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Cycling routes in Andalusia: 5 days loop – North

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There are 3 possible directions where to cycle out of Malaga. North loop takes you over the range of the mountains which separate shoreline Costa del Sol from Spanish Meseta Central. This range is called Cordillera Penibetica, was emerged in Tertiary Era from Thetys and include almost all independent mountains close to shoreline like Serrania de Ronda, Montes de Malaga or Sierra Nevada with its highest peaks in whole peninsula: Pico Veleta and Mulhacen.

So nice views and places, nice peaks and even excellent gastronomy based on famous tapas and local red wine can be enjoyed during this loop.

 

DAY 1 / Malaga – Alcaucin [ 70 km / 2000 m ]

Cycling routes around Andalusia

To start the journey there is nothing less famous than the climb to pass Fuente de la Reina / Puerto del León (900 m.a.s.) along the N. P. Montes de Malaga over the old road to Granada A-7000. Quiet climb to 900 m.a.s. offers you excellent views over huge Bay of Malaga every single moment – highlight of all cyclist coming down here. Refreshment is possible during the climb and above all on the top where you can find few restaurants.

Leaving N. P. Montes de Malaga turn for village Comares. You will ride along the majestic peak Santopitar (1020 m.a.s.) enjoying the views over region called Axarquia – deforested eastern part of Malaga Province fully dedicated to farming with its avocado trees. During and after the descent, views over Comares nicely located on the top of hill, will impress you. So this might be reason to get at least coffee there.

From village starts fast descent to the valley of river Benamargosa, then along the river you will descent invisibly to Trapiche. Last section to Alcaucin is over the old road A-7205 with amazing views over Maroma peak.

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NOTES:
- To cut elevation, route can be ridden along the coast to Torre del Mar and then through Velez-Malaga to Trapiche.
- Altimetry: Puerto del Leon
- Accomodation: www.hotelsierratejeda.es
- Comares
- Axarquia

 

DAY 2 / Alcaucin – Iznajar [ 100 km / 2000 m ]

Malaga Andalusia Cycling Routes

The strongest day of the of the loop, but very well planned: one famous pass and long descent, then two small hills. Descent to Puente de Don Manuel and turn right to start climbing to pass Boquete de Zafarraya (900 m.a.s.), many times included in Vuelta a Andalucia and Vuelta a España. One of the most impressive ascents with peak Maroma (2062 m.a.s.) on the right and proper hole in front of you. Steady percentage makes these 11 km really easy. On the pass there are restaurants to be refreshed in village Ventas de Zafarraya.

Later turn left for village Zafarraya where starts last part of climb to summit Cerro del Moro, the highest point of the day. Since this moment you will enjoy long descent to Loja, almost 30 km between the hills of Sierra Gorda & Sierra de Alhama.

In the city of Loja you can refuel and once crossing the bridge of river Genil, there are last 2 hills and 40 km left. Nice ride between olive trees, without traffic, will bring us closer and closer to Castle of Iznajar surrounded by the biggest Andalusian dam of the same name.

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NOTES:
- Option to ride over Alhama de Granada with stop to observe historical heritage in this impressive mountain city.
- Altimetry: Boquete de Zafarraya
- Accomodation: www.hoteliznajar.com
- Castle of Iznajar
- Reservoir of Iznajar

 

DAY 3 / Iznajar – Antequera [ 50 km / 800m ]

Malaga cycling routes Anadlusia

Today's short ride is planned as intention to enjoy long-leisure breakfast in Iznajar with views over the lake and than the richness of Antequera heritage under UNESCO. Undulated terrain during the day offers spectacle views over surrounded mountains. Until Salinas on the busier road but since that point, unspoiled countryside again. When coming to Archidona, there should be visited the main square, unique piece and one of the best example of Andalusian Baroque Architecture: octogonally shape square Plaza Ochavada.

Let's ride fastly to Antequera over small hamlet Huertas. This city, in the past supposed and expected to be the capital of Andalusia, has a lot to be shown. Probably the major attraction are two megalithic burials – dolmens: Viera and the largest one in Europe: Menga, both coming from Neolithic Era. The rest of town can be classified as a mekka of churches above all baroque churches. In generally Antequera has a rich historical background excellent gastronomy so it worth spend there more time.

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NOTES:
- Accomodation: Parador de Antequera
- Dolmens
- Porra Antequerana
- Archidona
- Antequera

 

DAY 4 / Antequera – El Chorro [ 70 km / 1500 m ]

Malaga Cycling Routes in Spain

Another long day with significant elevation after big gastronomy relax in Antequera. The big hill behind Antequera is site of N. P. El Torcal, target of the day. Beautiful karstic rock formation uplifted during the Tertiary Era and erosioned during many centuries. Starting in Antequera there are any 12 km to the crossroad for N. P. El Torcal and then last section of 3 km to the top. Restaurant and nice views takes a lot of time here.

Going back to the main road take direction Villanueva de la Concepcion and later La Joya. All the time undulated road along the majestic massif of El Torcal. Passing village La Joya you will climb another small pass Puerto de la Joya (899 m.a.s.). Descent brings you to main road, take left for Valle de Abdalajis. Before village take a hidden turn right up for Embalses/Gobantes. Another unspoiled piece of countryside and beautiful scenery along the lake system Guadalhorce-Guadalteba. Land of NOBODY until you come to the crown, back to civilization.

There are some restaurants but the last section along the oldest lake is easy, later on comes descent to El Chorro, place of hydro-power station and above all amazing natural gorge of the same name with route called Caminito del Rey.

Stay overnight to observe it!!!

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NOTES:
- Option to avoid climb to El Torcal and take direction Valle de Abdalajis over the road A-343
- Altimetry: El Torcal, Puerto de la Joya
- Accomodation: www.lagarganta.com
- N. P. El Torcal
- Reservoirs Guadalhorce-Guadalteba
- El Chorro

 

DAY 5 / El Chorro – Malaga [ 55 km / 600 m ]

Cycling routes in Malaga

Having breakfast with stunning views over the gorge, there is the last stage to be cycled back to Malaga. Even though going back, there are some nice places to be seen. Riding direction Alora you will enter the fertile valley Hoya de Malaga main supplier of olives and oranges for Malaga city. Even the local wine is growing in popularity having excellent quality. Alora is one of really old cities at the beginning on the way topped by conservated arabian castle. Nice views over the valley too, why not to climb up?

The rest of route is marked by growing urbanization until you reach Malaga outskirts. On the other hand – lots of possibilities to try tapas and famous olives from Alora Region.

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NOTES:
Alora
Costa del Sol


This bike route is not a commercial route, but a recommendation from our side for your bicycle journey in Andalusia. Please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the cards for any inconvenience occurring on the journey and for the quality of routes marked on the map. It is your responsibility to maintain and take proper care of the rented bicycles to get to at the time of rental inherited condition of the bikes the applicable rules and regulations on traffic safety and on the road. The decision on which route you want to travel and what attractions you wish to visit is yours.

We are very grateful for your suggestions for improvements and suggestions to improve our bike routes in the future!

We also ask you to consider that we do not provide return service in the event of flat tires or other damage to the bike, and you need to return the damaged wheel independently to our shop. To protect themselves in advance against punctures, we offer in our shop emergency tools for purchase that allow the drive after a flat tire.