Alternative Malaga Route
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Our circuit will start at 10:00 AM at the offices of Málaga Bike Tours & Rentals, once we arrive at the aforementioned time, they will hand over our required equipment to go out and roll through the streets of Malaga.
The first point will be in the famous neighborhood of the arts known as SOHO, where we will appreciate wonderful urban paintings, created by world-renowned graffiti painters such as Obey and D'Face. This district of bourgeois origin that had gone into decline is now the most fashionable part of the city.
After passing the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga, we went to the industrial part of the port and from there to the beaches of Huelin, where tall brick chimneys stand among palm trees, a tribute to the past glory of the industry of Malaga. You can find out how Málaga became an industrial giant in the mid-19th century. XIX and the factors that led to the decline at the beginning of s. XX.
Next, to rest, we will enjoy a local snack while we are right next to the Mediterranean Sea. And, if you're lucky, maybe we'll see some flamenco. An unforgettable experience outside the usual tourist routes in Málaga Alternativa!
As the last stop of this cultural circuit, we will return to the offices of Málaga Bike Tours & Rentals.
4 People Minimum.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||25.00 (EUR)|
- Hybrid or mountain bike
- Snack of local products and a typical sweet
- Bottle of water of 1 L
- Use of binoculars
- SOHO graffiti map
- Tasting of sweet wine from Malaga.
- Pick up and drop off in your hotel.
- This route is not suitable for children. Minimum age for the tour: 16 years.
Full refunds will be given with 48 hours notice.
50% refund will be given with 24 hours notice (during office hours).
Cancellations on the day of the tour are non-refundable.
Full refunds are given in case of cancellation of tour by Malaga Bike Tours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the meeting point for the tours?
All tours meet at our shop in the: Calle Trinidad Grund 5a, 29001 Málaga (next to the Plaza de la Marina)
A member of our staff, who will be waiting in front of the tourist office with a bicycle from Malaga Tours by bike 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. On the contact page, you can find the maps and phone numbers to let us know if you get lost or are going to be late.
Make sure that you are with the group of Malaga Bike Tours of Kay Farrell, since other services of bicycle routes can be found in the same place.
The nearest Cercanias train station is Malaga Centro Alameda
The nearest bus station, serving the coastal buses, is in Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia.
Are reservations required for the bike tours?
Yes, reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance in order to avoid disappointment. We cannot guarantee a space on the tour if you arrive without a reservation before the start of the tour. However, if there is a tour running and there is still space available, you may join the tour at the last minute.
Is advance payment for the tours required?
Yes- in order to guarantee the booking, advance payment is required either via our web page or in person at our office.
What is the number to call if I am lost or am running late for a reservation?
Please call us at:
(+34) 951 138 349 or (+34) 606 978 513
and we will be happy to help you find your way. If you are late and miss the start of the tour, one of our staff will catch you up to the rest of the group.
Where is your shop located?
You can find us at: Calle Trinidad Grund, 5A 29001 Malaga.
How long do the tours last?
Our Alternative Málaga Ride lasts approximately 3,5 to 4 hours.
Do tours run if / when it rains?
In the case of torrential downpours then the tour is cancelled.
If it is just a passing shower, then the tour continues. We provide ponchos.
Do we go inside museums and monuments?
Due to time-constraints, we do not visit the inside of buildings during our tours. The idea of our City Tour is to give a comprehensive orientation to the city so you can then choose where you would like to visit more in depth on your own after the tour. We do stop for several minutes at each place of interest along the tour route in order for your tour leader to explain interesting stories and entertaining anecdotes about Malaga’s history, people and traditions.
Are the bike tours suitable for children?
Children of all ages are welcome on our city bike tour. We have a variety of small bikes, child seats and child tandem-attachments. Children under 16 are required to wear helmets. All children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
The Alternative Malaga Ride is NOT open to children due to the distance involved and the fairly rough terrain.
Are helmets provided? Are helmets obligatory?
We have helmets in all sizes for clients who wish to wear one. Helmets are required by law for children under 16 years old. We require clients taking the Alternative Malaga Ride to wear a helmet.
How safe is the bike tour?
Safety is our number one priority. Our City Bike Tour and Tapas Bike Tour take place on pedestrianized streets. We do not go on the streets with traffic except for one small street and to cross at pedestrian crossings. Our Alternative Malaga Ride takes place on the promenade, official bike paths and off- road terrain in the Guadalhorce River area and nature reserve.
What level of fitness is required to take part in the bike tours?
Our City Bike Tour and Tapas Bike Tour are suitable for anyone that knows how to ride a bike. The terrain is all flat and the tour takes a very relaxed pace. Our Alternative Malaga Ride requires a little more stamina and skill as it is a longer ride of approximately 24 km and takes place on uneven terrain in the Guadalhorce Nature Reserve.
Do you rent bikes as well as do tours?
Yes, we do. We have a wide range of city bikes, hybrid / Trekking / touring bikes, Mountain bikes / MTB, children’s bikes, child seats and child tandem attachment bikes at very reasonable prices. Go to the Bike Rental page.
Can we store our bags, luggage or prams at your shop while using your services?
Yes, you can.
Do you offer a concierge service / left luggage storage service to non-Malaga Bike clients?
Yes, we do. The price is 4 euros per bag per day.