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Benalmádena, Málaga, Torre, Nerja

5 days − Self Guided

4 Star | Beach Hotel | Luxury Parador



Wishing for some sunshine and gentle cycling?

Cycling Country’s ramble down the Med is the one for you then. Short and Sweet, it is a perfect long weekend break for those who want a bit of biking and a lot of beaches, sun and Andalucian culture of tapas and fun. Great for a family or a couple who want easy and stress free cycling.

Starting off in true Costa del Sol style and spend the evening in Benalmadena before cycling on a mix of road and cycle paths to the cultural city of Málaga with its rooftop bars, galleries and traditional Andalucian boardwalks and historical centre. Enjoy an optional guided walk around town and try out some tapas before taking a dip in the Med.

Continue on and take a slow ride down the coast to tranquil Torre del Mar, a local Andalucian beach town where you can enjoy fresh fish dinners. Stunning scenery accompanies you on your bike trip to Nerja, with its mountain views, charming centre and lovely atmosphere. Take time to visit the famous cave complex nearby or relax on the golden beach.

A fulfilling ride with possibilities to experience true Andalucia and enjoy what the Andaluces hold dear: outdoor life, good food and fun.


Cycling On the Costa Del Sol


15 Jan 2024 to 20 Dec 2024

15 Jan 2025 to 20 Dec 2025


Riding Level

Easy Going

25km Daily Average


  • Cycle the impressive Costa del Sol, our home region!
  • Visit a Roman amphitheatre, Baroque cathedral, Neolithic sites & Picasso’s Home
  • Cycle traffic free cycle paths along boardwalks, past marinas
  • Discover historic Málaga on a walking tour, the cultural capital of the coast
  • Marvel at Nerja’s famous caves
  • Try Tapas & fresh seafood BBQ with sunset sea views
  • Beaches galore, enjoy this fun & easy coastal journey in Sunny Spain

CC Advantage

A beautiful area for a relaxed cycle, Designed by us Cycle tourists for you!

This is our local area and we love cycling this route

4 Star Town / Beach hotels and Luxury Parador

Support is always nearby

Choose a quality bike – hybrid or electric

Navigate by GPS

See Picasso's paintings in Malaga's Picasso Museum

“​Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

Pablo Picasso, Malagueño

Malaga, Spain


Set up with local guide & Bike fit
24 H Emergency Help Line & Support
Helmet bag, tags, Tee shirt & Bike Bottle
Trip planning, profiles & maps, gps navigation
Options to extend days mid tour / add on experiences
Guide book of culture & area history, as well as tips on places to eat

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All Breakfasts | 1 Special Dinner

Luggage Transfers on a bike ride

Luggage Moved

Transfers to your bike ride

Transfers From | To Málaga

Route Map


Arrive & ExploreCosta Del Sol Bike Ride on Bike paths

Arrive to the coastal town of Benalmádena and enjoy the sea air. Check into your 4 star hotel and take time to enjoy the town’s beautiful tropical park, visit the Tivoli theme park, venture to Selwo Marine world, take a cable car up the local mountain or even take in the Butterfly Park!

With so much to do, don’t forget to relax poolside this afternoon at your seafront hotel before you get on the bike tomorrow. But there’s always time for a sunset drink beachside.


Best Place to Go Winter Cycling - MalagaRide: 25 km | Elevation Gain: 100 m 

Enjoy breakfast before getting set up on your bike to make the easy ride East along the famous bike path of the coastal boardwalk, heading towards Torremolinos. Stop for coffee at the many beach cafés before cycling across the longest wooden bridge in Europe!

Head into Málaga and stay in a hotel with a roof top pool, close to all the sights. Take an attractive walk into the fascinating historical centre and the new Muelle Uno port complex with the Pompidou Art Gallery! Head to the castle for some fine views before enjoying a dinnner overlooking the marina.

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Cycling on the MedRide: 32 km | Elevation Gain: 100 m 

A super gentle ride down the coast past historic battlements and Chiringuito (beach) cafés where you can get fresh fish for lunch every day. Enjoy the sea breezes as you cycle a bike path that touches the beach.

