Classic Climbs of Málaga

Scheduled

5 nights

Intermediate

417 km

7199 m

Málaga City
AndaluciaClassic Climbs of Málaga

Summary

Discover some of the most beautiful corners of Malaga guided by the expert Eat Sleep Cycle team, enjoy local specialities such as espeto de sardinas, and soak up a taste of traditional Spanish culture. This region’s mild climate offers near-perfect riding conditions in winter, spring and autumn, so make sure to pack sun cream!

As soon as the bikes are set up on the first day, the tour will commence with a warm-up ride and climb on the outskirts of the city of Malaga, el Puerto del León. In the evening, discover the bustling city centre and some of the best local bodegas with a wine and tapas tour. On day 2, the tour starts with a transfer out of the city to delve further into the region and witness a local man-made wonder, the Caminito del Rey, a wooden walkway pinned to the face of the El Chorro Gorge! The ride offers spectacular views of this area and some more beautiful climbs. The ride on day 3 will head out directly from the hotel. After a hearty buffet, ride east along the coast, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea accompanying you along the flats, until you turn inland and begin the first steady climb. This near 100-km ride offers stunning views of the coastline from way up in the hills surrounding Malaga.

A natural marvel awaits on day 4 as, after a short transfer, the route winds through the countryside towards the natural park of El Torcal de Antequera, home to awe-inspiring, milennia-old rock formations. Then, on day 5, the final ride of the Classic Climbs of Malaga tour will start after a transfer to Alfarnate. The ride then snakes southbound through the Malaga hills towards the coast and back to the city.

Spend 5 days soaking up this beautiful coastal region of southern Spain by day, and exploring the lively streets of Malaga and the city’s best restaurants by night. Stay in the 4* NH Málaga hotel, just a few minutes from the old town and a 15-minute walk to the beach.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

417 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Andalucia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

83 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 10 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.999

TOUR highlights

El Torcal de Antequera

The city of Malaga

Traditional flamenco show

The Costa del Sol

Wine and tapas walking tour

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Malaga

Meet the Eat Sleep Cycle team in Malaga city centre. Unpack and set up the bikes before heading out on a 45-km warm-up ride on the outskirts of the city, climbing el Puerto del Leon. Wind down in the evening with a wonderful wine and tapas tour.

EAT

Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Welcome briefing and warm-up ride climbing El Puerto del Leon - 46.2 km, 1,005 m

Day 1

Ride el Chorro

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before getting a transfer to Álora to ride El Chorro and see the Caminito del Rey, a walkway pinned against the steep walls of the narrow El Chorro gorge. Enjoy a relaxing evening meal in one of Malaga's best restaurants.

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Transfer to Álora and ride El Chorro - 57.6 km, 1,231 m

Day 1

Malaga's white villages

The ride on day 4 features the best of everything Malaga has to offer, sparkling coastal routes and winding mountain roads beside mango and avocado farms. The views over the Montes de Malaga and out towards the coast at the summit will not disappoint!

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Ride to Comares, 98.5 km, 1,940 m

Day 1

El Torcal de Antequera

Day 5 begins with another short transfer to just outside the city, where the ride to El Torcal de Antequera begins. This stunning natural park is home to milennia-old rock formations that used to form the seabed. There's another day of climbing on the cards today but El Torcal is worth every second.

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

El Torcal de Antequera - 69.2 km, 1,708 m

Day 1

El Puerto del Sol

The final ride really is one Malaga's classic climbs, El Puerto del Sol, which often features in the the Vuelta a Andalucía. Starting in Alfarnate, the ride snakes south over the undulating Andalucian landscape back towards the city and coast.

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

El Puerto del Sol - 76.3 km, 1,315 m

Day 1

Departures from Malaga

On the sixth and final day of the tour, the time has come to say farewell. Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel and a stroll around the city centre (if there is time!) before starting the journey home. And remember, the sun-kissed roads of Malaga are always just a plane-ride away!

EAT

Enjoy a final buffet breakfast at the hotel.

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

Cannondale Synapse

Endurance

A smooth and fast endurance road bike desgined for long, comfortable rides. The Synapse is lightweight, comes with built-in lights for safety and has a Shimano 105 Di2 groupset. Built with a Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 wheelset. 50/34 chainrings 11-34 cassette

Giant Revolt E-Bike

All Road Electric

A versitle drop bar e-bike for road, gravel and mixed terrain adventures. A lightweight aluminium frame, smooth-riding tubeless tyres and a comfortable D-Fuse seatpost give you the ability to ride any road, any route. The 500 W battery delivers long-distance pedalling support and is seamlessly integrated into the frame. The bike is simple to activate - press the on/off button and you're ready to go!

Electric

THE GUIDES

Rafa

Rafa is from Barcelona and has made the city of Granada his home. Alongside guiding Rafa works as a cycling coach. He rides both road and gravel and has probably climbed the Pico de Veleta more times than anyone else!

Rafa-eat-sleep-cycle-guide
Fernando

Fernando lives in the Montes de Málaga! He's spent a career travelling extensively and working with the UN. A Malagueñan, Fernando rides MTB and road and continues to love to travel.

Montes de Málaga view
Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Malaga

MEETING POINT

Malaga city centre

TIME

Around 11 am

DEPARTURE

Malaga city centre

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

full-support

ACCOMMODATION

4* hotel

FOOD

Full-board - breakfast, lunch & evening meals

TRANSFERS

Not inlcuded - available on request

BIKE RENTAL

Not inlcuded - available on request

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Andalucia

Home to the Montes de Málaga, the Costa del Sol and the almightly Sierra Nevada, Andalucia has a stunning variety of landscapes and beautiful towns and cities just waiting to be explored. Don’t miss cultural gems such as the Alhambra in Granada, flamenco in Seville and el Punte Nuevo in Ronda.  The warm Mediterranean climate makes this region the ideal location for year-round cycling.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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