Cycling on quiet mountain roads
The Axarquia in Andalusia is a perfect cycling area, íf you bring your climbing legs! It is a hilly to mountainous area with many steep and less steep climbs. The roads are very quiet and the surface is usually surprisingly good. Popular routes are the mountain roads which start at sea level and then rise about 700 meters along the road from Torrox to Cómpeta and Algarrobo to Cómpeta. You can also challenge yourself by cycling along the flanks of the Tejeda mountains to Salares, Sedella and further to Canillas de Aceituno. But more stenuous and longer routes are also posible.
We have several beautiful cycleroutes ready for you:
(for the experienced cyclist)
- Cómpeta -Algarobbo – Torrox – Cómpeta. Distance 45 km, 800 altimeters
- Cómpeta – Torrox- Frigiliana- Nerja- Torrox- Cómpeta. Distance 58 km, 1200 altimeters
- Cómpeta – Canillas de Aceituno – Trapiche – Velez-Malaga – Arenas – Cómpeta. Distance 80 km, 1600 altimeters.
- Competa – Arenas – Velez-Malaga – Benamocarra – Iznate – Cajiz – Costa – Algarobbo – Competa. Distance 90 km, 1800 altimeters.
- Competa – Canillas de Aceituno – Trapiche – Benamargosa – Cutar – Velez-Malaga – Arenas – Competa. Distance 115 km, 2100 altimeters
- Competa- Canillas de Aceituno – Zafarraya- Alhama- Almunecar – Competa. Distance 215 km, 4400 hoogtemeters.
For mountainbiking there are lots of possibilities from wide dirttrack-roads to real single tracks. Don’t underestimate the tracks, it all seems easy but because of the steepness you have to work hard on your bike. We do have several tour-suggestions for you.
We rent out a couple of sporty hybrid bikes, man and woman model, with 24 gears. They are ready for making a tour in this mountainous area with or without luggage.
The local outdooragency in Cómpeta (Salamadra) rents out mountainbikes. We can arrange this for you
Our partner, Cyclemalaga.com is a young and dynamic bike company, based in Cómpeta.
They offer Giant Propel carbon roadbikes with Ultegra 2 x 11 drivetrain.
Cycletours around Competa
Looking for an all-in cycletour? Tell us what you would like to do and we can make a beautiful tour for youin the rolling hills and countryside around Competa including the rent of one of the above mentioned bikes. Please contact us for details and we give you a personalized program and a quote.
The start for this sportive bike-race is in Velez-Malaga on the last Sunday before Christmas. The Clasica del Pavo is a rather short ride with individual time registration while climbing from sea level to the mountain village of Competa. Want to compete with the best climbers of the Malaga-area? Join the peloton!
Cycling in Malaga
Are you still looking for a fun activity during your stay in Andalusia? Do our Highlights of Malaga Bike Tour and explore the city during 3 hours with a local and experienced guide. Not only will you get to see the must-see sights, but also some hidden spots. This way, you get a great overview of everything the city has to offer!