Just did 2 weeks in Spain and Portugal with my son and started off with an incredible day in the mountains on dirt bikes !!! We stayed in Teba a couple of nites then off to Portugal for an awesome trip !!! What ever you want Dirt, Road ! Go see Mark &Lindsey Just Do It !!! E.
We were 5 guys spending 5 nights (4 days on the road) at Mark's and Lindsay's great place in Teba. We had a very good time! The apartments were nice, the relaxing and pool area very good, and out hosts Lindsay and Mark were most welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was tasty and could even be customized in different variations (we were a group, remember...).
The village Teba isn't very big, but has its charm and a very Spanish character, a real village and not a place just for tourists. We, being 5 Scandinavians, were definitly noticed (in a positive way) in the village. "Are you staying at Mark's?" one waiter said. That was almost the only words he knew in English... :)
All this is good, but what really mattered to us was the motorcycle riding.
All bikes we rented were in good condition and well maintained. The road suggestions we got from our host were excellent and we had some absolute wonderful rides in the rural Andalucian mountain roads.
We can definitely recommend motorcycle riding in Andalucia, and statying at La Calera. This being said by a group of bike riders with decades of riding experience, and a "CV" containing previous trips to mountains of Norway (multiple tours), the Dolomites, the Alps, Eifel/Ardennes/Harz in Germany, and Slovakia.
Teba is a beautiful small town in southern Spain about an hour drive from Malaga. We are a mixed group of 6 bikers from Glasgow who stayed for a week, using La Calera as a base to explore the local areas on bikes or simply lie by the pool, taking in the stunning views and enjoying the sun. As if that is not enough, the owners, Mark and Lindsay proved to be amazing hosts and were not only very tolerant of our socialising but were more than helpful, accommodating any request we had. In all, they have created a relaxed destination you will not want to leave and definitely want to return! We were lucky to be there for Teba’s farmers festival and joined the local town for a full night of traditional Spanish celebrations......until 6am! We are going back!!!
Turned back right now from our stay at Marks PARADIES !!! We .. 4 austrian bikers.... stood for 8 days..turned around every day to see that amazing..beautiful..warm..coloured Andalusia... the location the bikes..the accomodation..everything couldn t be better and Mark and all the rest of the staff are the top of the top !! Well be back in 2019 !! Compliments to all of you !!!
It was our second stop and rental with Mark and Lindsay.
It's a great base for a biking holiday in rural Spain.
The bike was so good that I bought one on our return!
We'll be back at some point in the future.
This was our second visit to Mark and Lindsays home in Teba. They have nice clean apartments with all facilities and what a view, it's very relaxing and if you require anything just ask Mark or Lindsay and they will willingly help you.
The motorbikes we hired from Mark were modern and in very good condition and Mark will advise on routes and the best roads, even lunch stops if required.
The locals in Teba make you very welcome and the bars and restaurants are friendly. This is the real Spain.
We really enjoyed our first trip and this one was even better.
We will be back.
My husband & I rented a motorcycle from Mark & Lindsay at the end of April 2017. We spent 5 nights at La Calera in Apt 1. It was very comfortable, clean & spacious. What a spectacular view from the property!! Mark recommended daily routes for us that were wonderful - beautiful scenery & perfect roads. They arranged a 7 day self guided motorcycle tour into Portugal. We both thoroughly enjoyed the route & accommodations selected for us. Our plans are to return to La Calera for future self guided tours organized by Mark & Lindsay