The Best Malaga Bike Maps in and around Malaga

Maps

Welcome to the Malaga Bike Maps & Routes section – your source for the best bike maps, cycling routes or trekking trails in and around Malaga, the Costa del Sol and Andalusia.

The Malaga Bike Tours team will help you plan your journey, fit you with the best rental bike, and supply you with everything you may need: helmets, repair kits, locks, as well as digital (and printed) maps.

Our company offers different Malaga cycling routes around Malaga- all tried and tested by our staff. The level of the routes differs from easy to moderate to hard (challenging).

About road routes:

The tarmac/asphalt roads around Malaga are perfect for the weekend cycling enthusiast as well as for the professional athlete. During spring time many professional cycling teams, but also individual athletes come here to do training camps before race season kicks off. The roads are in good condition, traffic is light and drivers are considerate. If you are planning to visit the white villages (Pueblo Blancos) these types of roads should be your first option.

About MTB and Trekking tracks and routes:

Most of Malaga’s MTB routes are in the Natural Park called the “Montes de Malaga”. In the spectacular Montes of Malaga, there are innumerable trails with breathtaking views offering a quiet and safe area to go on a MTB tour or do some training.

Please select the MTB routes according to your orienteering skills. When following mountain bike tracks, we advise that you use an outdoor GPS-device. The routes in the Montes are quite challenging, so to be in good physical condition is necessary.

Interesting links:

Caminito del Rey – El Chorro – “The World’s Scariest Footpath!”

From Malaga, you can cycle to Alora or El Chorro to add even more adventure to walking the world’s scariest footpath! http://www.caminitodelrey

The Via verdes are old railway tracks which have been converted into trails for cycling and walking.  There are 23 Via Verdes in Andalusia covering in total a distance of 500 kms. http://www.viasverdes.com/

For more fanatic mountain bike tourers (MTB) why don’t you check out: http://transandalus.org/ ?

The Transandalus route is a challenging mountain bike route of 2000 kms around Andalusia- a complete loop around this Southern Spanish region covering all of its eight provinces.

The Euro Velo 8 cycling route (incomplete at time of writing)

The European Cyclists Federation is developing a network of cycling routes connecting the whole of the continent of Europe. Approximately 20,000  kms of the planned 60,000kms are already in place. On OpenStreetmap you can see some of EuroVelo cycling routes and lots of other cycle routes in a digital form.

EuroVelo 8 connects many destinations that are popular tourist attractions in their own right: Cadiz, Malaga, Barcelona, Monaco, Venice, the Croatian Coast, Cyprus – and the list goes on.  It is little surprise therefore that the Mediterranean Route receives more interest than any other EuroVelo route.  And whilst many of its destinations are already internationally famous, there are still lots of undiscovered gems to be found along the way.

Maps & Cycling Routes

Malaga - Comares - Riogordo - Colmenar - Malaga

Malaga - Comares - Riogordo - Colmenar - Malaga (100.07 kms)

"Malaga - Fuente La Reina - Puerto del Leon - Colmenar - Riogordo - La Zubia - Comares - Masmullar - Port of Santopitar - Venta Galwey - Puerto del Leon - Fuente La Reina - Malaga. This route is the most demanding one in our list. The 2600m difference of altitude during a 100k ride will test the energy reserve of even the most experienced cyclists. We start in Malaga and climb the A-7000 to Colmenar through the Fuente de la Reina and Puerto del Leon.
Cross Colmenar to take the road that will take you to Riogordo. You'll follow in the direction of Velez-Malaga, to leave the village, where there is a fork in the road, you´ll see the first one that connects with the A-356 which leads to Velez-Malaga, with a bit of traffic and a secondary road on which you can also reach Velez-Malaga, Benamargosa and Comares.
This road has little traffic, but it is a little bumpy with some potholes.
Next stop is La Zubia, where right after leaving the village, you cross a bridge over the river ""Rio de Las Cuevas"" and shortly after you'll take right turn and head to Comares. The hardest climbs (apart from the one in the beginning), is in Comares itself for which you take a detour from the road, then you turn back to exit the village.
In general, the asphalt on this route is very good. The hardest climbs of the route are 15% and 13% on average.
From Comares you will take the MA3111 road, at km 75 you continue on the MA 3103 road and you go till the ""Venta Gelway"" restaurant. From here turn left, heading toward Puerto de Leon
You can finish up your ride by getting tapas and enjoying a nice cool drink at the Fuente de la Reina restaurant. You deserve it!! Then enjoy the downhill ride back to Malaga!"