Cycling Rules in Spain

by Fran Green


I was wondering what the rules are for cycling on pavements in Marbella. When cycling through the town on the pavement yesterday I got lots of comments and bad looks but have also seen lots of other cyclists doing it. Any clarification on this would be great. Thanks!

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Aug 27, 2016
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by: MarbellaFamilyFun

Hello Fran

We recommend you check out the Spanish Traffic Department for updated rules and regulations for cyclist and bicycles in Spain.

We can provide you with these recent rules posted on a Cycle Chat for Cyclists in Spain if you wish to learn a little more about the Spanish laws;

Skipping a traffic light 200 €
Not stopping at a stop: 120 €
Riding under the influence of alcohol: Up to 500 €
Riding no hands on the handlebars: 90 €
Riding Wheelie (manual): Up to 500 €
Riding without helmets Road 200 €, parents responsible for children under 16
Failing to wear reflective clothing and have white front and red rear light between sunset and sunrise on interurban roads or in low visibility conditions or tunnels: 60 € for the lights and € 200 for the reflective garment.
Riding on sidewalks: 60 € and if you strike a pedestrian you may be liable for compensation up to 10,000 €
Riding where or in direction prohibited: 150 €
Riding while listening to music through headphones or ear buds: € 191

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