Get some Winter Sun action at Switchbacks in Spain
By Doddy | Monday, October 6, 2008 11.00pm
Winter Downhilling in the sun!? Thought that it wasn't possible other than the odd uplift weekend in the thick mud and rain here in the UK? Not anymore. In response to popular demand by riders looking for a location to ride their bigger bikes in the winter, Switchbacks in Spain has launched www.switch-backsDH.com.
Open between November and March, the trails are suited for bikes of 6" plus of travel with either single or double clamp forks- Imagine chair-lifting up in the bright sunshine of southern Spain in Feb when all is cold, dark and wet here, and glugging cold beers at the end of the day by the beach.
There are trails to suit all levels of rider and is a great place for important pre-season training without breaking yourself or riders who are venturing out into DHing. With as much as 30,000ms of dry singletrack descending in a long weekend why wait to book?
Switchbacks have two locations- the gravity fed Southern location, and the All-Mountain haven up in the Sierra Nevada region- at the stunning mountain town of Bubion. Having the finest steak around, and trails to match even the burliest of riders, everyone will benefit from some winter razzing here. Choose the easy option and get uplifted for hours of descending, or order the man-sized option and ride back up again on the mountain roads. With the altitude against you, you'll soon strengthen up your lungs and will be able to tear the legs off your mates back home...
We're off to Switchbacks for a winter session soon , so keep an eye out for some video action and plenty of hot stories in MBUK. Until then, check out their site for full details...
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