Our Basque Coast mountain bike holidays are based in Spain, just outside San Sebastian where the Pyrenees mountains meet the Spanish coast, offering incredible mountain biking above world class surf beaches.
The mountain biking in this part of Spain is fantastic and the variety of singletrack we ride during our biking holidays is simply staggering.
Our holidays offer a mixture of van assisted backcountry mountain biking, uplifted descents and cross country loops. In general our holidays are between 30% and 70% uplifted, however this can be altered to suit your group and we can offer mountain bike holidays for all abilities.
Our Pyrenees Mountain Bike Tour takes in the best and most varied singletrack on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees mountains. We ride on mountain bike trails shown to us by local people, which few other mountain bikers ever discover. We use uplifts to access the best trails, making sure you don’t spend much of your holiday climbing and on average we descend over 10,000m with around 2000m of climbing. We ride in different locations in and around the Pyrenees mountains, driving between locations to tour the areas we feel are special.
This mountain bike holiday is generally technical and will suit experienced mountain bikers, keen to push their technical skills in some of the best, and most varied, riding in Spain, Europe or the world!
More than just a mountain biking holiday but less intense than a bike skills day, our mountain bike skills holidays with Great Rock offer a fantastic opportunity to improve your cycling technique on some of our best trails.
Ed Oxley, the famous beard behind Great Rock and star of many mountain bike magazine articles loves our mountain bike trails, both on Spain’s coast and in the Pyrenees, and visits Basque MTB for four special skills holidays each year.
These holidays tend to sell out very quickly and we keep numbers low to ensure everyone gets plenty of skills training during the course of this special mountain bike holiday.
One question we get asked a lot is what gear we are using and what works. A mountain bike holiday in the Pyrenees, or on the Spanish coast, is hard on bikes and equipment and the guides at Basque MTB ride around forty holidays a year so we quickly find out what bikes, clothes or gear works and lasts. To try to answer the gear questions people have we review all our mountain bike equipment here and you will also find the latest pictures, videos and stories from our holidays and trail finding expeditions.
Christmas is over and 2013 is definitely here, all of a sudden our mountain bike holiday season seems very close. We will start offering our Backcountry Pyrenees mountain bike tours in March and then our Basque Coast mountain bike holidays start in April so until then it is time for maintaining the trails we have and discovering new routes for this season. Read on to see what BasqueMTB were up to this week.
Monday: Teaching Dave the routes for our 2013 mountain bike holidays
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Backcountry Pyrenees: Testing Out a Gravity Traverse of Guara
Over the course of the last few years we have created what we call the “Backcountry Pyrenees” mountain bike holiday. Piecing together the best trails takes a lot of effort, with late nights pouring over maps and early mornings driving to the trails. Another complication in testing these trips is that we run our holidays with lots of uplift and occasionally as point to points, meaning when we want to test a complete day we ...
Backcountry Pyrenees Mountain Bike Holiday: Shuttling in Zona Zero
Our “Backcountry” Pyrenees mountain bike holiday takes a tour of the pre-Pyrenees, on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees mountains, offering spectacular mountain biking. The big Pyrenees mountains stand majestically as a backdrop to the twisty, flowy trails we ride. On this day of our Backcountry Pyrenees holiday we offer shuttling in the area of these mountains which the locals call “Zona Zero”, descending ...
Backcountry Pyrenees Mountain Bike Holiday with BasqueMTB
For the Easter week we ran our Backcountry Pyrenees tour with a mixture of Spanish, British and American visitors. This week was slightly different in that we concentrated our riding in a smaller area, missing out Spanish Utah but definitely not compromising the riding. We also ran a competition in MTBPro for people to join us for a couple of nights, in association with Zona Zero, the Pyrenees mountain bike park which we work with a lot. ...
In April we showed IMBike Magazine aroud a mixture of our Basque Coast and Backcountry Pyrenees mountain bike holidays. You can read the article over on the IMBikeMag site but suffice to say that they liked it!
“The Basque Country in Northern Spain might just be our new favourite place to ride bikes in Northern Europe!”
The journalist and photographer was Will Simmonns and when the magazine had taken the photos they wanted, Will was kind enough to share his photos with us and give us ...
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