If you are looking to go on a mountain biking holiday for a week on a unique attractive destination, Tarifa is the place to be! A week of Mountain biking in the south of Spain at the Strait of Gibraltar, opposite Africa, is exciting. Biking every day fantastic routes with local experienced guides who will bring you to the best mountain bike trails, downhill tracks and to typical Andalusian tapas bars around Tarifa for a break. This is a fantastic holiday week for mountain bikers who want to discover something new and enjoy mountain biking in the purest form. Tarifa is one of the best-kept secrets in the bike world.
For Who: Mountain bike Addicts! All XC, Marathon, Enduro and Downhill Mountain bikers.
Routes: Choice out of different level routes, depends on your fitness and skills. We adapt routes to the level of the biker(s).
Average duration: 3-4 hours.(approx)
What is so special: The views over the strait of Gibraltar and North African coastline, beautiful scenery, encounters with wildlife (bird watching), biking hidden DH tracks and very attractive trails to challenge. Tarifa is a true biking paradise
Bikes: Hardtails: Specialized Rockhopper 29er, Cannondale Trails 4 sl. Full suspension Canyon Nerve 6.0. Additional cost are if you choose one of these full suspension bikes: Specialized Enduro 2015, Cannondale F29. All bikes are checked before and after each ride by professional mechanics.
Guides: Henk, Ludo, Sabine, José or Andy.
What to do after a nice route: You can relax the legs at one of the chiringuitos, visit the intact Castle Guzman el Bueno or visit the beautiful bay of Bolonia and the roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, Go whale watching with Turmares, Stand up paddle surf with sunset and treat yourself with the best tuna fish or iiberian pig (specialities) in one of the restaurants or tapas bars in the old town. Never a dull moment.
Contact Henk for more details or visit mtbtarifa.com where you will find all information about mountain biking in Tarifa.
I’ve been an avid mountain biker for over 20 years, riding and racing on tracks all over the US and in the Alps of Germany, Switzerland and Italy. In all this time, never have I experienced such a wide variety of terrain and scenery in one place as Tarifa! I rode with Henk and Mark (MtbTarifa) for 5 days and felt as I only scratched the surface to what this wonderful MTB playground has to offer. One of the best things about Tarifa is that it has something for everyone – from rocky climbs through goat trails, to fantastic oceanside trails, to jeep trails through the forests that pass by God’s creatures of all sorts. I will be back, sooner rather than later!
Have a good ride, Tom Kunath (May 2015)
Availability & Prices
Policies & Fees
Mountain bike rent.
Choice of Hardtails:
CannondaleTrail SL4 Mountain bike or Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 or
Canyon Nerve 6.0 (2015 Models)
Helmet, repair kit, pump, map and bottle.
Guided bike tours of 3-4 hours (approx.)
Drinks and Food at stops
Minumum age 14 (under supervision of parent or monitor)