With the abundance of apps and guidebooks you might ask yourself: why hire a mountain bike guide? However, there are some compelling reasons why hiring a mountain bike guide is a great idea during your holiday in Spain. Arriving at a new place with thousands of kilometres of trails can be quite overwhelming. I mean, where do you start? And lets be honest if you had to choose between planning the route or riding? It is fair to say it would be an easy choice. As a mountain bike guide, I will take all the responsibility and plan the ideal route for you. This allows you to spend the maximum amount of time on your bike instead of in your hotel room planning. From day tours to a full week of mountain biking, the choice is yours!
And as a welcome extra, I will share my expertise beyond the trails and let you in on the best places to eat tapas, must sees in the area and tips & tricks on how to improve your riding. Curious to find out more about why hiring a mountain bike guide is an awesome idea? Read my top 5 reasons to hire a mountain bike guide during your holiday in Spain.
1. No need to plan, just enjoy the ride
As you will probably have a limited amount of time, why waste time organizing your route when you could also be riding your bike? From the best trails for enduro or cross country to the hidden gems that only the locals know, as a mountain bike guide I will create an unforgettable mountain bike experience especially for you. This will allow you to get the most out of your day (or days) mountain biking the awesome trails around Girona, Costa Brava and Zona Zero. I will tailor the route to your wishes, from technical trails to routes full of spectacular views such as in Cap de Creus. As a guide, I will a plan memorable experience and all you have to do, is enjoy the ride! For the ultimate convenience, I also offer complete packages including airport transfers, accommodation and guided tours with shuttle service.
2. Expertise of the trails and off the beaten tracks
Riding with a guide will give you the best mountain bike experience. As a guide I know exactly which trails are nice and which trailers are awesome. I also know the conditions of the trails that can vary due to the weather conditions. Also one year to the next a trail can become unrideable due to storms or it’s overgrown by vegetation. And what’s even better, is the inside knowledge of the area. There are some hidden trails that can be hard to find or off the beaten tracks that are not known to the greater public. I don’t mind sharing some of the local secrets with you, as long as you don’t tell everyone ;-).
3. Food, drinks & culture
Besides extensive knowledge of the trails, I can also recommend the best places to eat and drink in the area. From scenic restaurants where we can take a break during the ride, to the bars with the tastiest tapas, these are the places to be. Some of the trails even pass by iconic sights such as ruins of Castell de Sant Miquel, allowing you to combine your mountain bike adventure with sightseeing. If you are interested in combining your mountain bike holiday with immersion in Spanish culture, Girona is an excellent choice. During our mountain bike trip, I will not only show you the best trails but give you a complete experience including food, drinks and culture.
There is no doubt that mountain biking with a certified guide is the safest option. As a mountain bike guide I will assess your ability and make sure that the trail is suitable for your level of skill and fitness. Additionally, I always carry a first aid kit and a satellite device with SOS with me. Thanks to these safety precautions you can start your mountain bike adventure with peace of mind.
Last but not least, a guided mountain bike tour is fun. You get to meet other people who are just as passionate as you about riding. It is a great opportunity to make new friends and make the most out of your mountain bike holiday in Spain. If you fancy it, we will end our mountain bike adventure with a cold beer in one of my favourite bars.
These are the top 5 reasons to hire a mountain bike guide during your mountain bike holiday in Spain. However, there are many more benefits to hiring a certified guide. As a guide, I am more than happy to share my passion for riding with you and give you some tips, tricks and other recommendations. With tailor made routes, safety precautions and expert knowledge of the area, I will provide you with an unforgettable mountain bike experience.
Excited about your next mountain bike holiday?