Valencia is a fantastic new destination offered by Kings language academy, based in one of the sunniest parts of Spain on the Mediterranean coast.
The beach city has year-round sun in a safe, fun and exciting environment which is absolutely IDEAL for all types of sporting visits.
Our "Live The Dream" programme offers a variety of bespoke sports team visits which are unique and tailored to meet your exact requirements. Our monitors are ex-professional bilingual sportsmen so that we can offer a complete language service, with inspiring and motivating visits.
Our LTD team know Valencia inside out. We will show you the very best the city has to offer from the white sandy beaches, historical old town, world-class football, hockey, rugby pitches to the magnificent Mestalla stadium of Valencia CF.
We look forward to showing your team, school, college or University the very best the amazing city of Valencia has to offer.
Looking for a fresh sporting alternative to Madrid or Barcelona?
Valencia is not the first place that crosses the mind for a sports trip. When thinking about a trip to Spain, the most popular places tend to be busy Barcelona, or cosmopolitan Madrid. Valencia seems to be rather unknown. We can assure you that Valencia will turn out to be one of the biggest sport travel surprises you’ve ever had!
Here are the top 10 reasons why you should plan your next trip to explore this hidden sporting gem with Live The Dream!
1. World-class facilities
Valencia boasts modern, newly-built football, rugby and hockey grass and 3G pitches, state-of-the-art sports centres, and excellent watersport facilities. For sports teams, we can arrange games and fixtures on request.
2. Football heaven
Football in Valencia is, as you would expect, played in every park, every school, every street and at every age and level. There are first-class facilities dotted all around the city with outstanding teams to play against.
3. Visit the magnificent Mestalla Stadium
Go on our behind the scenes tour of the magnificent Mestalla Stadium. This is an opportunity not to be missed for any school or club’s next tour to Valencia.
4. Top-notch field hockey facilities
Valencia is the perfect destination for your next field hockey training camp. Play on the same turf as Olympic finalists and take your game to the next level at one of Valencia’s top-notch hockey facilities and host of the World Hockey League two years running (2016-17).
5. Thriving rugby scene
Valencia would not necessarily be at the top of your list of Rugby destinations but Valencia has a thriving Union scene with many clubs with great facilities in the city. In the region itself, there are around 30 clubs playing competitive Rugby and numerous international rugby festivals and competitions.
6. Fantastic for all levels and types of teams
On both male and female, plus youth and adult ages, there is plenty of talent and competition at our disposal to offer a tour of the highest order whether pre or postseason or even mid-season winter tour in the sun. We are also able to offer tours for children and youth sides during school holidays and a half terms.
7. Receive top-class training in Valencia
Our courses are adapted to the requirements and ability level of your group. Valencia has gone from strength to strength in recent years, so there’s no better time for your team or club to learn the skills and techniques from Valencias world-class coaches.
8. Delicious Food
Valencia is world-famous for being the original birthplace of paella, and here you can enjoy many different versions of this authentic dish. Valencia also produces the majority of oranges in Spain, so much so that the region has attracted the name "The Orchard of Spain".
9. Brilliant beaches
Valencia is a beach city. Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Valencia, you'll find the famous beach of Malvarrosa – a Blue Flag beach that has been awarded certifications such as the Q for Tourist Quality. The area is also home to the America's Cup port and Formula 1 circuit.
10. Fantastic weather
Valencia boasts arguably the best weather in Spain, with over 300 days of sunshine a year with temperatures that normally range between 30 degrees in August to a pleasant 15 degrees in January. This gorgeous Mediterranean climate makes walking around visiting attractions a pure pleasure.
Our "Live The Dream" programmes are bespoke from 4 days up to 3 weeks. Our visits can be as action-packed as you want.
Below is a sample itinerary for a standard 5-day footballl trip to Valencia during any time of the year:
Transfer from Valencia or Alicante Airport to Valencia.
Check-in hotel or meet host families.
Introduction to facilities - training session.
Evening meal restaurant or with host family.
DAY 2 - 4
Meet at Kings for welcome meeting.
- Training session
- Free time, guided city visit
Training session or friendly match
Drop luggage off at Kings
Visit to Mestalla football stadium
Depart to Valencia or Alicante airport.
We have the ability to accommodate small groups as well as large.
We collaborate with a host of well-established Valencian businesses such as coach companies who have large fleets of executive coaches of various sizes, hotels which can accommodate for large student groups, plus our very own network of Valencian host families.
All our monitors and teachers have first aid qualifications.
Yes, we offer wheelchair access and disabled toilets.
Our 300 sqm language school has 8 classrooms for coaching sessions.
It is also ideally located in front of a brand new football pitch, sports centre with gym and swimming pool all within walking distance to the city centre and your accommodation.
Our Live The Dream programme is unique in providing bilingual ex-professional sports monitors with years of experience living in Valencia. We offer 24/7 assistance in all our programmes. By being “bilingual” is invaluable when any issues need to be quickly resolved.
Our language academy is located within walking distance to your accommodation.
We can offer language exchange classes with our Spanish students for a total immersion experience.
We have long-established relationships with local schools, sports teams (such as football, rugby and hockey), music associations and dance academies. We can tailor our programmes to suit your specific needs, and arrange special events such as fixtures or concerts within the community.
There are direct flights from the UK to Valencia airport, which is only 15 minutes away from the city centre. We can also arrange comfortable air-conditioned executive coach transport for transfers from Alicante airport (1h 50) and Castellon airport (55 m).
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