The festival starts with a weekend of regional competitions at the Coast and West part of Murcia (Aguilas & Lorca), followed by 4 days of Sportident trainings in the Northern part of the Murcia region. You will end in style with the Costa Calida / COMOF WRE weekend near Bullas (North as well).
Terrains near the coast are dry and rocky, some with easy to run soft soil, some with tougher rocky soil, lots of contours, tricky route choices and stunning views over the ocean.
Terrains in Murcia central and north area have been used for Wold Cup 2014; are rough, with pine forest and semi-open, detailed, plenty of valleys, spurs, gullies and gentle climbs.
We offer training packages of different sizes in the Murcia region, depending where and how long you stay and how much you want to train. We will be offering the following, all bookable separately through our reservation tool:
|Package||Code||Training Type||Distance||GPS||Map Name||Scale||Tapes||Organized Training||Driving distance from Caravaca||Driving distance from Mazarrón||Driving distance from La Marina|
|NORTH MINI/MAXI||MU19-01||1 Man Relay||11,1km||38.071024, -1.948392||LLANO DE ARRIBA||1/10000||Yes||18Feb 1530-17h, flags||00:24||01:32||01:43|
|NORTH MINI/MAXI||MU19-02||Intervals||8,0km||38.20444, -1.66495||SIERRA DEL MOLINO||1/10000||Yes||19Feb 10-13h, SI||00:27||01:11||01:22|
|NORTH MINI/MAXI||MU19-03||Longer Middle||5,9km||38.10302, -1.7479||CAÑADA DE CANARA||1/10000||Yes||20Feb 10-13h, SI||00:17||01:15||01:26|
|NORTH MINI/MAXI||MU19-04||Middle||6.8km||38.114411, -1.860628||EL PIZCALEJO||1/10000||Yes||21Feb 10-13h,
|NORTH MAXI||MU19-05||Shortened Long||7,4km||38.051753, -1.754483||SIERRA DE BURETE||1/10000||Yes||00:18||01:15||01:26|
|NORTH MAXI||MU19-06||City Sprint||2,9km||38.09632, -1.80144||CEHEGÍN SPRINT||1/4000||No||00:08||01:11||01:22|
|EAST MINI/MAXI||MU19-07||Long||13,1km||38.07547, -1.10141||COTO CUADROS||1/15000||Yes||00:54||00:51||00:40|
|EAST MINI/MAXI||MU19-08||Middle||5,4km||37.91819, -1.37442||SIERRA DEL CURA||1/10000||Yes||00:51||00:42||01:07|
|EAST MAXI||MU19-09||Longer Middle||6,4km||37.92869, -1.14648||EL VALLE||1/10000||Yes||00:55||00:53||00:57|
|WEST MINI||MU19-11||City Sprint 1+1||TBD||37.68011, -1.69723||LORCA URBANO||1/4000||No||00:53||00:41||01:26|
|WEST MINI||MU19-12||Short||2,8km||37.7097, -1.67726||EL OASIS – LORCA||1/10000||No||00:56||00:44||01:28|
|COAST MINI/MAXI||MU19-13||Long||9,0km||37.56339, -1.31996||SIERRA DE LAS MORERAS||1/10000||Yes||18Feb 10-1200h,
|COAST MINI/MAXI||MU19-14||Middle||5,5km||37.595702, -1.326074||MINAS MAZARRÓN||1/5000||Yes||01:12||00:07||01:15|
|COAST MAXI||MU19-15||City Sprint||3,0km||37.563797, -1.313583||BOLNUEVO URBANO||1/5000||No||01:18||00:05||01:25|
|COAST MAXI||MU19-16||Middle||5,3km||37.482429, -1.463294||CALA BLANCA||1/10000||No||01:31||00:30||01:35|
Want to stay the full period in the same place for the 9 days of Murcia Festival? We recommend Apartamentos Aixa 1 & Aixa 2, Caravaca de la Cruz (North of Murcia Region), 15min drive from Bullas, competition centre for Costa Calida and very well located for the SunO trainings.
Apartamentos Aixa 1 & Aixa 2, Caravaca de la Cruz are 2 buildings are located ca. 700 apart from each other, in the outskirts of the Caravaca city center. Apartments are fully equipped, have kitchenette for own cooking, fully equipped bathroom, air-conditioned. All apartments have a sofa bed which accommodates one or two (small) persons, if really required.
Booking: we recommend you use SUNO2019, our promo code (cod promocional) during the booking process on hotel website, which should provide you discounted rates AND increased availability during the Murcia festival.
Alternatively, you can search area accommodation on booking.com
If you prefer to see different areas of Murcia and don’t mind changing accommodation? in that case, we recommend you stay in Hotel Playa Grande, (Mazarron, Coast) from Saturday to Monday/Tuesday (SI training at the Coast on Monday) and in Apartamentos Aixa 1 & Aixa from Monday/Tuesday to Sunday.
Hotel Playa Grande is a nicely located beach- front (3 stars) in Puerto de Mazarrón. The hotel has a cosy restaurant and bar with a nice terrace next to the swimming pool. The hotel has double or twin rooms, with private bathrooms.
Booking: best rates can be obtained on booking.com