La Vuelta Espana Race - Murcia

MURCIA - COSTA BLANCA - SPAIN

Murcia La Vuelta Experience: Cycling & Viewing Tour

Guided 6 days € 795

Discover the beautiful Murcia region at a leisurely pace and soak up the atmosphere of the La Vuelta a España which passes through. You will get the opportunity to cycle the same passes as the pro's in between watching the races.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
3000 m
Distance
350 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

RIDE AND WATCH THE LA VUELTA A ESPANA

This La Vuelta Experience in Murcia offers an unparalleled opportunity to get a front-row seat at three of the stages that pass through the region. It has featured in many previous races in recent years, and this year hosts Stage 11, a flat 193 km route from El Pozo Alimentación to Cabo de Gata on the coast of Almería. It will be a chance for the sprinters to make their move, with a couple of short, sweet climbs, but nothing too hair-raising. 

The terrain in this region is varied. From the glistening coastline to dense forests such as the Sierra Espuña Natural Park, the region ticks every box in terms of training style and preference. On this trip, you’ll climb challenging mountains and speed along flats flanked by vineyards. There’ll be plenty of time to soak up the local culture and gastronomy as well, in the form of bountiful lunches and dinners and of course, obligatory mid-ride coffee stops!

You will stay in the old fishing town of Los Alcázares, just a short walk from the beach. There are also several bars and restaurants just a stone’s throw from your hotel, so you’ll never be short of options for both local and international cuisine. 

Start point
Los Alcázeres
End point
Los Alcázeres
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Murcia
Flying out
Murcia

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Panoramic view - Cartagena, Spain

Mediterranean Coast

The spectacular backdrop of inland roads flanked by forests and vineyards and glistening coastal panorama make for spectacular viewing of this La Vuelta a España. Not only will you be feasting your eyes on these vistas, you’ll be riding through them, too! Thanks to our laid-back cycling itinerary, you’ll get to experience what it is like for the pros that race through this sun-soaked region, then enjoy dipping your toes in the warm Mediterranean sea in the afternoon!

mechanic

Professional Support

We’ve got your back. Our expert on-the-ground team, who know these roads like the back of their hand, will show you around the best spots in the area and offer tips and advice on how to improve your riding. There will also be a support car and professional mechanics on hand on every route should you need assistance.

La Vuelta Espana Race - Murcia

Front Row to La Vuelta

This La Vuelta Experience in Murcia offers an unparalleled opportunity to get a front-row seat to La Vuelta, close enough to smell the action. Watching the pros in person will shed a whole new light on what you thought you knew about professional cycling. Cameras at the ready, this will make for amazing viewing!

Tour destination

MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia is well-known for its coastline and beaches, but its potential for cycling is still somewhat untapped. It’s a mystery to us, given the region boasts hundreds of kilometres of smooth rural roads, forest-clad mountains and glistening coastline. This diversity of terrain and training conditions makes for the perfect cycling getaway. After all, if it is good enough for the pros, we can certainly make the most of what Murcia has to offer as we combine our training camp with the authentic Spanish experience whilst watching one of the world’s most famous cycling races, La Vuelta a España.

epico's Murcia quick guide
  • Weather

    Murcia’s Mediterranean climate makes it the perfect location for year-round cycling. The summer months can get very hot with temperatures rising to over 30 ºC, so avoid this season if you’re not a fan of the heat. The rest of the year however offers pleasant riding conditions, with lots of sunshine and very little rain. But pack a gilet because when the wind picks up it can get chilly!

  • Terrain

    If Murcia is good enough for the pro riders of La Vuelta a España, it is good enough for us. The region is home to a great many climbs featured in this world-class race, as well as perfectly smooth stretches of flat tarmac, ideal for a comprehensive training programme and some spectacular views as far as the eye can see.

  • Culture

    The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s most acclaimed holiday destinations, thanks to its spectacular combination of sun-soaked beaches, warm and friendly locals, and rich Mediterranean culture. An old fishing town, Los Alcázares has no shortage of fresh seafood, and given the region is one of Spain’s greatest wine producers, you’ll also have the chance to sample some incredible wines and visit the local bodegas where it is made.

Accommodation during your tour

Costa Narejos Hotel 4*

Luxurious stay in the heart of Los Alcazares
Murcia, Spain

The luxurious 4-star Costa Narejos Hotel is just a stone’s throw from the white sands of the Playa de Los Narejos, as well as a host of cafés, bars and restaurants. You will have breakfast and dinner at the hotel, which also has a spa and outdoor pool where you can stretch your legs after a long day in the saddle. You are on holiday after all!

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Explore the local area

Day 2 is all about exploring the local area. You’ll set off in the morning from Los Alcázares towards the fishing village of Portmán Bay, before heading towards the historic city of Cartagena for some lunch before cycling back to the hotel. 

The evening is then yours to do some sight-seeing around the area, such as visiting the Torre del Rame, an ancient Arabic watchtower built before the 13th century that was used to keep an eye out for pirates in the Mediterranean Sea. 

Or, head to a local bodega for a spot of wine tasting.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Murcia (alternatively Alicante)

When best to arrive: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: pre-set departure times scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to advice on the transfer

Flying out

Fly out airport: Murcia (alternatively Alicante)

When to leave: last day of the tour, after 15:00

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to to advice on the transfer

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Accommodation

    Double room

  • Traditional spanish tapas selection
    Food

    Half-board

  • Guided cycling

    Professional guide on the bike riding with you

  • Scheduled airport transfers

    Transfers to and from the airport

  • Qualified mechanic

    There will be a qualified mechanic on hand for any necessary maintenance

  • Support vehicle

    For anything you need, including soft drinks

  • Wine tasting experience

    Excellent off the bike option to taste local culture

Cycling bottle
Extra
Bike rental
From €100 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality disc brake carbon road bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour from €100. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve chosen bikes from one of the best brands in cycling to provide you with the most suitable equipment.

Choose our performance Cannondale Synapse carbon road bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting for the best performing bike for your tour.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every tour so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select the rental bike option when you proceed to checkout. The price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and any components needed.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €250 for the tour duration

    By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €250 per person when you proceed to checkout.

  • EXTRA
    Extra nights before or after the tour
    €100 per night

    Shall you wish to extend your stay in the hotel, we can help you with that. When you book, just pick this option and select the number of nights you'd like to book.

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Sunday 28 August 2022
Friday 2 September 2022
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