Enjoy Tarifa by bike
Tarifa is a towns that offers a great variety when it comes to sports. And for cyclists the Campo de Gibraltar, which includes Tarifa, offers a very varied program of enjoyable routes with stunning views and perfect conditions. Exploring the town of Tarifa by bike is a pleasure, with the mountain bike routes surrounding parks it becomes an unforgettable experience.
Although a bike track remains in the planning stage, you can still reach and explore with ease unspoiled and exciting routes through out the national parks.
The most popular routes among local cyclists are:
• Carrizales: This takes you from Tarifa via La Luz to Carrizales, returning by La Caleta
back to Tarifa
• Tarifa Facinas Tarifa: Through the mountains, and private estates, this route is
the mostdemanding that can be found in the area.
• Tarifa-Los Barrios-Tarifa: This route takes you through Facinas, returning via Pelayo.
At 90km one of the longer routes
• The Colada: This is a shorter route running along the Mediterranean. There are two paths,
one next to the coast, where you’ll encounter some difficulty with the bike
due to several fences and steps; or another higher route, further from the coast,
but easier on the return.
• Tarifa-La Luz- La Peña-Tarifa: This route is one of the most scenic. From the heights of
La Peña you can enjoy spectacular views over the coast and the Strait of Gibraltar.
• Tarifa-El Bujeo via Guadalmesí: Another beautiful route, returning from Palancar. It has
great undulations but with a slight disadvantage in that a portion of the trip
uses the main road.
• Tarifa-Betis-Tarifa: This rises with vertiginous descents and has perhaps the best
possible views. There is section using the national road but is offset by wonderful
surroundings and spectacular views.
There are hundreds of other trails and variations of each. If you do not know the area it is advisable to seek advice from local professionals or hire a guide. There are several adventure sport companies in Tarifa that offer great routes who can also design them to your desired level. We can help you find one to suit.