Mountain Biking Adventures In Europe
Ross gives us an overview of our mountain bike tours in Europe – which will you choose?
Sit back, relax, and feast your eyes on our mountain biking adventures in Europe
The beauty of Europe is in its diverse cultures and landscapes, both of which reflect directly in the mountain biking that each individual country offers up. H+I Adventures started out from a northern corner of Scotland, but our love for experiencing new cultures soon had us venturing further afield, both within and outside of Europe.
We now have 11 MTB tours across 6 countries in Europe, all wonderfully unique and crafted to cater for a wide range of abilities. From the high Alpine backcountry of Switzerland, to the dry and dusty Sierra Nevada where you can gorge yourself silly on tapas.
We’ve rounded up all of our European mountain bike tours in one place so you can discover why we’ve carefully handpicked these destinations:
Croatia – Immersing in the green and blue of Istria
Two wheels are the perfect way of exploring the green and blue of the beautiful Istria region in the north of the country. You’ll spin through fortified hilltop villages onto rolling wooden singletrack before hugging the inviting turquoise waters of the Adriatic, on your way to the islands of Krk and Rab.
Scotland – 4 tours with 4 flavours, plus a fifth short adventure for good measure
We know our home turf quite literally like the back of our hands. This has allowed us to craft four very different tours from the long, enduring, but hugely rewarding coast-to-coast, to cherry picking the best trails on our Highland Odyssey adventure, and the slightly tamer but no less beautiful rolling hills in the Cairngorms, and a bonus, 4-day ‘Espresso Adventure’ exploring the isles of Skye and Raasay. Each has a different flavour and demands a different ability, all in the rugged Scottish Highlands.
Our final Scottish adventure is something quite special and takes us outside our home in the Highlands, all the way to the south of Scotland. Our EWS Travel Scotland adventure follows the tracks of EWS race stars in the Tweed Valley, then heads north, to Dunkeld, through the Cairngorms, and on to the wilderness riding of the western Highlands. This is possibly the ultimate week of mountain biking in Scotland!
Slovenia – From the Alps to the Adriatic Sea
Perhaps THE most European mountain bike adventure of all, given you’ll drop into not only Slovenia, but Italy and Austria for good measure! Taking in both the Julian Alps and stunning Adriatic coastline you’ll discover that this densely forested and water-rich country throw up some amazing terrain to ride mountain bikes in.
Spain – Circumnavigating the Sierra Nevada
The south of Spain could well have some of the tastiest cuisine in the world and its trails are certainly nothing to be sniffed at either. Immersing ourselves into Andalucian life we circumnavigate the Sierra Nevada taking in the sights, smells, tastes, and of course the trails which make this a must-ride destination for any self-respecting mountain biker.
Switzerland – Carving through the stunning Graubünden area
If you love descending (with a little bit of climbing!) then Switzerland could well be the one for you. Thanks to Swiss efficiency and the country’s extensive lift network, we are able to gain monstrous heights without breaking a sweat. There will still be climbing of course… The Graubünden area in the south east of the country is guaranteed to create riding memories that’ll last a lifetime.
EWS Travel Finale Ligure – hot descents on the Italian Riviera
Finale Ligure in Italy is synonymous in the mountain bike world thanks to the Enduro World Series. Ride high above the Mediterranean on pristine singletrack, backcountry trails and remote shuttles, to then finish at the beach with a cold beer in hand on this exclusive EWS Travel experience in Finale Ligure.