Olive Branch el Chorro

Spanish Bed & Breakfast - Olive Branch El Chorro

Mountain Biking in El Chorro, Andalucia


 El Chorro is an undiscovered Mountain Biking Destination, set in the heart of the Valle de Abdalajis in Andalucia,  less than an hours drive from the Malaga's Airport.   

The quiet tarmac roads, reaching deep into the mountains, are linked by a series of gravel and dirt tracks,  making the accents none too technical, giving you access to some mind blowing single track descending, through the  stunningly remote mountain scenery and deliciously untouched natural forests of the "Desfilado de los Gaitanes" Nature Park.   

The area is ideally suited to the experienced Mountain Biker, who can ride 3 - 5 hours a day.  The climbs are testing [2,500ft-5000ft], ranging from 9 - 30 percent and so are the descents.   

The natural single tracks range from white knuckle rides over rock, with some crazy switchbacks, to loose gravel  and dusty goat tracks, safe for all. 

Nearly all the routes are remote in places, so you need to carry spares for your bikes [and be able to repair them],  lots of water in the summer + snacks and a mobile, with our number in it.   

Do not underestimate the distance, 20 or 30 miles off road in the El Chorro area can be very challenging but enjoyable.    We have plenty of storage for both bikes and bike bags, with indoor and outdoor areas to maintain your bikes.  Unfortunately we do not hire out bikes.   

We've had a selection of routes suggested by our guests, of which we've attach 4 pdfs of just some of the many cycle routes available.    We feel this brief selection will give you a flavour for the area, once orientated, go and discover more undiscovered tracks, joining them to the ones below.   

A very useful map of the area is the " Cartografia Militar de Espana - Serie L - Ardales 16-43 [1038] 1:50.000.   


Suggested Routes:   

Route 1: Route 1.pdf   

Route 2: Route 2.pdf        

Route 3: Route 3.pdf   

Route 4: Route 4.pdf        

GPS data (gpx, kml, txc) are available on request for all the above routes.        

We also have a local guide that offers a guided mountain biking service, with bike hire. Here is his information and you can enquire and book via us or call John direct on the number below;   

Mountain Biking Around El Chorro and Ardales Lakes  Local guided rides available with bike hire included. Explore the hidden trails with John who has lived in the area for the past seven years.  This amazing location has some fantastic routes to suit most ability's and pace. The majority of the mountain biking here is pretty tough, and you will need a good level of fitness to enjoy the day. We normally start at 10am and the ride can be as long or as short as you want depending how hot the day is and how fit you are feeling.    

For further information please contact: John, on 639455477 

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