This is a suggested list of items for those of you travelling for a MTB holiday for the first time.
- Spare brake pads
- A spare rear mech hanger
- 2 or 3 inner tubes and all of your regular trail tools.
- If you have any weird parts that need special tools then bring them too.
- A 2-3 litre drink bladder and a 20ish litre day pack to carry it in are ideal.
- Finally, a little first aid kit never did anyone any harm…
- Riding shorts. The amount you bring is dependent on which of our tours you book. For the 8-day tour we do offer clothe washing facilities.
- Summer riding tops. Some people prefer to ride with long sleeves for added sun protection.
- A waterproof jacket for the remote possibility of rain. This would also serve as a windbreaker for those occasional blustery days.
- MTB Helmet and your usual riding shoes
- Any knee pads/elbow pads you usually use at home.
Aside from that, it’s just whatever clothes you want to wear off the bike and the usual camera, toothbrush, sun-tan lotion, passport etc. Towels are provided for at the accommodation.
Ideally yes, but if it’s more convenient we do have access to excellent hire bikes.
Yup, so long as it is set up to ride steepish terrain (as in more ‘hardcore hard-tail’ than XC race bike) and have good technical bike skills. The majority of guests are on 120-160mm full sussers. Anything you’re happy to pedal all day and descend technical trails on will be fine.
Something with volume, about 2.3” and plenty tough. Our faves include Maxxis High Roller IIs or Minion DHF up front and the new High Roller SS out back. My sweet spot set-up is the E13 Triple compound up front with the Specialized Slaughter out back. Very similar is the Schwalbe Rock Razor/Magic Mary Gravity pairing. Don’t bother with winter tyres.