The Region of Murcia has an important gastronomic offer. Dishes that have led to this Spanish province being chosen as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy for the year 2020. If we add to this the possibility of toasting with white, red and rosé wines rich in nuances, and, of course, from the land, we obtain experiences that even the most exquisite of sybarites would like to live.
Not all destinations have three wine routes certified by the Spanish Association of Wine Cities (ACEVIN). The Region of Murcia does: Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. All of them make up a kingdom, 'Kingdom of the Monastrell', as this is the predominant grape. Kingdom, this one, that well deserves a getaway in your campervan rental motorhome. We tell you what to do.
The wine route of Bullas in campervan
Bullas is a town located in the Northwest Region of the Region of Murcia whose history has always been linked to the wine culture. It has more than 200 traditional wineries built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and an unmistakable rural charm.
There are different tourist packages available to visitors to make the Bullas Wine Route, although it can also be done on your own. In any case, a mandatory stop is the Wine Museum, where you can take the opportunity to attend a tasting and discover how is the winemaking process from start to finish.
And once in this town, it would be a mistake not to visit the natural area of Salto del Usero, a large waterfall in a unique environment full of legends and curiosities.
Where to spend the night with your campervan near Bullas?
Although the town of Bullas does not have its own motorhome area, nearby towns do. On the one hand, in Mula, we have an overnight stay area. If what we only need is to empty and recharge, in Cehegín there is an emptying area in the local gas station.
The Jumilla wine route in motorhome
Its wines, its gastronomy, its gardens, its Iberian, Roman and Medieval legacy... It is impossible to choose just one reason to visit Jumilla, in the Altiplano region of the Region of Murcia. A good way to discover this town is through its Wine Route, which has different activities that adapt perfectly to every time of the year: the 'Music among wines' festival for summer nights, the 'Family Harvest' to enjoy the grape harvesting process in the most special way, cultural visits or photography contests with wine barrels as protagonists to give wings to the creativity of the participants, among others.
If you feel like a dose of culture, take advantage of your getaway to visit the Castle of Jumilla, declared a National Monument and built in the fifteenth century. While you get there, be sure to contemplate the views of the Camino del Subidor, a natural viewpoint whose panoramic view will make the journey worthwhile.
You would regret it if you visited Jumilla and did not try the acclaimed 'gazpacho jumillano', cooked with unfermented flour cake, game meat and serrano snails. Almost nothing!
Where to spend the night with your campervan near Jumilla?
Jumilla does not have a campervan area near the town.
The wine route of Yecla in campervan
Routes, visits to monuments and olive oil mills, tastings, pairings... What do you fancy? Think about it and then fulfill it on the Yecla Wine Route.
The historical tradition of the wines of Yecla, together with the modernization of its wineries, result in a rigorous and at the same time creative character to its wines. Do not wait any longer to try them.
Do not miss the opportunity to take a tour of Mount Arabí, one of the most 'instagrammable' places in the Region of Murcia known as 'the magic mountain'. Here you will find the cave paintings of the Cantos de la Visera, the Cuevas del Mediodía and the petroglyphs of the Cerro del Arabilejo.
Where to spend the night with your campervan near Yecla?
Yecla has its own campervan area, in the area outside the town, next to the Polideportivo las Pozas.
Don't you have the opportunity to rent a motorhome? Discover the route by boarding the wine bus and discover the beauty of the Kingdom of the Monastrell.
If you wish, it is possible to discover this route to the 'Wine Bus', an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism that consists of excursions to the three wine routes of the Region of Murcia, known for being encompassed in the popular 'Kingdom of Monastrell' as this is the predominant grape.
Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla are the destinations where the 'Wine Bus' will stop. Tastings, guided tours, walks among the vineyards, meals with wine pairing...
All excursions include bus transportation to all visits from the departure points; official guide from the point of departure to the point of arrival; and travel assistance insurance.
If you want to know in detail the points of this route as well as all the information about the "Wine Bus", you can access the official website of Tourism of the Region of Murcia: https://www.murciaturistica.es/es/bus_enoturistico/