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MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia to Malaga Road Bike Tour 🇪🇸

9 days | Guided | $1618

Rich Spanish culture and breathtaking landscapes. The Murcia to Malaga Tour is for riders wanting to challenge themselves and experience the beauty on offer in southern Spain.

Distance
615 km

Gain
4000 m

Road
Road

Temp
24°C

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Overview

Overview

CHALLENGING RIDES FUELLED WITH RAW CULTURE

Flying in:

Murcia

Start point:

Sierra Espuña

Flying out:

Malaga

End point:

Malaga

The Murcia to Malaga Tour explores some of the best natural parks in Spain. The region is full of rich culture, from the holy city of Caravaca to the stunning Sierra Espuna Natural Park. A tour that is both challenging, yet highly rewarding with spectacular views – perfect for any rider looking to push their cycling.

Murcia is a beautiful region of Spain that remains unspoilt and raw in its culture and traditions. Cycling Murcia should be on every cyclist travel hit list!

Highlights of your trip

PROFESSIONAL GUIDING

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.

COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION

Enjoy a variety of accommodation along the tour, all of a comfortable 3/4 star standard. From unique and rural, to larger hotels with pools and facilities, you won't be disappointed.

EXPERIENCE A VARIETY OF TERRAIN

Cover the ground from Sierra Espuna Natural Park to Magina, riding through rural Spain. Discover cave-dwellings in Guadix, push your cycling with mountain climbs and take in the views from the Montes de Malaga Natural Park. This tour is both exhilarating and rewarding.

Destination

Destination

MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia is one of Spain's best-kept secrets located on the Mediterranean coast to the South. More widely known cycling locations, such as Calpe or Alicante, are just next door. 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

Comfortable 3-4* Hotels perfectly situated on the route

All the hotels along the route are in a comfortable 3-4* range. They are all well-positioned for the start and end of day riding, complete with secure bike storage.

A support vehicle will be with the group for the whole way, moving your bags between the locations and ensuring you can fully relax after reaching the next stop.

Accommodation

Half Board Stay

Start your day off with a strong breakfast to kick off the day and fuel your riding. Trust us, you’ll need the calories and every drop of coffee!

Wind down afterwards with a delicious dinner when you arrive at the next accommodation.

Lunches and cafe stops along the route are at your own expense, as are any alcoholic drinks from the bar or minibar.

Program

Program

Day 1

Free scheduled airport transfer from Murcia Airport

A 30-minute transfer to Sierra Espuna Natural Park, our first stop

Bike set up and welcome briefing

Evening free to relax, and get to know your fellow riders

Day 2

Sierra Espuna to Caravaca de La Cruz

Distance

89km

Climb

1,682m

Distance

89km

Climb

1,682m

Day 3

Caravaca de La Cruz to Fatima

Distance

108km

Climb

1,324m

Distance

108km

Climb

1,324m

Day 4

Fatima to Torres-Jaen

Distance

105km

Climb

2,000m

Distance

105km

Climb

2,000m

Day 5

Torres-Jaen to Guadix

Distance

104km

Climb

1,545m

Distance

104km

Climb

1,545m

Day 6

Guadix to Granada

Distance

56km

Climb

794m

Distance

56km

Climb

794m

Day 7

Granada to Alhama de Granada

Distance

90km

Climb

1,424m

Distance

90km

Climb

1,424m

Day 8

Alhama de Granada to Malaga

Distance

90km

Climb

1,424m

Distance

90km

Climb

1,424m

Day 9

Transfer and departure

Essentials

Flying in

Fly in airport: Murcia, Spain

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: Malaga, Spain

When to leave: in the morning or early afternoon on the last day of the tour

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

What’s included in your trip

Accommodation

Double as standard, single available as optional extra

Half board

Breakfast and dinner

Guided cycling

Professional guide riding on the bike with you

Support vehicle

Providing you with refreshments and carrying your luggage

Scheduled airport transfers

Pick up and drop off included at set times

Full mechanical support

To help your bike running smoothly

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. We will 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

13 Oct 2021

Thursday

21 Oct 2021

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