Blog - 20 February 2019

Cycle routes from Puerto Azul: 1. Puerto Banús

For bicycle lovers there is the possibility to enjoy an itinerary that departs from the Aparthotel Puerto Azul. A very easy and simple round trip bicycle route, which runs along the Beach Promenade of Marbella and arrives in Puerto Banús. It is ideal to enjoy the landscape in company and in family with children by the sea.

This is a beautiful flat and short route that is part of La Senda Litoral of approximately 8 kms that runs along bike lanes, along the Maritime Promenade of Marbella always parallel to the sea and along paths and wooden walkways, where it is worth making stops contemplating the sound and colors of the sea. We will discover different beaches, starting at Playa de la Fontanilla, a very busy beach with excellent services in the center of Marbella where the Aparthotel Puerto Azul is located, to continue with the extensive beach from Nagüeles where the famous "Golden Mile" is located with its luxurious establishments and where we will pass by the famous pier of the Puente Romano hotel where you can enjoy incredible views, until you reach La Playa de Río Verde.

On this beach, just before reaching Puerto Banús we will cross a wooden bridge over the mouth of the Rio Verde, it is worth stopping to admire this place of exceptional natural value due to the great diversity of its fauna, especially the different species of birds who inhabit it. If we deviate a bit, we can learn something of the history of Marbella, visiting the Roman Villa of Rio Verde, where we will see the remains of a Roman villa of the second century in which highlights the quality and originality of its mosaics. This important archaeological remains constitutes one of the most valuable examples of Roman domestic construction that exists in the Andalusian coast.

Finally we will arrive at one of the most luxurious ports in Spain, Puerto Banus, where you can admire the admirable boats, luxury cars and big sign shops.

Puerto Banús is synonymous with wealth, entertainment, fun and famous people. With its yachts and its luxurious atmosphere, its beautiful people and its shops and restaurants, it becomes the most chic marina in Spain.

After a visit to this famous port area we can make the return along the same road.

Finally, a couple of recommendations: in summer it is convenient to go out early to avoid the heat and the great influx of pedestrians, and at any time of the year it is highly recommended to make the route in the evening not to miss the impressive sunsets on this route. Enjoy !!!

Cortesía Hernán Piñera