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  • Andalucia / Sierra Nevada MTB trip: Warning, contains many pictures of blue sky!
  • Premier Icon Alex
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    Just back from 4 1/2 days of riding out of Orgiva. Fly to Malaga, 1hr45 transfer to a town that’s basically houses all the central administration functions for the region. And many bars πŸ™‚ Been here before in 2013, one of the great routes has been lost to fire/flooding, but we still had nearly five days riding dusty, rocky singletrack with superb views and virtually no people. If I was single, I’d be booking again to go in Feb!

    Singletrack about Capieira
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/Bqm1ed]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    On the GR7 from Canar
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/AUFqhZ]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Hunters trail above Orgiva (fav trail of the week)
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BpWmUQ]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Below the silt dam. Got quite a lot narrower than that
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BqdCcS]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    One of a thousand hairpins
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BqtDJ9]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Rocky
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BKnoUZ]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Ridge above Orgiva
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BKo7Ap]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Dicking about πŸ˜‰
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BiJSQR]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Lots of this
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/AUPvA8]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    And this
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BGCB59]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Not the only bar we saw πŸ˜‰
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BH1bnE]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    And that bike was brilliant
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/BiUH3K]Spain MTB 2015 – Sierra Nevada[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Quite a few more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexleigh/albums/72157661868800272

    We booked (for a second time) with David from http://bikingandalucia.com. Brilliant value, nice rustic accommodation (with free beer) and good guiding. Definitely recommended.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Damn you and your Flikr updates ! How much climbing per day ?

    Premier Icon Alex
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    It wasn’t mad to be fair. Quite short days. Cold in the morning and cold by 4:30pm. And we always wanted a post ride beer in the sunshine. WE did 1000m+ on a couple of days but not much more. Had two uplifts as well so last day was 400m of climbing and 1450m of descending. That was a good day πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Alex
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    I don’t think I’ve seen the sun since I got back 5 days ago! Having sat on the M42 this morning for an hour, and then on a broken train outside a rainy Coventry station, I’m already fantasying about going back. I cheered myself up last night by eating an olive πŸ˜‰

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