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“Confidence and character building and fun!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pure Mountains
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Confidence and character building and fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have had 17 years of fantastic family holidays with our kids and the week at Pure Mountains stands out as one of the best. We all came home feeling we had pushed our boundaries and gained so much, especially my 11 year old daughter who claimed to hate cycling and be afraid of heights so the two together was not her idea of fun. Watching her speeding down the mountain on day 2 was a fantastic moment. I have cycled all over the world and still felt exhilirated by the week riding in the Sierra Nevada mountains. My 15 year old son who is very sporty also loved it. Tim and Jenny are great hosts and the accommodation is comfortable, clean and really eco friendly. We also loved the extra activities they organised for the afternoons - trapeze, stilt walking, massage workshops and pizza making!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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ZtravelerX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

I came on a recommendation from a friend and was very happily surprised on all counts:
Jen & Tim and their local network do a fantastic job, always keeping the perfect balance so that they can have a good time for us to have a perfect time.
Biking on the trails in this Nature is outstanding and fulfilling, including a complete Tim design technical circuit training in the backyard!.
Accommodation and meals are excellent and make you feel so privileged in this remote area of Southern Spain surrounded by genuine campesinos.
Refuelling stops in the mountains are classy in the true spirit of the British Empire.
The excellent value should be mentioned too because I am French and I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Canterbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have been on two trips with Pure Mountains. I could go on about the excellent accommodation, food and beautiful trails but what makes these holidays exceptional is Tim and Jenny’s hospitality. Nothing is too much for them to ensure you have a great stay and they have a great knack on the trails of being able to cater for a wide range of abilities within a group to ensure that everyone is challenged and encouraged just enough.
On my first trip, as an experienced mountain biker, I was happy just to tag along with my wife on an easy going week but Tim and Jenny made a special effort to take me on some of the more challenging rides. When we returned home we immediately booked the whole place for a week to take our friends out there and they still haven’t stopped talking about it. The trails there are some of the best I have ridden on.
I don’t think I will ever forget the sight that greeted us on the first day there when we turned a corner to find a fantastic picnic lunch laid out in a beautiful poppy meadow with the most amazing views across the mountains.
I am hoping to get out there again soon for a third trip and I’m the sort of person who doesn’t often tend to go back to the same place again.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

We bribed our teenage son to come along on holiday with us by offering to take a mountain biking trip. This was very brave because although he is an experienced mountain biker, his parents, and in particular his middle-aged mother, are not. At all. Well, to make a long story short, we ALL loved Pure Mountains. Tim and Jenny managed to provide a fun and challenging holiday for all of us, despite our widely different levels of experience and athleticism. The accommodation was wonderful, as was the food, and the location was stunning. Tim and Jenny were great hosts, the other guests were lots of fun and I can now ride down those gravelly tracks which connect some of the bike trails in Toronto with ease! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Having just returned from a truly fabulous week with Tim and Jenny, we've become Pure Mountain addicts of the worst kind. We've been home less than 48 hours and have already booked our return trip.

Beautiful accommodation, stunning location, wonderful food, phenomenal mountain biking...and that's just the beginning. Tim and Jenny are fantastic hosts (aided by their 4 legged friends, and a landrover packed with all the cake and chorizo a cyclist could need). Geniunely the best holiday we've ever had.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

I have just returned from my first visit to Pure Mountains Expert week. Some of the most exciting and exhilarating riding I have done for a very long time. The accommodation and food were all top notch, Jenny and Tim were fantastic hosts. I hadn't done this type of extreme riding for a long time and Tim,s advice on tackling some of the harder sections was invaluable and never felt pushed into something I was not happy about doing. I am now saving hard for my next visit, which hopefully won't be too long. I would highly recommend Pure Mountains to anyone who would like too push there limits .

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Completed 4 grueling days of Mountain Biking with Pure Mountains last week - modest mileages per day (25 to 30 miles) but tough days with climbing of around 1900m per day. The trails were awesome with a wide variety from narrow single tracks to full on rock slides. Shared the experience with some great chaps and have memories to keep forever. The rooms are real ace as is the food, beer and wine. Tim and Jenny are excellent hosts and I have no qualms about posting this so that others can experience the same level of enjoyment. Well done you guys.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Pure Mountains

Property: Pure Mountains
Address: Cortijo Marcula, 18451 Berchules, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Berchules
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Berchules
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pure Mountains is an eco-luxe, fully staffed farmhouse in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalucia. It's the base for our all-inclusive mountain bike holidays. Food is fresh and home-made. Professional, qualified guides lead the mountain bike rides. Land Rover back-up provided. Fully licensed and insured.High quality mountain bike hire available. ... more   less 

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