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MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia Cycling and Wine Experience

8 days | Road | €1095

Mild Mediterranean September sun. Perfect roads without end. Vibrant Murcian culture. Joining the locals in celebrating year's wine harvest. Sounds like second to none cycling trip.

Distance
500 km

Gain
3000 m

Temp
24°C

Overview Destination Accommodation Program Essentials
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Overview

Distance

500 km

Gain

3000 m

Temperature

24

31-70

Moderate to hard

SILK SMOOTH ROADS BY THE SEA

This Bike and Wine Tour 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.

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, but we take that to the next level, in style. Live in rural house or a converted monastery, tasting wines from the fields that surround it. Connect to the soil and be local.

WINE HARVESTING EXPERIENCE

It's does not need to be just cycling. We are taking you on the tour so that you can embrace Murcian culture. Join the locals to celebrate 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 very self-sufficient authentic culture. It is also slightly warmer here which makes it an excellent spot for all-season cycling. What's more, you are to explore less crowded towns with impressive architecture, some very welcoming villages and unspoilt wine culture.

Weather

All year cycling in 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 too early for the ride, but stick around rest of the year for mild sun, little rain and just comfortable weather.

Terrain

Murcia has everything. You get some flats but also there is no lack of mountain passes and climbs to put you to a test. Might me not Pyrenees of course but to ensure you get any sort of riding and training that you need,

Culture

Spanish culture never disappoints. And whoever has been to Spain, knows it's a patch work of regions with their own spirit, culture and often times language. Murcia boasts some great symbols of the moorish presence, very well preserved. Go to Cartahena to get the vibe. Or you can prefer city of Murcia for some fine architecture amongst orange trees.

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 drinks vending machine, and meals can be arranged on request. Various shops and restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk.

Visit Location

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.

Visit Location

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

70 km

Climb

840 m

Distance

70 km

Climb

840 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

Meet Your guide

Simon

Simon is from UK and enjoys Murcia's cycling environment since few years. He is a co-founder of Etiquette Cycling and doing guiding as well. Simon knows every corner and is an experienced tours organiser to ensure your optimal experience.

What’s included in your trip

Accommodation

Double by default, single optional

Guided cycling

Professional guide on bike, assistance vehicle in emergency

Airport transfers

To and From the Airport

Full board

Dinners with wine tasting on 3 of the nights

What's not included.

Air flight

Please book yourself

Occasional food on the route

Cafes and restaurants on the bike

Bike hire

Can be provided upon request

Trip dates

12 - 22 September 2020

One rider in double room, all inclusive (single accommodation possible on request)

€1095

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