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.
Welcome to the first and longest operating Enduro/ Downhill specific holiday company in Spain.
Started by Michael Saunders 15 years ago, Switchbacks Winter Gravity Malaga is a Spanish registered company constituted under Spanish law, offering winter lift-assisted enduro/ DH mountain biking close to Malaga in Southern Spain.
3 x Mercedes Sprinter vehicles for support, shuttling, loading and unloading of bikes.
Discounts for longer stays (available upon request).
Downhill bike hire (text us on 0034 660623305 for details).
Switchbacks holidays are structured around you, the guest: fully qualified guiding, airport transfers, all shuttles and a 14 bed villa with pool, ping pong table/ darts etc, WIFI, kitchen, satellite TV, workshop/ secure bike storage garage, tools, spares and laundry facilities. All within our own gated premises.
If you are just starting out or have only been riding for a few years we can offer you excellent exceptional winter training, testing for racers and teams alike.
We are registered in Spain fulfilling all legal and insurance requirements, our official registration number is AT/GR/00087.
WHO ARE SWITCHBACKS DH
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.