Join our MTB weekend adventure to the beautiful coastal village of La Herradura, close to Málaga. 3 days of guided mountain biking in the beautiful area of Costa Tropical where the mountains run straight down to the beach. And with the most temperate climate in Europe, there’s every chance you’ll get blue skies and sunshine too.
Our experienced guide will guide you through his best rides during 3 adventurous days. The views will be stunning! Cruise through fruit valleys, ride down exhilarated descents to beautiful rivers, and enjoy spectacular mountain sceneries, all with the Mediterranean in the background.
Mountain biking in this part of Andalucía is mostly cross-country that offers a lot of challenging endurance climbs with stunning views as a reward. The numerous dirt tracks and adventurous single trails mixed with some technical descents help to keep the adrenaline level topped up. Costa Tropical is a popular destination for cycling with varied terrain including mountains, rolling hills, a beautiful coastline, and year-round sunny weather.
You will be staying 3 nights in a small beachfront hotel in the charming village of La Herradura, a hidden gem that is situated around a beautiful bay. The village lies in the stunning coastal area called Costa Tropical, a relatively unknown stretch of Spain’s southern coastline.
After an action-packed day in the saddle, you can enjoy a rest on the beach or even take a refreshing swim. All this in the best climate in Europe. Both the sun and the mountains will energize your body and soul and we promise the views will be stunning!
Distance: 60 km
Moving time: approx. 5 hours Day 3: Lentegí - Guájar Alto After another beautiful breakfast buffet in the sun, a new awesome riding day awaits you. We’ll take our transport to let us explore further afield and head to the village of Lentegí. We will ride on gravel roads with stunning views of the valley of Los Guájares. Spectacular sceneries with the Sierra Nevada in the background and a landscape consisting of limestone peaks and ridges and plenty of pine trees. The tour takes you through the beautiful and yet largely undiscovered “pueblo blanco” - Guájar Alto. Guájar Alto is a beautiful stop for a very traditional “Menú del día” before we are heading back to Lentegí and our transport. Elevation gain: 1 600 m
Distance: 42 km
Moving time: approx. 4 hours Day 4: La Herradura After your final breakfast at the hotel, we will go for a ride that takes you through the valley above La Herradura with a nice combination of gravel and tarmac roads. The valley is full of various kinds of fruit trees such as avocado, mango, cherimoya, orange, almond trees etc. A nice day you can see the top of Sierra Nevada. You will be back in time to enjoy some food by the beach and then head back to Malaga airport and fly back in the evening. If you wish to stay another night and fly back on Monday instead we can arrange an extra night in the hotel. Elevation gain: 900 m
Distance: 33 km
Moving time: approx. 3 hours
- 3 nights accommodation in a shared double/twin room
- 3 days guided cycling
- 3 days mountain bike rental
- 3 breakfast buffets
- Airport transfers from and to Málaga Airport (AGP)
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Transport to and from rides when needed
- Secure bike storage
- Access to our bike workshop and helpful mechanic
- Water and snacks provided each cycling day
- Online photo album