Family Biking Holidays
We have lots of families over and can recommend our town Fuengirola as a family orientated resort.
Babies and small children are welcome and we do not charge for them. We have cots so they can share their parents room.
There is a large playground just by our houses, great to keep them occupied.
We have a wide selection of routes perfect for kids ages 8-14 and have some kids bikes XS size.
Older than that we treat them as adults and select routes accordingly.
Lots to do here in town! The list is endless!
Skate park, Aquapark, BMX track, zoo, large pool, beach & sea, Safari Park, Seaworld, etc
Extract from Guestbook
Name: Martine Burke
Comments:Two Octogenarians, a 6 and an 8 year old plus two 40 somethings - this was a party that would set any bike operator a challenge and the fact that everyone had an A1 holiday puts Sierra Cycling at the top of the leaderboard. The Octos were non cyclists - they had a great and quiet time enjoying the lovely surroundings of the house. The 6+8 year olds had challenging tours each day led by Jonny which raised their game and kept them eager for more. We all thought the 20 inch wheeled bike would struggle but the careful route selection and the rider's ability (well done Rory age 6!) meant we could all ride as a team, regrouping when necessary. Thanks Sierra Cycling we had a great holiday!
Martine Burke and Burke family.
Below is a published article written by one of our guests from a visit in January
Is there single track after kids?
We all said “nothing’s going to change just because we’re having a baby” but most of us knew it wasn’t true. The question is really how much can you do with a baby in tow?
We had heard about Sierra Cycling through a friend and were keen to give it a go. We took Easyjet flights to Malaga where we were picked up in the minibus by Alan. Plenty of room for all our bags including the rather cumbersome baby buggy. After a short transfer we arrived at our accommodation in Fuengirola, a lively seaside resort in Andalucia.
The website claims they can adapt to all levels of mountain biking so we really put them to the test – one experienced biker, one less experienced (and pregnant) and one 18 month old with a trailer. We didn’t think it would be fair to put the toddler into the trailer for more than a couple of hours every other day so opted for an alternating day approach. The experienced biker went off with the whole group on the first day and got a good feel of what Andalucia had to offer. The next day we headed off in brilliant sunshine to find a buggy-friendly track. It was mainly unmade roads with little traffic and we did a 30km circuit with a couple of snack breaks. After we went to a local restaurant which served some welcome tapas as well as having turkeys and chickens to chase around (for those who hadn’t been cycling). The next cycling day we found more off-road tracks and some single track. Some was easily passable for bikes but it was also narrow and pretty rough. Our buggy is a Chariot Cougar 2 which although wide has brilliant suspension – at absolute must for bumpy single track. It did, however, seem to be enjoyed despite the bumps. On our last joint day we cycled through the pretty village of Mijas and up the other side before a long off-road down-hill. We were met at the bottom by the minibus so no need to save any energy for the ascent.
The accommodation is simple but with thoughtful added touches such as internet access and Sky tv. The room is a good size with plenty of space for the provided travel cot. Bathrooms are shared between the 2 rooms on each floor and there is a kitchen including microwave for those needing to heat/prepare baby food. There is also a well stocked fridge with beer, wines and soft drinks as well as tea and coffee available. Breakfasts of cereals, bread, fruit and English cooked are served in one of the houses and with everyone together it is a good opportunity to chat about the day’s requirements.
We spent the non-cycling days pottering about the town and visiting the countless play parks and beaches. The best park is a stone’s throw from the accommodation with activities for 1-12 year olds. It got very busy in the afternoons but in the mornings we nearly had it to ourselves.
The Spanish are very baby-friendly (apart from a complete lack of high chairs) and welcome children into cafes and restaurants. Baby sitters were available but we chose to take pushchair along with sleeping baby into the restaurants. Smoking is still considered the norm and at times hard to avoid.
All in all we had a great holiday with something for everyone. Top quality cycling for those who wanted it including some pretty dramatic river crossings. Some lovely less-technical off-road with great views, as far as Africa on one day. Lots of elaborate climbing frames to explore and space to run around. Alan and Jonny know the area really well and if they can find tracks to suit us – they can find tracks for anyone. I can honestly say this is the first holiday in 18months I have really felt revitalised by. One final word of warning though, single track with a buggy isn’t for the faint-hearted and prior experience on or off roads would make life much easier.