Mountain Biking Holidays

Adventure Holidays offer a fantastic choice of mountain biking holidays and tours across Europe, Asia, North/South America and throughout the World. Our mountain bike holidays are perfect for those who enjoy great trails and amazing landscapes. Choose from self-guided mountain bike holidays or guided mountain bike holidays.

Skill and Fitness Ratings

Ensuring our Mountain Biking Holidays are  right for you, and ensuring you are ready for the physical and technical demands of a Ride, is of utmost importance to us. It helps ensure that you will be riding with people of similar skill level and won’t be holding up the group or won’t be held up by others and can ride at the pace you want to ride at. This is a challenge for the whole mountain bike tour industry, but here’s how our providers are addressing this issue:

  • For Mountain Biking Holidays they’ve developed a 9-point skills rating system and 5-point fitness system, with the help of one of our senior coaches and guides (see below)
  • Once booked on a Ride, you’ll receive a Rider history survey that will further help us assess your suitability for your chosen Ride
  • We follow up with a phone call if we think you might not be quite up to the challenge (or might be ‘over qualified’)
  • And finally, if people do slip through and end up on a Ride that is too challenging for them, we’ll add a 3rd guide to the trip (if available, and they usually are) so that the main group can ride at their preferred pace (with 2 guides) while the 3rd guide rides with the slower group – everyone’s happy!
  • Please read the following ability guidelines carefully, and if you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please contact us.

Fitness Levels

Level 1
You are somewhat of a couch potato. Even small climbs are challenging and you cannot ride for more than an hour on flat terrain at a time.
Level 2
You have average fitness and are capable of riding 2-3 hours a day at a relaxed pace
You can handle one or two easy climbs of up to 200 vertical metres (650 ft)
You exercise once a week for minimum 45 minutes.

Level 3
You are capable of riding 4-5 hours a day at a moderate pace (and with breaks)
You can handle one or two climbs a day up to a total of 400 vertical metres (1,300 ft).
You exercise regularly throughout the year, at least twice a week for an hour.

Level 4
You can ride 5-6 hours a day at a moderate pace (and with breaks)
You can handle two or three climbs of up to a total of 600 vertical metres (2,000 ft) in a day.
You exercise at least 3 times a week for at least an hour.

Level 5
You can ride up to 8 hours a day, and tackle almost any climb the mountain throws at you.
You can handle sustained climbs of up to 1,500m (5,000) ft. and up to 3 hours (with breaks).
You train regularly for endurance events.

What We Do

We put together the Mountain Bike Holidays for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support. Bring your own bike or we can arrange bike rental and fitting.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Mountain Biking Itineraries.