Mountain Biking Adventures In Europe

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Ross gives us an overview of our mountain bike tours in Europe – which will you choose?

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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 8 tours across 6 countries in Europe, all wonderfully unique and crafted to cater for a wide range of abilities. From the daring slopes above the Norwegian fjords where your accommodation floats patiently below, 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

Mountain bikers in Hum, Croatian mtb scene. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe. One of our highlights of 2018.
Mountain bikers descending to the sea in Croatia. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Sunset riding on Krk Island, Croatian mtb scene. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.

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.

Norway – Delving into the depths of the fjords

Mountain bikers dwarfed by a pyramidal peak during our mountain bike tour Norway. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Mountain biker descending Mefjellet during our mountain bike tour Norway. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
A refreshing dip in Geiranger fjord after a day on our mountain bike tour Norway. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe and top 10 MTB photos.

The enchanting fjords of Norway have some of the most incredible trails imaginable, but they aren’t given up easily. Living aboard an ex-navy minesweeper all week helps us reach those difficult to access ridge lines, having to earn our descents the hard way. But trust us, those descents are worth every pedal stroke and tired footstep!

Scotland – 3 tours with 3 flavours, all in the rugged highlands

Fantastic descending on H+I Adventures coast-to-coast Scotland MTB vacation. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Top 10 mountain bike trails - Mountain bikers riding in Achnaschellach during a Scotland coast to coast mountain bike tour. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Cloud inversions and mountains, bikerafting Scotland. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.

We know our home turf quite literally like the back of our hands. This has allowed us to craft three very different tours from the long, enduring, but hugely rewarding coast-to-coast, to cherry picking the best trails in Torridon+Skye, and the slightly tamer but no less beautiful rolling hills in the Cairngorms. Each has a different flavour and demands a different ability, all in the rugged Scottish Highlands.

Slovenia – From the Alps to the Adriatic Sea

Mountain bikers racing through the countryside of Slovenia, one of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Crossing a mountain river in the Alps during a mountain bike tour Slovenia, one of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Top 10 mountain bike trails - Mountain bikers riding a mountain bike tour Slovenia.

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

It's all down from here - Mountain bike tour Spain
Cali our guide of a Mountain bike tour Spain
All about the food - Mountain bike tour Spain

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

Group of mountain bikers riding the Bernina Pass during our mountain bike tour Switzerland. One of our mountain biking adventures in Europe.
Thousands of stars in the night sky above San Remerio, one of our accommodations on our mountain bike tour Switzerland
A cow traffic jam on the sigletrack of San Moritz, Switzerland, on our mountain bike tour Switzerland

If you love descending 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.

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