Riding and Guiding

We offer a Schedule of trips from March through to December. If you can't see dates to suit you, get in touch; we try to be flexible.

The riding is a mix of the best of trail riding, enduro and back country adventure. Our short film, Riding with Pure Mountains, will give you a flavour of the riding experience.  Move your cursor around this 360º video to get a feel of one our mellow, fast and flowy routes. 

The trips are designed for enthusiastic, experienced mountain bikers, who will enjoy challenging climbs and demanding descents. The Sierra Nevada is a wilderness; it is almost deserted and is a raw mountain biker's paradise. There is endless singletrack, from the fast and flowy to the steep and rocky.

We usually gain height on gravel roads and descend on singletrack.

The routes will vary, depending on the make-up of the group, the weather and the time of year. We have a huge range of altitude to choose from, from 2200 metre mountain tops to 700 metre valley floors. You'll pass through a variety of micro-climates on the way.

We cycle from the front door (at 1650 metres) straight onto the trails. We finish the day much lower and provide a transfer back up the mountain. Keen climbers usually have the option to ride this, though the lure of cake and beer seems to be stronger.

Riding days run from 10.00 to around 16.00. Being centre-based, unlike a point to point bike trip, you’re not under time pressure to get to the next place. The average day is about 30km in length, with 800m of climbing and 1700m of descending.

The Land Rover provides refreshments, picnic lunch, gear portage, technical back-up and a lift home at the end of the day. On some long climbs, a Land Rover uplift option is available, though not often taken!

Our guides hold mountain first aid certificates and are professionally qualified (see biographies). Two guides accompany each group and they tailor the rides to the experience and fitness level of each group, which is a maximum of eight, or occasionally ten, riders.

We are used to accommodating riders with a range of experience on our trips. We can split the group for some sections, if necessary. Please do contact us if you’re concerned about the suitability of our trips for you.

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