General & Booking Information

We run mountain biking holidays throughout the year, based at our beautiful farmhouse above the village of Bérchules, in the wildly scenic Sierra Nevada mountains.

Holiday prices include qualified guiding, Land Rover support, beautiful en-suite accommodation and excellent food and drink. Also included are airport transfers, but not flights.

See our Schedule for dates and prices of our trips throughout the year. Non-cyclists and 13 to 17 year olds are welcome and pay 65% of the holiday price.

If you don't see your ideal dates in the schedules, do contact us. We try to be flexible!

If you are organising your own group of 4 or more we can provide trips outside the schedule to suit you at the same rates (see our Groups page). If you would like exclusive occupation of Pure Mountains, see Purely Yours.

We also run a number of special trips each year including Skills Coaching Trips, Mountain Bike Race Trips, Family Holidays and Pure Mountains High, the Roof of Spain.

Booking

Once you have decided when you would like to come mountain biking, please contact us to confirm availability. We can hold places for you while you book flights, group members and so on. We will email you a booking form. On booking, you pay a 20% deposit to confirm your place and pay the balance four weeks before the start of your holiday. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer. Payment by PayPal incurs a 4% surcharge.

Airport Transfers, Flights, Trains, Car Hire

Airport transfers from Málaga are included at the times shown on the Schedule. For groups, we can usually be flexible on transfer times.

A good place research all flight options is Skyscanner.net.

If you do not need airport transfers, we offer you a £35/€40 'no transfers' discount per person from the cost of your holiday.

If you decide to fly to Almería, Granada or Madrid we can provide you with information about transfer options from there.

As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we are keen to encourage our guests to travel by train and public transport. It's surprisingly easy to travel from the UK to Spain by train. You can take an afternoon Eurostar from London to Paris, then the overnight trainhotel from Paris to Madrid, with onward train connections to Málaga on the high speed AVE. All the info you need is at the excellent websites www.seat61.com, Rail Europe and the Spanish railways website Renfe.

Alternatively, you could catch a ferry to Santander or Bilbao and make an exciting trip across Spain. Get in touch if this appeals and we can talk to you about possibilities.

If you arrive at Málaga station, you can join our airport transfer (subject to timings). Otherwise, you can get from Málaga to Bérchules by taxi (we can help to book this for you) or hire car.

We can provide you with detailed driving instructions to our local village if you are coming by car. You might want to hire a car if you are coming from elsewhere in Spain or if you are flying into Almería or Granada airport (both within driving distance of Pure Mountains). It is easy and economical to hire a car in Andalucía. We recommend hiring a small van eg a Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner and booking with Goldcar.

Room Sharing and Single Supplement

Prices are based on two people sharing a room. For farmhouse-based trips, if you come on your own we may allocate you a room with another guest of the same sex. You can guarantee that you will have a room to yourself by paying a single room supplement which is an additional 40% of the cost of the holiday. For our 'winter' hotel-based trips, there is a 40% non-optional single supplement for solo guests, who have a room to themsleves.

Group Discount

For groups of six people there is a discount of 60% on the price of the holiday for one member of the group (the organiser). For a group of seven this rises to 70% and for eight to 80%. So, it pays to get your friends organised!

Groups of 4 or more receive a case of cava on arrival, to be consumed as the group leader sees fit!

There is more information about group bookings on the Groups page.

Return Visits Discount

We offer a 10% discount on the price of your second and all subsequent Pure Mountains holidays. This can be combined with the Group Discount.