Come and join us on a Road cycling weekend to the beautiful coastal village of La Herradura, close to Málaga. Here you can ride in some very impressive mountain ranges with spectacular views over the Mediterranean, and stay next to the beach. During 3 days our experienced guide will guide you through his best rides.

Enjoy spectacular mountain sceneries while you are cruising through fruit valleys, traditional Spanish white-washed villages, and along dramatic coastlines. Serendipitous trails pass along leafy valleys with avocado and mango groves. Costa Tropical is very cycling-friendly with plenty of quiet roads for road cycling. It’s a popular destination for cycling with varied terrain including mountains, rolling hills, a beautiful coastline, and year-round sunny weather.  Road cycling offers smooth road surfaces along the coast and in the mountains, lack of traffic, and plenty of beautiful white-washed villages where you can enjoy a coffee or tapas.

You will be staying 3 nights in a small beachfront hotel in the charming village of La Herradura, a hidden gem that is situated around a beautiful bay. The village lies in the stunning coastal area called Costa Tropical, a relatively unknown stretch of Spain’s southern coastline.

After an action-packed day in the saddle, you can enjoy a rest on the beach or even take a refreshing swim. All this in the best climate in Europe. Both the sun and the mountains will energize your body and soul and we promise the views will be stunning!

Day 1: Arrival to La Herradura

We will meet you at Malaga Airport. After pick-up, we’ll hop in our transport and start our 50 min drive to our hotel in the beautiful small coastal town of La Herradura, Depending on when you're arriving, you will have some time to get to know the village.

Day 2: La Herradura - Ítrabo - Pinos del Valle – Salobreña – La Herradura

After a nice breakfast buffet by the beach, we'll set out on our first ride. This beautiful ride takes you up to Pinos del Valle with steep climbs and fast descents on sweeping curving roads with almost no traffic. You will be cycling through a beautiful landscape with spectacular views. In Pinos del Valle we can enjoy some local tapas.

Elevation gain: 1 800 m
Distance: 116 km
Moving time: approx. 5 hours

Day 3: A tour around the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park

After another beautiful breakfast buffet in the sun, we'll set out on a challenging ride that will take you around the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park. This is an epic tour that includes stunning climbs and descents. You will ride through lots of different landscapes during the day, all of them stunning in their way. The road climbs through limestone peaks towards an inland atmosphere on the northern part of the tour. It continues along beautiful lakes and the final part you will cruise back along the coast to La Herradura.

Elevation gain: 3 000 m
Distance: 175 km
Moving time: approx. 8 hours

Day 4: La Herradura – Nerja – Competa – La Herradura

After your final breakfast at the hotel, a new awesome riding day awaits you. We will ride along the coast passing by the beautiful coastal town of Nerja and then continue on a steady climb up to the beautiful mountain village named Competa . Competa makes a perfect stop for a genuine tapa and café con leche. The steady climb uphill promises a curvy roller coaster experience after the coffee break. After the ride it’s time to head back to Malaga airport and fly back in the evening. If you wish to stay another night and fly back on Monday instead we can arrange an extra night in the hotel.

Elevation gain: 1 700 m
Distance: 100 km
Moving time: approx. 5 hours

Itinerary disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described below, adventure travel can be unpredictable and may result in necessary or desirable alterations to the trails we ride, accommodation we stay in and destinations we visit.

  • 3 nights accommodation in a shared double/twin room
  • 3 days guided cycling
  • 3 days road bike rental
  • 3 breakfast buffets
  • Airport transfers from and to Málaga Airport (AGP)
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Secure bike storage
  • Access to our bike workshop and helpful mechanic
  • Water and snacks provided each cycling day
  • Online photo album

Flights are not included

The village

The hidden gem La Herradura lies in the beautiful coastal area called Costa Tropical, a relatively unknown stretch of Spain’s southern coastline. La Herradura is one of the few remaining unspoilt villages on the southern coast of Spain and offers a truly Spanish experience. The village is situated around one of the most beautiful bays along the south coast of Spain and enjoys over 2 kilometres of beach. The stunning bay is sprinkled with charming Spanish restaurants and small friendly bars that will make you feel at home.


After an action-packed day filled with impressions, you need the perfect place to relax and recover. This place is a small boutique hotel situated next to the beach in La Herradura. This is a cosy and modern accommodation that will take care of every little detail to ensure your stay will be perfect. It has a beautiful location right on the beach front and with the village within walking distance. Next to the hotel are a number of renowned restaurants and bars so if you are tired after a long day in the saddle you don't need to walk very far to find great food. A breakfast buffet is served every morning for you.


Expert: 5 - 8 h moving time and 1 700 - 3 000 m elevation gain per day. In average you train cycling more than 5 hours/week.

Ride type

Hilly stages mixed with mountain stages.

About the rides

We are always trying to keep the groups small, maximum of eight riders. All the rides start and end in La Herradura. Riding days are usually from 10 am to around 4 pm.

Stops during the rides

Our guide has found some of the best places to stop and take in the fantastic views; and, as part of each ride, we always find the time to fit in a quick coffee stop or/and a stop for lunch or some local tapas. So remember to bring a few euros with you on each ride, especially if you fancy a slice of some well-earned cake along the way!


We have high-quality road bikes in various sizes. All our bikes are highly maintained and checked before and after every ride making sure nothing goes wrong. Our bikes come with a helmet, flat pedals and a saddle pack with one inner tube, a set of tyre levers and pump. You are welcome to bring along your own pedals and we will gladly help you to fit them correctly to your bike. If you want to travel light we also have Look Keo pedals. We recommend you to bring your own helmet, pedals and corresponding shoes and possibly your own saddle.

Getting Here

Several international flight carriers access Málaga airport (AGP). We will pick you up at Málaga Airport and take you to La Herradura and your hotel, a transfer that takes around 50 min.

Your guide

Our experienced guide has put in endless hours searching those awesome roads for you to enjoy. The guide speaks excellent English and has a lot of local knowledge.


The price above is based on 2 sharing a double/twin room with the lowest price in low season.


Send us an e-mail or complete the “Booking request form” on the “Contact Us” page or on the link below with the dates you want to travel etc. We will check the availability of your chosen dates and respond via e-mail, normally within 24hrs, with prices of the accommodation that is available to you. If you continue with the reservation, once we have received your deposit, which should be paid within 5 days of making the reservation, we will send you a Booking Confirmation.

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