With all the coming up it is the perfect time to travel. And what is better then traveling light and easy? For some of us light can be a challenge, but easy can be fixed. Take the train in Spain. Try the Altaria that connects you to the Southern region of Spain. Or hop on the AVE high speed train and you will be enjoying freshly made paella on the beach in no time.
If you have already travelled through Spain you are aware of the beautiful Arabic history in this country. The South of Spain is famous because of the Alhambra of course, which attracts loads of tourists every year. A more quiet place to visit with great food, a sea breeze and Moorish influences is Murcia.
Altaria, Madrid – Murcia. (Distance 458,6km – 4 hours of Spanish landscapes)
The top 3 things to do in Murcia.
- Take a walking tour with the lovely XXX, she will guide you around the heart of the center and will tell you interesting anecdotes about this beautiful Spanish city.
- Because I won’t stop talking about bikes, cycle on the old train rails Via Verdes and visit the Basilica de la Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz and enjoy the breathtaking view. (Alexandre Rodier of Entre Tierras is an excellent guide)
- Eat! (Las Mulas, Calle Ruipérez 5, Murcia)
For her! It was made for her, by the sweet men on Sundays. Para Ella, or Paella comes from Valencia and of course it tastes the best while sitting on the beach. Since ‘There is no beach in Madrid’ the biggest complaint is I hear about the capital of Spain, there is no better excuse to escape it for a day (or two) and plant your feet in the sand within 2 hours.
AVE High Speed, Madrid – Valencia (Distance 302km – 2 hours of pressure on your ears)
The top 3 things to do in the Paella city.
- Strike down under an olive tree and enjoy the delicious tapas at El Olivo (Plaza del Arbol 4, Valencia. It is worth to walk up the little hidden alley)
- Because there is no better way to discover a flat city like Valencia by bike. Cycle through a park of 10km long, which used to be a river. (Valencia bikes)
- Visit the stunning building of ceramics in the city center. (Museo Nacional de Cerámica, Calle Poeta Querol, 2. Tuesday – Saturday 10-14 and 16-20, Sundays and holidays 10-14. It is only 3 euros, on Saturday afternoon and Sunday it is free).
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