains and countryside around us. We transported the bikes in the back of Dave’s minibus to Pla de Corrals, which was to be our starting […]

Anniversary Long Weekend

Anniversary Long Weekend

We were delighted to receive a booking from Geoff and Joan who wanted to come and stay with us for a long weekend in order to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They have owned property for about 15 years here in Spain – further down the coast at the southern end of the Costa Blanca – and have lived permanently here for the last four years. They have already explored many parts of the country, […]

Trek Mamba 29er Sport Hardtail

Trek Mamba 29er Sport Hardtail

Trek Mamba 29er Sport Hardtail,..I have been mountain biking for the past 9 months, and all this time, I have done all my riding on a rental bike from MTB VLC, a Trek 4300 disc. With an upcoming birthday, I decided that it was time to invest in my own bike. Having done my necessary research, I set off on Monday with my MTB coach, into the Trek Bicycle store in Gandia, with every intention […]