Intrepid cycling tourists travelling through the Murcia region can now take advantage of convenient and comprehensive sign-posting as they journey along the 6,000-kilometre Mediterranean Route.
According to the regional ministry of tourism, nearly 1,000 elements have been installed, including directional, warning, urban information and welcome signs.
Covering a total of 217 kilometres, mostly along the coast, the EuroVelo 8 cycling tourism route enters the Murcia region from Orihuela (in the neighbouring Alicante province to the north-east) before passing through nine municipalities: Murcia, San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, Los Alcázares, La Unión, Cartagena, Mazarrón, Lorca and Águilas.
Announcing completion of the signposting, minister for the presidency, tourism and sport Marcos Ortuño said the route showcased Murcia’s image as a safe, sustainable and popular destination for enjoying outdoor leisure activities, while also providing synergy with the region’s other major attractions such as culture and gastronomy.
The European EuroVelo network (popularly known as the Mediterranean Route) comprises 15 sections, including three in Spain, extending for a total of nearly 6,000 kilometres from Cádiz (in Andalucía) to Cyprus.
It was set up in 1987 with the objective of connecting the continent by safe routes for the enjoyment of both long-distance cyclists and everyday cycling enthusiasts.