Trans Andalucia Enduro
Pack in the best trails in Andalucia in 7 days of road tripping from one singletrack honeypot to another.
Sierra Nevada to the Atlantic coast.
Like the waters of Sierra Nevada we flow from the highest peaks on the Iberian Peninsula to the fine white sands of the Atlantic coast. Starting at high altitude under the North face of sierra nevada we head south through the foothills then to the canyons and lakes of Malaga.
Gradually we get closer to the sea, riding through white villages and reaching sub tropical peaks while catching glimpses of the shimmering water. Finally we arrive at the Atlantic with a coastal singletrack taking us to the beach.
Day 1 Pick up Malaga Airport and transfer to Monachil in the foothills of Sierra Nevada.
Day 2 Ride from the highest peaks in the Iberian Peninsula to the fertile plains and the beautiful city of Granada. Solid rock to pine forest to wide open ridge-top singletrack.
Day 3 Ride the Watershed. The ridge that marks the waters course towards either the Mediteranean, on one side, or the Atlantic, on the other, is a trailriders treat. Narrow trails cling to the side of the rocky mountain and barrel down loose scree-filled gullies.
Day 4 Transfer to El Chorro in Malaga province and ride the slick rock. Also known as Mini Moab, the rounded limestone forms fantastic shapes for two wheels to stick to.
Day 5 Transfer to the white village of Ojen that looks out over the Mediterranean – optional DH day or day off on the beach.
Day 6 Ride Ojen’s famous enduro tracks. A day on the Cannondale Big Ride route with a few local secrets thrown in. Jerome Clements rides these trails, need we say more.
Day 7 Transfer to Tarifa in Cadiz province and the most southerly point in Europe and where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. Ride the Northern pillar of Hercules through gnarly cork oak and lush forests on narrow singletrack with rock gardens, switchbacks and drops and with breathtaking views over Gilbraltar to Morocco.
Day 8 Transfer to Malaga Airport and home
Accommodation on the trip is in self-catering apartments or 2/3 star hotel/hostals with breakfast included
Price 750 euros per person – group of 6 minimum/ 8 maximum
(Smaller groups can be catered for – get in touch for prices.)
This trip is for advanced/expert riders, you can expect tough climbs, technically demanding singletrack descents, and long days in the saddle. Recommended bike – tough build; 120-160 travel.
As we will be roadtripping, moving from place every other day, it is best to travel as light as possible. You will need all your normal riding kit. Open-face helmet will suffice, knee pads, full fingered gloves and long sleeves for added protection. You should carry spare mech-hanger and any other parts or tools specific for your bike (there are bike shops on route but they may not have what you need).
You need insurance which covers mountain biking in Spain and carry your European Health Card (if you are from the EU).