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Murcia: 3.5-Hour Orchards Bike & Tapas Tour

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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.
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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • 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
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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.
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Extra accessories for the bike: child seat etc.
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

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

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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

From US$ 36.24 per person

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Product ID: 94248