Setting the standard in international mountain bike travel
Our insatiable passion for mountain biking and travelling in itself does not set us apart from others in our industry. What does make us different, however, is the fact that we care about every single one of our riders.
No matter how many people we have travelling with us, whether it’s 10 or 10,000, we care deeply about the experience that each of you has on an H+I adventure. And that hasn’t wavered since we ran our first trip in Scotland back in 2007.
In addition, we’re using our love of mountain biking as a focus to drive continuous innovation. We’re constantly striving to improve our adventures and the MTB tour industry as a whole, for the long-term benefit of the communities we work with, the environment, and all of our riders.
We are setting the standard in international mountain bike travel and now leading the charge in e-mountain bike travel.
Carefully crafted adventures
Journeys designed to be a physical and sensory adventure…
Everything has been considered, researched and tested by us. The route, the trails, the accommodation, the food, the flow of the day, the flow of the week; all thought through to make sure each day is unforgettable. Epic scenery, rich cultural experiences, wonderful food, great company. We take great care and pride in working with local guides and experts to hone experiences you’ll savour and that create lifelong memories.
Like the soundtrack of a movie, our adventures have an indefinable quality that subconsciously heightens the senses.
Plan your trip with a fellow mountain biker…
From the second you call or email with an enquiry we will assign you a personal advisor who will be with you from this initial contact until your wheels start rolling on your epic adventure.
Your tour advisor is a mountain biker, just like you, and will spend time getting to know you as a rider. With an understanding of the riding you love to do and a greater knowledge of the world of mountain bike travel than you’ll find anywhere else they will the work with you to identify your perfect biking experience.
This might be developing a custom trip, adding options to one of our scheduled trips, suggesting the best pre-trip accommodation options… your expert tour advisor will be on hand to take care of all your queries.
Professional local guides
The most experienced and highly-qualified, professional guides…
We demand the highest, nationally-recognised qualifications from our guides (no online qualifications here!) but this is always just an entry point. On top of this we seek out guides with, not only most trail experience, but also those with great life experiences too; those extraordinary people who make for great friends and trail companions.
In every destination we focus on having a small group of trusted guides who can continue to maximise their guiding experience through each season and ensure they are keeping their guiding skills as sharp as possible.
We place great importance on cultural exchange and professional development for our guides across the globe, and this is facilitated, in part, by our guide exchange programme. Through this we support our guides in experiencing each other’s fantastic destinations and also focus on bringing guides from each location to our HQ so that we can all develop our professional practice.
With our combined efforts we are now making mountain bike guiding a viable career option and raising the bar for guide standards.
We love to travel…
As a company we promote adventure travel and, whilst we recognise that any form of travel has an energy impact we believe that by travelling responsibly, we are having a positive impact in all of our destinations.
We work with small operators and local suppliers in every area we visit, many of whom are in very remote communities with limited prospects for employment. The vast majority of income (around $70 of every $100 spent by you) remains in these places, where it matters most, and supports small scale tourism.
Creating local support and involvement around our trips helps promote environmental protection as communities recognise it is exactly this that generates their income.
We firmly believe that travel is a force for good in the world, however we are acutely aware that our carbon footprint is substantial and that we have a responsibility as curators of our planet to do all we can to reduce this. That’s why, in 2020, we will be working with the wider adventure tourism industry to develop a strategic plan for reducing our environmental impact and support the industry to affect positive and transformative change.
In every place we ride we take trail sustainability seriously…
Without great trails we can’t have great riding so we always ensure that we are working to create and maintain our trail networks. Everywhere we ride with you we make sure that our team is instrumental in creating, fixing and generally looking after the wellbeing of our trails.
Whether this takes the form of an annual trail maintenance day, seasonal upkeep of our favourite spots, trail repairs from support guides as we move through a trip, or guides building then sharing their local singletrack in all our destinations, not many companies can boast this level of trail care.
In bringing riders to our favourite trails around the world, we must also be responsible for the upkeep of these trails to ensure they remain in good shape for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
The wellbeing and safety of our riders is our highest priority…
“Global Rescue has recognised H+I Adventures as a Safe Travel Partner for their commitment to participants’ health, safety and security during all trips”
From the world’s leading medical and security evacuation organisation this is recognition we are proud of.
Our partnership with Global Rescue on all our trips offers you the highest level of security and medical emergency evacuation support available anywhere.
No other mountain bike tour operator offers this service but we believe inherently in investing in this; going above-and-beyond so you have absolute peace-of-mind in knowing you are covered for every eventuality.