octubre 15, 2019

Post-conference tours

Post-conference tours are not included in the congress price.

Two tours will be offered:

  • Murcia and Alicante salt lakes and salines
  • Andalusia: natural, geological and cultural tour

Post conference tour
Murcia and Alicante salt lakes and salines

This 3 days post conference tour has been designed to discover the saline lakes and inland saltscapes around the Region of Murcia and near the hosting city of Murcia.
During the first day we will visit the interesting endorheic lagoons system around Pétrola and Corral-Rubio, EU Natura 2000 sites, in the province of Albacete. At the end of the day we will visit the industrial saltscape of Jumilla and we will do a break at the Bodega Juan Gil, tasting local wines.
The second day is dedicated to the visit of the inland saline lakes of the province of Alicante and to discover the geological aspects and their origins: the Pinoso Diapir geosite, the inland saltworks of Las Salinas, etc.
The last day we will discover the diversity of the coastal lagoons of the Alicante province: El Hondo de Elche, El Pinet, Salinas de Santa Pola, all designated Natural Parks and EU Natura 2000 sites. You will stay at a beach hotel for the last night.

Saturday 24/10/20

  • 8:00. Bus transfer to Tobarra
  • 9:30. Pétrola and Corral Rubio lagoons system (EU Natura 2000 site)
    • Pétrola
    • Corral Rubio
    • La Higuera: Salineras y laguna
  • 12:00. Stop in Montealegre del Castillo
    • Visit the Arco del Molino and Llano de la Consolación
  • 13:00. Lunch
  • 14:00. Bus transfer to Jumilla
    • 14:30. Visit the Salinas del Salero del Águila
  • 15:30. Visit the winery Bodega Juan Gil
  • 16:45. Visit the Salinas de la Rosa- Jumsal
  • 18:30. Back to Murcia
  • Overnight stay in Murcia

Sunday 25/10/20

  • 8:00. Bus transfer to Pinoso
  • 9:15. Visita the diapir of El Pinoso (Global Geosite). Descent to the cave Cueva del Gigante
  • 12:30. Bus transfer to Salinas
  • 13:00. Lunch in Salinas
  • 13:45. Stop in Las Salinas. Thematic route of the magnessium industry
  • 14:45. Bus transfer to Villena
  • 15:15. Visit the old saline lakes of Villena: Salero Nuevo, Salero Viejo, salero Peñalva
  • 17:00. Visit to the old town of Villena
  • 18:30. Back to Murcia
  • Overnight stay in Murcia

Monday 26/10/20

  • 8:00. Bus transfer to Elche.
  • 8:30. Visit the Elche palm trees gardens (World Heritage Site)
  • 10:30. Bus transfer to the coastal lagoon El Hondo de Elche.
  • 11:00. Visit El Hondo de Elche (Natural Park, EU Natura 2000 site, Ramsar convention site)
  • 12:30. Lunch at Salinas del Pinet
  • 13:00. Visit the Salinas del Pinet and Salinas de Santa Pola (Natural Park, EU Natura 2000 site, Ramsar convention site)
  • 15:00. Bus transfer to Santa Pola
  • 15:30. Free afternoon
  • Overnight stay in Santa Pola

Tuesday 27/10/20

  • End of the program after breakfast.

PRICE:

300€ per person sharing double room

Single room supplement: +87€

Price includes:

  • Bus transfer days 24, 25 and 26 of October
  • 2 nights at Hotel Hesperia Centro Murcia 3* or similar. Only breakfast
  • 1 night at Hotel Gran Playa 3* San Juan or similar. Only breakfast
  • 3 lunches (with 1 drink)
  • Travel insurance

Price does not include:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Dinners
  • Tickets and entrances of non programmed activities

