Meet our team
We’ll show you the hidden gems of Malaga
- Read more about Kay
Hola! I am Kay Farrell, the founder of Malaga Bike Tours. Originally from Cheshire, England, I lived in Toronto, Canada for many years where I cycled through snow and freezing temperatures for most of the year. I came to Malaga for one year in 2003 and… never left!
The climate is perfect for cycling all year round-no snow or ice here! I immediately fell in love with the city and its people, and above all, the spectacular Montes of Malaga. An avid mountain biker, I love nothing more than to jump on my bike and head for the hills- just minutes from the centre of the city.
Whilst on a trip to Barcelona in 2007, I signed up for a City Bike Tour to try something new and was totally impressed by what an amazing way a bike tour was to explore a new city. The seed was planted and then Malaga Bike Tours was born in May 2008. I absolutely adore Malaga and just love showing people around by bike and watching them fall in love with this enchanting city. As a client once said to me, “There’s a ‘wow’ on every corner.” After so many years’ experience doing bike tours, we are experts in spreading Malaga’s WOW factor. We promise you an unforgettable few hours on our bike tour and in the end you will agree with us that Malaga is better on a bike- a Malaga Bike Tours bike, of course!
Alternative Bike Ride! tour leader
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Bill from Bournemouth, England, is an “alternative” kind of guy and that’s why he is our star bike tour leader of the ALTERNATIVE MALAGA RIDE!
A seasoned traveler, Bill has lived all over the world from South Africa to Australia and New Zealand to Venezuela.
Since 2008, Málaga has been his main base on and off and recently Bill and his lovely Venezuelan wife took the decision to make it a permanent one- and we couldn’t be happier!
On why Bill loves leading our Alternative Malaga Ride, he says: It’s alternative! Ha! Ha! It has a bit of everything, it’s a nice long ride with some off the beaten track surprises!
And with Bill’s hilarious sense of humour, you are sure to have a memorable alternative morning!
Supervisor & Tour leader
- Read more about Linde
Hola! My name is Linde, born and raised in Tilburg, a city in the south of the Netherlands.
I studied International Business and Languages where I “unfortunately” chose to take French and German courses instead of Spanish. I regretted that so much that I spontaneously decided to do a Spanish course in Málaga once I was graduated. That I didn’t regret!
I fell in love with Málaga immediately because of its marvellous monuments, the coast, the climate, the people and, of course, the gastronomy. I immediately felt right at home at home in such a vibrant city!
After studying Spanish for 5 months here, I returned to the Netherlands but couldn’t get Málaga out of my head. Every year, I would tell people that I was going to move to Málaga, and finally after EIGHT years of talking about it, I was “brave” enough to leave everything behind and move here permanently. And I don’t have a single regret!
I feel really lucky to have been able to join the great Malaga Bike Tours team. As a typical Dutchie, I am used to cycling every day so it makes sense for me to show people this beautiful city by bike. Meeting new and interesting people and working outside every day isn’t that bad either! So, if you are ready to explore Málaga in the best way (on a bike!) and to hear really cool stories and fun anecdotes about the city, come join me on a bike tour and fall in love with Málaga too!
- Read more about Carmen
Carmen is our amazing Office Manager. She does a fantastic job at keeping the office ticking over and organizing all of us.
Carmen is an authentic Malagueña from the fisherman’s neighbourhood of El Palo just a few kilometres from the city centre. Fluent in English and married to an Englishman and working for an English boss, her preferred language of communication is “Spanglish”!
Carmen is also a tourism professional, having studied tourism at Malaga University she is also an official licensed guide of the Government of Andalusia so you might sometimes see her out leading tours, too.
On working at Malaga Bike Tours, Carmen says: “It has been great to be part of this vibrant, energetic and multinational team for the last few years. I have got to know people from all over the world and made good friends. Every day in the office is different, eventful and entertaining!”
- Read more about Yngrid
Yngrid is the “Latina” representative on the Malaga Bike Team. Originally from Maracaibo in Venezuela, she moved to England in February 2003 to learn English. There she fell in love with and married Bill (you might recognise him from our Alternative Malaga Ride!) and have been world travelers since then. In fact, Yngrid was our first tour leader at Malaga Bike Tours in back in 2008!
Yngrid studied Tourism at IUTIRLA University in Venezuela and has an MBA from APIC in Sydney, Australia. So, as a licensed guide, you can find her leading our city tours in English and Spanish and when she is not leading tours you will surely be entertained by her in the office.
After travelling for a long time, Yngrid and Bill realized that their hearts had stayed in Málaga since they left in 2013, so have now decided to settle down on the Costa del Sol again. Plus Yngrid LOVES the feria- as you can see from the photo!
