The mountainous terrain of Andalucia in Southern Spain is an ideal holiday destination for cycling enthusiasts as well as sun worshippers. This region of southern Spain is home to many tourist resorts such as Malaga, Ronda, Granada, Seville, as well as many other well known holiday resorts along the coastline.
Many tourists book holidays in one of the numerous holiday resorts along the Costa Del Sol such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, or Estepona. However there are numerous other activities to be enjoyed other than the beach based holiday fun. We all know of the popularity of golf on the Costa Del Sol, but an increasing number of vistors are taking to the hills to embark on off-road cycling trips and skiing.
Having a wonderful Mediterrainean climate, rolling hills and mountains, Andalucia is one of the most popular destinations for cycling enthusiasts. Around two hours inland from the Andalucia coast is the region of Sierra Nevada and here you can ride along miles of cycle tracks and pistes.
Travelling the region by mountain bike is one of the best ways to experience the vast and varied terrain that it has to offer, and the views en route are spectacular. Whether you are planning to take a relaxing, leisurely ride through forest trails, travelling along country roads through the numerous quaint villages along the way, or prefer taking on challenging uphill climbs or steep downhill descents, Andalucia offers routes and challenges for all endurance levels.
Along the way you will have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Andalucian region. The national park at Montes De Malaga has some glorious scenery to enjoy, with the mountain trails taking you on a journey through forests, valleys, an alongside lakes and rivers. You will also see a variety of wildlife and birds of prey.
There are several companies in the area that specialise in mountain bike holidays, and they can offer a range of packages to suit all levels of ability. Many will offer the chance to explore the local area in between excursions, before returning to your holiday accommodation to relax and recover from your ride and enjoy a welcome traditional Spanish meal. Many companys will transport yourself and your bike to the top of the mountain trails at the beginning of the day, arrange specified meeting points along the routes before returning to your accommodation after a day’s cycling.
Flights are rarely included in these mountai biking packages, but many of the best trails are only a short distance from Malaga airport. If you are considering bringing your own bike and equipment, you may incur expensive transport costs, however many companies will provide all the necessary equipment you need to make the most of your biking holiday.