You are new to going on mountain bike adventures, and as the rider, your goals are to improve your skills and self-assurance while simultaneously increasing your awareness of potential dangers. The following is a recommendation that we have for you.

Your fitness level

Riding a motorcycle off-road is inherently more difficult than, for example, riding beside a canal or on a paved road. You will need to have a fundamental level of fitness, which can be acquired by doing a few cardio workouts each week. Ideal options include riding a stationary bike, going on a ride outside, or taking spinning classes. It is important to keep in mind that riding a bike helps build certain muscle groups across a specific range, but other kinds of aerobic exercise may not.

Your knowledge & techniques

You need to have a fundamental understanding of how to set up and maintain your bike, as well as trail advice, drop-offs, braking tactics, riding postures, and a wide variety of other necessary mountain biking abilities.

Your bike preparation

  • Use your own bike and bring with them a spare set of brake pads/blocks.
  • It is strongly recommended that your bike be fitted with front suspension and off-road tyres.
  • It is strongly recommended that the bike be fully serviced by a competent person prior to the trip. 

Who to go with:

You should ride alongside someone who has more expertise than you do, sign up for a group that has riders of varying skill levels, or take a course designed just for novices. During the duration of the course, you will get tuition from certified mountain bike instructors, have the opportunity to hone your abilities with others who are at a similar level, and enjoy fantastic off-road riding at this first-rate location.

If you are considering taking a mountain bike course, typically these are what you will learn at different levels:

  • Beginner Level
  1. Mountain bike preparation (safety checks)
  2. Correct use of gears
  3. Riding position
  4. Drop off’s
  5. Front wheel lifts
  6. Climbing and descending
  7. Cornering techniques
  8. Riding single track
  • Intermediate Level
  1. Mountain bike preparation (safety checks)
  2. Steep descents
  3. Slow drop-off up to ½ meter high
  4. Faster drop-offs at speed
  5. Bunny hops/bike lifts
  6. Climbing and descending in advanced rocky / stepped terrain
  7. Faster cornering techniques
  8. Riding single track at speed
  • Advanced Level
  1. Mountain bike preparation (safety checks)
  2. Steep technical descents
  3. Slow drop-off more than ½ meter high
  4. Faster drop-offs at speed
  5. Climbing and descending in advanced rocky / stepped terrain
  6. Faster cornering techniques
  7. Riding single track at speed
  8. Advanced negative riding position (descents)
  9. Advanced positive riding position (ascents)

If you are interested in the following topics, you may want to book a special 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 course

  1. Had a crash and lost confidence
  2. Reduced fitness levels
  3. Looking forward to adventure multi day mountain bike trips