Mountain biking is the most popular activity to do on the Costa del Sol.
Costa del sol has more to offer than beautiful green golf courses and bustling ports. Nowadays the big tourist attraction of Costa del Sol are the mountains behind, a magnet to bikers and trail runners.
On one side of the N-340 you have all the luxery bling bling of famous Costa del Sol and on the other side of the highway the best part of Andalucia, white villages, mountains, singing birds, impressive views, clean air, tracks and trails, peace… The best of both worlds.
Mountain biking trails Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol is focused on tourism services and follow trends precisely, like they do now, where all responsible parties look the same direction to offer the mountain biker the best infrastructure.
Mountain bikers can expect well maintained tracks clearly marked and do not need to worry that they are being hunted or chased by a forester, one of the reasons why Costa del Sol gains popularity among holiday mountain bikers. No hassle just fun.
What kind of trails and tracks i can expect? What´s new?
Existing known XC trails are better marked, regularly serviced, absolute fantastic for marathon bikers and families to enjoy a nice bike ride in the nature. While local enduro mountain bikers and trail runners together with authorities have build amazing DH tracks, i mean legalized thrilling downhill and enduro tracks that you would like to ride over and over again.
The best and latest is not published, therefore we have made a list of mtb friends along the costa del sol, so you will experience the best of the south, they can help you with advice, recommendations, route maps, renting mountain bikes or guided tours.
Where to go, Who to contact!
Sierra de Grazalema y Sierra de las Nieves
Cycling in Ronda is enjoying voluntarily suffering and well known as International cycling training camp. You can ride (XC) a part of the famous 101 km mtb bike race to the beautiful town Setenil de las Bodegas, famous for it rocks overhang with restaurants underneat, nice experience, nice route and beautiful scenery. Andalucia on her best. Enduro en downhill bikers should check out Cortes de la frontera and Grazalema.
The toughest mtb race in spain
La Legión 101 Km
Sierra de las Nieves
Villa de Ojén, behind Marbella, is one big enduro and downhill paradise, great trails. Best time to go is after the Big Ride Enduro Championships, held on 16 – 17 April 2016.
Beautiful town in a valley, balconies with flowers, tapas bars, easy parking.
Guided Enduro Mountain biking in Ojén
The best enduro mountain biking offer on the Costa del Sol
Big Ride Enduro Series Ojén
Bike shop in Ojen
The mountain behind Estepona and Marbella is one big massif peridotite rock rich in iron and platinum giving that special color and beautiful natural obstacles to conquer. Here you will find loads of xc trails and downhill tracks.
Guided mountain bike tours in Sierra Bermeja
Sierra de Mijas
Great downhill tracks called Cantera, Cortafuegos and Repetidor (over and over again) on the Mijas pueblo side of the mountain. Take the exit of Restaurant El Higueron.
On the other side of the mountain, Benalmadena paradise, what can we say, just go there if Enduro or downhill mountain biking is your thing. The trails are absolute fantastic, fast, challenging, yeah, good spot to spend the day biking. Uplift with the teleférico.
Sierra de Malaga
No experiences to share, next trip next article. But these guys can help you.
Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, Los Barrios
Montecoche in los Barrios, next to San Roque, is a must ride route (XC), unique scenery, wild life, impressive views and a good start and finish point, Tapas bar restaurant El Frenazo
Mountain bike routes in Los Alcornocales
Centro Btt Los Alcornocales
Bike shop in Algeciras
Mountain Biking at the strait of Gibraltar, Tarifa
Tarifa has beautiful mountain and coastal XC trails and is the best kept secret in the bike world, variety of terrain, spectacular views to Africa, challenging, adventurous, pass by abandoned military camps and is definitely interesting place to visit. PN Los Alcornocales and City hall of Tarifa are working on a regulation for Enduro and downhill mountain bikers to fulfill demand.
Bike shops in Tarifa
Guided mountain bike tours in Tarifa & Los Alcornocales
Trail running is the other popular activity to do on the costa.
Can you imagine the view you have on the costa and sea from the mountains, hear birds singing, smile because you have reached the top, ready to enjoy a real downhill.
From 28 october untill 1 november 2016 will be held the second edition of Eurafrica Trail. One of the biggest, most appealing trail running events in the south of Spain. Wonderful trails, impressive views, exceptional nature, wildness, pureness and a perfect organisation.
Trail running in Tarifa
Trail running Studio New Concept
Trail running in Malaga
The first edition of Trail Malaga will be held on 25 th of September 2016
Info Trail Malaga
All listed bike shops offer wide range of accessories, sales of new and second hand mountain bikes and do repairs. If you are interested to particpate in a mtb tour, ask them about upcomming events, they are more up to date.
Have A Good Ride