The Region of Murcia

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

7 days

Duration

231Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Ring

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Alicante/Murcia
Arrival at Alicante or Murcia airport, followed by a transfer via public bus or private taxi from the arrival airport to your hotel. Later, at sunset, we recommend you take a stroll, enjoying the pleasant evening temperatures and end the evening on the terrace, savoring delicious tapas.

Day 2: Bullas – Caravaca de la Cruz (38 km; +300/-330 m)
After a transfer of about 45 minutes that will take you to Bullas, test and adjust the rented bikes before starting to pedal on an easy route along the Via Verde del Noroeste, an old railway converted into a bike path, until reaching Caravaca de la Cruz, one of the five Holy Cities along with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Santo Toribio de Liebana. Pilgrims here can obtain eternal forgiveness by visiting the Church of Caravaca de la Cruz during the Holy Year (every seven years). The church is part of the imposing fort dating back to 1617. You will also have the chance to visit the hilltop village of Cehegin, with its charming historic center. On this day you can choose whether to reach Caravaca directly following the Via Verde, or extend the route a bit with a loop tour on country roads, cycling among farms and the Argos River.

Day 3: Caravaca de la Cruz – Archivel – La Encarnación – Caravaca de la Cruz (46 km; +/-450 m)
In this second bike ride, you will discover the surroundings of Caravaca, an area of wonderful nature and rich in culture. Cycling among irrigation canals and elms, you will go from fountain to fountain, between Roman, Christian sanctuaries and unique sites that preserve remains of Paleolithic, Argaric, Iberian, Roman and medieval settlements. The day will begin with a climb of over 16.5 kilometers and 400 meters in elevation that will take you to the Ibero-Celtic village of Archivel. You will then take the Archivel – La Encarnación Ecotourist Itinerary (well signaled), which will take you downhill through small villages and cultivated fields to La Encarnación and finally back to Caravaca. In the last section, follow a dirt path marked as GR itinerary. Once back in Caravaca, take a walk on the Plaza del Arco to admire the Moros y Cristianos statues.

Day 4: Caravaca de la Cruz – Calasparra (43 km; +450/-740 m)
Today's route may initially seem a bit challenging, but the two steeper climbs (about 150 meters each) are both in the first half of the day, so for the rest of the time you will mainly pedal downhill, until your hotel in Calasparra. You will also cover other stretches of the Via Verde del Noroeste. We strongly recommend taking some time to visit Moratalla, perfect for a lunch stop with its steep and narrow alleys that lead to the 15th century Christian fortress with the Torre del Homenaje (reconstruction of a Moorish fortress) and the Church of Santa María de la Asunción, dating back to the 16th century. In the following section the countryside becomes more barren, with olive groves, fruit trees and cultivated fields as far as the eye can see. But as soon as water comes back, almond trees and vegetable gardens immediately reappear, as well as rice fields, as you approach Calasparra.

Day 5: Calasparra – Cieza (46 km; +480/-630 m)
After an optional visit to the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Esperanza (+ 13 km), dedicate yourself to visiting the monuments of Calasparra, such as the baroque church of San Pedro and the Clock Tower, before heading to Cieza. Today's itinerary passes through very few villages, so enjoy the peaceful country roads with views of the hills and the Alfonso XIII reservoir. Once you reach the Segura River, the landscape turns into a mosaic of almond and apricot trees, a symphony of pink, in the springtime. Cycle along the river for another 6.5 kilometers and reach Cieza.

Day 6: Cieza – Murcia (58 km; +200/-340 m)
The Segura River and the ancient irrigation canals will accompany you from the charming town of Cieza to the enchanting village of Archena, offering you a decidedly different scenery: the deep Valle de Ricote in certain ways reminds of Palestine, with its arid slopes contrasting with the green of the river and orchards similar to oasis in the desert, dotted with palm trees. The whitewashed villages of Abarán, Blanca, Ójos and Ulea were the last Moorish stronghold of Murcia in the 15th century. From Archena the route then follows quiet internal roads and stretches of the Via Verde to Murcia.

Day 7: Murcia
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure.
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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Transfer from Murcia to Bullas on day 2

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

The Region of Murcia

  • For the wonder of cycling among rice fields and almond orchards
  • To visit Caravaca de la Cruz, a fascinating pilgrimage destination
  • To start and end the journey in the beautiful city of Murcia
  • For the surprising variety of landscapes that you will find yourself crossing
  • To discover Spain by bike and one of its most authentic regions: the Region of Murcia

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