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.
15 Jan 2023 to 20 Dec 2023
15 Jan 2024 to 20 Dec 2024
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
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
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”
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
All Breakfasts | 1 Special Dinner
Transfers From | To Málaga
Arrive & Explore
Enjoy a private transfer from Málaga airport or Málaga centre to the coastal town of Benalmádena (please let us know your flight / pre tour details). 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.
Day 2. TO MÁLAGA
Ride: 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.
Day 3. TO TORRE DEL MAR
Ride: 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.
Day 4. TO NERJA
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 the opportunity to take dinner in your beautiful Parador hotel, one of the nicer locations in Spain. The hotel has its own private lift down to the golden beach below!
Day 5. BACK TO MÁLAGA
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!
Leisure Bike Tour : Self Guided * 1 Dinner Included at Parador
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 : €85 p.p. (Easter Week) / June – 16 Sept
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 hotels and Parador
All bedrooms en-suite, all breakfasts included, and 1 dinner at the parador
- 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!
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.
Entrance to attactions en route
All lunches and all but 1 dinner
Bike Hire: Hybrid €65; Ebike €155
Private transfers to/from Málaga are included. 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, Renfe.com that connects Málaga with the rest of Spain with fast links to Córdoba | Sevilla | Madrid.
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.
“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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