New Year MTB Holiday
29 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021
Take advantage of the best winter weather in Europe to ride unspoilt mountain and valley trails in warm sunshine. On this New Year mountain biking holiday you will explore superb natural mtb routes in the Serrania de Ronda and protected Natural Parks of western Andalucia with our British Cycling qualified MTB guides. The area is largely uncharted for mountain biking and the landscape is diverse, with great trails just waiting to be discovered. The mountain biking will be mainly cross country XC riding at an intermediate level. This trip will be limited to a small group to ensure a flexible, personal and very enjoyable holiday.
Superb mtb trails, full board accommodation and a celebratory New Year's Eve dinner
Varied mountain biking on remote trails - singletrack, undulating valley trails, high mountain passes, technical sections and thrilling descents.
Stunningly beautiful region of southern Spain - dramatic scenery, traditional Spanish white villages, delicious local tapas, wine and beer!
British Cycling qualified guides, based in Ronda, with unrivalled knowledge of the area and the best trails; on-the-trail skills development to help improve your ability and confidence on the bike
Top quality hotel accommodation and New Year's Eve dinner
New Year MTB Holiday Package
€975 per person based on 2 people sharing. (Single Occupancy €1195)
- 5 nights' full board accommodation in boutique country hotel. Breakfast and dinner in the hotel, lunch on the trail
- 3 days guided mtb riding (plus optional ride on New Years' Day)
- Registered English guides, qualified by British Cycling
- Hire of quality hardtail 29er mtb
- Vehicle support throughout
- New Years’ Eve dinner
- Flight transfers to Malaga airport* at the start and end of your holiday
* All airport transfers are from Malaga airport at a pre-arranged time – please contact us before booking your flights to confirm timings
Difficulty level - Intermediate
Intermediate level mountain biking will require a reasonable amount of fitness on the bikes, as well as competency in bike handling skills on sometimes technical trails. It's not highly technical with jumps or drop-offs but the natural terrain means that you should be happy tackling all sorts of different surfaces. Each day will include some good climbs and descents.
This week is ideal for mountain bikers who enjoy XC riding on natural trails in areas of outstanding natural beauty, particularly for those wanting to improve their skills over the duration of a week.
New Year MTB Holiday Schedule
|Dec 29||Malaga airport transfer|
|Dec 30||Grazalema Natural Park Grand Tour||41km||718m||788m||Explore the unspoilt limestone mountains and valleys of protected Natural Park region|
|Dec 31||Mountains to the Mediterranean||39km||723m||1805m||Ride high up into the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, then enjoy 30km of twisting descent through pine forest right down to the coast|
|Jan 1||New Year's Day – Rest Day||Day free to explore Ronda on foot or optional self-guided ride through local countryside|
|Jan 2||El Chorro||44km||762m||650m||Follow twisting trails through the forest and then a fantastic undulating 7km singletrack above the river|
|Jan 3||Malaga airport transfer|
Whilst the biking is the most important aspect of your trip, you will also want to relax in comfort after your rides. So we base this holiday in a small countryside hotel, close to the historic town of Ronda. The Molino del Puente is a beautifully restored olive mill, full of character and charm. You will dine each night in the hotel's excellent restaurant, La Cascada and join us and local residents for a New Year's Eve dinner. Standard accommodation is for 2 people in a double/twin room. Solo travellers get a room of their own.
You will also have free time to visit the nearby town of Ronda, perched upon a cliff-top above a dramatic 120m gorge. The spectacular bridge "Puente Nuevo" spans the gorge and links the old and new parts of the town. The town retains architecture from its Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian past. You can visit the oldest bullring in Spain or simply sit back and enjoy the tapas bars, watching the world go by.