About being back, Yngrid says, “It’s nice to go back to a job that I did before and one that I enjoyed. Also see the amazing difference and improvements in the city of Málaga as well as the company, Málaga Bike tours by Kay Farrell.”
DIEGO, RAÚL & ANDRES
- Read more about our wonderful mechanics
Meet our magnificent mechanics! Our fantastic team of mechanics work tirelessly to make sure our bikes are in tip-top condition for you
From left to right:
Diego, from Salerno, Italy
Raúl- an authentic Malagueño!
Andrés- he’s our Canary- from a small island in the Canaries called El Hierro
- Read more about Nicolette
Hola! My name is Nicolette from Limberg, The Netherlands. I studied Physical Education and Social Work in Den Hague and have specialized in field hockey being a qualified field hockey coach and technical manager. In general, I love all sports, especially windsurfing and of course, cycling.
After living in New Zealand for a while, my husband and I decided to move back to Europe, more specifically Spain. We travelled around the country for a few months and stayed in many different places until we finally decided that Málaga was the best place for many reasons. Málaga’s climate is great! Sun all year round with nice temperatures. Every morning when I get up I feel blessed seeing and feeling the sun. I just love the atmosphere here. It is very relaxed; nothing and nobody is in a rush. Málaga’s cultural offer is really unbelievable and with its huge amount of museums, there is never a dull moment living here. And of course, having the sea so close to the city centre is really awesome. Which other city can boast that?
And there is something else I love about Málaga- showing people around by bicycle! I feel proud to live here and I love sharing my passion of the city with clients on the bike tour. Another reason I enjoy leading the bike tours so much is that I LOVE meeting new people who are curious about discovering Málaga. Meeting other people, listening to their questions and seeing their curiosity broadens my horizon.
Come on a bike tour with me and discover the real Málaga: the people, their traditions, their stories and, of course, we will enjoy cruising beside the Mediterranean sea together, as well. And at the end of the tour, I can give you all my insider restaurant and cultural tips, too.
Official tourist guide
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Hola! My name is Eli. I am from a village surrounded by mountains in the Basque Country, where it rains a lot.
I studied Tourism at university because I love art, history, languages and obviously travelling. I speak Basque, Catalan, French and English. I also have a masters in teaching Spanish as a Foreign language.
I came to live in Malaga to get to know first hand the south of Spain and I fell in love with the place: its climate, its people and its history. This city never ceases to surprise!
For me, giving tours by bike is like transforming my hobby into a way of life. Cycling every day enjoying the sunshine and the sea at the same time as showing tourists around the city where I live is really a dream come true.
Without doubt, anyone who does a tour with me will get the best of Malaga: knowledge, interesting anecdotes about the Malagueños and most importantly in the best company and with the best humour. 😉
- Read more about Caitlyn
Hola! My name is Caitlyn but most people call me Cait or Cat. I am from a small town in the Netherlands called the Hook of Holland. I studied Tourism at ROC Mondriaan in The Hague. I have a varied work experience but my favourite jobs so far are those of being a Travel Rep and, of course, leading bike tours in Malaga!
I came to this amazing city in 2018 to study Spanish for one month and…never left. It is a completely different way of life from what I have experienced so far. I love the people, the food and I can’t complain about the weather either. I love talking about things I love and passing on my passion for them to others. On the bike tours, I can do both: showing people why Malaga is such an amazing city and all the reasons why I love it!
Come on the bike tour with me and share my enthusiasm for everything Malagueño and find out all the best places to go. Hasta pronto!
Intern Marketing, Communication & Events
- Read more about Şeyma
Hola! My name is Şeyma. I am from Arnhem, Holland. I am currently doing an internship at Málaga Bike Tours & Rentals as part of my studies in International business and marketing communication, events.
This internship abroad is a big opportunity for me to learn how to develop myself in my area of work. Thanks to all the interaction with the clients I am improving my communication skills and with the marketing team we keep all our social media up to date. I really love Málaga with all the amazing street art, delicious tapas and, of course, the beach. I look forward to helping you at the shop and sharing all my favourite places in Málaga with you!
Intern Marketing & Communication
- Read more about Evelynn
Hola! My name is Evelynn. I am from Damwoude in the Netherlands. I am currently doing an internship at Málaga Bike Tours & Rentals for my studies in Marketing and Communication. This is a great opportunity for me. The tasks that I’m doing here are new and different and that’s why I like it so much. This experience is sure to help me in my future. I also really like the team- everyone is super enthusiastic. And of course, I absolutely LOVE Málaga!
You can find me working in the office most days where I will be happy to help you find the perfect rental bike and give you lots of tips on the best bike routes around the city and coast.