Cycle to the Med!

5 Day Bike Tour to the Costa del Sol
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Málaga to Málaga

5 days/4 nights, Self-Guided

3 & 4 Star Hotels

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€679

Long Time No Sea? Cycle to the Med!

Take advantage of this lovely winter cycling destination! A new Cycling tour in Southern Spain we have for 2020 is a luxury self-guided cycling trip to and from Málaga for cyclists who want a short break for some Spanish sun. 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 routes. It is a bike tour that gives you some seaside cycling as well as also staying in a more quiet inland traditional area which has peaceful countryside with good quiet roads.

Surprise yourself with the great variety of tapas and delicious seafood to be tried on your way, 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 and Alhama's own romantic Barrio Arabe with its tiny alleys and Renaissance Church.

If you want some excellent cycling in a packed little bike tour that is from a main flight gateway, this is the one!  A circular route with superb Inland cycling for the moderate cyclist, which can be made easy by using an ebike, or even more difficult for the more experienced cyclist, this is the bike tour for you!

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RIDING LEVEL:

MODERATE

50km daily average
Route Map

Itinerary
Cycling Along the MedDay 1. Málaga to Alhama

Ride: 18 km or 38 km 
Elevation Gain: 150 m or 450 m 

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

Ride: 55 km or 75 km 
Elevation Gain: 945 m or longer option: 1450 m 
A stunning area for scenic landscape, enjoy the pleasant countryside in this area which is known for its goat's cheese, almonds and wine (vino de terreno). On smooth asphalt and quiet roads, the picturesque Andalucian vistas are of some of the very best cycling you can do in Europe.

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Day 3. Torre del Mar

Ride: 45 km Elevation Gain: 350 m

A tremendous downhill awaits and it is truly epic through the coastal mountain range.  Enjoy this micro climate, one of the kindest in European winters and cycle though olives, almonds, lemons and green palms.  Your luxury hotel awaits and where you can put your feet up and relax.


Day 4. Málaga

Ride: 40 km Elevation Gain: 180 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. Onwards 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
Tour Style

Road Cycling Tour - Self-Guided

Bikes - Hybrid, Carbon or Alu-Carbon Road, E-Bike

Route: Málaga, Alhama, Torre del Mar, Málaga

Cycling in Andalucia

Group Size - minimum 2 people

Riding Level

Moderate: Daily average of 40km 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.

Accommodation

4 nights: Rural Boutique hotel (3) and Beach City Hotel (1) - all bedrooms are en-suite - breakfast included

Food

All breakfasts - full or buffet

Extras Included
  • Airport transfers from Málaga airport
  • Pre-tour information & Planning help
  • Maps / Notes / GPX routes / 
  • Guide Book, luggage tags & helmet bag

Road Cycling in Spain's Mediterranean Coast

Bikes

Good quality TREK hybrids - 65 Euros | Orbea AluCarbon road Bike - 90 Euros | Trek Madone 3.1 Series: 120 Euros | CUBE/TREK ebike - 190 Euros

Transfers

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.

Terrain

Quiet country and mountain roads. Good asphalt road surface

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.  In Málaga, you get a great sense being close to the action of this dear heart but enjoying the beautiful Costa del Sol lifestyle.  You won't want to catch your flight home, we guarantee it!

Rustic Andalucian Bike Tour Hotel

Sleep the night away in tranquillity and are up and ready to ride the next morning! Buffet breakfast will be available.

Bike The Med, stay at Nice Hotels

Enjoy this Andalucian Experience on your Bike Tour with this lovely place.

Reviews

Costa del Sol Road Cycling

"Thanks so much for taking us on those rides. We really have great memories of the beautiful area that you live in, and the perfect routes. We have been telling all our cycling friends from the club to get over there!"
D. Dermott - Lancashire, UK

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

CYCLE TO THE MED

5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS

From €679

Single supp. €160

Minimum 2 people
High season supplement €85 (Semana Santa 2020 & July-Sept)
Discounts for 4+ booking together
This tour is available as a fully supported and guided option if booking with a group of 4+. With a van as support, the tour can be custom designed and the daily distances changed. Please contact us for prices and availability.
Price includes all local taxes. Please note we transact in Euros.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cycle enchanting quaint villages in dramatic coastal areas
  • Visit Málaga centre, the birthplace of Picasso!
  • Stay in traditional Andalucian Cortijo Hacienda Hotels
  • Enjoy local cheeses, tapas, 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 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.

This turned into the best vacation we've ever had, at any price. They treated us as royalty, immediately corrected problems (which were few), threw in jerseys, bikes that made us happy, inns that were simply marvelous, food to die for, and, tours of historical interest at every turn.

John Hymes

Trip Advisor

 

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