From Puntabela through the Coves of Bolnuevo to Playa de Percheles

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The coastline that goes along these itineraries is one of the last almost intact coastal stretches that possess the coast of Murcia. The botanical, geological and landscape wealth enshrines the need of its total protection. So pioneer in Spain, part of this coast area, formed by a series of coves, has been dedicated for nudism practice. We have to be respectful with this when we decide to make the itinerary.


Physical difficulty

We have to make small efforts to overcome small slopes and/or the duration doesn’t exceed three hours.

Technical difficulty 

Routes or wide trails without difficulty.

Distances

Red Route: To ‘Cueva Lobos’ Beach: 1,6 km; to the intersection point of the Green, Red and Blue Routes: 2 km; to ‘La Grúa’ Beach: 2,9 km; to ‘El Benzal’ Beach: 5,8 km; and to ‘Percheles' Beach: 8,7 km (one-way)
Green Route: 3 km (one-way)
Blue Route: 2,9 km (one-way)
Yellow Route: 1 km (one-way). The black-marked stretches belong to two paved access roads to the last part of the Red Route. They can be used for pick us up with 

Slope

Departure height and high point: Insignificant values except for the Green Route, that reaches a height of 90 metres above sea level.

Suitable for mountain bike: This itinerary is apt to be done with mountain bike following the red itinerary and avoiding the itineraries of other colours if we like ‘trial lands’.

GPS Coordinates (UTM DATUM E1950)

Start from Puntabela:: X 648734 Y 4158916
Red, Green and Blue Routes intersection point: X 647255 Y 4158715


The presence of ‘seaweeds’ in some of the coves indicates the excellent water quality. This alga is the “Posidonia oceanic” (commonly known as Neptun Grass or Meditarrean tape weed), it forms large underwater meadows that are an important part of the ecosystem and it’s an authentic ‘bio-indicator’ of the water quality.

During the walk, we will see a vegetation composed of different plants’ species like ‘cornical’, ‘palmitos’ (Mediterranean dwarf palm), esparto grass, ‘albaida’ (summer-deciduous shrub) and ‘tomillo’ (thyme), replaced in some more propitious zone to swamp by ‘salados’, ‘sosas’ (prickly saltwort), ‘barillas‘ and ‘siemprevivas’ (plants that grows in salty sandy coastal soils).

This excursion is divided in several sections depending on available energy or time. Several walks can be made, some of them circular, or arrive till the end, at Percheles' Beach; this will force us to retrace our steps. The Red Route would be about 18 km there and back. Maybe we count on someone who can pick us up, or have two cars and leave previously one of them in Percheles’ Beach. For that we need to move a car to the village called Cañada de Gallego (N-332), pass through it and follow the indicator of ‘Percheles’ to the left side, direction to the sea. Ask any resident for more indications. On the access road to Percheles, about 300m before arriving, is a red-and-white-painted iron arch, which delimits the height of vehicles that have access to the beach.


This excursion is divided in four tours:


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