My wife and I will be incorporating Mountain biking into our trip to Europe this year. We will be spending 5 days at a bike resort called Pure Mountains in Bérchules. The website is here:
Luxury mountain bike holidays, with exhilarating trail riding, beautiful farmhouse accommodation and delicious food, in the wonderful wilderness of Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. | Pure Mountains
We will be there around January 1st , and being Florida riders, not 100% sure what to expect. I am not concerned about the skill level, but I am somewhat unsure about the climate. We travel at this time because my work slows down and less tourist volume. I am from Rhode Island and my wife lived in Buffalo and Maine, so we can handle cold when absolutely necessary.
I have been studying the weather averages for the region at this time of year,( max 56F, low 32F, -1.2 " rain a day ) and I feel that I am buying appropriate layered clothing with rain protection. Base wicking layer, insulating layers, windbreak, and rain.Also tights and downhill racer style pants. Any input from someone who has ridden there would be appreciated. I also have no idea how 4000' altitude will affect someone who rides at sea level all the time. The rides are about 5 hours a day. We are renting bikes there to avoid the hassle and expense ( and anxiety) of traveling or shipping bikes, plus we will be all around Spain for two weeks. They rent Giant Trance X0s, Trance X 0 (2012) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | UK / Ireland
which I'm sure are really nice, they recommend bringing your own saddle and pedals, I might bring my 50mm stem.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. - Nat
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