Valencia Mountain Enthusiasts was founded in September 2017 by Dmitry. A Latvian who came to Valencia to enjoy the Spanish weather and teach English. Initially it was founded via Meetup, as a way to meet people and pursue the passion for being out in the mountains.
In May 2019 Dmitry and another member of the group, Howard (from Scotland), decided to give up their jobs, register a business, take out insurance, buy a minibus and see if they could earn a living doing something they loved. Many people told them they were stupid to give up their stable jobs but over a year and over 200 excursions later they are still running.
Part of the magic of living in Valencia for us isn’t just that it is a beautiful city with nice weather and good food. It is the scenery that surrounds it: impressive mountains, ruined castles, waterfalls and pretty villages all less than 90 minutes drive away.
Our goal is to share the beautiful areas around Valencia with others by providing affordable, professionally run trips.
We have a very wide range of day and weekend trips (more than 40) and run them frequently. When you join Valencian Mountain Enthusiasts, you will feel part of a group, make friends both with Spanish people and with foreigners that live in Valencia. It is a great way to improve your language skills too, Dmitry and Howard speak both English and Spanish. During the summer months we also offer longer trips further afield.
Due to the experience in organizing trips, we know our routes very well and can accurately asses their difficulty level. To assure trip quality we also put a maximum number of 16 people per trip. That means less waiting, more flexibility and makes it much easier to find a table and have a drink at a bar at the end of a walk.
We hope to see you on one of our excursions soon!