Marbella – cyclist’s paradise

    Marbella – cyclist’s paradise

    Marbella has undergone a significant transformation in recent years to better accommodate cyclists. The beautiful seaside promenade Paseo Marítimo is being constantly expanded, and more bicycle and pedestrian routes are being built. Marbella is committed to an ecological approach to transportation and also to convenience for residents and tourists.

    Marbella pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly areas

    Marbella is taking brave steps to create a pedestrian-friendly environment, which naturally benefits cyclists.

    Marbella’s charming Old Town, characterized by narrow streets and historic architecture, is now mostly closed to automobile traffic, allowing cyclists to explore its charming beauty at a leisurely and safe pace. Marbella’s bike-friendly atmosphere also attracts families with children. Many areas have been designed with families in mind, with smooth, safe paths for children.

    What’s more, residential areas such as Nueva Andalucia and Sierra Blanca provide many pedestrian zones that allow cyclists to ride safely and access many amenities without driving.

    Marbella, being a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly place, prioritizes the promotion of green transportation. This approach can be seen in urban planning and in the bicycle infrastructure that is being built all the time.

    City authorities have introduced many facilities for cyclists also on streets intended for car traffic. One-way streets, priority for cyclists or vertical and horizontal signs on asphalt have been introduced in many places.

    Marbella is constantly investing in the creation of dedicated lanes to ensure cyclists can get around safely. In addition, bike stands, repair stations and bicycle rental stations are located throughout Marbella, giving residents as well as tourists easy access to this eco-friendly mode of transportation.

    Paseo Marítimo – a beautiful seaside promenade

    Paseo Marítimo, the seaside promenade, has undergone a remarkable upgrade, making it an ideal route for cyclists.  With wide, well-maintained paths, you can bike along the Mediterranean Sea. The route is 27 kilometers long, offering a relaxing bike ride along the coast. It also provides convenient access to virtually all major areas of Marbella, including San Pedro de Alcántara, Puerto Banus, Marbella Golden Mile and Marbella Centre.

    Marbella Bike Promenade

    Work is currently underway on another section of Paseo Marítimo in the Las Chapas area , the route between the El Laurel beach bar and the Don Carlos Hotel, a 4km section will soon be ready to connect to the rest of the coastal bike path.

    Marbella – easy and challenging bike routes

    Thanks to improved bicycle infrastructure, exploring the area around the city of Marbella is now easier than ever. You can enjoy cycling through the Sierra de las Nieves nature park or start your cycling journey in the picturesque villages of Ojén and Istán.

    For more experienced cyclists, there’s a challenging ride along the Ojén and Istán road, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of La Concha and the Mediterranean Sea. The route is more than 90 kilometers long. A very good level of fitness is required for this tour.

    In addition, there is also the Puerta Verde de Marbella route, which allows cyclists to ride from Nueva Andalucía all the way to mountainous Ronda.

    Guided E-Mountain Bike Tours

    If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the mountains and white villages of Spain by bicycle, but you know your legs aren’t up to the tens of kilometers challenge of mountainous terrain, Marbella also offers mountain e-bike rentals.

    With little effort, you’ll set off on an adventure in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, so you can safely enjoy the beauty of the mountains and see places that only the fittest and strongest cyclists could reach before.

    Marbella e-bike

    It’s a good idea to hire a professional guide to lead you along traditional trails to unspoiled white villages like Istan, where you can enjoy a coffee or a quick drink and learn about the traditional Andalusian way of life. Then, back on your bikes to explore the beauty of the Mediterranean forest and enjoy the spectacular views as you return to Marbella, Puerto Banus and the Mediterranean.

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