December 23, 2018 / VARIA Initiatieven
Bike rental Nerja
The Costa del Sol and in particular the coastal resort of Nerja has been growing in popularity for cyclists in recent years. More and more serious cyclists have started to shun Mallorca and head for Andalucia, an area more commonly known for its beaches and traditional Spanish lifestyle.
Nerja and the surrounding area known as the Axarquia offers everything a cyclist is looking for. Nerja is a small sea side town located East of Malaga, just 70 kilometers from Malaga airport. In the summer it is a popular tourist destination attracting tourists from all over Europe. In the winter, the resort is a lot quieter which means there is plenty of affordable, cyclist friendly accommodation available at reasonable prices.
Bike Routes Around Nerja
In 2018 the peloton leading the 4th stage of the Vuelta a España passed through Nerja. Then they headed towards Almunecar before making a left turn to attack the stunning climb up to the villages of Jete, Otivar and then into the Natural Park. It is an ideal place to test your climbing skills against the pro’s!
Another popular cycling route leaves from Nerja and heads for the inland white villages of Frigiliana, Torrox & Competa. This means climbing over 650 meters on quiet, well surfaced roads before a descent of 12 kilometers down to the coastal town of Algarobbo. From here the route finishes off on the coastal road that runs parallel to the the Mediterranean sea back to Nerja.
Bike Rental in Nerja
Bike rental for six days will set you back around €150 for a top quality carbon race bike with Ultegra gears.
However, most of this may be offset against the hassles of transporting a bike yourself. For example the extra cost you have to pay getting the bike to and from airports along with your own luggage, not to mention the handling charges many airlines impose on carrying sports equipment.
At the time of writing this article Ryanair are charging €120 for bicycle transport. Also, many taxi drivers at Malaga airport do not have suitable vehicles to transport the bike boxes to the resort.
The main bike rental company in the region is cyclenerja.com They offer an extra service of delivering a high quality bike to your holiday accommodation, so you can start your cycling holiday in Nerja the moment you arrive. This removes the issues of transporting your bike and allows you to get out and explore the fabulous area with stunning scenery straightaway.
The Veleta Ride
Finally, whilst you are in the area, it is a essential that you tackle the ride to Pico del Veleta, Granada. It is considered to be one of the great cycling challenges in Europe. The road to the top is on the highest paved road in Europe and also it holds the title of being Europe’s longest cycling assent. From Granada to the top you will climb to 3398 meters over just 42 kilometers. cyclenerja.com offer a weekly excursion to tackle the record breaking climb
Category – HC
Length – 42 km
Summit elevation – 3,398 m
Start elevating – 838 m
Elevation gain – 2,700 m
Average Gradient – 6%
For more details about cycle excursions and Nerja bike rental, do not hesitate to contact cyclenerja.com
Tel: 00 (34) 637 028 873 / 00 (34) 618 360 290
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