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.”
- Read more about Tim
Tim, originally from Tilburg, Holland, graduated from Breda University with a degree in Tour Management and now leads our City Tours in Dutch and English in and around Málaga.
Tim actually did his university internship with us a few years ago and loved the city and the Malaga Bike team so much he has come back to stay. (We were so impressed with him back then that we promised him he would be welcome to come back and join the team any time!)
About doing bike tours in Malaga, Tim says that he loves meeting new people every day and helping them get the most out of their holiday and, of course, that he loves all of his colleagues at Malaga Bike!
Join Tim on a bike tour and you too are sure to be impressed!
- Read more about Julian
Our Dutch office intern, Julian, is our bright young marketing mind. Julian from Dordrecht, the Netherlands, is studying Global Marketing & Sales. In charge of our social media he is always coming up with fun fresh ideas for our social media pages.
He also does a great job looking after our bike rental clients, fitting them with the perfect bike and giving the best tourist and bike routes information.
And what does Julian think about working at Malaga Bike Tours? Doing my internship at this place is a huge opportunity to develop myself in the career field. In addition, there is always a pleasant atmosphere within the company, and it is nice to be part of such a multinational team!
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 Luka
Luka, our Dutch office intern from Bodegraven, the Netherlands, studies Employee Event Organization. She helps with events and marketing.
She also does a great job looking after our bike rental clients, fitting them with the perfect bike and giving the best tourist and bike routes information.
And what does Luka think about working at Malaga Bike Tours? “Having the chance to do my internship abroad at Malaga Bike Tours is an amazing opportunity for me to apply everything I learned so far in my study (plus living in Spain is not a punishment). I am grateful that I can work with great people around me every day and happy that I am part of this team.”
Official tourist guide
- Read more about Eli
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!