Well we had a great week and really used our Mountain Bikes, maybe for the first time, to our limits. I have ridden Scotland, The English Lakes, Trail Centres, Cuba, Laos, Cambodia etc etc but nothing comes close to challenging these excellent guided rides in the Pyrenees. If you’re thinking of going abroad with your MTB and want to test your abilities AND see a bit of the local culture look no further.Posted 3 years ago
Hey GTS, thanks a lot for the kind words. I don’t know your user name but I guess you were the guys last week who “were doing so well”! It was great fun guiding you, thanks for making it an exceptionally fun week for Antonio and I.
Orangeboy, we will still be here! Not planning doing anything else 🙂 Onzadog, looking forward to your trip. We have some cool new stuff lined up for you guys.
All my “review” threads disintegrate into panty jokes. It makes me sad 😉Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
mattrgee – Member
However, I don’t particuarly want reallytechnical riding just dry trails, good scenery and some flow. I’m guessing this might be difficult in large groups?
A Quick Release might work for you- it’s pedalled rather than uplifted, mind. There is some fairly technical stuff but from memory you’re talking uk black route rather than Alpine Madness ™. Some brilliant riding they have down there, I’ve not gone back just because of the lack of uplifts but it was still ace.Posted 3 years ago
Mattrgee, don’t discount BasqueMTB too quickly. Drop Doug a line and tell him what you’re after and see if he has a week planned at that level. 3 of us booked our week a good while back and I just know Doug sounded everyone out to be after similar things.
For example, the group that followed us out last year couldn’t have been more different.Posted 3 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
As above – talk to the companies and tell them what you want. AQR will split groups if there are different abilities. Doug has a policy of not mixing groups of people unless they’ve been before and he knows their riding.
Weather’s not a certainty anywhere, especially once you get into the mountains. We’ve had some impressive downpours in Luchon in mid-summer (and when a storm comes in you want to be off the hills – I remember Matt Hart doing a massive descent and few miles on road on a flat back tyre to get home ahead of a storm).
Doug’s bit of the Basque coast gets a *lot* of rain but if it’s wet you ride on the other side of the hills (and the other trails dry quickly). If you want really dry you need to go beyond Europe – not much rain in South Africa in their summer…..Posted 3 years ago
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