Mountain bike holidays - The Sierra de Castril - Andalucia- Spain
A Mountain bike holiday in the the Sierra de Castril can be varied and
challenging. There are easy rides like the circuit of the Valley de
Castril and many harder outings which tackle the mountain passes and
summits on super single track. Also further afield (within half an
hours drive) there are many more excellent routes to be enjoyed. Check
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The Sierra de Castril
and the surrounding area provide excellent mountain biking. You can tackle the challenging hills, exhilarating descents, or just take it easy on the flat Altiplano. Click here for a map of where we are .
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Click or scroll down to view selection of our routes.
Our routes are graded as follows
Mainly well surfaced tracks, not strenuous
Well surfaced, longer and more Strenuous
Mixture of surface types, technical riding,small drop offs and steep descents, some easy switch backs
Technical, big drop offs, challenging switchbacks, loose surfaces. Can be very strenuous
Only for the most imaginative. Big drops, big boulders- Full body armour, full face helmet and high skill level to succeed. We can point you at these routes
Click on the picture or title to get a more detailed description of the route.
The following routes all can be started from our accommodation at Cortijo Sierra Castril.
Valley de Castril Route Grade 1
great warm up day introducing the area and getting the legs working.
There is a couple of good hills to blow the cobwebs away , along with a
couple of steep descents.
Vuelta de Portillo Grade 2
A lovely introduction to the mountains of the area. Enjoying wonderful scenery
route circles the lake and skirts the flanks of the mountains to the
north before dropping down into the center of the Natural Park.
Pico del Buitre Grade 4
Fantastic route. Wonderful technical single track with a descent of 1000m of vertical height loss
Guandel Valley Grade 3
This is a rest/ warm down day. Mainly down hill or flat. Interesting scenery and some great single track.
Vuelta Alta Grade 4
Alta. The High route. This is a stunning route, with great atmosphere,
super countryside and some wonderful single and double track riding.
Cazorla Route Grade 4/5
route. This route explores the southern Sierra de Cazorla. Some big
climbs mean some big descents. Also some of the most technical riding
that we guide on. However the difficult parts are short and can be