Cartagena

A few days cycling the plains to the west of Alicante along via verdes, canals and coastlines

Day 1 Thu

Departs: Thu 06 Jan 2022 at 09:30
Arrives: Thu 06 Jan 2022 at 13:45
In the air: 3 hrs 15 mins
Flight: LS775

Travel to San Juan and stay in Pension Colon

Day 2 Fri Alicante to Elche (23 miles)

Pick up bike at 0930 from https://bicisanjuan.com/ for €75 for week. The bike shop owner loves bikes and he provided a really high quaility bike for the week. Good price too.

Day 3  Sat  Callosa De Segura to Elche (23 miles)

Train to Callosa and the zig zag route for 23 miles on poorly maintained roads and without passing through a single village. Mainly flat.

Day 4 Sun Murcia to Oriheula (20 Miles)

Train at 0954 from Elche. Drop off luggage and stay at Hotel Casa Emillio

Cycle a tarmac cycleway by the river so no stopping to find a route and easy flat cycling

Murcia cycleway on Segura river
Oriheula

Day 5  Mon day off

Lots closed so a day to recharge batteries.

Tue 11 Jan Cartagena
Train at 07.17 arriving at 08.15. Next train 10.47. Start at archealogy museum at 10 am. Entry is free and the guide is exceptionally helpful answering any questions in very good English. Then back into town to visit the Roman Theatre and tapas at Columbus bar next to the theatre .It doesnt have a website,  is frequented by locals and the food is excellent. Plenty tourist restaurant places if you fancy. Train at 2 ish or 4 back to Murcia. Last train is at 20.55

Wed 12 Jan

Train to Alicante. 8.55. Drop off luggage at La City Mercado. Cycle to San Juan to return bike.

Thu 13 Jan

Alicante ALC to Edinburgh EDI
Departs: Thu 13 Jan 2022 at 14:45
Arrives: Thu 13 Jan 2022 at 17:10
In the air: 3 hrs 25 mins
Flight: LS776

Take PCR test for £69 at airport with Expresstest

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