Frequently Asked Questions.
When you’re thinking about booking a trip with us or preparing for your stay there may be many questions you have,
To make this easier we have provided a list of frequently asked questions and their respective answers.
If you need any more information please get in touch with the team by contacting us here.
Is there an age limit?
There is no upper age limit to attending one of our courses or breaks, but under 18’s must be accompanied by a cycling parent.
Do I need to bring safety equipment?
Your safety is always our first priority, we insist that you always wear a helmet. For the vast majority of our riding, we don’t wear knee/shin, or elbow pads. We do however hold a small stock should the need arise.
What insurance do I need?
You will need travel and medical insurance that covers mountain biking, as well as your European Health Insurance Card. We ask to see and make a copy of these before you ride with us.
Can you suggest an Insurance provider?
SportsCover Direct is one of several companies offering such cover, especially for mountain bikers.
You can apply online for your European Health Insurance Card by clicking here.
How fit do I need to be?
It is beneficial that you have a reasonable level of fitness. In other words, you take some form of regular weekly exercise and have the stamina to spend around three hours riding your bike.
Do I bring my own Bike?
Although we do have hire bikes we recommend that skills are learned on your own bike.
What kind of bike do I need?
Your bike can be full suspension or a hard tail but most importantly needs to be in good working order. Disc brakes are advantageous and we ask you to bring spare brake pads and any spares that are specific to your bike. We hold a limited stock of spares but it is wise to bring a gear cable, chain, gear hanger and half a dozen inner tubes unless you run tubeless. Lightish bikes with at least 100mm of travel and big volume tyres work best here.
What do I need to bring?
On confirmation of booking we will send you a detailed list of useful and essential items.
Do I need to know anything else?
Fluid replacement is a big priority here, we ride with 3-litre bladders in backpacks large enough to carry food, tools, clothes, spares, protection and anything else you need for a day in the backcountry.
Mountain Biking Spain is a fully legal company, supported by the Junta de Andalucia and registered with the Ministry of Tourism.
Our official registration number is AT/AL/00047. This certifies that we meet all legal and professional requirements.
At the present time, we are the only fully legal mountain biking company operating in the Almanzora valley.
This is becoming increasingly more important as the Spanish authorities and police clamp down on illegal companies.
If caught riding with an illegal organisation you the client are deemed to be just as guilty, you can expect to be fined up to €5,000 along with the confiscation of your bike. Don’t take that risk. Book your adventure and ride with a registered company. Ask to see their AT number (Active Turismo number).
For a full list of our terms and conditions see here…