Tonight stay in a lower key, pleasant seaside town with an agreeable atmosphere. Stroll the palm tree lined boardwalk complete with its traditional lighthouse. Spend the afternoon on the seafront, taking a dip in the Mediterranean.


Cycling to Nerja, Costa tropical

Ride: 30 km | Elevation Gain: 175 m  

Another coastal ride passing many towns with sights to see, before heading to the pretty spot of Nerja, famous for its “Balcon de Europa” viewpoint out to the sea.Surrounded by impressive mountain backdrops of the Sierras and bordered by a sparkling waters, it is a lovely place.

On the outside of Nerja is a fine aqueduct to see, and we recommend you cycle to the impressive Nerja caves, which has seen millenniums of human interest.

Enjoy your beautiful Parador hotel, one of the nicer locations in Spain and stroll into town to take dinner. The hotel has its own private lift down to the golden beach below!


Cycling in the Costa del Sol of Southern Spain

Ride: 12 km | Elevation Gain: 200 m | Optional

After breakfast, take some time to sightsee the historic centre of Nerja or relax on the beach. If you prefer, you could also take a morning ride out to a secluded beach.

After check-out we will transfer you back to Malaga airport / centre for your onwards journeys (please enquire about extra nights or transfer times).

Adios Andalucia and the Costa del Sol!

Trip details
Tour Style

Self-Led Bike Tours in Malaga Andalucia

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

Bikes: Hybrid | Ebike

Route: 5 days – Benalmádena – Málaga – Torre del Mar– Nerja – Málaga

Options: Please enquire about pre/post accommodation or extra rest days en route

Group Size: Minimum 2 people – Discounts for 4+ booking together

High season supplement : €125 p.p. (Easter Week) / June – 16 Oct

Riding Level

Easy – Distances are a daily average of 25km. The route is easy going ride alongside a large seaside landscape. You will have lots of time to explore.

Terrain – Flat with good surface. It is a mix of coastal roads and cycle paths, sometimes hard packed dirt. Expect busier areas around Malaga and Nerja. Suitable for hybrid and e-bikes.

The tour is also family friendly due to the shorter distances and easier, flatter riding.


4 nights – 4 star city / beach hotel and Parador
All bedrooms en-suite,


All breakfasts – full or buffet

Also Included
  • Luggage delivered to your next hotel
  • Welcome meeting & intro to route
  • Emergency support & contact details – we’re local
  • Guide book of history & customs, helmet bag, Bottle, Tee & Tags
  • Navigation by Phone App /GPX provided if wanted (Garmin hire available-extra)
  • 5% off your next tour with us!
Not Included

Entrance to attactions en route

All lunches and dinners


Bike Hire:  Hybrid €90; Ebike €210


1 guide will meet and greet in Benalmadena / 1 driver daily luggage transfers & transfers to & from Malaga
We are based in Malaga, so never far away from offering advice and assistance.

Getting Here

Transfers from elsewhere in Andalucia or Spain can be arranged. Please enquire for return prices or other destinations.

Please see Getting Here for ideas on travel.

Malaga has both an International Airport as well as an excellent train service, that connects Málaga with the rest of Spain with fast links to Córdoba | Sevilla | Madrid.

Guided Option

This tour is available as a fully supported and guided option if booking with a group of 4 or more. With a van as support, the tour can be custom designed and the daily distances changed. Please contact us for prices and availability.


On this tour, we have found the most relaxing spots to stay which are central to sights and close to the sea.

An exclusive Parador hotel and some nice City and Beach hotels, all of 4 star, will assure a good night’s rest.

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“Thank you so much – we had an absolutely fantastic trip. As Ant mentioned, Dean was great and my bike was set up perfectly. I have already talked with my wife about doing another of your tours and having her join us.

Thanks much and thank you again for memories that will last a lifetime!”
G.Thomas, UK – June 2019 (Andalucia self guide)

This is a new tour! Other 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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