Murcia has approx 300,000 habitants and lies about 75 km south of Alicante, and about 30km west of Torrevieja in Southern Spain.
The city of Murcia can be reached via the national road E15 from Alicante or using the C415 from Madrid.
The mild climate with very little precipitation year round and the diversified ecological landscape draws you into an incredible state of well-being, which I find perfect for all-year-round cycling.
Its coast, with over 200 beaches, shares two different bodies of water: the Mediterranean and the Menor Sea, which has an outstretched piece of land called La Manga. Murcia is the capital of the province and has its own University.
The Mediterranean bathed region of Murcia, is not only known for its beautiful beaches, but also for a great number of natural beauties still to be discovered. It is precisely its natural charms and contrasts that makes Murcia outstanding from other regions. Natural open spaces that look like the most desolate deserts share common ground with lush fertile green lands like the valley of Segura and the valley of Guadaletin: modern residential neighbourhoods reaching out to connect with small medieval towns.
Flying to Murcia
- A city break to Murcia is perfect for a quick getaway, complete with fine wines and delicious local food to spoil yourself after a long day in the saddle.
- The Spanish love cycling so you are sure to get a warm welcome, wherever you go.
- Explore Murcia’s historic baroque buildings – Murcia’s cathedral is a well-known masterpiece of baroque style.
- Fly to Murcia and enjoy dramatic landscapes and tranquil forests, while being only a stone’s throw from the coast.
- Hire a bike and take leisurely trips out to the unspoiled historic towns of Cartagena, Lorca and Alicante.
- If you’re looking for adventure, you’ll find it in the beautiful landscape of the Carrascoy y el Vallee national park.
- Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and take a course at one of Murcia’s Spanish language institutes.
- Murcia airport is the gateway to the coast. Mar Menor, Torrevieja and the Cartagena coast are only an hour’s drive.
- Soak up authentic Spanish culture and join in the fun at Murcia’s famous parades, fiestas and carnivals.
- Take a romantic stroll along the Segura river and stop off for some local food in an authentic tapas restaurant.
- Taking a direct flight to Murcia could be a cheaper alternative to flying to Alicante.