Fiesta de la Bicicleta Benalmadena 2022Next Sunday the 14th of April, Benalmadena will host the 39th edition of its popular ‘Fiesta de la Bicicleta’ or Bicycle Party, one of the city’s oldest and most emblematic events in its busy sports calendar. This year the event returns stronger than ever with a fun-packed morning of cycling for all who choose to participate. 

It’s not a race. The whole event is designed to be a fun family day out, fitting in perfectly with Benalmadena’s image as an idyllic destination for tourism and sports.

This unique tradition started almost 40 years ago to foment the use of bicycles as a healthy habit and an alternative form of transport. Many years later there’s still a lot of work to do in this aspect and the town hall remains committed to promoting the use of more eco-friendly and non-contaminating transport to help stop climate change.

So, back to the event… The fun starts at 11:00 am on Sunday 14th April from the Athletics Stadium in Arroyo de la Miel. It’s not a race and the whole idea is to enjoy a fun day with friends and family riding through the streets of Arroyo de la Miel. To make it more fun, the organisers encourage participants to go in fancy dress. There will be prizes for different categories including ‘Largest Family’ and also most original outfits.

As it’s a family event, the organisers have prepared two different routes, depending on age and fitness levels:

    • One for children where they’ll ride around the athletics track for 30 minutes.
    • Another longer 8,6 km urban route through the streets of Arroyo de la Miel for the rest of the participants. 

Last year’s edition of the event managed to attract over 1000 participants and the organisers hope to surpass these numbers for this year’s event. If you’d like to take part, you need to register online on this page.

If you’re staying with us at Sunset Beach Club, don’t forget that you can now rent bicycles from our friends at Fast Monkey; so no excuses. If you’ve yet to book accommodation in Benalmadena, make sure you check out our website at 🙂