Day trips and tours from Malaga by car

Malaga Axarquia Costa del SolIf your holiday planning in the south of Spain  includes car hire Malaga as your main transport, we will give you some useful recommendations for your daytrips and tours from Malaga. Continue reading and you are more than welcome to share your own trips in Malaga and ideas for getting the most from your visit to the Costa del Sol.

Tours from Malaga

Malaga heads one of the major metropolitan areas in Spain. City of great touristic value, Malaga is surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Being the sixth largest city in Spain, there are many tourists who visit not only the capital of the Costa del Sol but also are interested in exploring the surroundings. Therefore, we will review some of the many possible tours from Malaga by car.

To begin with, a trip to the city of Ronda will take us to one of the best surprises in Andalucia. Located northwest of Malaga, the peculiar geography with stunning views and the historical buildings of Ronda make a trip well worth from the resorts along the Costa del Sol.

From Ronda, you can continue along the path of the White Villages, to towns like Atajate, Benadalid, Algatocin, Gaucin, with the environment of the Serrania de Ronda, a beautiful natural reserve.

From Malaga, we are also one step away from the Costa del Sol; Malaga coastal cities require almost no introduction, like Marbella and Torremolinos. The pleasant climate all year round and clear skies most of the year are part of the secret of this alluring region.

Further east, the Costa del Sol is known as the Axarquia, a region with cities such as Velez-Malaga and Nerja, with its famous caves, discovered just 50 years ago.

In another direction, we could go for a trip to the Vega del Guadalhorce, an agriculturally rich valley with traditional villages, dams, canyons and gorges.

Finally, the trip to the region of Antequera is also highly recommended, for taking us to a city full of treasures less than an hour from Malaga. Antequera preserves an invaluable archaeological and architectural heritage with natural places such as El Torcal, with its limestone formations.

The city of Malaga is a point of arrival but also a stimulating starting point for a large number of highly recommended excursions in this beautiful province which has far more to offer than its famous “sun & beach“.

What traffic density can we expect in Malaga?

As in any other country, traffic density depends directly on the season we come. Driving in Winter or Autumn in Malaga can be a pleasure while we enjoy the beautiful landscapes from the highway and coastal roads. If we choose coming in summer, we can avoid the higher traffic density in the city getting to the interior villages, Rio Frio and the Chorro Reservoir, where we can hire kayaks and canoes.

Car hire in Malaga will provide us with the needed mobility for getting the most from our visit, making us able not only to visit the city and the most popular beach resorts, but visiting the interior villages and places of interest.