Owner-operator Switchbacks MTB Holidays starting the business in 2001. In many formal lives he was a history teacher, stock trader, bike mechanic, semi-pro DHer, ice hockey player and swimmer. Married to Isabel with 3 girls and rides a bike for a living - life could not be better.
With an unsurpassed passion for mountain biking, Michael Saunders started Switchbacks MTB Holidays 15 years ago. With a meagre start (all he had was a tent and a bike!) he now runs the most successful (and legal) mountain bike holiday company in Southern Spain. If you are reading this website, the chances are his passion is your passion – fun in the sun on your bike.
Located in Bubion, Sierra Nevada National Park, the area offers excellent natural Enduro tracks that will keep you coming back year after year. From 4-hour rides to 60 km singletrack descents from Spains highest mountain, Switchbacks has an endless supply of singletrack, fast-rolling descents and rocky, technical riding all customised to your needs so that you can go home a better, more confident rider. There is simply no better place to ride anywhere in Europe.
Switchbacks holidays are structured around you, the guest. For example, if you are a group of 5 or more riders we can provide you with your own villa, routes, vehicle support and customise the holiday to your riding level and choice of tracks.
Or if you are coming on your own and perhaps just starting out or have only been riding for a few years we can offer you excellent coaching which will provide you with the skills required to tackle any terrain.
For those of you have been before, come and check out Switchbacks Enduro´s latest round of new tracks. We are better than ever!
We are registered in Spain fulfilling all legal and insurance requirements, our official registration number is AT/GR/00087.
WHO ARE SWITCHBACKS AM
Isabel is the stoic Swedish silent partner of Switchbacks - speaking no less than 7 languages she is the one who is able to decipher all that ´wonderful´ Spanish bureaucracy. Not only the brains behind the company but definitely also the beauty.
Luki is our faithful driver, bike loader, animal loving legendary gofer. Damn, 10 years with Switchbacks - not sure where we´d be without him!?
West - vegetarian, pinner, bike breaker, hair stylist extraordinaire and comedian all in one is a legend as all who have had the pleasure to ride with him will know. Uber fast down and not too bad on the ups either he is a landmark here at Switchbacks.
Probably one of the best jumpers on the planet, full stop. When everyone else cases it or just makes it Danny makes it look soooo easy. Check out his road gap vid on YT. Now in his 5th year with us, Danish Danny is as smooth off the bike as he is on.