About Us

About Malaga Bike

Kay Farrell founded MALAGA BIKE in 2008. Always a commuter cyclist, Kay has  also travelled far and wide by bike in various countries over the years. Her  first point of contact with any new place is to always take a city bike tour or rent a bike. She truly believes that there is no better way to explore a new city. 

In 2008,  there were no other bike tour & rental companies in Malaga. With Málaga’s  all year round excellent climate, its rich cultural history and its privileged location on the Mediterranean Sea, to start a bike tour company was a ‘no-brainer’ for Kay. 

Kay’s experiences with other bike companies around the world have taught her what works and what doesn’t in the bike business world.  Naturally, this has impacted the way she runs the business. 

MALAGA BIKE’S Philosophy is simple: to give our customers the same experience that we ourselves would like to receive when taking a bike tour or renting a bike in a foreign city. 

MALAGA BIKE’S Goal is to spread Málaga’s WOW factor and convert your cycling experience here into one of the most memorable days of your holiday. We want to see all of our customers leave feeling satisfied and, hopefully, with a smile on their face at the end of the day. 

Logo Malaga Bike

About our bull-bike logo

Enrique Linaza, Spanish artist and friend of Malaga Bike, designed our unique logo. We wanted something that said Malaga, Spain, bikes and ecology. So Enrique took Spain’s most well-known symbol- the bull- and converted it into- a bike, of course. The style of our bull-bike is very Picassiano, giving a nod to Malaga’s most-famous son Pablo Picasso. The colour green of the bull-bike reflects the eco-friendly activity that our business promotes. We love our bull-bike!

About Kay Farrell

Hola! Kay Farrell here- the founder and Director of Malaga Bike Tours & Rentals. Originally from a town called Widnes in the north of England, I lived in Toronto, Canada for many years where I cycled through snow and freezing temperatures for most of the year. In 2003, I came to Malaga with the intention of staying for one year and…I am still here!

With 320 days of sunshine a year, it’s always perfect weather for cycling. An avid mountain biker, I love nothing more than to jump on my bike and head for the Montes of Málaga  -just minutes from the centre of the city. And having studied History at university, living in one of the oldest cities in Europe is, well, a history lover’s  dream come true! 

So how did I end up here then? Well, in 2002, I was travelling around Andalusia with a friend. She suggested going into Malaga for a day. My response was, “Why? What’s there?” Like many other people had done for many years, I thought Malaga was just an airport. Anyhow, we took the train into the city. As soon as we left the station in the Alameda Principal, basically the only word that came out of my  mouth for the rest of the day was WOW! In just one day, Malaga stole my heart! 

So I made the big move in 2003. For the first few years, I continued in my profession as an English Teacher. A few years later, wanting a change of career, I decided to start a new adventure that would combine my passion for bikes and history. So, in 2008, MALAGA BIKE was born. I started the company with just 16 bikes.  The first years were not easy I have to say. Malaga was still not really on the tourist map. However, now, many years later, it is one of the most popular destinations for a city break in Spain. 

As Malaga has grown in popularity, so has MALAGA BIKE in size- lots more bikes, bigger premises and an enthusiastic team dedicated to helping people discover the city and surrounding areas by bike. Seeing our customers fall in love with this enchanting city is the most satisfying part of the job. You can imagine how pleased I felt when a customer said to me one day, “There’s a WOW on every corner.”        Job done! 🙂  

Still, it’s always great to keep ahead of the bike business game. That’s why I am a member of Cycle Cities, a bike business to bike business organisation. We enjoy on-line forums, weekly newsletters and on-line meetings to share best bike biz practices. So if you want to know which is the best bike business wherever you may travel, check out the Cycle Cities web page. And remember- always book direct for the best price and best service! 

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The team

Caitlyn

Caitlyn

Office manager

Hola! My name is Caitlyn but most people call me Cait or Cat. I am from a small town in the Netherlands called the Hook of Holland. I studied Tourism at ROC Mondriaan in The Hague. I have a varied work experience but my favourite jobs so far are those of being a Travel Rep and, of course, working at Malaga Bike Tours!

I came to this amazing city in 2018 to study Spanish for one month and… never left. It is a completely different way of life from what I have experienced so far. I love the people, the food and I can’t complain about the weather either. I love talking about things I love and passing on my passion for them to others.

And, of course, I love cycling! So come on over to Malaga Bike Tours and I will help you discover all of our best routes in and around the city. I can also provide you with lots of ´insider tips´ on where to go and what to do on our city bike or trekking bike rental. I look forward to meeting you!

Raul

Raul

Mechanic

Hola guiris! Ha!ha!

My name is Raúl. I have been bald since I can remember and Im the crazy mechanic of Malaga Bike Tours.  I make sure the screws of your bikes are tight enough!

I was born and bred in Málaga, where I have lived almost all my life.

At university,  I studied forest engineering, but my passion is bikes.  Thats why I’m so happy to work in this great company where I can meet people from all over the world who love also bikes and we can share our different cultures.

So come visit Malaga and enjoy our amazing weather while riding a bike. You will love the Malagueño life-style I am sure. Oh and don’t forget to try  “espetos de sardinas” on the beach. They are SO delicious!

Esther

Esther

Our Sport Sciences Intern

Hi, my name is Esther and I am from a small town nearby Goes in the Netherlands. I am in my third year of my study Sport Sciences at the HZ in Vlissingen. When I got the opportunity to do an internship abroad I knew I wanted to go to the beautiful Malaga!

I always wanted to visit Malaga and I fell in love as soon as I arrived! The city is so beautiful, the weather is amazing and the locals are so nice!

As I am from the Netherlands, I grew up with bikes and I love to cycle!. Because of this reason I chose to do my internship here at Malaga Bike Tours.

So I look forward to seeing you at the MALAGA BIKE shop and sharing all our wonderful bike routes with you.