Switchbacks MTB Holidays owner-operator since starting the business in 2001; previously 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 Malaga Winter 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 road cycling packages from long weekends to week long breaks.
Located in Alhaurin el Granada, Malaga with its warm and dry winter climate, Malaga offers up a stunning mixture of uncharted roads with a huge variety of conditions. Rides range from between 30 to 100 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/00264.
Switchback’s stoic Swedish silent partner, with no fewer than seven languages under her belt and an uncanny knack for navigating the murky byways of Spanish bureaucracy. Both the brains and the beauty of the outfit.
Faithful, animal-loving and legendary driver, bike loader and gofer. After his 16 years with Switchbacks we’re not sure where we´d be without him.
The newest addition to the Switchbacks team. A Malaga local, stupid fast, great tash and fit as f@ck. 2018 will see him competing in the EWS for the first but we bet not the last time. Welcome aboard dude.