Arrive into Murcia and you will be picked up and taken to the mountains of the Sierra Espuna. Spend the day relaxing at the hotel or go for a walk into the untouched beauty of this location.
Remember this is a specific itinerary but we can tailor it if you like.
Today is a great day to acclimatise to riding in Murcia with a fairly lengthy route, but without huge amounts of climbing. The ride starts in the south of the Sierra Espuna with a thrilling descent down to Totana before a flat section becomes a false flat as you make your way to Lorca. From Lorca, you will climb steadily back up to Jardine de la Santa.
Today is a huge day in the saddle but it can be shortened if you like. The route circumnavigates to the mountains of the Sierra Espuna heading northwest to the top of your climb at Pico de la Selva, before an amazing uninterrupted 15km descent. You will have a couple of punchy little hills before more descending into Banos and then Gebas. From here it’s a mammoth climb into the Sierra Espuna, topping out at the Mirador del Collado Bermejo.
Your route today is similar to the day before but it heads counter clockwise around the mountains. You will have some short climbs and a few descents until around kilometre 70 and from here, you will climb steadily for 30km to Zarzadilla de Totana, effectively riding up the descent from the start of yesterday’s ride. From here you will descend down towards Totana in the south of the Sierra Espuna.
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.
Cycling in the Sierra Espuna offers a remote cycling location in amongst local villages. Bathed in sunshine nearly all year round, the Region of Murcia offers riding deep into autumn as temperatures are regularly in the 20s deep into November.