Are you planning to hire a bike in Fuengirola?
It’s certainly a great way to explore the city!
Before you venture out on your adventure, this article will give you a few local tips to get the best deal on your Fuengirola bike hire, but also to keep you safe while on the road.
I’ve been living in Fuengirola since 2020, and know plenty of local shops that offer bike rentals. I am also quite familiar with the bike lanes and the potential issues you will face when renting a bike in the city.
In this article, you will find a list of local bike hire places, a recommended bike tour if you prefer a local guide, and some practical tips for cycling in Fuengirola and staying safe on the road.
Fuengirola Bike Tour
First and the easiest option to get familiar with the city is booking a local bike tour. There is only one currently available in Fuengirola, and it will show you all the highlights of the city in just 3 hours.
Bike rental and a local guide in English, German, Italian, or Spanish are included in the price. The activity has a free cancellation up to 24 hours before your trip. Check availability, details & prices via the link below.
Best Fuengirola Bike Hire Places
Fuengirola is a compact town, which means you can get from one end to the other without breaking a sweat. There are also plenty of small local businesses offering bike hire.
Here are just a few of them, with the prices they list for bike hire:
Rhino Bikes – Calle Bernabé Tierno Jimenez 3, local 2 (Los Boliches) – check the prices via Facebook message or on +34 722 16 00 04
Doctor Bike Garaje – C. Sta. Rosa, 2 (Los Boliches) – check prices via Facebook message or on +34 640 39 82 24
Phoenix Rental Fuengirola – on Paseo Maritimo (coastline), prices for rental from 15 euros per day. Check prices and details here.
Terral Bike Rental S.L – Bike Shop – Fuengirola marina (parking spot area), they have a large selection of mountain bikes too. Standard bikes from 15 euros per day. Check options here.
Fuengirola Bike vs Electric Bike
You might wonder if it’s worth spending some extra money on an electric bike rental. In my opinion, exploring a city like Fuengirola it’s not really necessary since most of the cycling is on a flat road, without massive climbs.
If you’re planning to go further out of the city, towards Mijas for example, then the electric bike makes sense.
Fuengirola Bike Hire Prices
As you can see from the selection above, the prices will vary and you can expect higher prices in the summer months when there is a higher demand also. Here is a general guide on what you can expect in terms of prices.
For your typical road or city bike, you’re looking at around €10-15 per day. Many places offer a discounted rate if you’re renting for a week, which could bring the daily cost down to about €8-10. Hourly rates usually sit at around €5, perfect for a quick jaunt along the beach.
For those who want to get their adrenaline pumping, mountain bikes usually cost a bit more, ranging from €30 per day. Weekly rates are also available, which can bring the cost down to around €15-20 per day.
If you’re looking for a more effortless way to explore, electric bikes are the way to go. They’re generally priced at around €25-35 for a day’s rental. Hourly rates can range from €8-12, but you’ll often find package deals that can make it more cost-effective to rent for longer periods.
- Helmet: Most places offer helmets for free or a small fee of €2-3.
- Lock: Usually included in the price, but always double-check.
- Guided Tours: Expect to pay €40-60 for a guided bike tour that lasts around 2-3 hours.
Discounts and Packages
Many bike rental shops offer discounts for groups, families, or extended rentals. Always a good idea to ask about any promotions or package deals to get the most bang for your buck!
Cycling in Fuengirola: What You Need to Know
Bike Hire Tips
- Check the Fine Print: Make sure to read the terms for things like security deposits or any extra fees.
- Book in Advance: Especially during peak season, securing your bike beforehand can also secure you a better deal.
- Bring ID: Most places will ask for identification and a deposit, so come prepared.
- Paseo Marítimo: A scenic ride along the beach promenade, perfect for families or those looking for a relaxed cycle.
- Mijas Road: If you’re up for a bit of a climb, the road to Mijas offers a challenging ascent with breathtaking views of the coast.
- Fuengirola Train Street Cycling Track: along the train tracks on Fuengirola’s main traffic strip, you will find a cycling path that will take you all the way out of the city, for those who want a safer route.
- Wear a helmet
- Stick to bike lanes where available.
- Make sure your bike has a bell and lights if you plan to ride after dark.
- Visibility: Always wear bright colors or reflective gear, especially if you’re cycling in the early morning or late afternoon.
- Hydration: It gets hot in Fuengirola, folks! Always carry water with you.
- Lock It Up: Bike theft is rare but not unheard of. Always lock your bike securely when you’re not using it.
Questions About Fuengirola Bike Hire
How much does it cost to rent a bike in Spain?
It normally costs around 15 euros to rent a standard city bike in Spain. The prices vary by season, you can expect to pay more in the busy summer months and for premium bike models.
Can you hire a bike in Spain?
Yes, you can hire a bike in Spain. Most cities offer this option, including guided bike tours so you can explore the city with a local guide.
Are electric bikes legal in Spain?
Yes, electric bikes are legal in Spain and you are allowed to use them on the main roads, not on pedestrian zones or pavements.
Do you need a helmet to ride a bike in Spain?
Yes, it is a legal requirement to wear a helmet white riding a bike in Spain.
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