9. Malaga: City Bike Rental with Self-Guided Cycling Route
Pick up your comfortable Dutch-style city bike which will be adjusted perfectly for you. Choose from one of our many tried and tested cycling routes in Malaga. Receive detailed explanations and insider tips to help you explore Malaga like a local! Helmets, locks, repair kits, and bike bags are all included in your bike rental. For families with young children (under 7 years), front or back child seats are available free of charge. Older kids can choose from children's mountain-style bikes as well as kids' city bikes. Exploring Malaga by bike you will see the city and the Costa del Sol from a whole new perspective. Cycle alongside the Mediterranean and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. Cycling east, it is possible to safely bike up to 20 km on all flat terrain and with no traffic. Pass through the old fishermen's neighborhoods of Pedregalejo and El Palo, and stop off at the Peñon del Cuervo beach. Be like the locals and jump off the huge rock into the sea. There's no better way to cool off a mid-bike ride! Continuing along the coast, you will cycle through old train tunnels carved out of the cliffs passing through the beautiful beaches of la Cala del Moral and Rincon de la Victoria. Still feeling energetic? Then continue along the gravel tracks to CHILCHES. Take a selfie at the Chilches sign and receive a prize when you return your rental bike!
And to see a completely different side of Malaga, you should definitely adventure west along the Mediterranean. First, you will pass through the area of SOHO, the neighborhood of the arts. Look up and around as you go to enjoy some amazing street art murals painted by local and international artists. Cycling down the river Guadalmedina, you will see CAC- the Contemporary Art Museum. Well worth a visit, it is free of charge and there is bike parking outside. Continuing along the coast along the bike path, you will see vestiges of Malaga's industrial past with old factory chimneys along the way.
After cycling along the beaches, it's time to head up the River Guadalhorce and cross the longest wooden bridge in Europe. It really is spectacular! Following the path, you will then have the opportunity to visit the Nature Reserve. Park your bike at the bike parking at the gate and enjoy a relaxing walk around the lagoons. If you are lucky, you may even see flamingos! Picking up your bikes, you can follow the path over another bridge and then continue to the popular tourist town of Torremolinos. This is where tourism first started on the Costa del Sol in the 1950s. Safely cycle along the bike path next to the promenade.
If you want to head inland, then the cycle route to the Botanical Gardens of Malaga is a great route to bike. Cycling along safe bike paths for the majority of the route, you can be in the middle of nature in just half an hour. Bike parking is inside the gardens. Then why not cycle just one more kilometer to enjoy spectacular mountain and city views from the Limonero Dam. Enjoy the ride!