Madness. Just pure madness. An awesome opportunity to be involved in La Tomatina festival in Spain. Every year on the last wednesday in August this sleepy Spanish Pueblo goes crazy with the worlds largest food fight. We are arranging a group of tomato flingers, so sign up and get involved. Grab a cheap flight to Valencia and let the carnage commence!

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Take a sleepy Spanish pueblo…

 

White washed walls, the occasional donkey and not much going on for the 9000 or so residents. Bunol, an hour from Valencia was not the most exciting of places. Then one day, in 1945, someone had an epiphany. Lets go nuts and have a massive food fight. The Tomatina was born.

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Includes transfers to and from the Tomato fight, camping accommodation in pre-erected twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided, tasty breakfast each morning, Hearty dinner every second evening, Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem, A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival, Massive Stoke campsite party and Beach games.

Who wants to be an ingredient in the world’s largest spaghetti bolognese? Or perhaps you want to spread yourself around like on a bruschetta? In any case, book now to La Tomatina Festival 2017 because it’s going to get pulpy, saucy and it’s going to be an awesome day of tomato throwing! This is one of the ‘must do’ European festivals and definitely one of Stoke Travel’s faves. We dig it so much because when we ain’t hurling tomatoes at each other we’re chilling by the pool, sunning on the beach, dancing up a storm in Valencia city, or losing our minds in fun related incidents in Ibiza…

The Tomato Festival itself is one morning of madness; tens of thousands of people in a town of many less. Before the tomato fight even starts the locals have fun soaking all the festival goers with hoses, water bombs, water pistols and other water holding vessels. The streets are packed and they get even more so with the arrival of trucks carrying tomatoes- many, many tonnes of tomatoes.

Once we avoid getting squashed by the trucks the fight begins, and for the next little while we throw salad fruits to our hearts content at strangers, friends, locals and tourists alike. Once it’s all said and done, we get rinsed off by the locals (some even give us shampoo!) and head back to camp to smarten ourselves up ready to continue partying into the evening. at our official afterparty in Valencia!

We’re the only ones who will also arm you before battle, with Bloody Marys and piles of cooked spaghetti in your hand so you can put all that tomato slush to good use. And, of course, we provide you with a delicious bottle of sangria that will pair nicely with the carnage.

29TH AUGUST

Ride with us trips from Barcelona departs for Stoke La Tomatina Campsite

10pm – Bus leaves to water and wine fight (€20 extra)
3am – Bus returns to campsite

30TH AUGUST

Day Trip Bus from Barcelona departs at 3:30am outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya.

6am – Wake up!
6am – 7am – Tasty breakfast with Bloody Mary’s
7am – Buses leave for Tomato Fight
1pm – Buses leave to head back to camp
6pm – 8pm – Dinner at campsite
8pm – Buses head to Valencia for partying at a club with swimming pool! Official After Party!

31ST AUGUST

2am – Buses return from Valencia party
8am – 10am Breakfast
Midday Ride with Us trips depart for Barcelona, San Sebastian and Madrid

 

*Free time options: Suntan, play beach volleyball, practice your Spanish on a local and fail, try to explain French kissing to a Spaniard… And fail… So show them instead. Or maybe rugby, touch rugby, just touching, football, swim, go to Valencia to do a walking tour and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city.

Welcome to the worlds biggest food fight, about 40 tonnes of tomatoes will be squished and hurled in every direction. There will be no escape.

 

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Barcelona and Tomatina Option

  • Barcelona and Tomatina  = stay in Barcelona from28-29th Aug and then ride with us to Tomatina and back on 31st of August.
  • Free walking tour of Barcelona with the funniest guides on two legs one Barcelona activity: boat cruise, Spanish cooking class or bike tour
  • “I <3 BCN wristband” which allows free nightclub entry and discounts to bars and restaurantsbus from Barcelona – Pucol and back
  • Bus from Barcelona – Pucol and back2 nights camping accommodation at our campsite just outside Valencia with tent, mattress and sleeping bag
  • 2 nights camping accommodation at our campsite just outside Valencia with tent, mattress and sleeping bag
    2 breakfasts, one dinner
  • One dinner
  • Tomatina ticket and bus to and from festival
  • Tomatina ticket and bus to and from festivalWater & wine fight the night before La Tomatina
  • Water & wine fight the night before La Tomatina
  • Awesome guide

Accommodation

We stay just north of Valencia city, in a beach town called Puzol (Puçol in the local lingo – it’s pronounced Puthol though, confusing right? Puzol is well connected to Valencia city, and we have our own private shuttles for the festivals, and for visits to town. Puzol is located on a stretch of beautiful Mediterranean beaches and every year we arrive and blow the town’s collective mind.

Our camp is beachside…. you can get out of your tent, make a beeline for the beach and be splashing about within 5 minutes of opening your sangria-soaked eye sockets. The campsite is not wild in the slightest, with full-time security, a bar, restaurant and shop onsite, a great swimming pool with slide, clean amenities, great authentic Spanish atmosphere (it’s not uncommon to be invited into a family’s caravan for a meal of authentic local paella).

The campsite is not wild in the slightest, with full-time security, a bar, restaurant and shop onsite, a great swimming pool with slide, clean amenities, great authentic Spanish atmosphere (it’s not uncommon to be invited into a family’s caravan for a meal of authentic local paella).
The address of the campsite is: Camping Pucol, Camí Riu Turia, 3, 46530 Puzol Playa, Valencia

Frequently Asked Questions

The city council follows a short list of instructions for the safety of the participants and the festival:

  • The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
  • No other  projectiles  except tomatoes are allowed.
  • Participants have to give way to the truck and lorries.
  • The festival doesn’t allow ripping off T-shirts.
  • After the second shot indicative of ending the tomato hurl, no tomatoes should be thrown.

 

We stay in a campsite which is by the beach in a small Mediterranean town called  Puzol. This is preferable to staying in Valencia where the price of accommodation skyrockets for the weekend.  You buy your  ticket to Puzol (Pucol, pronounced ‘Puthol’) from the Main Hall of Estacion del Norte. They cost 2 bucks, which is bubblegum money. There are two ticket counters, one air-conditioned glass box that sells long distance trips and one right smack bang in the middle of the main hall that sells short journeys. Puçol is just up the road from Valencia, so make sure you sweat it out in the main hall, ok? The ticket waitress will tell you the platform.

Once you reach Pucol, give us a call wIse will be doing pickups every our from 9am-5pm on the day before Tomatina. If you arrive on other days or outside these times, you can call us between 9am & 7pm for a pickup. After that, you just jump in a 5 minute cab. Same deal for if you arrive before 9am.

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Included

    • Transfers to and from the Tomato fight
    • Camping accommodation in pre-erected twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
    • Tasty breakfast each morning
    • Hearty dinner every second evening
    • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
    • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival
    • Massive Stoke campsite party
    • Beach games

    Extras:

    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
    • Tomatina Ticket for €17.50
    • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 29th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.
    • Official After-Party Ticket for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance, while the public price is €20
    • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    • Special Stoke printed T-shirts for €15,

     

    THINGS TO NOTE:

    • Bring a change of clothes on the bus especially on the day trip, or you won’t be getting past the driver.
    • Please note the Spanish Government are now charging for La Tomatina Festival entrance, so the bracelets are €17.50 (included in package trips). This change means increased security at the festival, a better entry area and greater organisation.

 

Excluded

  • Meals
  • Airport transfer
  • Spending money
  • Travel insurance (EHIC will cover this)
  • Accommodation
  • Tickets for entrance to Tomatina (€15 local payment)

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