10% Early Bird Booking Discount for 2017 cycling holidays
Mountain biking holidays for riders of all abilities in Andalucia, southern Spain. Andalucia has a well deserved reputation for having some of the world’s best single track trails, technical down hills, free riding and cross-country mountain biking, combine this with the wonderful weather, over 300 days of sunshine, and you have the perfect location for all year round biking. From our mountain biking base in Montecorto, the Serrania de Ronda, Sierra de Nieves and Grazalema Natural Park are all on our doorstep offering you a wide and varied selection of routes from epic cross country trails, mile after mile of testing single track, tough climbs, fast flowing down hills as well as some more gentle rides.
The terrain is well suited to going off road for mountain biking. From blasting down hill and excellent free riding to varied and testing terrain, but more importantly, quality single-track that may leave you breathless and at times worn out, but, grinning from ear to ear at the end of the ride!
During the week, Ashley who is a MTB instructor, will show you a few simple techniques that will get you riding more confidently. The coaching that you will receive is built into your daily riding. Those riders who take advantage of this free training, most will leave their Andalucian cycling experience riding drops offs and switchbacks, that at the beginning of the week you would have considered to difficult.
We incorporate skills practices into your standard days mountain biking that develop braking technique, body positioning and balance on the bike. This often means that we will stop at sections of the trail that require a new level of skill for on-the-trail coaching. This informal training continues throughout your holiday, resulting in an improvement in your technical ability and, therefore, increasing your confidence.
When you combine the excellent riding and perfect climate that we have in Andalucia with the ease of flying to southern Spain you will discover that year round sunshine mountain biking is only a few hours away.
My credentials. I’ve been a keen mountain biker all my life and a qualified Mountain Bike Leader, under the Association of British Cycling Coaches, since 2007. I have spent the last 12 years exploring this part of Spain and have put together a weeks worth of single track heaven of fast flowing trails combined with technical challenges to keep all levels of rider happy. The terrain is best described as dry and dusty, fast flowing with a fair few rocky sections and plenty of switchbacks thrown in. The trails we ride are empty, there are no queues and nothing is man made it’s all what mother nature has to offer!
Fly to Malaga Airport. Transfer to and guided tour of Montecorto.
We ride the travellers route from Ronda to Setenil on mainly XC style trails before stopping for tapas in my fave tapas bar in this area which is set in a cave. After lunch we pick up the Ruta de Bandeleros, crossing several streams before passing Ronda la Vieja for our final 6k descent into Montecorto.
Today we head deep into the Sierra de Nieves to ride fantastic fast flowing single track trails through a pine forest covered mountain range. Rock gardens, switch backs, berms, drop offs, this is a dream play ground for all levels of mountain biker.
We ride from Ronda to Jimera along an ancient mule track, this route is an absolute blast from start to finish, this trail is uber fast and fun packed. 20k of single track!
A rest day gives you the chance to discover the historic old town of Ronda which is famous for it’s Gorge, the Bullring, the Arabic baths, city walls. Alternatively, you can pick up a route card and go out for a ride without your guide. We can also organise a Sports Massage at a local Spa Hotel to ease those aching limbs.
The Sierra Lijar, the top of this trail is super tight and rocky, in the middle it’s loose rocks and lots of them, gullied switchbacks and drop offs finished with a fast blast into a pine wood forest before we drop into Algo for a few beers and tapas
Our final ride is down near Ardales where we do some Moab style slick rock riding. These Moab roller coaster sections are blended into to some of the fastest free flowing single track trails you’ll ever likely to ride. An epic day guaranteed to leave you grinning from ear to ear and begging for more!
Time to pack your bags before we collect you for your flights home.
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Andalucian Cycling Experience mountain biking holidays are suitable for all levels of rider from novice to the very experienced mountain biker. Our unrivalled local knowledge means we can ensure your mountain biking holiday is tailor-made to your requirements.
We believe that we have created the perfect mountain biking holiday for enthusiastic riders of all abilities.
We always try to tailor rides to suit ability and fitness levels but at the same time want you the rider to experience the best trails you have ever ridden. This usually means a bit of effort in the climb although this is more than rewarded for the awesome descents that follow.
Many of the trails have a remote feel and you are unlikely to see any other riders with things only getting busy whilst the local shepherd and his flock pass through.
Experienced Guides with local knowledge helping you select the best routes for your ability, so that you get the most out of your cycling holiday.
All our cycling tours and holidays can be booked on either Self-Catering or B&B basis. Prices quoted are based on self-catering. B&B is optional extra cost.
We provide clients with Secure Bike Storage for the duration of their stay. Bikes can be stored at our facilities at no extra cost giving you peace of mind.
Free access to our fully equipped workshop to carry out repairs and maintenance on their bikes. Use of workshop is at clients’ own risks.
Optional airport transfer from Malaga airport, also can arrange transfers from Jerez & Sevilla Airports. Check before booking your flights.
Our support van can come to the rescue at any time during your ride. Puncture, breakdown, fatigue, or just tired! Just call us. We will pick you up.