Post conference tour
Andalusia: natural, geological and cultural tour

The post conference long trip is designed to find out Eastern Andalusia and part of the most interesting geological and salines treasures.
The first day, you will visit the gypsum caves of Sorbas, a singular geological place, the coastal salines of Cabo de Gata, a good example of Southern Spanish salines and protected by the Ramsar Convention, and you will end the day with a nice walk through the badlands around Guadix.
The second day will be the discover of the geological treasures of the Granada Geopark and its geosites: the paleontogical station of the Fardes river, the angular discordance of Gorafe, the hot springs and travertines of Alicún.
The third day is for the visit of one of the most famous place in Spain: Granada. You will visit the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel and the awesome muslim palace of La Alhambra, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. The second part of the day, you will know some examples of inland Andalusian saltscapes, declared Natural Reserves and designated by the Ramsar Convention.
The last day, we will mix nature, with the visit of the Torcal de Antequera, an interesting geological landscape, and culture, with the visit of Málaga.

Saturday 24/10/20

  • 8:00. Bus transfer to Sorbas
  • 10:00. Visit of the Sorbas gypsum caves (Global Geosite)
  • 11:30. Bus transfer to Cabo de Gata
  • 12:00. Lunch in Cabo de Gata
  • 13:00. Visit of the Cabo de Gata coastal salines (Natural Park, EU Natura 2000 site, Ramsar convention site)
  • 14:00. Bus transfer to Guadix
  • 15:30. Check-in in Guadix
  • 15:50. Bus transfer to Los Baños.
  • 16:00. Walk Alhama River-Los Baños-Beas-Paulenca route. Back by bus
  • 19:00. End of the route

Sunday 25/10/20

  • 8:30. Visit of Guadix. Cave houses
  • 11:00. Bus transfer to Fonelas
  • 11:30. Visit of the Paleontological station of the Fardes river (Global Geosite)
  • 13:00. Lunch in Fonelas
  • 14:00. Transfer to the Balneario de Alicún.
  • 14:45. Stop at the Balneario de Alicún (Global Geosite)
    • Acequia de Toril
  • 15:45. Stop in Gorafe
    • Angular discordance (Global Geosite)
    • Megatithic Visitor Center
    • Medieval muslim caves: Algarves
  • 18:45. Bus transfer to Granada

Monday 26/10/20

  • 8:30. Visit of Granada
    • Royal Chapel and Cathedral
    • Alhambra (World Heritage site)
    • Albaicín medieval neighborhood (World Heritage site)
  • 13:00. Lunch
  • 14:00. Bus transfer to the Archidona large lagoon
  • 15:00. Visit of the Archidona large lagoon (Natural reserve, EU Natura 2000 site, Ramsar site)
  • 16:00. Bus transfer to the Fuente de Piedra lagoon.
  • 16:30. Visit of the Fuente de Piedra lagoon (Natural reserve, Ramsar site)
  • 18:30. Bus transfer to Antequera

Tusday 27/10/20

  • 9:00. Bus transfer to Antequera
  • 9:30. Visit of Antequera
  • 11:30. Visit of the Torcal de Antequera (Global Geosite)
  • 13:30. Pique-nique lunch in the Antequera Torcal
  • 14:30. Bus transfer to Málaga
  • 16:15. Visit of Málaga

Wednesday 28/10/20

  • Bus airport transfer: Málaga, Almería and Murcia

PRICE:

468€ per person sharing double room

Single room supplement: +115€

Price includes:

  • Bus transfer from Murcia during 5 days. Bus stop during the back way to Murcia at Málaga airport, Almería airport and Murcia airport.
  • 1 nights in Guadix. Only breakfast
  • 1 night in Granada. Only breakfast
  • 1 night in Antequera. Only breakfast
  • 1 night in Málaga. Only breakfast
  • 3 lunches and 1 pique-nique
  • Ticket for the Cave Center of Guadix
  • Ticket for the visit of the Royal chapel of Granada
  • Ticket for the visit the Cathedral of Granada
  • Ticket for the visit of La Alhambra

Price does not include:

  • Dinners
  • Tickets and entrances not programmed