Málaga, Alhama, Nerja, Málaga
5 days/4 nights, Self-Guided
Boutique & 4* Hotels
Long Time No Sea? Cycle to the Med!
If you want excellent cycling in a packed little bike tour from Málaga, a main flight gateway, this is the one! A circular route with superb Inland cycling as well as a thrilling ride to the sea for the moderate cyclist, which can be made easy by using an ebike, or even more difficult for the more experienced cyclist.
A lovely luxury self-guided cycling trip to and from Málaga for cyclists who want a mix of quiet inland cycling and some days along the coast to Nerja in this short break for some Spanish sun. Having easy access to Málaga airport, it is a region full of diversity, internationally known for its cultural centre of Málaga and which also offers cyclists, picturesque inland scenery with some undulating climbs and vistas. It is a bike tour that gives you some Costa del Sol seaside cycling as well as also staying in a tranquil inland traditional area which has peaceful countryside with good quiet roads.
Surprise yourself with the great variety of tapas and delicious seafood, passing by small cafes or beach side cafe “chiringuitos” with delicious espeto skewered fish. Visit some historical monuments, such as Málaga’s Moorish Alcazar and the Picasso Art Gallery, the birthplace of the modern artist, Nerja’s beaches and Alhama’s own romantic Barrio Arabe and Renaissance Church.
1 Mar 2021 to 12 Dec 2021
1 Mar 2022 to 10 Dec 2022
60KM Daily Average
- Cycle enchanting quaint villages & dramatic coast
- Visit Málaga centre, the birthplace of Picasso!
- Stay in traditional Andalucian Cortijo Hacienda Hotels
- Enjoy local cheeses, tapas, grilled espetos, olives & Jamon Iberico
- Bike inland Andalucia’s quiet smooth roads with few cars
THE CC ADVANTAGE
We live permanently in Spain both in Alhama & Málaga, so we are proud local operators and will provide the best quality service
Enjoy your CC history book and local knowledge in your package
Ride our Backyard, a magical area, on a performance carbon road bike, a comfortable hybrid or even an Electric assist bike.
A wonderful trip that exceeded expectations. The area is really spectacular and the route is diverse, so always interesting. Hilly, for sure but we like that. It is a nice short break in the countryside and coast. Málaga is a great place to end in as well. Thanks!
Day 1. MALAGA TO ALHAMA
Ride : 18 km or 38 km | Elevation Gain : 150 m or 450 m | Extra Mileage if Wanted
Arrive in the beautiful year round destination of Málaga and transfer to Alhama (from Málaga airport or meet in Málaga at our hotel at 12:00). Travel up over this coastal mountain, arrive in this medieval and attractive town. After a short bike set up, head out on a warm-up ride to get you feeling comfortable and enjoy this tranquil area and its famous gorge.
Day 2. ALHAMA DE GRANADA TO TORRE DEL MAR
Ride : 44 km | Elevation Gain : 250 m | Extra Mileage if Wanted
A stunning area for scenic landscape, enjoy the pleasant countryside in this area which is known for its goat’s cheese, almonds and local wine (vino de terreno) and then swoop down the mountain to the coast. Picturesque Andalucian vistas are of some of the very best cycling you can do in Europe and some stupendous mountain views.
Day 3. TORRE DEL MAR TO NERJA
Ride : 28 km or 47 km | Elevation Gain : 60 m or 970 m
A nice coastal cycle awaits with a pretty backdrop of the coastal mountain range and for those who want more challenge, there is a very hilly version of today’s sunshine coast ride available. Enjoy this micro climate, one of the kindest in European winters and cycle along the Med to Nerja, where you can visit its impressive cave system this afternoon, or indeed, lie on the beach for a while. Your luxury hotel awaits and where you can put your feet up and relax.
Day 4. NERJA TO MÁLAGA
Ride : 54 km | Elevation Gain : 185 m
To those who love coastal cycling, this is your day! Cycle next to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea right into Málaga. It is a beautiful day of biking which still gives you time to explore this fantastic historic centre. You even have time to visit the famous Picasso Gallery and Roman amphitheatre.
Day 5. ONWARD OR OPTION TO EXTEND
Sadly we say goodbye, unless that is you stay on and ride some more with us in Málaga (we have self guided loop ride options out of Malaga) or join another one of our tours!
Road Cycling Tour : Self-Guided
Bikes : Hybrid | Carbon | AluCarbon Road | EBike
Route : Málaga – Alhama – Torre del Mar – Nerja – Málaga
Group Size : Minimum 2 people, Discounts for Groups of 4+
High season beach supplement €55 per person (June, July, August & Easter week).
Moderate : Daily average of 40 km with some hills. The tour is suitable for moderate leisure cyclists of all ages who have a good level of fitness and enjoy road biking. Can be made easier by E-bike use.
4 nights : Rural Boutique hotel (2) and Beach City Hotel (1), Luxury Hotel (1) – all bedrooms are en-suite – breakfast included
All breakfasts – full or buffet
Gastronomy Welcome Package – Day 1 of cycling includes a 3 course dinner and wine for 2 & 1 welcome pack of local products – 90€ per couple
Airport transfers from Málaga airport
Pre-tour information & Planning help
Maps / Notes / GPX routes
Guide Book, luggage tags & helmet bag
Good quality TREK hybrids (65€) | Orbea AluCarbon (90€) | Trek Madone (120€) | CUBE/TREK Ebike (190€)
From Málaga airport on the first day. Please note we have some flexibility with pick up times so do contact us if to see if other times could work.
Quiet country and mountain roads. Good asphalt road surface
The hotels on this bike tour, will let you Live the Dream in them all. Our quaint rustic accommodation in Alhama de Granada is central and well loved as is our very Andalucian hotel in the Axarquia looking out at the Sierra Alhama. Both have tranquil settings that give you a real taste of this pleasant area of Spain, always a delight to ride a bike in!
Cycling Country’s Cycle to the Med self guided bike tour is no exception and we have accommodation on this tour that is comfortable and are great examples of fine traditional hotels. We have a selection of a 4 star city hotel and 2 Boutique spots (smaller, historical & family run places which are charming).
Enjoy inland Andalucia and the beautiful Costa del Sol lifestyle. You won’t want to catch your flight home, we guarantee it!
Testimonials from previous cyclists are always available and we enjoy receiving the feedback after tours. It helps us improve our services and offer you an even better experience. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a reference to talk to. Others have also posted reviews on the independent travel website .
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