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MURCIA - SPAIN

Murcia to Malaga

9 days / 8 nights | Road | €1095

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

Temp
24°C

Overview Destination Accommodation Program Essentials
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Overview

Distance

615 km

Gain

4000 m

Temperature

24°C

31-70

Moderate to hard

CHALLENGING RIDES FUELLED WITH RAW CULTURE

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. This tour is both challenging yet highly rewarding with the spectacular views – perfect for any rider looking to push their cycling.

This is a beautiful region of Spain that remains unspoilt and raw in its culture and traditions.

Push your cycling up a level

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

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

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

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

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

Airport transfers

Pick up and drop off included

Half board

Breakfast and dinner

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 at your own expense

Bike hire

Available with special offer upon request

Book with nothing to pay upfront

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.

You only pay 30 days before the tour. If you can’t travel due to COVID-19, we’ll help you arrange your future tour or give you your money back. There’s no messing around when it comes to your money.

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