- Imagine combining your 2 favourite sports in one unforgettable weekend of play…
- Imagine a day out where you start out skiing at 3400ms and finish it riding your mountain bike on the beach some 75kms later…
- Imagine heading off on a skiing or boarding trip and not having to worry about the snow or weather conditions…
- Imagine 75kms of first skiing off-piste then jumping onto your enduro bike and shredding on singletrack all the way to the Mediterranean…
IMAGINE:SWITCHBACKS Bike & Board
MTB and Skiing Holidays in Sierra Nevada
Ever dreamed of a combined Mountain bike and Ski Holiday ? Ski in the morning and then ride your mountain bike down the best trails in Sierra Nevada the same afternoon? Dream no more, Switchbacks has created it for you.
Switchbacks Bike and Ski holidays is a long weekend of combined skiing and Enduro singletrack mountain biking.
2.5 days of skiing AND 2 days mountain biking from Spain’s highest ski resort Prado Llano to the quaint village of Bubion surrounded by some of the best singletrack in the world.
The perfect combination
With more than 20 years experience, we will provide you with an unforgettable stress free weekend of biking and skiing. Sierra Nevada Ski Resort offers plenty of variety from Green to Black runs and excellent facilities. Your journey begins with collection from Malaga airport to your 2-star Albergue Ski Hostel including breakfast and dinner including all lift passes. Enjoy a few days on the slopes then it´s MTB time. Take the Veleta lift up to 3300ms for an epic off-piste ski/ mtb 75km descent down to the beach. From the beach we’ll shift base to the village of Bubion to enjoy the best trails Sierra Nevada has to offer. From rocky single tracks to smooth downhill runs, there are dozens of trails to explore.
The MTB climbs are mostly fully shuttled, which means you will go up 80% to 95% of the climb in one of our van. This allows you to enjoy a lot more downhill time. On an average mountain biking day in Sierra Nevada with Switchbacks you will enjoy 3000m to 5000m of vertical descent. More than enough for you to enjoy some of the best Spanish trails and stunning views.
On top of this, you’ll get to experience real Spanish tradition and culture of a small village. Take a stroll to one of the many local restaurants and sample the very best of Andalusian tapas.
If you want to know more about the skiing, we invite you to click on this link in order to check out the resort’s page.
For all the details, click HERE
If you’re not sure about having a Ski and Bike holidays and want more informations, no problem. You can contact us by clicking on HERE.
Arrival on a Thursday into Malaga airport; shuttle up to Sierra Nevada Ski Station at 2800ms.
Skis on – play on the slopes Thursday and Friday – lift passes are included in the package.
Ski Out/ Ski In – our base uniquely includes skiing out and in – after a hardy buffet breakfast your first run is straight from the door down to the resort some 500ms below. While at the end of the day jump on the Veleta chairlift up to 3300ms for a fantastic traversing descent back to our hostal.
Enjoy the slopes of Sierra Nevada – lift passes included in the price.
The main event: Saturday am its up to 3400ms whereupon we will OFF-PISTE down the south face of the Sierra Nevadas – Spains highest mountain range.
Guided by expert fully qualified Spanish guides and a Switchbacks representative, there are a wide variety and level of runs to follow down the face coded from Blue to Black.
Mountain bike time – a 4×4 jeep will be waiting for you on the south face with all your mtbing kit, bike. Quick change then its singletrack descending from the snow all the way down to the beach for cold beers and dinner!
Shuttle back up to our 3-star hotel Enduro base in Bubion.
A truly unforgettable experience taking in as much as 75kms distance and 4000ms of vertical descent.
More singletracking in around our famous Enduro location in the quaint village of Bubion located at 1300ms.
Shuttle back to Malaga airport for flights home.
Airport transfers from and to Malaga. Accommodation including breakfast and dinner at the ski resort hostal. Lift passes. Spanish qualified ski guide/s. 4×4 transport of bikes and riding kit. Beach transfers. 3-star hotel accommodation including breakfast in Bubion. Fully guided and shuttled riding in Bubion.
Switchbacks BnS can also supply you with EVERYTHING else that you will require for the weekend – please contact us for prices on rental equipment:
- Skis, boots, poles helmets etc. You´ll need all your own clothing.
- Enduro MTB: 6” full suspension mtbs, again you need your own riding kit – helmet pads etc.
You can simply jump on the plane with carry-on luggage and we’ll take care of the rest.
Or of course you can either fly with your bike or you skis or both.
What you need
Our base at Sierra Nevada Ski Station is the Albergue Universidad located at 2800ms. A very comfortable hostel equipped with bar, restaurant, wifi, very warm and snug. You will require any and all regular skiing gear (base layers, jacket, out-shells, gloves etc) that you would use at any skiing destination.
You can choose the option of renting all other skiing gear from the hostel: boots, skis, helmet, googles etc.
- Bubion Enduro MTB you’ll need your cycling kit, shoes, helmet we can provide everything else including spares, tools, pumps etc.
- We have a wide variety of 6″ full suspension enduro bikes for hire.
- Insurance covering you for extreme activities including skiing and mtbing. SnowCard seems to be very popular with our customers.
- If a European Citizen then your GHIC will also be required.
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