A mountain biking adventure is a great idea for an active adventure holiday. You can plan your own route, take in the sights you want to see, and travel your holiday destination for free. It could be a weekend break, or a much longer trip.
Mountain biking holidays can be tailor-made to suit you. So why not consider doing some exercise on your next holiday? Instead of lounging on the beach reading novel after novel, consider the high octane thrills and spills of high speed treks through rugged and challenging landscapes. You could get fat on your holiday, or get fit, the choice is yours.
Expect a lot of cycling. Mountain biking enthusiasts are best suited to mountain biking adventure holidays, as beginners might have trouble keeping up. Special beginners mountain biking holidays are available, so it’s worth looking around and booking one which fits your needs best.
Most organised mountain biking adventure holidays are supervised by a trained instructor. The trip will likely take place off-road and involve tough cycling on some challenging terrain. You can expect to be cycling on all or most days, although this will vary.
Some holiday companies will provide bicycles and equipment for you to use, while others will expect you to bring your bike and all necessary equipment.
The Lake District is a popular destination for mountain biking holidays because of its rocky and hilly landscape. It came out on top of a ‘What Mountain Bike’ magazine poll as the best UK destination for mountain biking.
Another popular UK destination is the Pennines. Again, full of challenging hills it is perfect for some tough mountain biking. If you prefer to ride over moors and through forests the Scottish mountains of Cairngorm are also recommended.
Other UK destinations recommended for mountain biking holidays are Swinley Forest in Berkshire, Coed Llandegla in North Wales, Glentress in Scotland, Grizedale in Cumbria, Machynlleth in Mid Wales, Coed y Brenin in North Wales, Fort William in Scotland, Calderdale in Yorkshire, Kirroughtree in Southern Scotland.
There are loads of great locations for mountain biking in the UK, so explore your locality and take an active mountain biking holiday locally. Mountain biking holidays abroad can be a great way to see a different country, and the cycling could take you between tourist attractions or simply from your hotel room to the beach. By cycling you can save a lot of money on transport and enjoy an active outdoors holiday.