"Mountain Bike Southern Spain" contains 27 mountain bike routes across the Andalucian regions of Malaga and Granada including: Las Alpujarras; Sierra Nevada; Costa del Sol; El Chorro; Montes de Malaga; and, Sierra de las Nieves. When the winter sun fades from the UK trails, it's time to pack your bags and head out to Spain.For great all season riding, Andalucia in Southern Spain is a mountain bike dream with some of the longest descents in Europe, rides that go on forever and trails to challenge the best.Cross Country mountain bikers and Downhill riders of all levels will find plenty to choose from. Opt for the testing rocky switchbacks of the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada, the outback adventures of the little known Sierra de las Nieves, or the relaxed earthy singletrack of El Chorro and the Costa del Sol.Focusing on the popular holiday destination of Andalucia and the mountains around Malaga and Granada, this energetic little guidebook manages to cram in the action on 27 mountain bike rides from the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the cloudless skies of the Costa del Sol.'Everywhere you look there are flawless trails and endless descents'.
With full route descriptions, beautifully drawn trail maps and inspirational full colour photographs, readers will be booking their flights before they can say 'Ola!..'For the seasoned spanish trail rider, there are plenty of undiscovered gems and little known rides. For the newcomer, local info on hotels, bars and bike shops mean that people can relax and enjoy the classic rides of the region.
Forsaking the rain of Aviemore over 5 years ago, Jim moved out to Malaga to start his own mountain bike business, Seasonally Unadjusted. As such Jim is the man in the know for the Western Region of the guide. And with the help of local operators, Freeride Spain and Switchbacks.com, Sue leaves no stone unturned in putting together a stunning collection of trails in the Sierra Nevada and the Alpujarras.
IntroductionMalaga AreaSection 1. Costa del Sol1. Pico de Mijas2. Antenna Route3. Telefreaked4. El Quejigal5. El DoradoSection 2. Montes de Malaga6. White Boar7. Big EasySection 3. Guadalhorce & El Chorro8. Tour de Huma9. Don Quixote10. Big Al, Little Al11. 1000 Switchbacks12. El MoaboSection 4. Sierra de las Nieves13. Pilar de Tolox14. Avocado Touristan15. The Big OneGranada RegionSection 5. Las Alpujarras16. Tello Descent17. The Rabiete Blast18. Bubion Singletrack19. Angel Descent20. Busquistar Zigzags21. Trevelez22. The Ruta MedievalSection 6. Sierra Nevada23. Lomas de Padul24. Alto de Calar25. Fuente Teja26. Los Parapetes27. El Torro