a side of Malaga that tourists rarely see
Alternative Bike Tour Malaga Ride
Cycle from Soho, through industry lost and to paradise found!
Our Alternative Bike Tour Malaga Ride will take you on an eclectic journey to a side of Malaga that tourists rarely get to see!
Discover surprising street art painted by world-famous graffiti artists such as OBEY in the new SOHO area of Malaga during our Alternative Bike Tour Malaga Ride.
This once bourgeois neighbourhood that fell into decline is now the up and coming trendy part of town. Passing by the Contemporary Art Museum of Malaga, we then head towards the working side of the port and out to the Huelin beaches. Here, rising up between the palm trees, you´ll discover tall red-brick chimneys- a tribute to Malaga’s once important industrial past. You´ll hear about the growth of Malaga as a powerful giant of industry in the mid- 1800’s and all about the factors that led to its decline in the early 1900’s, as well as some local romantic anecdotes! The last part of the ride takes you into one of the hidden gems of Malaga- the River Guadalhorce Nature Reserve. Cycle on trails lined by tall grasses and wild flowers, around lagoons filled with all kinds of birds and cycle out to the only wild beach on the Malaga coastline. Enjoy a tasty local snack while taking a break at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. And if you’re lucky, you may even see a flamingo or two. An unforgettable off the beaten track experience!
(For birdwatching groups, it is possible to hire a birding guide at 20€ extra per person)
1L bottle of water and a snack included (Please inform us of any nut allergies)
On this Alternative Bike tour Malaga Ride you will see:
- Graffiti street art in the SOHO neighbourhood
- Street art by D*Face a.k.a Dean Stockton, Obey, ROA, Dal East, Dadi Dreucol…
- The Alameda Principal and its old mansions
- CAC (The Contemporary Art Centre)
- The River Guadalmedina
- The industrial side of the port of Malaga
- The beaches of Huelin
- Vestiges of Malaga’s illustrious industrial past
- Smart City Malaga Project
- The River Guadalhorce Nature Reserve
Included in this bike tour: Tour leader, Hybrid or Mountain bike, helmet, snack of local products, a typical biscuit, 1L water, use of binoculars, map of SOHO graffiti art, a tasting of sweet Malaga wine on return to Malaga Bike Tours’ office.Tour distance: 24 kms Duration of tour: approx. 4 hours Level of difficulty: Medium – pebbly off-road terrain in the river area This tour is not suitable for children. Minimum age permitted: 16 years. Tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Min. of 4 persons required to run this tour. Advance reservations are necessary. Adults: 25€ / Sorry – no kids on this tour.