Arrival at Murcia. Night at 4* Hotel.
The first ride will allow you to reach Mula by the greenway. First through the orchards around Murcia and along the Segura river. After passed by some interesting heritage sites you will reach the greenway in direction to Mula. The sceneries change : from the green orchards you will pass to the dry and desertic badlands between Molina de Segura and Albudeite. Arriving at Mula, the scenery change again with the vision of oranges, peaches and apricot trees. One night accommodation in a rural inn.
- 54 km. 5h on bike. Difficulty: Medium. Murcia-Molina de Segura-Albudeite-Mula.
Our second day by bike will be in the Orchard of Mula to the town in Pliego. Going through Calle del Agua (Water’s street) and going up the castle will be the high points during this stage among bitter oranges, flowering almond trees and millenary irrigations ditches. One night accommodation in a rural inn.
- 31 km. 3h30 on bike. Difficulty: Medium. Mula-Pliego-Mula
During this stage, you keep following the Pilgrim's Greenway, La Vía Verde del Noroeste, from Bullas to Caravaca, making a stop in Cehegín to visit its old quarter. To way out from Bullas, you have to follow the same indications than last stage to reach the Vía Verde del Noroeste. Once on the old railway, you will ride straight on the Vía Verde until Cehegín. In Cehegín, you will make a detour to climb to the old quarter and discover the village (Stop at the Tourism Office for a map). Before continue towards Caravaca, you will ride through the Argos river meadow, surrounded by carnations and olive fields. After returning to the Vía Verde del Noroeste, you will finally reach the city of Caravaca de la Cruz, end of your stage. Night at a 4* Hotel.
- 45km. 5h on bike. Difficulty: Low. Mula-Bullas-Cehegín-Caravaca de la Cruz. Optional loop Argos river valley : +16 km.
The last day inland is great for discovering the rural and natural surroundings of Caravaca. Along irrigation canals and elm groves, the route will take you from one spring1 to another, passing by Roman and Christian sanctuaries, unique places where paleolithic, Argaric, Iberian, Roman and medieval traces coexist. Following some very calm roads, you will discover a changing landscape which just makes you want to relax and stare at it. Transfer at the end of the day from Caravaca to San Pedro del Pinatar. Night at 4* Hotel.
- 49km. 4h cycling. Difficulty: Medium. Caravaca-Archivel-La Encarnación-Caravaca
Transfer from Caravaca to San Pedro del Pinatar with enough time to enjoy the beaches and the seashore.
Mar Menor is the largest coastal lagoon in southern Europe. Its coast and sea are richly diverse. You will have a complete view on this diversity, because, after a pleasant cruise on a ship from Santiago de la Ribera to La Manga del Mar Menor, the route will take you along the whole coastline of the lagoon, passing by salt lakes, marshes and fine sand beaches. It's a complete tour in order to get to know properly this unique Mediterranean settlement. Night at a 4* hotel.
- 55 km. 5h on bike. Difficulty: Very low. San Pedro del Pinatar-Santiago de la Ribera. La Manga del Mar Menor-Los Alcazares- San Pedro del Pinatar.
The last day will be the occasion to discover the Regional Salt Lake and Sand Park in San Pedro del Pinatar, a highly appreciated environment by the marine birds. Riding along paths and seaside promenades, you will visit the most emblematic corners of this privileged park where you cannot miss the mudbaths and the views over Punta de Algas, a natural passage between the lagoon and the Mediterranean sea. Night at a 4* hotel.
- 20 km. 2h on bike. Difficulty: Very low. San Pedro del Pinatar-Lo Pagán- San Pedro del Pinatar.
Travelling back home.