See the sierra espuña by saddle
As we need minimum numbers for this event, we have set dates. If they don't suit your itinerary, please get in touch, we might be able to add a date in for you! If you have a large enough party that wants to do it, we might be able to fix a date for you especially!
Our exhilarating downhill mountain biking is the best way to see Sierra Espuña regional park, and is fantastic for the whole family. In this half-day activity we transport you to the peak of the Espuña and you take a gentle cruise down through the pine forests with stops at some of the best views in the region on the way.
With very little pedalling required, this bike ride is suited to a whole range of fitnesses, abilities, and ages.
prices & Tour Info
Teens 10-16 years €39
**Please note, 10 years old is the minimum requirement for this event.**
Adults +16 years €45
This event is based around enjoying the park on 2 wheels and gravity, without the pesky act of pedalling too much! This event is perfect for families and older groups who want to have fun in the sun without too much strenuous exercise.
We leave HQ in a mini bus to take you to the top of the Sierra Espuña, the ride takes about an hour and the views are second to none! Once at the peak - over 1500m above sea level - you'll select your steed & helmet, go through the receive safety instruction & tuition before starting your ride down the mountain. The first couple of kilometres are on a quiet tarmacked road, giving you the opportunity to get to grips with your bike on an even surface.
After this, when we reach the first junction, we'll check to see everybody is OK and happy, make any technical changes that we need to make; and start our off-road section on a 13 kilometre long forestry track that cuts through the heart of the park, you'll be surrounded by the shady green pines of Sierra Espuña, but when the view opens up, boy is it worth it!
When we exit this section, you're in luck! We're right by the tourist information centre, which is great if you'd like to learn more about the park, it's very tactile & interactive and so is great for all ages. We will have a quick 10 minute stop here to have a glance around (and use the restroom facilities!) - Please note, the information centre is closed on Mondays, if your booked event is on a Monday, this will get skipped over. From here you'll get back on the road, following the guide and continuing descending the mountain, but you'll be on the road now. Down the twisty bends for another 10 kilometres approx. before you reach the bottom of the mountains and the canal road that drives through the heart of the region.
- Full tuition
- Hire of mountain bike
- Hire of Helmet
- Guided tour w/ experienced mountain Guide
- Transport to peak in minivan
- Support vehicle (min. 6 pax)
- 4 course Menú del Día with a small drink
- An Unforgettable Experience!
From here, you'll have to pedal for a few kilometres (sorry!), but we're on the flat, so it's nice and comfortable! At the final point of this section, you can have two choices**
1) You can jump in the van and rest your bones, it'll take 10 minutes to get back to HQ.
2) You can ride the rest of the way to the hotel, it is straightforward and impossible to get lost, it'll take around 20-30 minutes and is uphill most of the way, but at least you can have that cake for dessert and not feel guilty later!
*Please note* On occasions, the choice won't be possible and everybody will have to return by van. At this point it is around 1PM and can get very hot at times, for safety reasons; if we deem it too hot to be safe, we won't allow anybody to cycle back. Equally if we're running a bit late to get back for your meal - for whatever reason - we might insist everybody rides in the van too.
Fancy combining 2 (or more!) activities?
How about an overnight stay in a rural hotel that we're based from?
Check out our combo & multi night adventure pages, where you can see some packages & special discounts!
frequently asked questions & help
If you have any further questions, we'd recommend checking out our FAQ page which is laid out in an easy to read and understand format. In fact, even if you don't have any questions, we'd recommend that you check it out for a quick glance!
If you can't see the answer to your question, we'd be happy to help if you'd like to drop us an email!