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.