STAGE 19 Cartagena - San Pedro del Pinatar (58.2 km)

In this stage, one of the two longest, we'll leave Cartagena Tourist Office via the cycle lane which leaves from the Marina, and cross Batel Park to take the national road which will take us towards La Unión for 8 kilometres.

We turn to the N-345 to face the climb to Cruz Chiquita, 1.7 km at an average of 5.5%, with a good stretch of descent to the town of Portmán.

After this downhill section, it's time to climb again to Atamaría, with 2 km at 5.85%. In addition, we can do this on an authorised cycle lane, for the greatest possible safety. It's a cycling infrastructure which we can continue to enjoy until Los Belones. From here, along the RM-F54, regularly travelled by local cyclists, we'll pass through Los Nietos and Los Urrutias, with continuous views of the Mar Menor.

After a short stretch of national road, we'll enter Los Alcázares on the cycle lane. We'll mostly pass through its urban area on these cycle lanes, promoting user safety along this route, and in this way we'll reach San Javier.

We'll travel more kilometres by cycle lane, first bordering the protected landscape of the wetland Playa de la Hita and second, the General Airforce Academy, teaching centre for the Spanish Air Force and headquarters of the famous Eagle Squad, to then enter the town by Santiago de la Ribera.

After a short visit to the town centre, we¿ll return to the sea shore and the cycle lanes from the foot of the Real Club de Regatas and we'll be able to admire the different houses from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Now by road, on the Atalayón and Los Castillitos promenades, we'll enter the town of San Pedro del Pinatar and arrive at the Lo Pagán Sailing Club, where there's a cycle path which will connect with better separated and safer infrastructure starting at Playa de Villa Nanitos, until the roundabout at the entrance to the Regional Park of Las Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar, the last stop on this stage.


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