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The Commonwealth Tourism of Sierra Espuña, along with the business association Espuña Turística, presented yesterday at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur), which is held until next Sunday in Madrid, the initiative 'EspuTrek, walking for ecotourism in the Region of Murcia.
Territory Sierra Espuña '.
The mayor of Totana and current president of the joint body, Andrés García, explained, at the stand of the Region of Murcia, this ecotourism product for hikers that promotes this commonwealth formed by the municipalities of Totana, Aledo, Alhama de Murcia, Pliego, Mula and Librilla.
To this end, a video of three minutes and a spot of 20 seconds were produced, which will be broadcast during these days and in several specialized media, and which was also screened during the presentation, before and after the interventions. Andrés García, president of the Commonwealth;
and Andrés García Lara, president of the Espuña Turística Association.
The project was presented in Hall 7 booth b13 of Fitur and includes six routes totaling 101.59 kilometers of travel, 35.45 hours of walking, an accumulated rise in altitude of 4,075 meters and 3,882 downhill.
It is a tourist product for hikers who want to know Sierra Espuña on foot connecting different parts of the natural park in six stages along traditional paths and trails, some of them recently recovered.
It includes the offer of accommodation in hostels, camping, hostels and rural houses near Sierra Espuña of a product marketed by Espuña Turística and endorsed by the brands Costa Cálida, Europarc, with the collaboration of the Institute of Tourism of the Region of Murcia, the regional park of Sierra Espuña and Espuña Turística, among others.
The project also affects Totana, the municipalities of Alhama de Murcia, Aledo, Librilla, Mula and Pliego.
The six routes are El Berro-Casas Nuevas (21 kilometers);
Casas Nuevas-La Perdiz (20.49 kms.);
La Perdiz-Las Alquerías (18.53 km);
Las Alquería-Ricardo Codorniu Visitor Center (12.67 km);
Visitor Center-Gebas (14.3 km), and Gebas-El Berro (14.6 km).
More agenda at Fitur
Today, Thursday, January 24, at 12:30, will take place at the Turespaña stand an event presented by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel María Oliver, in which the results of the Observatory of Ecotourism and the III National Ecotourism Congress', where the Sierra Espuña Territory has participated.
Sierra Espuña has the most extensive arboreal mass of the Region of Murcia and one of its most emblematic natural environments;
green and leafy today thanks to the work of reforestation carried out at the end of the last century, led by the philanthropist from Murcia Ricardo Codorniú, better known by his nickname the tree's apostle.
The regional park of Sierra Espuña and its surroundings have become the first protected natural area of â€‹â€‹the Region of Murcia endorsed by the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (CETS).
The municipalities that make up this environment are strategically disseminated through the interior regions of the Mula River (Mula y Pliego) and Sierra Espuña (Alhama de Murcia, Totana and Aledo).
These populations participate in the characteristics of the two regions.
On the one hand, Mula and Pliego are literally embedded between the Espuña and Ricote mountain ranges and are places of rich customs and cultural traditions.
At the same time, the characteristics of their landscape make them obligatory points to make a stop on the route through the interior of the region.
On the other hand, the localities of Alhama de Murcia, Totana and Aledo, participate fully in the mountainous and forest spirit, and a good part of their identity is found precisely in the Sierra de Espuña.