Welcome to our exciting new tour of southern Spain. This week-long tour explores the Axarquia region of Andalusia, which stretches from the eastern side of Malaga to the beautiful town of Nerja. Enjoy riding through picturesque white washed villages, head inland to take in the scenery of Lake Vinuela or the mountains over the Zafaraya Pass.
Having the best climate in Europe, clear roads and fabulous coastal and mountain routes to challenge all abilities it has everything you need and more to make it the perfect cycling holiday destination.
After arrival in Malaga on Sunday we transfer to our accommodation, located just 2kms from the bustling coastal resort town of Nerja, this is our base for the next 7 days. Within walking distance or via the local bus service, the town has a seafront promenade,
Balcón de Europa, with views of the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Below it lie sandy beaches and cliffside coves. The town has plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants set along the main streets along with an abundance of shops. Cueva de Nerja, a nearby cavern with unusual stalactites and stalagmites, can also be explored when not cycling.
The tour runs from Sunday to Sunday with 6 days cycling and includes both coastal and mountain routes on good quality, traffic free roads, with plenty of coffee and water stops en route.
This tour is aimed at cyclists who like a challenge but is such that the mileages aren’t too long to ensure that the climbs are achievable for most regular cyclists, however some hill training beforehand is essential. Our cycling guide will be on hand to offer guidance and encouragement, and our support van will wait at convenient points along each route to provide assistance.
- Ride through picturesque towns of Andalucia
- Fabulous coastal and mountain routes
- Best climate for cycling in Europe
- Good quality, traffic free roads of Spain, ideal for cyclists
Arrival / Departure Transfers
We are offering transfers to and from Malaga airport, which provides flight options from several UK airports. Our transfer bus will leave no later than 3.30pm for the 1 hour journey to Nerja, so your flight will need to arrive at least 1 hour before then.
For anyone travelling with their bike, depending on the numbers, there may be an extra charge if we need a vehicle with a trailer.
Your accommodation will be on a bed and breakfast basis in a locally based private villa with pool, just minutes away from the beach. The trip is costed on a twin share basis, although single rooms may be available on payment of a single supplement of £250.
Breakfast will be included at the villa and a pack-up lunch will be provided.
You will need to purchase your own evening meals, which are usually eaten communally although of course you are free to opt out if you wish.
We will carry emergency energy gels and bars in the support van but you are advised to bring along your own preferred sports nutrition to fuel your ride.
In the Tour Plan, (B, L, D) refers to meals included in the trip cost i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
We will happily transport your bike to Nerja and back at no extra charge. If you drop your bike off at our Sheffield office up to four days before departure we will carefully pack it in the support van, drive it to the start and then return it to Sheffield ready for you to collect. If that isn’t convenient then depending where you live we may be able to collect your bike on our journey from Sheffield to Dover. Please get in touch with us to discuss arrangements.
Alternatively for those not wanting to take their own bike there are several bike hire shops available in Malaga & Nerja. Contact us for details.
The route of this tour is flexible and should be seen as a guide only. Local conditions, weather or fitness could lead to changes in our daily plans. All times and distances are approximate.
- Depart fromNerja, Spain (via Malaga Airport)
- Return fromMalaga, Spain
- Road surfacesFlat coastal roads, hills and mountains with some technical descents. Tarmac (conditions can vary).
- Bike TypeRoad bike
- IncludedSouthern SpainAccommodationLunchCycling guideGPX filesVehicle supportBaggage transferAirport transfers
- Not IncludedEvening meals (unless specified)Bike hireTravel to start & from finishInternational flightsTravel insuranceVisas