Murcia coast - Spain

MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia Cycling & Wine Experience: Spanish Bike Tour

Guided 8+ days € 1,295

Mild Mediterranean sun and perfect roads without end. Join the locals in celebrating this year's wine harvest and the vibrant Murcian culture. Sounds like a second to none cycling trip to us!

Style
Touring
Gain
4700 m
Distance
500 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

SILKY SMOOTH ROADS BY THE SEA

This Murcia Cycling and Wine Experience is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Spain’s annual wine harvest in style. The tour promises as much cycling action as it does R&R and rest-day activities in the heart of Murcia that will bring your senses to life.  

Our local team will guide you on this exceptional experience thanks to their expert knowledge. The region is a real jewel in Spain’s gastronomic crown and the chance to combine cycling through its rural and rugged landscape with some of the country’s best wines is not one you want to pass up. 

Start point
Los Alcázares
End point
Los Alcázares
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Alicante
Flying out
Alicante

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Group of road cyclists on cycling tour between Barcelona and Girona

Professional Support

Our experienced on-the-ground team will guide and support you throughout the tour. They know the area like the back of their hand and are always eager to share their insider knowledge about its hidden gems, including local legends and cycling tips!

Hotel room

Unique Accommodation

The most important thing for this trip is that you have fun and rest well. So, with this in mind, we’ll be staying in a rural house or converted monastery and tasting wines from the surrounding vineyards whilst mingling with the locals and discovering the authentic Murcia from the soil to the sun.

Wine Harvesting Experience

This holiday is more than just cycling, as its title suggests. This tour is a chance to discover Murcia and embrace the local culture and gastronomy, which of course involves celebrating the annual wine harvest, a real fiesta in its own right!

Tour destination

MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia sits on the Mediterranean coast to the South of more widely known cycling locations, such as Calpe or Alicante. But guess what - Murcia boasts great roads, nice beaches and a self-sufficient authentic culture. It is also slightly warmer here which makes it an excellent spot for all-season cycling. What's more, you can explore less crowded towns with impressive architecture, some welcoming villages and unspoilt wine culture.

see epico guide to Murcia
  • 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, or in the mood for getting up at the crack of dawn for a cooler ride. The rest of the year however offers great riding conditions, with lots of sunshine and very little rain.

  • Terrain

    Murcia is well-known for its coastline, but its potential for a cycling holiday is somewhat still untapped. It’s a mystery to us. The region’s diverse terrain, with flats, mountains and a host of hill climbs are perfect for cyclists looking to push their fitness to the next level. It is not the Pyrenees, but there is still so much to do and see in terms of landscape and training to sink your pedals into.

  • Culture

    Spain’s culture, from languages to landscapes, is rich and diverse. North, south, east, west and central Spain all have a distinguishing culture and traditions, none of which ever disappoint. Murcia boasts some incredible examples of Gothic, Renaissance and Moorish-style architecture, as well as natural parks and protected nature reserves with an incredibly rich variety of flora and fauna. And there is so much to do… Head to Cartagena on the coast, or the city of Murcia for some tapas and a glass of wine under the orange trees.

Accommodation during your tour

Authentic local hotels in historical sites

Murcia

We will be staying in some unique hotels around Murcia. We meticulously select each location based on its proximity to our routes and the opportunity to soak up the local culture, as well as to provide you with the well-deserved R&R you’ve been waiting for.

During the trip, you will be staying in a converted 16th century monastery, a winery guesthouse and rural hotels. You’ll have the chance to sample and enjoy wine from the vineyards that surround the accommodation and taste fresh bread made in the on-site mill.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Los Alcázares – Sierra Espuña
  • Distance
    82 km
  • Climb
    900 m

Today’s highlight

  • Riding through the Sierra Espuña Natural Park, a jewel in Murcia’s crown!

Our cycling tour starts on day 2 with a stunning ride inland through the Campo de Cartagena, Murcia’s agricultural heartland, and into the Sierra Espuña. Covered in forestland, this protected area is one of Spain’s most outstandingly beautiful natural parks and a real favourite among nature enthusiasts. In the evening, we’ll stay in a converted monastery in the foothills of the Sierra Espuña Natural Park and make the most of our authentic Murcian experience. 

The route: 

  • Los Alcázares – Sierra Espuña. This gentle climbing ride will take you 82 km into the Natural Park. You will gain a total of 900 metres in elevation as you weave through the forestland under dappled shade.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Alicante

When best to arrive: in the afternoon of the first day of the program

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport: Alicante

When to leave: in the morning of the last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Hotel room
    Accommodation

    Double as standard, single available as optional extra

  • Guided cycling

    Professional guide on bike and assistance vehicle in case of emergency

  • Scheduled airport transfers

    Pick up and drop off included at set times

  • Traditional spanish tapas selection
    Half board

    Dinners with wine tasting on 2 of the nights

  • Wine testing and special dinner

    Your unforgettable wine experience in Jumillla winery is included

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.

Choose our Cannondale Quick 5 Hybrid bike for your leisurely cruise of Murcia.

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
    €480 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 €480 per person when you proceed to checkout.

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

    If 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.

Booking options

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Thursday 13 October 2022
Friday 21 October 2022
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