THE Guides


At Cycle Sierra Nevada all of our guides are experienced and fully trained cycling guides. They know every single road, trail and track in this region of Spain. They´ve left their blood sweat and tear on many of the local roads here, so you can rest assured they know what they´re doing and where you´re going. They know how far it is until the next good coffee shop, so the only thing you have to worry about is riding your bike in the warmer climes of Andalusia, Spain.




is a native of County Donegal in Ireland. He has a degree in Finance and Accountancy and holds a Masters in International Business from the University of Ulster. Cormac splits his time between Andalusia and Oslo

In 2014, Cormac was a member of Team YT Torshov Sport and competed in most of their races. The team took victory in the prestigious Lillehammer to Oslo 190km TTT in under 4 hours.

As of 2020 Cormac holds the fastest solo time on Atlantic Way Ultra Race - 555km, 7700m with an average pace of 31km per hour.

Having spent many winters in Andalusia, Cormac has a comprehensive knowledge of the local roads, the best places to stop for lunch and the best bars to go to for great tapas.

Szymonbike, SZYMON KOWTOWSKI guide cycle sierra nevada


joined us at the end of 2015 to document the 2016 scholarship program, and ended up staying on as a guide and photographer. 

With a huge passion for cycling and photography, Szymon escaped the harsh winters of Poland to spend his winters here in Spain. His work on szymonbike helps him discover the most beautiful and rewarding places for cycling in the area. 

He was one of the driving forces behind Roadtripping Sierra Nevada and spends his summers working on various projects throughout Europe.

Daan Van Meeuven, guide cycle sierra nevada

Daan Van Meeuven

came to work with us in 2017 as both a guide and mechanic.  Having raced at a high level throughout Europe at underage and U23 level, Daan put a lot of focus into training for the 2017 season. 

Daan has returned for 2018 having stopped racing, but loves to ride his bike as much as possible, and is an extremely knowledgeable guide and a reasonably competent mechanic. (great mechanics always clean the workshop and put the tools back where they belong - a skill Daan needs to work on!)



came to us as part of his university work placement at the start of 2018. In his second year in New Media & English in  the University of Limerick (Ireland), Chris has written The Climbs of the Sierra Nevada for us. 

While working as a guide, Chris also works with Daan as a mechanic, making sure that all our rental bikes are working perfectly.