Mountain biking

2013-12-20 15.07.00

We can offer programme of guided mountain bike rides, using our local knowledge to show you the best that this area, the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain can offer. Please remember we can be flexible regarding the duration of your stay, and arrival and departure dates and times to help you find the best flights.

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Type of terrain

The area, the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain is without doubt a mountain biker’s paradise, with the best climate in Europe and offering all types of trails including technical single track, long climbs on jeep tracks, forestry tracks up to 2000m, or testing rides up to the Pico Veleta Pass at 3400m.

Details descriptions of some of the rides that may feature in a typical 7 day programme can be found on the Ride profiles page.

Level of fitness required

Little off-road cycling experience is required, though a reasonable level of fitness is necessary due to the nature of the area.

Daily distances vary, normally somewhere between 35 to 60 km /day depending on the trip.

We will always attempt to tailor our routes to suit the requirements and abilities of our guests.

A typical riding day

We normally aim to be ready to begin the ride around 10.00 am. Some routes will begin in Orgiva, whilst other will involve vehicle support. The weekly programme can include a two day excursion, with an overnight stay.

Routes are planned to include photo and refreshment stops and we normally aim to return to Orgiva by 5.00 pm.

We can also include a guided night ride in your programme (we provide the lights).

Why guided rides

The Alpujarras has a myriad of trails, which are not well mapped. Our local knowledge ensures that you get to ride the best of these routes.

Our seven day programme does not start on a fixed day – we aim to be as flexible as possible about bookings so that we can create a programme that meets your needs. This also lets you take advantage of cheaper, mid-week flights.

Typical seven day programme

A typical seven day programme could include the following:

  • Day 1 – Transfer from Málaga airport to Órgiva. Introduction and short warm up ride.
  • Day 2 – Briefing and circular excursion from Órgiva.
  • Day 3 – Las Guajares excursion.
  • Day 4 – Circular excursion from Órgiva.
  • Day 3/4 – Two day excursion to Refugio Poquerio at 2,500 metres below Mulhacen.
  • Day 5 – Trevelez – Long downhill starting in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
  • Day 6 – Day off to relax – Market day in Órgiva.
  • Day 7 – Circular excursion from Órgiva.
  • Day 8 – Transfer from Órgiva to Málaga Airport.

The above programme should only be taken as a general guide. We will make every effort to tailor the programme to suit your requirements, abilities and preferences and are happy to customise the itinerary with regard to start and finish dates, routes and days off. If your intended duration, is more or less than one week, please contact us at david@bikingandalucia.com,  for a quote.

We can also include a guided night ride – we can provide the lights.

Costs

Cost is only £350 for the week (why pay more for an inferior holiday, with the big operators), this includes guiding for the week and transfers, accommodation (with swimming pool), breakfast and a packed lunch when required and complementary beer and wine. Costs only£180 per person per week for non cycling partners.

The programme does not include flights, airport transfers, insurance and meals, apart from those mentioned above. Airport transfers can be arranged – please see our Prices page.

BOOK NOW

Email us now with your requirements and dates and we will get back to you with a quote right away.

Email:to ensure that we receive your e mails please contact bothdavid@bikingandalucia.com and bikingandalucia@outlook.com

Telephone: 0034 676002546

Skype: davidisaacs2

If you give us a landline or Skype (not mobile) telephone no we are happy to phone you in order to discuss if you wish.

MOUNTAIN BIKING VIDEOS

Mountain Biking in Andalucia Part 1, Cañar GR7 single track route

Mountain Biking in Andalucía Part 2, Capileira to the Refugio Poqueira, http://refugiopoqueira.com/

Mountain Biking in Andalucía – Part 3, Refugio Poqueira, http://refugiopoqueira.com/ 2400 metre descent to Orgiva

Mountain Biking in Andalucia – Final Part, 46 switchbacks, Sierra Lujar

BIKING ANDALUCIA, winter, 2014, Sierra Nevada and Sierra Lujar

Fantastic single track descent from turbine ridge, Sierra Lujar via Lagos rock garden into Lagos village.

Fantastic single track descent from windmill ridge Sierra Lujar, Las Alpujarras, down to village Lujar

Fantastic single track descent from the Sierra Lujar down to village Velez Benaudalla

Sierra Nevada: Sun and Switchbacks

Biking Andalucia, Orgiva, Spain, March, Fantastic week’s riding in Los Alpujarras with bikingandalucia.com

Rocky jeep track then tight single track switch back decent into Orgiva, Andalucia, Sierra Nevada, Spain. March.

Orgiva, Andalucia, Sierra Nevada, Spain, Mountain Bike Trails: top to bottom

Urban technical descent through Pampineira, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain

Evening ride around Orgiva, Andalucia, Sierra Nevada, Spain, with bikingandalucia.com

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