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.
Birdaytrip. One-day trips, holidays and scheduled trips to bird-watch on the Costa del Sol. Costs are per group of maximum four people. Málaga, Andalusia. www.birdaytrip.es. From €135.
John Keo Walking Tours. This company provides guided walks and hikes around the eastern Costa del Sol, weekdays only. Reservations are essential. 647/273502; www.hikingwalkingspain.com. From €25.
Sierra MTB. A good range of rural and urban guided cycling tours suit all levels. Weekend and weeklong packages, including accommodations and a different bike ride every day, are available in addition to day trips. Málaga, Andalusia. 616/295251; www.sierracycling.com. From €80.
Viajes Rusadir. This local firm specializes in Costa del Sol excursions and private tours. 952/463458; www.viajesrusadir.com. From €30.