5 reasons to choose Valencia as a DMC destination
Valencia is not only a growing destination because of its great sport events or its leisure options. It is also a fantastic destination for business and corporate travel. Do you know why?
You only need 5 reasons to choose Valencia for your incentive travel:
- Modern City with many new hotels
- Sunny all year around and mild climate
- Mediterranean flavour
- Unknown incentive destination
- City of Arts & Sciences
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A city with a rich story
Valencia is located in the Mediterranean coast and lies by hundreds of coast kilometres. It is the third important Spanish city in terms of industry, modernity, development and number of people (around 800.000 people counting the metropolitan area).It is a destination plenty of possibilities for any kind of visitor. Valencia can be considered as the last emerging incentive destination among the Spanish cities. Valencia airport is Manises and is located 11 Kilometres from central Valencia.
Valencia’s old part of town is limited by the rails of the tramway, which run where have been the old town-walls until 1865. Most monuments date to the time after the recon quest of Valencia from the Moors, in 1238 by Jaime I. That was the town’s most blooming epoch. The octagonal bell-tower, called Micalet or also Miguelete , is the landmark of the city. From there you have a great view over all Valencia, and Victor Hugo has counted 300 more bell-towers in all the city.
Well worth seeing are the three old bridges, Puente del Real, Puente de la Trinidad and Puente de Serranos, the latter with the Torres de Serranos , 15th century towers that have been part of the old town-walls and combine the elegance of a triumphal arch with the solidity of fortifications. The river Turia actually was deviated around the city after a catastrophic inundation in 1957. The old river-bed today is used by the population for all kinds of sports and leisure-time activities.
Recently, Valencia has become a more interesting destination for conference travel due to its economic rise. Valencia hosts now some of the most important fairs and meetings in Spain.
Tours for incentive groups
Do not miss the opportunity to explore all the team building options that Valencia offers to your group.
Excursion by catamaran
The Royal Nautical Club of Valencia is the gathering point for all sea lovers who wish to sail and have a time out. The club includes more than 18 moorings and a fleet of boats, including catamarans and a traditional schooner and so offers the ideal requirements to have a memorable boat excursion.
One of the most rewarding activities for groups is sailing in the beautiful classic three-masted boat of 1934, a participant in the prestigious Cutty Shark regatta. It has capacity for 120 guests, offering all the comforts in a warm atmosphere that only provides this type of boat. It also has comfortable cabins with private bathrooms that can accommodate up to 40 guests.
Tour in balloon (based on 10 people)
Departure from the hotel and bus transfer to Bocairent, a town at approximately 1:15 hour away from Valencia. For meteorological reasons the excursion should take place early in the morning (Between 07:00 – 08:30).
The group will be split in 2 or 3 depending on the number of people. Even if the group is split the balloons will fly at the same time.
At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a cup of cava and then will receive a certificate confirming that you have had “your first flight” in balloon (baptism).
The scooter tours offer an original and privileged way to discover Valencia; its squares, monuments, beaches, people. The warm climate means scooter tours run throughout the year.
Tours can start from the central offices of the scooter renting located in the Avenida del Puerto or if it required there is the option to start or finish tours from a different location (Hotel, Congress Centre, Restaurant, etc.). In these cases the scooters are transported by van to the requested location (transport price on request).
Personalized tours and treasure hunt tours available on request. Valid for groups from 10 to 60 people (the total number of scooters available in Valencia is 30 but each scooter is valid for 2 people).
Important note: Guests must have a valid driver’s license with 3 years experience.
Valencia Attractions for incentive groups
Event planners will enjoy Valencia because it’s a city with with tons of possibilities. Here you will find some leisure and cultural activities to do:
Vehicle test truck
This track covers an area of 55.000 square metres and is the newest and biggest in Spain. Within it you can find from a scaled-down version of the Grand Prix Circuit, with all sorts of bends, to tarmacs of different holdings, aquaplaning bath braking tracks, platforms with ice-like friction coefficients and so on. It is this track where the driving cars courses are carry out. The staff tries to make the guests’ days exciting and enjoyable as they drive the school vehicles under extreme conditions but with top safety.
After a brief theory class the participants will carry out different practical exercises at the steering wheel of the driving school cars advised by our professional instructors.
Under the direction of our professional instructors, they aim for them to learn to react in the right manner in emergency and extreme situations, which they may encounter at any time during their everyday driving. With this they can improve their safety at the wheel tremendously.
Museum ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Its large capacity and the futuristic image that the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias projects are its main advantages as a venue for the events of large and multinational companies who wish to identify their products with this huge leisure, cultural and scientific complex.
The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias has become a point of national and international reference for holding all kinds of events related to the educational, scientific and cultural fields. The architectural spectacular and the futuristic aesthetics make the complex the ideal backdrop for photographic sessions, advertising spots and media programs.