Malaga 🇪🇸

Malaga Highlights

  • Super diverse singletrack network!
  • Mountainbiking with seaview
  •  320 days of sun per year
  • Ride in shorts in winter
  • Spanish hospitality (even on the trails)
  • Tasty Spanish cuisine

The Singletracks

There is something for everyone:

  • Pure flow on forest trails
  • Surfing on sand trails
  • High alpine feeling on rocky, blocked hiking tracks
  • High speed enduro and DH tracks, peefectly designed by local mountainbikers
  • Airtime on jump lines

The top trailspots ar at:

  • Sierra de de Mijas west of Malaga, highest point at 1,150 meters above sea level, from there descent to the beach or one of the quaint mountain towns.
  • Montes de Malaga on the east side of the city: Enduro trails at their best, after a ride in the hills roll into the old town.
  • El Chorro: Flowy tracks in the forest near the world-famous Caminito del Rey, approx. 1 hour from Malaga.
  • La Zubia: Training area for some of the DH and Enduro elite, approx. 2 hours from Malaga.
  • Sierra Nevada: See separate post.

After the Ride

Best places for food are:

  • The old town of Malaga
  • Torremolinos along the coast with terraces facing the sea
  • The small towns in the hinterland (e.g. Alhaurin el Grande or de la Torre) with the best local cuisine and significantly fewer tourists

    Top activities without a bike:
  • Sightseeing in the old town of Malaga
  • Walk through beautiful Mijas
  • Hiking on the world-famous Caminito del Rey
  • Excursion to Ronda

Malaga Travel Information

  • Best travel time for mountain biking: November-April
    When the weather is wet and cold in most of Europe, the sun of southern Spain makes for perfect temperatures during your ride.
  • Getting there:
    Malaga airport is one of the largest airports in Spain and is served by many cities from all over Europe.
  • Accommodation:
    The “Switchbacks” finca in Alhaurin el Grande is perfectly equipped for the needs of mountain bikers with a bike garage, workshop and washing area. During the winter months there are up to 20 mountain bikers in the 9-room finca every week. Perfect for groups and solo travelers! Booking: see tour operator.Excursion to Ronda
  • Good to know:
    During the day, even in winter, it gets up to 25 degrees at sea level. However, it is cooler on the peaks and at night it can cool down to 5-10 degrees. Pack appropriate clothing!

Guides and Tour Operators

  • Kevin of is a German/English/Spanish-speaking guide at Switch-Backs MTB on certain dates for trail camps in Malaga. Feel free to check the dates by e-mail: With Kevin you will do a mix of the best shuttle trails and in addition do some proper pedalling up to peaks and tracks that cannot be reached by shuttles.
  • I can absolutely recommend Switch-Backs MTB as THE organizer for shuttled Enduro and DH holidays. 100% of fun is guaranteed. Michael and his team are very responsive to the needs of their guests. Many returning guests testify to this, who have been coming back for years. Details at:


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