Arrive into Murcia and you will be picked up and taken to La Manga, a 30 minute drive away. Settle in to the resort, go for a steam or a sauna or just enjoy a book by the pool in the afternoon.
Remember this is a specific itinerary but we can completely customise it.
Today is a great day to acclimatise yourself to riding in Murcia, with a loop of Cartagena. Your ride will head out of La Manga towards Portman and into the Portman Hills. This is the staple of Alejandro Valverde who lives in Murcia and you can follow in his tyre tracks down to Caratagena Bay. Stop for a coffee in Cartagena (we recommend the Coffee Lab) overlooking the water before a climb to Cruz Chiquita. From there, you will loop back round and you can add on the La Manga peninsular or ride back through the Parque Regional de Calblanque.
You will ride out towards Portman where you can descend the Green Mile, a 1 mile stretch of road that has a green cycle lane beside it. Rather than heading out towards Cartagena, you will ride up from Portman to Cruz Chiquita, a punchy climb to get your heart rate up. From here, you will ride north past Roldan before you start to climb gradually. The climbing continues on for about 20km before reaching Alto Garruchal where you can grab a coffee at the cafe before a great 10 km descent to Torreaguerra. You then have a 12km ascent, averaging 3% to Cabezo de la Plata. From here, it’s all downhill back to La Manga.
Today we recommend that you ride up the coast to Mar Menor. You will ride out past the Calblanque Regional Park before heading north up the coast. You will hug the coastline all the way up to Los Alcázares where you can relax in town with a drink or some lunch overlooking the water. From there, you have the option to loop back through quiet farmland to La Manga, or to extend your day and ride the reverse side of Cabezo de la Plata.
Today you will be taken back to Murcia airport but remember, our trips are entirely tailor made and bespoke so this itinerary can be altered in any way you want.
La Manga Club is an exclusive vacation, sports and leisure resort located in a privileged setting bordered by natural parks and unspoilt beaches. Offering luxury, leisure and sport with wonderful weather all year round, this is the perfect place to explore with the family or with friends, whatever your cycling ability.