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5 Day Bike Tour to the Costa del Sol
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Málaga, Alhama, Nerja, Málaga

5 days/4 nights, Self-Guided

Boutique & 4* Hotels

From

€ 795

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.

Dates

1 Mar 2023 to 12 Dec 2023

1 Mar 2024 to 10 Dec 2024

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Riding Level

Moderate

45KM Daily Average

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 sardines, 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.

Road Bike Tours in Andalucia, Spain - Alhama

A wonderful trip that exceeded expectations. The area is really spectacular and the route is diverse, so always interesting.  It is a nice short break in the countryside and coast.  Málaga is a great place to end in as well. Thanks!

J. Haltrecht

Colorado, USA

Route Map

itinerary
Cycling Along the MedDay 1. MALAGA TO ALHAMA

Ride: 18 km or 38 km  | Gain: 150 m or 450 m | Extra Mileage offered

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 VELEZ MALAGA

Cycling to the Costa del SolRide: 44 km | Gain: 250 m  | Extra Mileage offered
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.

Dinner included tonight!

 

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Day 3. VÉLEZ MÁLAGA TO NERJA

Visiting the Costa del SolRide: 28 km or 47 km | 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

Road Cycling in Spain's Mediterranean Costa del SolRide: 54 km | 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!

Trip details

Road Cycling Tour : Self-Guided | Sunday Starts (Non-Standard Day €65 p.p 2-3 pax) (Not available July & August)

Bikes:  Hybrid |  AluCarbon Road | Carbon | EBike

Route: Málaga – Alhama – Torre del Mar –  Nerja – Málaga

Quiet country and mountain roads. Good asphalt road surface

Group Size : Minimum 2 people, Discounts for Groups of 4+

High season beach supplement €125 per person (June – October  & Easter week).

Riding Level

Moderate : Daily average of 45 km with 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.

Accommodation

4 nights: Rural Boutique hotel (2) and Beach City Hotel (1), Luxury Hotel  (1) – all bedrooms are en-suite

Food

All breakfasts – full or buffet
1 Dinner, 3 courses (Drinks not included)
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

Also Included
  • Airport transfers from Málaga airport Day 1
  • Pre-tour information & Planning help
  • Navigation by Phone App / GPX tracks provided if wanted
  • Guide Book of area history, culture & where 2 eat
  • Cycling Country Bottle, helmet bag, Tee & tags
  • 5% off your next tour with us!
Bikes

Good quality TREK hybrids (65€) | Orbea AluCarbon (90€) | Trek Madone (120€) | CUBE/TREK Ebike (190€)

Transfers

From Málaga airport/centre on the first day.

Costal Del Sol View of Malaga's cycle path

Lodgings

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!

Cycling In Andalucia, Malaga
Cycle Touring Axarquia and the Med Coast
View from window of Hotel on bike tour to Med.
Luxury Hotel for Cycling in Spain's Southern Coast
View of Nerja Parador hotel
Cycling around Andalucia
 
Reviews
Road Cycling in Spain's Mediterranean Costa del Sol

“My husband and I just finished the absolutely fantastic Cycle to the Med self-guided bike trip from Cycling Country. I cannot say enough good things about working with this company and its fabulous owners, Geoff and Maggi. From my first email inquiry to the amazing end-of-ride lunch spot they recommended and everything in between, it was a flawless, top-notch experience. This route is a newer offering for them, and we couldn’t have been more pleased. The scenery was beautiful and varied. There was mix of challenging climbs, thrilling descents and breathtaking coastal riding. The hotels were all excellent–and quite different. Geoff and Maggi were super accommodating and worked with us (even mid-ride) to tweak a few things. They clearly know the area inside and out, and all of their restaurant recommendations and points of interest were divine! Highly recommend!”
M. Orth – Seattle, Washington, USA – October 2021

“Cycling near Málaga! All of it. The hotels were great, the cycling excellent and the personal service outstanding.
The weather was also kind to us!”
S. Otty – Bristol, UK – October 2021

“Fantastic trip to Malaga!
We had a wonderful short self-guided trip in the hills above Malaga and enjoyed all aspects of it The places where we stayed were excellent in their varied ways – all very comfortable. The routes were interesting and even the long up-hills were easy on the well set-up e-bikes .The support we got from Cycling Country was fantastic ; it felt very personal and we will certainly recommend them and be back for more ourselves.”
A. Bruges – UK – October 2021

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 .

 

DATES & RATES

TO THE MED

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS | SUNDAY STARTS
(Non-Standard Start Days €65 p.p. – Groups of 4+ free)

€ 795

SINGLE SUPP. FROM € 180

High Season supplement €125 p.p. – June – Mid Oct & Easter Week (02-10 April 2023)

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