Sport & Nature
Make the most of your holidays or that weekend getaway to take part in outdoor activities and sports while you discover Murcia and its natural spaces. With options suitable for families with children, young people and teenagers or older people.
Improve your swing on Murcia's golf courses with an ideal climate all year round
In Murcia you can play golf 365 days a year. Enjoy your favourite sport in Murcia, in an ideal environment with more than 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 19ºC, where you can practice your best shots just 25 minutes from the city centre.
Amongst other courses, "El Valle Golf", in the district of Baños y Mendigo, which will transport you to those desert courses of California, or "La Hacienda Riquelme", in the district of Sucina, with its five large lakes.
Come and discover the city of Murcia by bike, even with your family
If you are someone who likes to enjoy the outdoors, nature and cycling, Murcia is the ideal destination for you. In Murcia there are lots of routes for cycling, whether road, mountain or touring. The routes cover more than 100 km of intertwined paths and trails through which you can discover the Huerta de Murcia and combine this sport with gastronomic and cultural experiences that you will find along the way.
The city also offers you the possibility of cycling around it as there are many areas, including the old town, where you will find bike lanes so that you can discover the city on two wheels.
A multitude of tourist hiking routes await you in Murcia. Enjoy the outdoors both in summer and winter
Make the most of your visit to Murcia to take part in outdoor activities. A very good option is to walk along one of the many routes included in the "Network of footpaths in the municipality of Murcia", where you will find small and large trails as well as local trails. All of them have been approved by the Mountaineering Federation of the Region of Murcia and are signposted so that they can be covered on foot.
This network of trails will allow you to explore the most unique and beautiful places in our natural and scenic environment and enjoy the cultural heritage nearby.
You can also enjoy the practice of urban walking through the Local Urban Path "Walk 10,000 steps" that runs through landscaped areas and pedestrian or renovated streets of our city. On this trail we will walk the recommended 10,000 steps (6.5 km-7 km) as the optimum distance to walk daily, to be in good physical shape while discovering the most important tourist sites in the city.
Murcia is a city prepared for running, with numerous spaces and routes to practice it
Running is an international trend that is gaining more and more followers. You only have to look at the number of participants joining races and marathons. Murcia celebrates every year a marathon whose next edition is scheduled for 7 February 2021.
If you practice running, don't miss it on your next visit or getaway to Murcia.
Murcia is a city that is well prepared for running. There are numerous spaces and routes perfect for running in complete safety and in perfect conditions. The Malecón promenade, Juan Carlos I, Ronda Sur or the river bank, among other areas, are ideal for this sport. Check the link with the running circuits that the city has to offer and run.
Two elements define the natural environment of Murcia: La Huerta and the Valley and Carrascoy Natural Park
The natural wealth of Murcia, together with its good climate, make an ideal combination to enjoy the landscapes of the mountains such as El Valle and the traditional market gardens by the river. Would you like to discover incredible landscapes, places to relax, routes for sports in nature or unique monuments? All this is just a few minutes away from the city centre of Murcia. You just have to let yourself go and get lost in our unique environment, "The Orchard of Murcia".
"The Orchard of Murcia" comprises the alluvial plain of the Segura River, located in the extreme east of the Region of Murcia, between Molina-Abanilla and the mountainous areas of the Carrascoy and El Valle mountain ranges. It extends from the dam or Azud Mayor de la Contraparada to the border with the province of Alicante.
The Regional Park "El Valle and Carrascoy" is located south of the city of Murcia. With a surface area of 17,410 hectares, the natural space is part of the Natura 2000 Network.
Its natural values are characterised by a Mediterranean forest dominated mainly by Aleppo pines, stone pines and small enclaves of holm oaks or holm oaks, where plant diversity is high, especially among shrubs, and the presence of protected animals such as birds of prey.
In the Park we recommend a visit to the "El Valle Visitor Centre" where you can obtain information about the environment and maps.
Another point of interest is the Wildlife Recovery Centre and the botanical garden "Arboretum". Also highly recommended is a visit to ""The Visitor Centre of La Luz " and "The Sanctuary of Fuensanta" from where you can enjoy incredible landscapes and panoramic views of the Huerta and the city of Murcia.
The Park can be visited all year round with mild temperatures, although in summer they are high, so it is advisable to visit it in the early hours of the morning, taking plenty of water, isotonic drinks, suitable clothing and sun protection.
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Explore routes and itineraries through Murcia. Ideal for your one-day or weekend visit with the family or as a couple.