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MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia Cycling and Wine 🇪🇸

9 days | Guided | $1544

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

Road
Road

Temp
24°C

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Overview

Overview

SILKY SMOOTH ROADS BY THE SEA

Flying in:

Alicante

Start point:

Elche

Flying out:

Alicante

End point:

Elche

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!

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.

Destination

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

Accommodation

Authentic local hotels in historical sites

During this tour, you will be allocated in some unique hotels. We meticulously selected them to be optimal for our route, to provide you the deserved rest and finally, to immerse you the local culture.

During the trip you will sleep in the converted 16th century monastery, in the winery guesthouse and rural hotels. You’ll drink wine from the wineries that surround you and you’ll eat fresh bread that has been prepared on the mill situated on-site.

Program

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

Essentials

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

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

Wine testing and special dinner

Your unforgettable wine experience in Jumillla winery is included

Extra

Bike rental

€100 for the entire trip

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental for €100 for the tour duration as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

Modern carbon frame road bicycle

Made fit for you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your 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

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.

What's not included.

Flights

The best airport to fly into is Alicante. You can then organise a transfer directly to Calpe. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Choose when you want to travel

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 Sep 2021

Thursday

23 Sep 2021

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