Medieval Ruins - Murcia, Spain

MURCIA - COSTA BLANCA - SPAIN

Murcia Cycling Camp: Spain’s Off the Beaten Track Bike Tour

Guided 6 days € 845

Join this guided training camp to get ready for the Gran Fondo Bike Event, a unique opportunity to join 1000 Spanish cyclists to conquer Murcia’s premier sport. Experience the real side of Spain whilst enjoying the benefit of rolling closed roads.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
2600 m
Distance
180 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

TRAIN AND RIDE THE GRAN FONDO IN MURCIA

This guided Gran Fondo Bike Camp offers an authentic training experience and a unique opportunity to join 1,000 cyclists for Murcia’s number one sport. This is the real Spain, rolling hills and small mountains, wild and rugged landscapes and really great company. 

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. With around 300 days of sunshine each year, this is bound to be the cycling holiday of a lifetime.

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

Race Entry and Support

We will take care of registering you for the race nearer the time, as well as getting you to and from the event venue and translating the briefing. Our team will also be on hand to help with any last-minute issues.

A group of road cyclists climbing in GIrona

Guide and Training

You’ll be guided around the area by local experts who know these roads like the back of their hand. They’ll help you train for the upcoming event on the beautiful rural roads this region is known for.

Wine Tasting Experience

You can’t come to Murcia and not try the region’s wine, so this trip also includes a wine tasting experience at a local bodega and the chance to sample some of the most beautiful flavours this region has to offer.

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, mountainside forests 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, as well as being a wonderful holiday destination. 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 very 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

Today’s route: 

  • Los Alcázares – Puerto de Cabezo de la Plata

Day 2 is all about exploring the local area. You’ll set off in the morning from Los Alcázares and head inland on a guided ride to climb the Puerto de Cabezo de la Plata, just outside the city of Murcia. 

You’ll then have lunch before cycling back to the hotel for some well-deserved R&R. There’s another guided bike ride scheduled for the evening (at a slightly slower pace) that will take you to do some wine tasting at a local bodega.

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 bike, assistance vehicle in emergency

  • Scheduled airport transfers

    To and from the airport

  • Qualified mechanic

  • Support vehicle

    For anything you need, including soft drinks

  • Wine testing experience

    Excellent off the bike option to taste local culture

  • Gran Fondo Road Race
    Race entry and support

    Including transfers and on-the-day support

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    The best airport to fly in is Murcia or Alicante. We will then organise a transfer directly to our base. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

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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Thursday 18 May 2023
Tuesday 23 May 2023
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