Several companies run one- and two-day excursions from Costa del Sol resorts. You can book with local travel agents and hotels; excursions leave from Málaga, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, and Estepona, with prices varying by departure point. Most tours last half a day, and in most cases you can be picked up at your hotel. Popular tours include Málaga, Gibraltar, the Cuevas de Nerja, Mijas, Tangier, and Ronda. The Costa del Sol’s varied landscape is also wonderful for hiking and walking, and several companies offer walking or cycling tours.

Tour Operators

Bicycling Holidays. A good range of rural and urban guided cycling tours to suit all levels. 952/471720. From: €480 a week.

John Keo Walking Tours. This company provides guided walks and hikes around eastern Costa del Sol, weekdays only. Reservations are essential. 647/273502. From €15.

Julia Travel. One of the largest tour operators in Spain, with a good selection of excursions on the Costa del Sol. 917/690707. From: €4.50.

Viajes Rusadir. This local firm specializes in Costa del Sol excursions and private tours. 952/463458. Prices vary.