Michel and Geertje from the Netherlands stayed at our B&B Casa Rural El Paraje early September 2010.
They hired our mountain bikes for one day to explore the valley of the Río de Bérchules. They sent us a few photographs and we though it to would be nice to use this occasion to dedicate an article to the mountain biking possibilities of the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada.
This photograph was taken close to the origin of the Río Chico which joins with the Río Grande at the Junta de los Ríos from where it is called Río de Bérchules.
There are lots of dirt tracks to use, but as the photo indicates the views need to be earned! Michel and Geertje were fit enough to go all the way to Mecina Bombarón using a small country road to get back to Bérchules and El Paraje.
There are also quite a number of single track possibilities. None of these are waymarked as biking routes.
As we are mountain-bikers and road-bikers, we can show you the nicest trails in the area.
- Alpujarras outdoors activities links list
- online brochure of the transnevada trail