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 Road Riding. Now in our 18th year we offer stunning road cycling holidays for every rider who is looking for the perfect road riding experience. Started by ex-pro cyclist Michael Saunders we offer GPS guided, or upon request, fully guided road cycling packages from long weekends to week long breaks.
Located in Bubion Sierra Nevada National Park, we deliver the best paved and least trafficked roads in all of Europe. Rides range from between 30 to 150 km distance with graded climbs and descents, that include stages from the Vuelta de Espana, to escapes focused on the more recreational cyclist. All routes encompass stunning scenery, the best of local cuisine and a truly Spanish experience. There is simply no better place to ride a road bike anywhere in Europe.
RIDE THE UNDISCOVERED. Many road cyclists have become trapped in the pattern of travelling to the all too standard locations of the French Alps, Provence or indeed Majorca. Would you like to come and ride where little to no other road cyclists have been before?
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, vehicle support and customise the holiday to your riding level and choice of routes.
We are registered in Spain fulfilling all legal and insurance requirements, our official registration number is AT/GR/00087.
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.