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 Switchbacks Bubion Enduro. 18 years on and still going strong, we offer natural flowing to technical singletrack providing MTB holidays for every rider who is looking for the perfect mountain biking experience. Started by ex-pro DH rider Michael Saunders we will guide you down the very best of southern Spain’s singletrack whilst also providing free skills tuition if you wish.
Located in Bubion, Sierra Nevada National Park, the area offers excellent natural Enduro tracks that will keep you coming back year after year. From 5-hour rides to 80 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 guide, villa, routes, vehicle support and customise the holiday to your riding level and choice of tracks. Single riders are also welcome at no extra charge.
If you are relatively new to MTBing and 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 and haven´t been back for a while, come and check out whats new to ride – we are better than ever!
Switchbacks is registered in Spain fulfilling all legal and insurance requirements, our official registration number is AT/GR/00264.
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!?
Ruben is our newest addition to the Switchbacks team. A local from Malaga, stupid fast, great tash and fit as f@ck, 2018 will see his first year competing in the EWS. Welcome aboard dude.