The Mancomunitat de la Valldigna, as well as any of its three individual municipalities, Benifairó de la Valldigna, Simat de la Valldigna and Barx, have never hosted a start or finish of a stage of the VCV. It will therefore be its official debut as a race venue.
Simat de la Valldigna, Benifairó de la Valldigna i Barx, Valencia
The Mancomunitat de la Valldigna is a privileged place for cycling. However, together with a large number of neighbouring towns, it has been working for years to build a transport network especially designed for cycling to promote sustainable mobility in the region.
The economy of the Mancomunitat de la Valldigna has traditionally been based on intensive agriculture, especially oranges. In the middle of the last century, tourism in the coastal areas revitalised commerce, construction and the rest of the economic sectors in the area.
The Monastery of Santa María de la Valldigna, located in the town of Simat de la Valldigna, is the great cultural jewel of the Mancomunitat. Founded by Jaume II in 1298, it was the most important monastery in the Kingdom of Valencia from its reconquest until the 19th century.
The Mancomunitat de la Valldigna is surrounded by a natural environment that is ideal for hiking and mountain sports. Many clubs of this type of sport have their headquarters in the Mancomunitat.
The gastronomy of the Mancomunitat de la Valldigna is greatly influenced by the presence of the Valldigna Monastery. Sweets, casseroles and soups were the most typical dishes of the monastery’s cuisine. Snails and chanterelles are typical products of the area.