You can fly to Valencia from the UK with EasyJet (easyjet.com), Iberia (Iberia.com), Ryan Air (ryanair.com) or British Airways (britishairways.com).
Stay at the AC Hotel Valencia (espanol.marriott.com), which is a 15-minute cycle from the race start. They provide an early race-day breakfast and the hotel becomes quite a hub for triathletes. More hotels can be found at turisvalencia.es.
For a large dish of the region's speciality, paella, and some wonderfully fresh seafood, La Marcelina (lamarcelina.com) is a great spot with superb views of the city's sandy beach, the Playa las Arenas. Or try a pre-race meal at the atmospheric Restaurante La Lola (lalolarestaurante.com) in the old town, which offers a tasting menu for €29, with rice dishes and fresh bread providing a moreish carb fix.
When you're not racing...
Soak up Valencia's rich culture and history with a guided cycle tour. Find out more about the fascinating City of Arts and Sciences, the Jardines de Turia and the historic old town. valenciabikes.com.
Meander around the old town's maze of chic boutiques, restaurants and soak up the Moorish and Roman influences. The Cathedral of Valencia, with its three different doorways (Romanesque, baroque, and gothic), and the formidable Torres de Serranos are must-sees.
City of Arts and Sciences: Avoid the scorching sun and indulge your inner child with a visit to the magnificent science museum, aquarium or planetarium. Or just find a shady spot in the landscaped Jardines de Turia. http://www.cac.es