Murcia: 3.5-Hour Orchards Bike & Tapas Tour

Murcia: 3.5-Hour Orchards Bike & Tapas Tour

From $36.11 per person

Find out the secrets of the oldest irrigation system of southeast Spain cycling from the center of Murcia along ditches, passing through orange fields and looking for the origin of the system in La Contraparada. A tapas break will top the route.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Old Quarter of Murcia
  • Enjoy the silence along the millenary ditches
  • Discover the heritage and understand the historical origins of this unique agricultural Mediterranean area
  • Be exhilarated by the fragrance of the orange and lemon trees blossom that embalms the way
  • Recover your efforts with a typical tapas break at the end of the tour
Full description
Just 40 kilometers away from the Mediterranean beaches, Murcia extends along the valley of the Segura River. From the same river, Murcia Orchard is born, a unique farming place in Europe due to its Roman and Islamic origins and structure and organization. From Murcia center, you will cycle to the dense net of irrigation canals and channels until you get to Contraparada, the place where all channels that water the orchard are born. Walk to this reservoir over Segura River, whose origin is Roman, which will serve in understanding its working and evolution.  The way back to Murcia will be a chance to peacefully walk by the quiet 'carriles,' small local roads that plough through the orchard, among bitter oranges, lemon trees and vegetables. Without losing sight of the tower of Murcia Cathedral, the cycle lane by the river will take you to the Plaza de Las Flores Square or the Parque de La Polvora, where you will taste a typical meal based on tapas and a cold drink.
Includes
  • Bike rent with helmet
  • Guide during the route
  • Complete explanation of the origin and characteristics of the orchards of Murcia
  • Tapas break at the end of the tour: 1 tapa and 1 drink per person
  • Accident and assistance insurance
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Extra accessories for the bike: child seat etc.
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Sobikes - Bicicletas Naga Bike Shop at Calle Acisclo Díaz 15 bajo, 30005 Murcia.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Bike route designed for people able to cycle 4-hours and to maintain an intense effort
  • Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers
  • Using cycling shorts or underwear without sewing is recommendable
  • The bike tour will last around 3.5-hours (25 kilometers), enough to enjoy a unique rural and urban experience in Spain
  • Tapa food is served at the end of the tour. Please advise any allergy, intolerance or veggie options
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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Wonderful and exciting. For 20 years in Spain after studying geography, Alexandre is ideally equipped to help us discover the irrigation system of the Segura valley which crosses Murcia. The bike tour lasts 3h30 and we do not see the time pass. All the subjects concerning the places to visit the history of the sector or the economic evolutions of the region can be approached with ease. In addition, high-performance bikes in perfect condition so that the 25 kms are not strenuous. Very informative.

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December 22, 2018

November 7, 2019

I loved this trip ! It’s was very easy going so you don’t need to be fit as mostly flat. Lovely scenery interesting information from the guide. Highly recommend

October 30, 2019

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