Frequently Asked Questions
Are long weekends and midweek arrivals/departures possible?
Our flight arrives at 3am Can you pick us up?
Where can we book flights into Malaga?
I compete in races and my partner wants to ride with you but only easy routes.
Are you legal and fully insured?
How much spending money will we need?
I don’t feel very fit or confident at present as the rain has stopped me riding in
Is it dangerous?
"Free Bar" What does that mean?
How can we pay?
Do you have uplift assistance to avoid too much climbing
Isnīt the Costa-del-Sol full of drunken Brits?
Do you cater for vegetarians?
Do you cater for non-riders?
Are you open all year round?
Isn’t it too hot in June and September for biking?
How much singletrack is there?
What type of bikes do you rent?
Is it a problem if I bring my own bike?
Most people come from Saturday to Saturday for a week but as we are just 20 minutes from Malaga Airport we are flexible enough to cater for weekend stays and midweek arrivals. We know flying is a lot cheaper midweek so we give you the choice of arrival day and time. Get to Malaga airport by midday and an afternoon ride is possible!
We would rather collect you at more civilized times but if that is the only flight you can get then we will collect you in our minibus.
We have a whole range of routes from mega fast uphill training runs to easier flatter scenic routes and use 3 or more guides (How many small bike companies can say that!) to ensure all standards are catered for.
We are legally registered with the Spanish tourist authorities (AT/MA/00129) and have full public liability insurance. We are also a tax paying limited company (B92110782). Beware travelling with an unregistered illegal company as this could cause you problems!Top
Just about everything is covered except for a small lunch and the evening meal. We have a large selection of good (excellent value) restaurants in Fuengirola so around £100 per person per week will leave enough for presents for your friends and family.
Don’t worry! We can start slowly and by the end of the week you will surprise yourself about how much you have improved. If you feel you need a confidence boost why not try a course for a day or two in England with www.mountainbikeinstruction.co.uk
Like a skiing holiday there is always the danger of a fall. We tailor our routes so no one has to ride difficult terrain unless they want to. As accidents can happen we advise you to get an EHIC card (free - apply on internet). This will plug you straight into the excellent Spanish medical facilities.
Our guides are first-aid qualified and first-aid kits are always
carried on each ride.Please note that helmets must be worn on all our guided rides.
Spanish beer along with Spanish red, white, rose and Sparkling Cava house wines.
A good selection of cans of soft drinks - coke, orange, lemon lime, sparkling water, mineral water, and a choice of fruit juices.
A large range of spirits to mix that perfect evening cocktail.
A range of pre-meal nibbles, peanuts, olives, cheeses etc.
Our bar is unlimited, meaning we will constantly keep it (and all other provisions) topped up over the course of your stay - so never fear, you'll never run out!
And the best thing is that there is absolutely no charge for any of this!
Simple. Just let us have your credit card details to reserve your dates and then pay the balance in cash on arrival. If you wish to prepay we can supply our English bank details for direct payment. We accept credit cards with a
2% surcharge (That’s what they charge us!)
All of our routes have lift assistance in the buses, sometimes just
gaining 500 metres to the start of the ride finishing at the coast,
some with uplifts throughout the day. That way there will be more
time for that singletrack descending that we all love.
On the contrary, Fuengirola is the coastal town where Spaniards
from Madrid, Cordoba and Seville love to come for a holiday. Full of
Spanish bars and restaurants you will get the real flavour of Spain.
In our base, yes and there are lots of vegetarian choices for the evening meals.
Non-riders including children are welcome and there is always plenty to do here. We have many other sports locally including horse riding, golf, sailing, skiing (snow and water), tennis, windsurfing, squash, karting, mountain walking, dolphin watching and many other activities. We are right on the beach and have a large swimming pool and gardens. Top
We are open all year except July and August. The
temperature is too warm for comfortable biking so we have a break
until September when it is much more pleasant.
It does get hot during the afternoon so in June and September we tend to have an early breakfast and get off promptly and back before the afternoon heat arrives. The afternoon can be spent on the beach or by our large pool. We are closed all of
July and August.
All our rides have lots of singletrack, ranging from flowing tracks through forests to extreme XC. You don’t need a 3-hour
airport transfer to get to great biking.
We have a fleet of modern top quality fully suspension bikes. All our bikes are well maintained and serviced and replaced every year.
We constantly sell the bikes after a few weeks use so they all fairly new.
Airlines all charge for bikes around £40/£50 return. Weight allowance goes up from 20kg. to 32kg. So you will have to think carefully about extra luggage! We suggest cardboard bike box free at any bike shop with plenty of lagging protection. Most airlines will not accept bikes unless boxed.
Click here for Packing advice.
Ten Reasons to choose Sierra Cycling
1. We are the only Spanish biking outfit based right on the coast.
2. We have been established for 21 years, constantly improving our holidays
Fully legal AT/MA/00129 with full public liability insurance. Beware of illegal companies, you could land up with a problem!
3. Superb accommodation in our beach houses. Fully air-conditioned in summer, warm in winter.
4. Our Website guest book is full of hundreds of glowing testimonials. Feel free to contact any of them.
5. We always have enough experienced guides to cater for all levels.
6. Many of our rides start high and finish at sea level, more singletrack fun for less pedalling.
7. Just 20 minutes from Malaga airport. Pickups at any time on any day. Flights are cheaper midweek.
Unlike our opposition we donĻt make you wait around hours at the airport waiting on other flights. We will personally meet each flight.
8. Great breakfasts everyday, free bar, fruit and snacks.
9. Most of our bookings are returnees or come by recommendation, something we are proud of.
10. Itīs not just biking. Lots of activities for the non-biker and plenty to do in the evening.