Tuk Tuks, Segways and donkeys to roam Mijas

Donkey taxis have ruled the streets of Mijas for 40 years – but some new eco-vehicles are rocking the status quo

LAST UPDATED: 2 Apr, 2015 @ 16:48
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DONKEY taxis and horse-drawn carriages are no longer the only ways to get around Mijas Pueblo with the town turning to some wacky new ways of scaling its hilly paths.

Mijas police on a Segway
Mijas police on a Segway

A fleet of Tuk Tuks now provide a tourist trail with a difference while the police are set to roam the streets on Segways.

Mijas Town Hall has purchased two electric Segway-style vehicles and is also bidding for 26 new police motorbikes.

The eco-friendly, economical Segways can reach speeds of 20km/h and will facilitate police patrols along the coast and inland.

Meanwhile, Tuk Tuk Spain – brainchild of local entrepreneur Myriam van der Zalm – lets visitors career through the narrow alleyways of Mijas in a chauffeur-driven canary yellow chariot.

The brand new – and unconventional – company offers trips from 30 to 45 minutes and costs €7 to 9 per person.

A multilingual tablet gives out information.



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3 COMMENTS

  1. Dear editors from the Olive Press,

    thank you very much for your article about our brand new tourist service in Mijas. Many people now the tuk tuk’s from Thailand, but it may be good to know for your readers, that our vehicles are 100% electric and 100% sustainable.

    They comply with all european safety standards and can accommodate parties of up to 6 persons.

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