Once you have found your traditional country property in Valencia, then you may want to explore Spain and its amazing cities. What better way to travel than by the AVE (Alta Velocidad Española), the Spanish high speed train operated by RENFE. It really is proving to be Europe´s elite, first class way to travel.
Spain is heavily investing in its transport infrastructure and Valencia is just one of the many major cities benefiting from the boost it has given to the local economy.
The trains reach top speeds of 300km/h, so they are definitely true to their name in that respect! RENFE have so much confidence in their trains that they have promised to refund your ticket if you arrive more than five minutes late at your desired destination.
From Valencia´s Joaquín Sorolla Station, you could be pulling up in Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha station a very precise 1 hour 30 minutes later. The journey is about 300 kilometres in total, which by car normally takes about three hours. From Valencia there is also a direct route into Seville, a vibrant city rich in history and famous for its tapas bars and flamenco shows.
Although it´s certainly not the cheapest mode of transport, it´s by far the best. The seats are luxuriously spacious and even the economy seats feel first class. There are television screens above your seat, so you can relax and watch a film to pass the time.
For more information on timetables and prices, visit their website: www.renfe.com. Here you will find a range of useful advice about their services and special promotions offered.