South Spain, Escaping The Rain...

Jan 27, 2013
by Aspect Media  
 
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Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  The window of hope and sun light as you come in to land

Over the past 3-4 years I've stumbled into somewhat of a ritual, and I'm over joyed that I have. When the clocks go back, the British summer (very loose term) ends and everything gets even more depressing weather wise, I always seem to find myself sat on a sleazy jet flight to Malaga. It's not that it rains more at home over the winter, but more that the hope of it stopping disappears. It's for this reason that Spain comes out on top every year.

Malaga and the surrounding area are up there with the best places to go if you like riding bikes, cheap booze and have a strong dislike for rain. There are a few different companies down there, but the one I have been with for the last 2 years are RoostDH. It's key to have someone who knows the local area with you, the tracks are plentiful and varied, but they are all hidden, secret for the most part and not the kind of tracks you will find by just asking about.

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  Mijas, a small mountain town just above the coast.

Few photos for a photo article on riding in South Spain Malaga with RoostDH
  The tracks are tough to find on your own in these hills.

Few photos for a photo article on riding in South Spain Malaga with RoostDH
  Finding a guide is well worth it.

Once you have chosen your company/guide comes the heart of the holiday, the reason you went. the riding!

Below I have a selection of images from the last few trips I have had there, some more work than play, others were by far more play. Have a look, soak in the warm sun through the images, the smiles, good times, cuts, crashes and hangovers.

It's worth spending £500 going down there for a month over getting those new wheels. Shit wheels will still allow you to have a great week, good wheels on your local tracks won't be as much fun, I can guarantee you that!

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  Riding on deep sand takes some getting used to.

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  Rare shot of photographer (Jacob Gibbins) on the other side of the bars.

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  Above shot taken by this man Rich Thomas.

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos for a photo article on riding in South Spain Malaga with RoostDH
  Another angle of the above shot.

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
Few photos for a photo article on riding in South Spain Malaga with RoostDH
Few photos for a photo article on riding in South Spain Malaga with RoostDH
  The sunsets are worth it too.

Who are the two guys behind making this happen for you? Two of the soundest people I know and great riders alike (even if they do slip a pedal every now and again like everyone else) The guys behind RoostDH are:

Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  Mal
Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH
  Ben

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35 Comments

  • + 17
 i love that 6th pic from the bottom... i love how you can't even tell how he got there or where he is going!!
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  • + 1
 For great trail riding Granada is only 90 minutes away, and is in the heart of the sierra Nevada mountains - I've been riding with Shawn from "ride sierra Nevada" for 2 years and its been epic, just arrived today with bike ready for a week of 3000m uplift everyday to the ski-resort and 35 miles of downhill trails. He's doing the megavalanche this year again so pre mega training it is!! Woop woop
  • + 1
 Neg props for spreading the word about good places to ride? Really pinkbike? And I thought we were all here because of our love for great riding.....
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  • + 4
 £500 for a month long guided hol, no chance. But, yeah, it is a great place for riding.
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  • + 2
 yeah 500 for a month? i wish, including flights its more like a grand for a week, if it was 500 for a month i'd be on my way now
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  • + 4
 How does that bloody shin feel?
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  • + 4
 Yeah Malaga is sick when it comes to biking, and food damn cheap
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  • + 4
 Insane photos, keep up the good work!
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  • + 3
 how much is it to take ya bike on a plane these days
  • + 5
 more like a £30-£50 each way.
  • + 2
 Depends on who you go with. £20 for us.
  • - 8
 idk. im 'merican. Salute
  • + 1
 whos that with? was that each way or for both?
  • + 6
 Did you just say you don't know because you're American? Wow.
  • - 2
 That is not wut i ment. i ment that i dont know for the european prices.
  • + 2
 i wasnt asking you i was asking jezzah
  • + 0
 Easyjet and Monarch are £35 each way. Jezzah is full of it
  • + 1
 Full of it? People on pinkbike seem to be argumentative a*sholes these days.

Thomson. £15 each way.. £30 return. So even cheaper than I said.
  • + 1
 i will have to check thompson out next time. ive noticed not only do prices vary loads so does to weight of the bike. jet2 will only allow you 20kg, where as others up to 30kg. im off to spain next month and not taking my bike as it would have cos £100 return, more than my seat!!!! the airlines need kicking up the arse.
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  • + 2
 I spy one of those wacky 2-Stage frames in one of the early pics... I haven't seen one of those in forever...
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  • + 2
 really great pics and trails!
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  • + 2
 Last pic reminds me why I still wear shin guards...
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  • + 1
 awsome can't wait! roll on March! Smile
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  • + 1
 Looks like sooo much fun - Nice beartrap too :-)
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  • + 1
 Second Pic, city view is absolutely gorgeous!!
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  • + 1
 these pics are sick! top notch work
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  • + 1
 i have tits for eyes
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  • + 1
 So.. much.. AIR!...
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  • + 1
 Sick Photos Milky
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  • + 1
 I want to go!!
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