Day #28, Week #4: Checking out the cycle route alongside the RM1
The blue cycle path to the right runs the length of the RM1
THERE IS a blue tarmac cycle path that runs the length of the RM1 in Murcia from Los Ramos south east to San Javier, it's about 30 km. I picked it up south of Los Ramos from the Pedrera Reservoir via the CV-949. It's very hilly for the first half then flattens out somewhat. The path is not well maintained with shrubs growing through cracks in the tarmac and sporadic patches of mud, so you need to place close attention to the path ahead. I lost the bike under me at one point due to gravel on one of the road crossings. On the plus side, the hills provide a good fitness test and there is no traffic to deal with.