Want epic rides that are still unknown? This is your placeCycling Murcia – In-depth Guide
Take a step back and unwind into the laid-back pace of Murcia. This rural coastal town offers a great variety of terrain, fresh food and artisan markets, local wines, stunning oceans, and some epic views to top it all off. A trip to Murcia is a perfect escape.
Why choose Murcia for a cycling trip? Murcia’s fantastic cycling routes are still completely under the radar, giving you empty roads and clear horizons. What more can you want?
Enjoy the flat countryside, challenging hill climbs, and all the culture in between without any of the crowds. This remote and rural south-east region of Spain has over 70km of breathtaking beaches. There is no doubt that the glistening diamond waters of the Meditteranean Sea will be the dreamy backdrop that you’ve always dreamt of.
CYCLING IS TOP NOTCH
Choose from challenging mountain climbs in the Sierra Espuna Natural Park, or flat countryside tracks perfect for recovery rides. The mix of terrain is ideal for any social or club rider looking for top quality routes without a crowd.
No matter where your route takes you, you’ll be pedalling over centuries of culture. Be sure to check out the nearby Roman town of Cartagena for even more historical sights.
The impressive coastal views and an average of 300 days of sunshine make for some pretty awesome cycling conditions in our books.
THE SEA IS GORGEOUS
Who doesn’t love a rich azure ocean framing the horizon? The deep blues of the sea are picturesque, breathtaking, and mesmerising. Murcia’s region has a strong link with the Meditteranean Sea through the historical fishing ports and coastal routes.
If you time your trip for the warmer months, then be sure to take a dip into the inviting waters and soak up the other side of this beautiful destination.
VIBRANT CULTURE WITH MOORISH FLAVOR
This region oozes culture and Moorish history. From Murcian wine tasting experiences to Mar Menor shores and lagoons, Murcia definitely has a lot on offer.
Enjoy Cartagena’s famous “Asiatico” coffee made with the region’s Liquor 43 and view the towns urban art on a leisurely bike ride. Discover the town’s history in the architecture. Soak up the vibrant colour of the Murcia and let the days melt away.
DON'T MISS THIS
While Murcia is still relatively unknown, that doesn't mean there aren't some awesome spots to check off your cycling hit list. Check out some of these must-see spots not to be missed!
SIERRA ESPUNA NATURAL PARK
The pine forest canopies are a welcome break from Murcia's summer sun, providing some fun trails for a day of riding. The park's 25,000-hectare area offers plenty of choices for routes to explore. We particularly love the mountain climbs for a more challenging ride.
LA VUELTA A MURCIA RACE
If you find yourself in the area for February or March, check the dates of La Vuelta a Murcia road race. This is a multiple-stage road race for cyclists to take it up a gear and push their limits. Why not try out one of the famous climbs featured in the race?
CARTAGENA AND THE COAST
A trip to Murcia is not complete without seeing the breathtaking coast. Head down to Cartagena, a small coastal town, packed full of culture and some of the best views in Spain. Sample some of the local wines and delicacies, soaking up all the Meditteranean glory.
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