The Region of Murcia: the great unknown cycling destination
The Region of Murcia is the great unknown cycling destination in Spain.
However, it offers an extended range of possibilities for all type of cyclists: road bike, mountain bike, leisure, bike holidays, etc.
Another great advantage of cycling in Murcia in Southeast Spain is the climate: More than 150 days with clear sky, 2,800 of sun-hours per annum, average annual temperature of 18ºC, relatively mild winters and sunny and fresh springs and autumns.
The region of Murcia stands out because of its multiple contrasts: dry vs. irrigated land, plains vs. mountainous areas, coastline vs. interior, vineyards vs. mesetas, all of which present a large choice of routes from demanding road bike tours with high gradients to easy routes along rivers or beaches.
Mountainbiking in the Sierra Espuña mountains
Sierra Espuña is the most famous road and MTB spot. This 1500m high mountain range is covered by hundreds of kilometers of quiet roads with high gradients and very nice single-paths with awesome sceneries. It’s an Enduro paradise thanks to its combination of technical downhills and long ascents.
Cycling in the coastal area of Murcia, Costa Cálida
If you prefer sea views, cycle tours are possible between Cartagena and Águilas: cycling quiet roads through the countryside between beaches and the arid mountains seems like cycling in Morocco or Palestina.
Cycle trips inland of Murcia
For family or leisure trips, the Northwest Greenway, a former railway between the historical city of Murcia to the Vera Cruz Sanctuary in Caravaca de la Cruz, is the perfect option. It’s an 80 km long trip on comfortable surface and gradient, free traffic way. The evolution of the sceneries, from the rich orchards of Murcia to the mountainous area of Caravaca, crossing vineyards areas, deserts and forests, is one of the nicest characteristics of this bike route.
Where to rent a bike in Murcia?
SOBIKES, Southern Bike Escape, is your new bike rental company in the Region of Murcia. Our bike shop is located in the old quarter of the city of Murcia, close to the center hotels. We are Bergamont dealers, so you can ride on all types of bikes of this high-end quality company: road bikes, mountain bikes, trekking bikes, hybrids, E-bikes, kids bikes, bike carrier, bike seats, etc.
SOBIKES offers also bike holidays in the Region of Murcia: from 3 to 9 days, our bike holidays are designed as an exploration trip through the nicest places and areas of this Mediterranean region. History, Culture, Gastronomy and Wines are the leitmotiv of our bike tours.
For day excursion, we organize bike tours from our bike shop, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; perfect to know more about the History of the city of Murcia. 3h30-4h and 25km long tours, easy difficulty.