South Spain has a lot more to offer rather than green golf courses and water sports. We want to show you one of the biggest attractions – in high demand! – on the famous Costa del Sol.
If you are cycling passionate and want to enjoy some beautiful sea views while practicing your favorite sport, in Benalmadena you will find one of the finest and most reliable mountain biking spots in Europe.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN BENALMADENA
Located right on the coast of Andalusia, Benalmádena is a place with great tradition in mountain biking that has hosted great enduro tests on its trails.
Benalmádena is the ultimate destination for training away from the cold and snowy weather! This place has really been gifted with a fantastic climate for year round riding. The temperatures vary between 15 and 24 degrees from October to April.
An important fact to keep in mind: Benalmadena has one of the most important airports in Europe less than 15 km which means you can start your MTB adventure as soon as you arrive to Malaga! Don’t worry, Fast Monkey will take care of getting you the bikes delivered in time.
XC TRAILS AND DH TRACKS
Existing known XC and Downhill tracks are built around Benalmadena and Mijas mountains, including tough climbs and long descents, with miles of technical singletrack, as well as more gentle trails for all levels.
To make the most of this experience and ensure fun, we recommend trusting a guide as these tracks have been regularly serviced and maintained mostly by locals and guiding/shuttle companies.
Have a look at our recommended MTB routes here!
BENALMADENA’S CABLE CAR
What you may not know is that there is a lift that you can use to travel up to the trails mentioned before!
The Teleferico is a 15-min cable car ride that takes you from the town up 800 meters above sea level, to the peak of Mountain Calamorro. Guess what? Bike and rider fit inside after taking out the front-wheel.
Calamorro is the starting point of several well marked bike trails for descent enthusiasts. We must mention this tracks are aimed at experienced sportsmen and women in this discipline as it requires both physical and technical preparation.
While you’re at the top, take some time to appreciate the views. On sunny days, you will get to see the Rock of Gibraltar and even the Rif Mountains from North of Africa!
All in all, after this read you should already know where to spend your next cycling holidays.