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. We use our unrivalled local knowledge to provide a customised holiday based on what you want, with a emphasis on cross country riding, rather than the sort of riding that requires body armour and full face helmets. We also try and give our clients a feel for the area in terms of natural environment, history and culture.
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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 – mountain biking with our local club, Tropicalbike Mtb.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for a quote.
Please note on Sundays we go mountain biking with our local club, Tropicalbike Mtb.
We can also include a guided night ride – we can provide the lights.
Please refer to Prices page (why pay more for an inferior holiday, with the big operators), this includes guiding for the week and transfers, accommodation and a packed lunch when required. Costs only £240 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.
Email us now with your requirements and dates and we will get back to you with a quote right away.
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