February 19, 2023

Day 53: Alhama de Murcia (Drive/Cycle)

Another enjoyable recovery bike ride in the sunshine. A steady, slow (obviously), 10 kilometre climb into the Sierra Espuna Regional Park, climbing to about 780m. Later there was a short impromptu offroad detour to El Mirador de los barracks de Gebas: if you're interested in geology it is well worth the effort.

Here's a couple of photos:

The only downside of the ride was the descent on R-515, which arose because the road surface is in a poor state of repair.

On the upside, about 100m from where I'm parked for the night there is an ice cream parlour, which obviously had to be visited at ride's end. Happy days!

  • Distance driven: 24 miles
  • Distance cycled: 45 km
  • Weather: Some of the best weather of the trip so far. Temperatures 20°C to 25°C, mainly sunshine (and plenty of shade on the climb) and a gentle breeze: perfect for cycling!
  • Location: Google Maps

Today's Route: