Biking Holidays

Rider Level & Equipment
To tackle our trails, you need to be keen, fit and up for a challenge. Stamina and the ability to cope with some technical sections are good attributes. This being said, both Gary and Sarah, your guides and hosts, hold SMBLA qualifications and provide ongoing coaching as required. Where trails become very technical, alternative “escape routes” are available, allowing these tough sections to be bypassed. Safety is our number one priority at all times.

We run a fleet of quality mountain bikes for hire. All are maintained to a high standard and are perfect for the terrain. It is not a pre-requisite to hire from us. A good number of people bring their own bikes after checking their suitability with us. Our bike store/workshop is well equipped to carry out most repairs that may be required. We also hold a number of key spares and plenty of tubes! Although we keep some helmets, gloves and sunglasses here, we suggest that you bring your own to ensure perfect fit.

A full checklist of items to bring is forwarded when your booking is confirmed.

What we can provide:
Our itineraries are totally flexible. We provide single day guided mountain biking excursions through to long weekend and week long mountain biking breaks. We can also provide multi-activity breaks tailored to specific requirements.

  • Our rustic en-suite rooms with their exposed beams offering relaxed comfort
  • Wholesome continental breakfasts
  • Guided mountain biking
  • Packed lunches
  • Afternoon tea and cake on return from rides
  • Sunny roof terrace for post ride relaxation
  • Small in-house bar
  • Sarah’s legendary (so our visitors’ book says!) 3 course evening meals served with the wonderful Jalon Valley vino tinto NB: we can cater for most special dietary requirements with notice.
  • Bike Storage
  • Hire bikes (at additional cost – daily or weekly rates)
  • Airport transfers in our air-conditioned minibus
9am Continental breakfast
10am Saddle up and head out through the village into the surrounding mountains for a morning of heart pumping climbs and awesome descents. A few breather stops to take in the fantastic scenery and check out local points of interest along the way.
1.30pm Stop for a well deserved picnic lunch and take cool mountain water from an ancient Moorish well or spring in a memorable location.
2.30pm Head back to Castells via an ancient mozarabic trail stopping off for short skills coaching & challenges for those that wish.
4-5pm Arrive back at base for afternoon tea and cake. Clean up and take a beer on the sunny roof terrace dreaming of the delicious evening meal to come.
7pm Enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
8pm Relax over our 3 course dinner with the local Jalon valley vino tinto before sinking into a comfy chair for the evening entertainment and post ride banter!

Holiday Options & Prices:
Below are a selection of mountain biking packages we often provide. However, we are also happy to tailor a package to suit individual requirements for mountain biking or multi activity breaks.

ONE WEEK MOUNTAIN BIKING BREAK
(based on two people room sharing)

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast
  • 5 guided rides
  • 5 packed lunches
  • 5 evening meals
  • Tea and cake after guided rides
  • Bike storage
  • Information for days when no guiding
  • Airport (Alicante) transfer for groups of four or more travelling together. For groups of less than 4, an extra charge is made each way (minimum 2 people). For other airports – price on application

    £595 per person -  flights not included

LONG WEEKEND - 5 DAYS
(based on two people room sharing)

  • 4 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 guided rides
  • 3 packed lunches
  • 3 evening meals
  • Tea and cake after guided rides
  • Bike storage
  • Airport (Alicante) transfer for groups of four or more travelling together. For groups of less than 4, an extra charge is made each way (minimum 2 people). For other airports – price on application

    £395 per person - flights not included

OPTIONAL EXTRAS for all itineraries (chargeable)

  • Single room supplement £15 per person per night
  • Additional evening meals by arrangement. Alternatively the village has a number of xtapas bars where traditional Spanish cuisine can be enjoyed
  • Quality mountain bike hire from £24 per day to £95 per week (hardtail bikes) and £48 per day to £195 per week (full suspension bikes)
  • Picnic lunches
  • Walking, tennis (coaching and equipment), climbing , horse riding, golf, sailing and other water sports.