Luxury all-inclusive Ikos resort offers new hiking & biking experience along the Spanish coast
The team at Ikos Andalusia has introduced the new Ikos Golden Mile Experience, offering guests the opportunity to bike or hike, independently or with a guide, to the old town of Estepona, via a variety of scenic routes directly from the resort. The experience has been added to the portfolio of activities available with the Ikos Local Discovery scheme, designed to encourage visitors to explore their surroundings. Along with a multitude of carefully curated activities, guests can now discover the New Golden Mile or Nuevo Milla de Oro, a 13-mile route filled with luscious green parks, prime beachfront properties and stunning coastal views.
The Ikos Golden Mile
Stretching from San Pedro de Alcántara to the east of the town of Estepona along the Costa del Sol, the Ikos Golden Mile offers a myriad of trails to explore. Guests can choose to take the scenic route and head off on a solo adventure or hit the road with the whole family and a knowledgeable Ikos guide. With a limitless array of boutique shops, local cafes and Spanish fine dining along the way, the journey to Estepona promises an indulgent cultural experience. Families can pause to marvel at the beautiful blue and green coastline, flecked with striking Spanish architecture and extraordinary views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and, on a clear day, the northern coast of Africa. Those who opt to travel by bike can look forward to a beautiful five-mile route, offering an easy, idyllic beachfront trail suitable for all levels of skill and fitness. For those looking to up their step count, hiking the Ikos Golden Mile by foot offers a challenging climb with a rewarding view. Benefit from a personal guide who can customise your journey to push boundaries or take it a little easier. Whether working up a sweat or soaking up the scenery, all participants will be enchanted by the old town of Estepona where the trek ends.
Once in Estepona
Famed for its traditional charm, the old town of Estepona is one of the most beautiful in Andalusia and is known as ‘The Garden of the Costa Del Sol’. Uncover the region’s charming corners with a guided tour, exploring the hidden jewels of Estepona. Potter through the quiet squares and quaint streets of the historic town, perusing the storybook white houses draped in overflowing flowerpots. Alternatively, the Poetry Route offers a romantic walk through the town centre, where the streets and pavements are lined with famous poems from around the world. Budding poets will be delighted to discover the art form celebrated in an array of languages, accompanied by famous sculptures and murals discoverable nearby. For history buffs, the Route of The Murals is a treasure trove of antiques and rich culture, with street art by international artists adorning the city walls and oversized works of art decorating the local buildings.
Discovery & Beyond
The curated routes in Estepona, allowing guests to explore the beautiful old town, are all part of the Ikos Local Discovery programme. Along with the Ikos Golden Mile Experience, the Local Discovery scheme at Ikos Andalusia encourages guests to expand their horizons and explore beyond the resort. With complimentary use of a MINI car for the day, tickets to the best museums in Malaga or free green passes for golfers at the exclusive Los Naranjos Golf Club all included in their stay. The hotel also offers the pioneering Ikos Dine Out initiative, allowing foodies to enjoy meals at some of the best restaurants across Marbella and Estepona, all within their all-inclusive experience.