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MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia Cycling and Wine Experience

9 days | Road | €895

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

Distance
500 km

Gain
3000 m

Temp
24°C

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Overview

Distance

500 km

Gain

3000 m

Temperature

24°C

SILKY SMOOTH ROADS BY THE SEA

This Murcia Cycling and Wine Experience offers an exciting opportunity to experience how rural Spain celebrates its annual wine harvest. With local festivities aplenty, this tour promises as much off the bike as on the bike in the heart of Murcia’s somewhat undiscovered wine region.

With the knowledge and expertise of local guides, you are guaranteed a fantastic experience. The Murcia region is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets. Riding through this rugged landscape is definitely something for the bucketlist!

Cycling's best kept secret

Highlights of your trip

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

We've got your back. Experienced local guides not only take you to the best places but also make sure you are good at all times. Be it a cycling technique advice or a local tale, you'll appreciate both.

UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION

You need to be good and rested. We take that to the next level, in style. Stay in a rural house or a converted monastery, tasting wines from the fields that surround it. Connect to the soil and live like a local.

WINE HARVESTING EXPERIENCE

It doesn't need to be just about cycling. We are taking you on the tour so that you can embrace the Murcian culture. Join the locals to celebrate the year's wine harvest, which is a fiesta on its own.

MURCIAN CYCLING TOUR

Murcia Wine Tour: Cycling, Culture, Gastronomy

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.

Weather

All year cycling at it's best - that's what makes Murcia an exiting cycling destination. Avoid summer months if you are too sensitive to heat or if you not in the mood of getting up early for the ride. But stick around for the rest of the year to have mild sun, little rain and comfortable weather.

Terrain

Murcia has got everything. You have some flats, a few mountain passes, and plenty of climbs to push your fitness. While the terrain isn't as intense as the Pyrenees, there is still a great amount of variety in the riding to give you the training that you need.

Culture

Spanish culture never disappoints. Any visit to Spain will show it's a patchwork of regions with their own spirit, culture and often language. Murcia boasts some great symbols of the Moorish presence that is still very well preserved. Check out Cartagena for the vibe, or go to the city of Murcia for some fine architecture amongst orange trees.

37.9922° N, 1.1307° W

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Hotel Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia

Set around peaceful cloisters and gardens, this restored 16th-century monastery offers bright, air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. It is situated just a 10-minute walk from the Santísima Cruz Sanctuary.

Nuestra Señora del Carmen is located in the heart of Caravaca de la Cruz, 600 m from the town hall and tourist office. Free private parking is available on site.

Nuestra Señora del Carmen is part of a small religious community and guests are welcome to attend services in its chapel. The tour desk offers souvenirs and information about the surrounding area.

The monastery has a drink vending machine and meals can be arranged on request. Various shops and restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk.

Accommodation

Hotel Jardines de La Santa

Totana, Murcia

Jardines de La Santa is a 16th-century monastery set in Totana, in the heart of the Murcia countryside. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant where guests can enjoy a continental breakfast.

The Monasterio Santa Eulalia is made up of several typically Spanish buildings which once formed one of the largest convents in the region. These buildings have since been carefully refurbished to offer all the comforts of a modern hotel, including a gym.

Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV. Free WiFi is accessible to all guests, while some rooms also offer a balcony.

The accommodation offers a terrace. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near Jardines de La Santa.

Program

Day 1

Free scheduled airport transfer from Alicante (ALC) to Elche

Welcome briefing and bike set-up

Group welcome dinner

Day 2

Elche - Jumilla

Distance

65 km

Climb

800 m

Distance

65 km

Climb

800 m

Day 3

Jumilla - Yecla - Jumilla

Distance

50 km

Climb

500 m

Distance

50 km

Climb

500 m

Day 4

Jumilla - Caravaca

Distance

70 km

Climb

628 m

Distance

70 km

Climb

628 m

Day 5

Caravaca de La Cruz - Sierra Espuna

Distance

68 km

Climb

837 m

Distance

68 km

Climb

837 m

Day 6

Sierra Espuna - Bullas

Distance

45 km

Climb

700 m

Distance

45 km

Climb

700 m

Day 7

Bullas - Archena

Distance

50 km

Climb

500 m

Distance

50 km

Climb

500 m

Day 8

Archena - Elche

Distance

75 km

Climb

900 m

Distance

75 km

Climb

900 m

Day 9

Transfer and departure

What’s included in your trip

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

Half board

Dinners with wine tasting on 2 of the nights

What's not included.

Air flight & travel insurance

Please book yourself and get appropriate cycling activity insurance

Occasional food on the route & alcoholic drinks

Cafes and lunch stops on the bike, beverages outside of the wine tasting sessions are at your own expense

Bike hire

Available with special offer upon request

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After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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Wednesday

15 September 2021

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Thursday

23 September 2021

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