Aragón &
Basque country


Trip crew 

At the heart of every great adventure is a great local guide. Our Beyond Biking guides are from the areas in which they work, so they are guaranteed to know the best local hotspots. Their passion and expertise will help you experience your destination at its authentic best.

All of our guides are carefully-vetted and certified, as well as being recommended by some of the biggest names in mountain biking (such as Singletrack Magazine, IMB, Bike Radar, Bike Magazine, Orbea and Scott).

Expect warm, friendly service from people who will feel like old biking buddies rather than biking tour guides. If you’d like to know more about them, then check out our (slightly tongue in cheek) profiles.


Doug has been riding cross-country and downhill around Scotland for years and the addiction has taken over his life. He met his Basque wife in a seedy club in Edinburgh, felt for her Basque charms and moved to the Basque Coast with her.

He holds a SMBLA (Scottish Cycling) mountain bike leader guiding qualification, so you can rest assured that no matter your level, you will be properly looked after and stimulated. Doug can also offer some coaching to help you get the most out of the challenging local terrain. He is also a keen photographer and will take lots of photos during the trip to share with you. When not biking, he can often be found hanging around the beach bars telling anyone who will listen that the surf is too small for him to get his board out and that he’s waiting for the 100-year wave..


Borja is from Pamplona and has been biking in the backcountry Pyrenees for years. Borja is fast, proper roadie fast, and he runs 130 kilometre mountain marathons (and even ultra-trail running events) for fun, so he often gets the fittest groups to guide.
When Borja isn’t guiding you can find him shaving his legs and running marathons before a light breakfast. He speaks fantastic English and knows lots about the mountains, having climbed most of them. Borja has got a local guiding qualification and first aid training.


Carlos, a San Sebastian local, is the kind of guy that doesn’t understand why cyclists in northern Spain ride on the road, when there is nice single-track next to it. Carlos´s local knowledge is impressive. He spends all of his free time finding new trails and drinking sidra…but mostly finding new trails. Carlos is a very fast rider but he is always happy to wait for people and takes huge pleasure in telling you all about Aragon & the Basque Country. Carlos used to have a normal job, but the guiding life was too tempting and he eventually quit his job.
When not smashing himself on easy fire roads Carlos can be found hanging around coffee bars, telling the barista how a real frappachino should taste.


Born and bred in the Spanish Pyrenees, Antonio has been biking since before mountain biking was mountain biking, and his knowledge of the wider Pyrenees area is breathtaking. He has forgotten more trails than most people will ever know, however, that might be due to his affection for red wine. Antonio has been guiding for several years and holds a local guiding qualification and a first aid certificate. Antonio’s English is improving every day and he is always a fun and charismatic guide with a wealth of local knowledge.
When Antonio isn’t guiding, and once everyone is safely home, Antonio can be found hanging around bars eating red meat, drinking red wine and being right about everything.



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