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Cycling in the Costa Del Sol

This region of sunny Spain stays hot throughout the year and promises jaw-dropping views of different natural sites. The beauty of the Costa del Sol spans coastal paths and mountainous routes, with idyllic towns and resorts on hand after a day on the open road. It’s great areas for newbies and pros alike.

Costa Del Sol cycling hotels

  • La Cala del Moral – Torre del Mar – Benamargosa – Totalan – La Cala del Moral
  • Almuñécar – Nerja – El Morche – Caleta de Velez
  • Motril – Molvízar – Almuñécar – Motril

La Cala del Moral – Torre del Mar – Benamargosa – Totalan – La Cala del Moral

Suitable for: Families

Difficulty: 2/5

Climb Level: 1/5

Max Altitude: 265m

Distance: 44.3km

The Route: Families looking for something easygoing for the kids will enjoy this tame ride. Make a start in the gorgeous town of Almuñécar and gently pedal through Nerja and the surrounding area, before reaching the Malaga region. Drink in all the sights then make your last stop in Caleta de Velez.

Almuñécar – Nerja – El Morche – Caleta de Velez

Suitable for: Daredevils

Difficulty: 4/5

Climb Level: 5/5

Max Altitude: 657m

Distance: 64.4km

The Route: Over in La Cala del Moral, you’ll kick things off with incredible views but then a challenge awaits. This one’s a tricky pick for even hardened cyclists. As you ride up towards Torre del Mar, Benamargosa and Totalan from the seafront, the super-steep climb will put you to the test.

Motril – Molvízar – Almuñécar – Motril

Suitable for: Leisurely pedallers

Difficulty: 3/5

Climb Level: 3/5

Max Altitude: 506m

Distance: 52km

The Route: This is your best bet for getting around the glistening top sights, while enjoying a mid-level ride. You’ll find each of the main towns rewarding, but Almuñécar and Motril will provide particularly great views on this looping, circular route. Go as fast or as slow as you fancy.

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