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. The best for Malaga mountain biking.
18 years ago the trails of Malaga were unknown to MTBers around the world. Switchbacks Winter Gravity Malaga changed all that. Today Malaga is known as one of the best places to ride your bike on the planet.
Over the years Switchback’s expertise and professionalism has made us THE number 1 provider of hosting and guiding for the best teams in the world.
Among the endless list of Enduro and DH World Campions that have come to ride with us, we have also hosted: Team Santa Cruz, Team IBIS EWS Enduro, Team YT Mob (twice). Team Norco EWS Enduro, Team Pole EWS Enduro, CRC DH (3 times). Team Orange, Team Dirt Norco, Team Morewood, Team Schwalbe etc etc etc.
Switchbacks is a Spanish registered company constituted under Spanish law with both Spanish and MIAS guiding qualifications. We offer winter lift-assisted enduro/ DH mountain biking from our base in Alhaurin el Grande, Malaga in Southern Spain.
3 x 9-seater vehicles for support, shuttling, loading and unloading of bikes.
Discounts for longer stays (available upon request).
Pole EvoLink 29er 140/150mm & Electric Enduro bikes to hire. Please contact or text us on 0034 660623305 for details.
Malaga mountain biking
Switchbacks holidays are structured around you, the guest: fully MIAS qualified guiding, airport transfers, breakfast and dinner included, shuttles etc all from our 14 bed villa with pool, WIFI, kitchens, satellite TV, workshop/ secure bike storage garage, tools, spares and laundry facilities – all within our own gated villa premises.
If you are just starting out or have only been riding for a few years we can offer you excellent exceptional winter riding, training and testing for racers and teams alike.
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! More details on the trails by clicking HERE
We are registered in Spain fulfilling all legal and insurance requirements, our official registration number is AT/GR/00264.
WHO ARE SWITCHBACKS
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.