Cycling routes in Malaga – Direction West
The route begins at the Malaga Harbour. The harbour is situated in a bay and is of fundamental importance for the tourism sector of the Andalusian coast. Almost every day the most famous and largest cruise ships in the world, such as Aida or the Queen Mary II go into dock here. The port is also worth a visit for spectators, because there is a recently opened shopping and entertainment district of Malaga.
Cyclng routes Malaga West Side: Malaga Beach Promenade
Go from the harbor to the west along the beach promenade, partly on a cycle way till the chimney Chimenea de la Central Térmica de La Misericordia. After this stop follow until the district Sacaba (on the left) and go to the river.
From here you can cycle on a gravel to the canal or you follow the asphalt road to the north. In both cases (along the canal or the further implementation of the road) you cycle northward to the second bridge – this is the connection of the N-340 to Torremolinos. You cycle up to the bridge on the left side and protected from the car traffic you cross the river.
After crossing the river you shut down from the bridge and follow the street southwards (to the sea). On the left side there is the bird sanctuary. To get there, you have to take the small bridge on the left side. Here you can watch the bird breeding ground of some native bird species. If you want to continue to the largest and best known resort on the Costa del Sol – Torremolinos – turn right on the paved road just after the bridge to the bird sanctuary on the left side. Following the paved road towards the beach promenade, you will reach Torremolinos (first the beach Playa Alamos, then other beaches of Torremolinos). Likewise, you get following the beach promenade to Benalmadena (about 25 km from Malaga).
Cyclng routes Malaga West Side: the river Guadalhorce
Torremolinos was a former fishing village, but has developed into a vibrant multicultural city that attracts, especially in the summer months, numerous tourists who want to enjoy the sun, the beach and parties. During the winter months it is a bit quiet here and it's the locals who go for a walk on the 9 km long sandy beach. Also, many chiringuitos (beach restaurants) offer a delicious lunch or a quick seafood snack. If you continue from Torremolinos to the west, it won’t take long to get to Benalmadena.
Benalmadena is also one of the tourist town on the Costa del Sol with a beautiful wide sandy beaches, bars, hotels, clubs and the sport harbour, which offers space for more than 1000 yachts. Up the hill of Benalmadena, the local area of Arroyo de la Miel offers a variety of other tourist attractions such as the Benalmadena funicular. Here you can find also a metro to go back to Malaga by train, in case you are very tired from the trip.
If you continue going westwards from Benalmadena (partly on arterial roads) you will reach Fuengirola – next city on the Costa del Sol. Fuengirola is approx. 30 km away from Malaga, here you can turn back to complete your day trip. You can go back by same route or you can take a bus or metro to go back to Malaga.
You can discover this route on our comfortable city bikes.