Trail biking in the Sierra Nevada

In the south of Spain a mountain range of over 3400m rises above the mediterranean sea. The peaks of the Sierra Nevada are covered by snow even during the summer. In the Winter the ski resort opens and you can ski high above Granada with a view all the way to Africa. Below the snow line there are dusty mountain bike trails all winter long.

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Outside of the city you find several spots for biking. The tracks behind La Zubia are the first you can reach and are easy to access. The mellow hills offer nice and flowy tracks as well as a cool jump line, known from videos of Greg Minaar or Rachel Atherton.


Granada is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The warm climate allows mountain biking all year long. Find the trail here.

La Zubia

The snowy mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the background, you can ride in shorts 2500m lower down. The trails of La Zubia offer easy trails for all skill levels. Find the trail here.

Greg Minaar's test track

Greg Minaar and other famous riders like Rachel Atherton shot videos on this track. It flows in a great rhythm along a little canyon with some nicely integrated jumps. Some are quite big, so better have a look when you ride it for the first time. Find the trail here.


But now let's go higher to the enduro tracks of Güéjar Sierra.


Do you love rocks? If you do, you will love this track with lots of loose and compact rocks and stones. Find the trail here.

The long descent follows the hillside and passes impressive rock formations.

Los Álamos

The guides of Ride Sierra Nevada let it fly on the Los Álamos trail down to the water reservoir of Güéjar Sierra. The artificial lake supplies the city of Granada with fresh water. Find the trail here.


Granada is a city with a long history influenced by roman and arabic culture. One of the most impressive relicts is the Kasbah Alhambra. The palace and fortress complex is located on a hill in the city and a must visit when you are there.

Earn your ride

Fire roads offer good possibilites to climb to the trails. The impressive view onto the Sierra Nevada never gets boring. Find the trail here.

La Boca de la Pesca

The light in winter time is magic. From the Boca de la Pesca we dive into the sunrays and a technical descent. Find the trail here.


Granada and the Sierra Nevada is a great place to combine a biking holiday with culture and a good night life. You can ride all year long, although the best time is in March to June and September to December.

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