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80% lift-assited flow to technical mountain biking in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
Average weekly descending of 14,500 metres
Open May to end October.


For info about our riding November to April, please click the Winter Gravity Malaga side tab.

Bubión, SPAIN

Welcome to Switchbacks ENDURO


80% lift-assisted, guided flowing to technical mountain biking holidays from May to October from our base here in Bubion, Sierra Nevada, Spain. Temperatures range between 20-30C come with a light water-proof just in case. What can I expect? Watch!!


Average weekly climbing 2000 metres; average weekly descending 14,500 metres. Mountain biking Spain at its best – ALL ON SINGLETRACK!

What are the tracks like? Watch and enjoy.


Although aimed at the intermediate and above rider, we offer free skills tuition that will help get near beginners tackling even the hardest of obstacles and trails. Mountain biking takes years to master but here at Switchbacks we have 30 years of teaching people how to ride. In a few days you will learn years of experience.

Bike N' Board

Imagine a day where you start out skiing at 3400ms and finish it riding your mountain bike on the beach some 75kms later...

Take me there

The trails

The trails of Sierra Nevada (Las Alpujarra), are a true mountain bikers dream come reality. Located in the highest mountain range in Spain with views of Morocco to the south beyond the Mediterranean and an endless variety of trails and excellent local food, Las Alpujarra is an undiscovered mtbers paradise. All our trails are on singletrack with some fire road climbs but the majority of the ups are in our Merc Sprinters – of course if you love the climb then we can alter the amount of shuttling we provide.

We have a fantastic selection of around 40 mountain biking singletrack runs ranging in length from 3 mins right up to 5 hours! The first days mountain biking always starts out on easy fast flowing trails that as the day progresses will get slightly more technical. The rest of the week can be customised to your level of mountain biking.

Sierra Nevada offers a huge variety of different surfaces and conditions. From forest to sand and rock to open fields and even snow at higher altitudes. Many of the trails are 1000s of years old, passing through abandoned villages, orchards and olive groves.

Our trails are coded from blue to black. The majority of days will include all three levels with a steady development to red/black runs as the week progresses. For those worried about the black runs we offer free mountain biking skills tuition where we can show you a few simple techniques that will get even beginners riding the most advanced mountain biking trail conditions by mid-week.

We enjoy a 90% customer return rate come and join us and see what you are missing!



  • " Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the most awesome biking holiday ever - it ticked every box for us, we loved every minute, on & off the bike. Great people, great trails, great vibes, couldn't've asked for more. "

    - Adi and mates review

  • " Unreal. Mike, West, Fran, Lucky. All the lads. Making dreams come true and picking trails that will ordenar los hombres de los niños. Irish boys in Spain, tearing up trails, booting booters, doubling doubles, sending senders, blowing minds and freaking out squares. I've been on lots of bike holidays. Switchbacks is epic, unique and boss. Do it. And do it now. "

    - Luke´s review

  • " Hey Mike, just wanted to put together a few words to say a big big thanks for a totally brilliant experience. Full on, exciting and fun fun fun. Never laughed so much………. Cheers "

    - Jim Prince

  • " Great Weather Great food Great Beer Great Biking Great Company best holiday ever!! "

    - Mark Tempest

  • " So much fun! Such great guys! Best trails Ive ever ridden! I'll be back. "

    - Neil Dyer

  • " Excellent few days in Bubion with the Switchbacks team. Greatly improved my riding on a whole mix of fast flowing, steep descending, and technical trails. Thanks again for the riding tips Michael, West, and Andy. "

    - Mark Hestford

  • " Hi Switchbacks - absolutely awesome time. Thank you so much for your time and guiding - absolutely loved every second and will definitely be recommending you to everyone. "

    - Pat Marshall

  • " Thanks for the great vacation. I truly enjoyed every ride, uphills and downhills ;) I definitely will be back and can highly recommend this to anybody looking for real mountain biking! "

    - Flying Finns Report

  • " Just wanted to say we had another awesome week with you in Bubion and have not stopped telling our friends about it for the last few weeks. Consequently, I believe we have persuaded our friends Mark and David to come along next year. Charlie "

    - Bubion Feedback as great as ever.

  • " Quite possibly the best XC/Freeride-lite trails we have ever ridden. One can learn more about riding a bike here in a week, than in several years elsewhere. "

    - Bike Magazine

  • " Superbly tough technical riding, empty trails and mostly downhill with straight forward climbs. I've biked in Les Gets, Morzine, Lake Garda, Kenya and all over the UK. This place beats them all. I'll be back. Just need to convince my poor exhausted bike to come too! :) "

    - John Ingham

  • " Sian and I wanted to say a big thank you for giving us such a fantastic week, we seriously cannot think of one thing that would have improved our time out in Bubion with you. We thought that the organisation, accommodation and most of all yours and Robin’s fantastic attitude and tuition really made our holiday. We’ve both come away eager to try out all the new skills we’ve learnt, despite the fact that the local trails are going to be a little poor in comparison. Thanks again for such a great week, and can’t wait to see you next year for another go! "

    - Matt Perrins

  • " Brilliant riding and at places not for the faint of heart. These guys take novice to semi-advanced riders and send them home as confident, switchback-sliding, altitude-trained legends. "

    - MBUK

  • " The incredible mixture of natural singletrack, rock gardens and flow will keep every rider happy! "

    - Gee Atherton

  • " If you have never been to switchbacks put it on your bucket list , runs are awesome especially the ridiculator , soooooo good , and mike who runs it , makes it special , been twice to benalmadena . Top runs (911 rock gardens , then the gardens are farms fu**ing long ) pizza in the town and beer is €1.50 a pint it all adds up to a trip and a half . And unlike the Alps it's well let's say discreet, like your on a invite only. So go go go . "

    - Thanks for the review Lee

  • " Just a quick line to thank you for a fantastic couple of days with you and your team in Bubion. We are really impressed with the amount of riding we managed to cram into our short break aswel as the laid back "out riding with mates" feel to your operation. Hopefully we'll see you all again one day for more trails and tapas either in Bubion or down in Benalmadena. "

    - Stu