The 4 best bike routes in Malaga

Malaga is a city where you will always have an infinity of plans to do. To its cultural heritage, its exquisite gastronomy, and its incredible beaches, we must add a fourth one, its incredible nature. 

To discover the nature of Malaga, there are several options: go camping, hiking trails that invite you to walk and enjoy its forests and also and make cycling routes. 

The cycling routes can be a fun plan and share it with family, as a couple, or with friends at any time of the year and depending on the time of the year you will enjoy different landscapes.

Malaga by Bike

This route is perfect to visit the city of Malaga. It has a duration of 3 hours and 18.5 km and is of easy level. 

On this route you will discover some of the most important buildings of Malaga, such as the cathedral, the Roman theater, or the famous birthplace of Picasso. In addition, you can also enjoy the sea, pedaling along the Paseo Marítimo or the Port. 

This route starts at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, although you can start this route from anywhere. After starting from this point, we will continue pedaling to the Paseo del Parque to reach the Roman Theater. After visiting the theater, a tough climb begins, in which we ascend to Mount Gibralfaro. Afterwards, we will descend to surround the Alcazaba of Malaga, parallel to the walls of the Alcazaba and we will leave behind the City Hall and the Rectorate. Another point we will see later is the Plaza de la Merced where we can visit the birthplace of Picasso. Later, we will visit the Church of Santiago, the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación, the historic center of the city where we will stop to enjoy some tapas. 

The last points of the route are the Auditorium, the Plaza de Toros la Malagueta, the Malagueta beach, the famous Balneario de los Baños del Carmen, the Farola del Puerto, the Palmeral de las Sorpresas and as a finale the building of the Port Authority of Malaga. An impressive route in which you will visit the most outstanding sites of the city that you will love.

Bicycle route through Malaga discovering the most outstanding places of the city.

Guadalhorce River mouth

This route has a duration of 2 hours and almost  19 km. This route is incredible if you want to get out of Malaga. This route is of low difficulty and takes us from the famous Malaga Promenade to the Natural Park of the Guadalhorce River Mouth. On this route you will be able to see one of the quietest beaches in Malaga, the Sacaba beach. 

This route is made by a terrain that in some parts is earthy and in other areas asphalted and its route runs parallel to the river. This route is impressive because you can find lagoons, the Guadalhorce river and the sea. The lagoons are protected so it is not allowed to ride a bicycle and there is an area where you can park them. 

On this route you will also enjoy poplars, eucalyptus, reeds, and rushes. You will also be able to observe different species of birds. 

It is important that on this route you bring binoculars and a camera as we will stop at different birdwatching stations.

Bike route from the promenade of Malaga to the mouth of the Guadalhorce river.

Beaches of Malaga

In this route you will be able to enjoy by bike the different and impressive beaches of Malaga. It has a duration of two and a half hours and 34.5 km, so it is a good route to enjoy with family or friends. 

This route starts at the Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas and will take us to the Cala del Moral in Rincón de la Victoria. On this route you can enjoy an amazing environment in which we pass through tunnels, coves, or watchtowers in which at all times enjoy the sea breeze. 

This route is very fun to do with family and children. In this route we will take advantage of the bike path of the promenade of La Misericordia and Huelin. You can pedal along the pier one of the Port of Malaga and from La Farola we will continue along the promenade Matías Prats linking with the promenade of Picasso. In these areas you must be careful because we share the route with pedestrians and skaters. 

On this route we will leave behind points such as Pedregalejo, El Palo or the beach of Peñón del Cuervo. At this last point, we can turn around or continue with caution parallel to the MA-24 road, where we will be protected by a wire fence. After passing this section, we will reach the area of Cala del Moral. 

This route ends crossing some well-conditioned tunnels in which we will arrive at the promenade of La Marina and Virgen del Carmen, in Rincón de la Victoria.

Bicycle route along the beaches of Malaga

Marbella-Puerto Banús

This route has a basic level, and a duration of 3 hours, so it has about 27 km of distance. 

This route runs along the promenade of Marbella passing through Puerto Banus. This route is ideal and essential if you want to enjoy the scenery with children and family by the sea. 

The Marbella-Puerto Banús route is part of La Senda Litoral which runs along promenades and bike lanes, along paths and wooden walkways. It also crosses several beaches and places of unique natural value. This route also passes through the districts of San Pedro de Alcántara and Puerto Banús.

If you want to do this route in summer, it is better to get up early to avoid crowds because if we do it later, we share the route with a large number of pedestrians. 

On this route you will not get bored because you can see the old town of Marbella, or even its marina and fishing port, museums, and churches, and all that pedaling. 

One of the curiosities of this route is that the town hall of Marbella is going to improve and extend the bike lanes in the city of Marbella.

Bicycle route from Marbella Port to Puerto Banus

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