Below are just 2 sample routes, we have many more here in this area of Andalucia, Spain, so we are confident we can provide appropriate routes for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Cañar to Soportujar
Another absolutely classic Sierra Nevada route. We can either bike on a mixture of tracks and tarmac the 7 km to Cañar, which at 1000 metres is 600 metres above Orgiva, or if you wish you can get a vehicle transfer to Cañar. Cañar is an attractive unspoilt village, here we can take a break and refill with water etc.
We thread our way out of the village onto pristine classic singletrack for 6km through breathtaking scenery, traversing the valley side, maintaining our height at 1000 metres to a silted up dam at the valley head. Here we can take our packed lunch, before we return on the other side of the valley, again on pristine classic singletrack for 6km through breathtaking scenery to the village Soportujar at 900metres, where we can stop in one of the pleasant bars for refreshments.
We go through the village (urban technical) then begin the steep but rideable descent on singletrack with switcbacks to Carataunas at 800 metres.
We descend again on technical singletrack to Bayacas, then a minor climb to traverse a ridge over 3 km distance. Here you will see a gulley that Steve Peat descended 10 years ago, which we are sure that you will be impressed by, followed by a quick blast on classic singletrack into Orgiva town, with the option of a beer and tapa, then back to the house!
Sierra Lujar, 46 switchbacks
We can start this route direct from the house.
We thread our way through Orgiva town, then leave the town to the east, descending from 460 metres (altitude of Orgiva) to the Guadalfeo river at 250 metres.
We cross the river then there is 1 km on the road to a track that goes up the Barranco de Rayo on the Sierra Lujar. We climb this for 5km. The scenery is dramatc like something from a spaghetti western, with wild life, such as ibex, imperial eagles etc. Eventually we reach a high point at 950 metres, with incredible views, north, back to the Sierra Nevada.
We begin our descent, on a very rough track for about 2 km where we pick up the 46 switchbacks, which are demanding but doable. This will take us down to the road near Tablones, where we ride a small trail centre.. If there is only a small flow in the Guadalfeo river we cross this and make our way back to Orgiva, off road. Again, there is the option of a beer and tapa, then back to the house!
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