What’s more precious than gold to a mountain biker?

Water (and sunblock) more than anything else wields mighty power in Granada, probably owing to summertime temperatures that often soar above 35C/95F. Luckily abundant public water fountains are a nice perk to riding around Granada so you can go forth fearlessly on that 4-, 6-, or even 10-hour ride, your hydration requirements will be met.

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A mountain bike ride for climbers

If climbing is your thing, then Granada is your sweet spot. As with most mountain bike or road rides here, this ride allows you to dial up or down the suffering depending on how you feel that day. The main features of this circular loop include an 8.5 km (5.3 mi.) dirt climb with a grade that ranges between 4.5 and 15%, and another shorter paved climb that tops out at 31% at its steepest part and then heads into some tricky — sometimes hike-a-bike singletrack for 2 km (1.3 mi).

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Conoce Granada en bici ¡Únete a nosotros!

“Conoce Granada en bici” son salidas mensuales en mountain bike, presentadas por American Sport Training Center, tu entrenador personal en Granada. Os invitamos a salir en bicicleta de montaña el último sábado del mes con la intención de combinar un pequeño entrenamiento con diversión al aire libre. Incluso, para ellos que quieran, podemos practicar un poquito el inglés. ¡Únete a nosotros!

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Come “Ride your tale” with us!

Among other perks, guided bike rides succeed in lifting the headache of dealing with your own logistics when dropping into an unfamiliar place. Riding a bike is a form of self-expression so it makes sense to offer options that are compatible with individual preferences. To achieve this, we designed three 1-day trips, one 3-day trip, and one 5-day trip that serve up mountain bike, gravel bike, and road bike rides. We also invite you to “Ride Your Own Tale” with an option to customize a bike trip to your specific criteria.

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The Best Bread in Granada

In sharp contrast to the 24/7, 365 culture in the US, most stores in Andalusia are closed Saturday afternoon until Monday morning. This has a nice way of forcing you to get your shopping done on Saturday, which leaves all of Sunday to go mountain biking or gravel riding in southern Spain. The vendors who really have a good thing going set their own hours, like the permanent pop-up bread kiosk in Plaza Mariana Pineda in the center of Granda. People don’t seem to complain about their limited hours — that’s not a war to be waged.

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Where to find free ride resources for Granada

The range of digital aids available to cyclists really means that you should never have to pay to go on a bike ride yet guided bike ride services exist practically anywhere you can put tires to dirt or pavement. Whether pay-to-play or free, it’s the unknown that fascinates us and motivates to hunt for adventure. This is part 1 of a 3-part series of posts about ride services in Granada.

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