View of Malaga Harbor - Spain

MÁLAGA - SPAIN

Riding the South Coast: The Magic of Malaga

Guided 6 days € 2,299

Discover some of Málaga’s classic climbs as you explore this popular region of southern Spain. The hills and mountains behind the city itself are teeming with roads that snake through the countryside with views of the Mediterranean Sea in the background. Ride both coastal and inland roads as we discover the magic of this region by bike.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
8000 m
Distance
504 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

MAGICAL MÁLAGA: CLASSIC CLIMBS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF SPAIN

Our Riding the South Coast: The Magic of Málaga tour is a unique opportunity to spend six days discovering and exploring some of the best routes and climbs in Màlaga. You will start the week with an ascent of Puerto del Leon, cruise east along the Costa del Sol before climbing up into the pretty white-washed villages. 

But Málaga has much more to offer than its famous coastline. You’ll also ride north into the iconic hills of Malaga to take on a long ride to the mystical rock formations of El Torcal, as well as riding west to climb the steep slopes of the Puerto del Torre. This is a tour for cyclists seeking warm winter riding, smooth roads and the buzz of a vibrant beach-side city that never sleeps.

The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is a vibrant city and region with so much to offer in terms of food, local culture, art and history. The charming towns and villages surrounding the city centre are one of the area’s highlights, and feature heavily on this six-day tour. You will stay in a four-star city centre hotel, enjoy lunch at local cyclists’ favourite bars and evenings dining out at some of Màlaga’s best restaurants.

Start point
Málaga
End point
Málaga
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Málaga Airport
Flying out
Málaga Airport

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

View of Malaga Harbor - Spain

Breathtaking Views

Take in the jaw-dropping views Spain has to offer as you ride. Dramatic and breathtaking, these panoramic views of rural Málaga, whitewashed villages and the Mediterranean coastline will compensate for every uphill kilometre.

Cyclists in Girona, Spain

Expert Guides

Our on-the-ground team will guide and support you throughout the tour. They know these roads like the back of their hand and are always eager to share their insider knowledge about the region’s hidden gems. A support vehicle stocked with snacks, extra electrolytes and water is never far away to give you that extra confidence you need to reach the top.

Iconic Local Climbs

Over the course of this exclusive six-day tour, you’ll tackle some of the most beautiful and well-known climbs in the area, from El Torqual de Antequera to the white-washed villages behind the Costa del Sol. La Vuelta a España is no stranger to this area, which is well known among professional riders. This is a very special location and an unmissable opportunity to ride through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Spain.

Tour destination

MÁLAGA - SPAIN

The city of Málaga and its nearby coastal villages are well known among many beach-loving tourists. However Málaga has so much more to offer if you step away from its sun-kissed coastline. The region is steeped in history and culture, a hotbed for art and literature throughout the twentieth century, home to poets such as Emilio Prados and Federico García Lorca. The cuisine in Málaga is also varied given the influence of the many cultures that have passed over the land, as well as the modern international influence on the city and surrounding area. Along the beaches it is common to find a lot of fish and seafood roasting on outdoor barbecues preparing grilled sardines and squid, the perfect way to spend a lunchtime.

  • Weather

    Málaga enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and pleasant, mild winters. It is the ideal location for winter cycling tours for this reason, with many days reaching into the high teens (degrees celsius) thanks to the warm sunshine. Málaga can also get windy throughout the year, so make sure to pack your gilet in case the breeze turns chilly!

  • Terrain

    The region of Málaga has varied terrain given that it sits between the Mediterranean Sea and the dry inland regions of Andalusia. The hills behind Málaga capital city create an iconic backdrop to life on the coast and invite exploration. The hills are full of iconic climbs such as Puerto del Torre and El Torcal de Antequera, an impressive natural park with very unusual yet beautiful rock formations.

  • Culture

    Málaga city and the surrounding coastline has a rich and varied culture and a history that goes back millennia. The capital’s bright and vibrant art scene is growing, with museums such as the Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Museum. The region is also a popular location for music concerts and festivals, playing host to world famous artists of every calibre. Traditional Andalusian culture is also very much alive in Málaga. The whole region has a vibrant flamenco scene and tapas culture, which often combine to give you dinner and a show!

Accommodation during your tour

Luxury 4* Accommodation

NH Màlaga 4*

You will stay in the beautiful 4 star NH Màlaga hotel during the tour which will offer you a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. Accommodation is chosen based on its location and proximity to the routes for each day and their offerings for cyclists. The NH Màlaga is centrally located just a few minutes from the old town and a 15-minute walk from the beach. It is newly renovated, has a rooftop pool & terrace and onsite restaurant so you can sit back and relax after your day on the bike.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

  • Distance
    98 km
  • Elevation
    1600 m

Our first long route will head west from the city centre and along the Costa del Sol. We will head inland and explore some of the white-washed hilltop villages sitting behind the coastline such as Coín and Pizarra.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Málaga Airport or María Zambrano Train Station (city centre)

When best to arrive: In the morning of the first day of the tour.

Where the tour starts: Málaga city centre

Transfers: Not included but can be arranged at an extra cost.

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Málaga Airport or María Zambrano Train Station (city centre)

When best to depart: Any time on the last day of the tour.

Where the tour ends: Málaga city centre

Transfers: Not included but can be arranged at an extra cost.

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • NH_malaga - Hotel room 1
    Luxury Accommodation

    5 nights in a 4* hotel in the city centre, in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • NH_malaga - Hotel food buffet
    Meals

    All meals are included on this tour so you can be assured that you will be adequately fuelled for every day of riding.

  • Cyclists riding to the coast - Girona, Spain
    Guide & Support

    Throughout the tour you will have experienced guides riding with you as well as have a mechanic on standby for any necessary work needed.

  • Mont Ventoux, France - Support car
    Nutrition During The Rides

    You'll be fuelled from start to finish with the on ride nutrition and snacks provided during the day.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Health & Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sports activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Road Bike Hire
From only €225 for the duration of the tour!

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, you can rent one and benefit from a 10% discount as being a part of this tour.

The options range from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes and with a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly to ensure maximum comfort for the duration of your trip.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or any preferred choices.

Factor O2 VAM road bike
Factor O2 VAM road bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

Extra
E-Bike Rental
From only €225 for the duration of the tour!

If you need a bit of a boost or would like to take on the tour at a bit more of a leisurely effort, then why not rent an e-bike for your tour?

Using an e-bike opens you up to new possibilities and can allow you to take on even more than you imagined. Also, if you are part of a group of varying abilities or you are coming back from a recent injury, an e-bike will allow you to enjoy the tour on the same level as everyone else. 

If you would like to rent an e-bike for your tour, please select this option at checkout.

Focus Paralane Road
Focus Paralane 2 e-assist Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Airport Transfers

    Transportation that best suits your needs for you and your bike with our local providers can be arranged to ensure you get to and from the tour start and finish with ease.

  • Single Room Upgrade

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €499 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

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