With the technical nature of mountain biking, trying to assess your own ability level can be doubly difficult. We hope these descriptions help you to position yourself and choose the perfect tour.
H+I Adventures skill and fitness levels explained
At H+I Adventures we strive to make sure that every single rider is booked onto the perfect trip for them. It’s not an exact science or an easy task, but over the years we’ve developed lots of little ways of teasing out of you the information we need to discern which tour will be best for you.
The start of this process is for you to read the skill and fitness levels required by each adventure, which you’ll find in the ‘Full details’ tab on every tour page of our website.
However, in order for you to get a sense of what we mean by our skill and fitness levels, and to compare each one to see which best represents your mountain biking or e-mountain biking experience, here’s the complete guide to our skill and fitness levels. In each case, this is the minimum requirement and you can expect to be pushed technically and/or physically at certain points throughout your mountain bike tour.
You have experience (minimum one year) of riding a mountain bike/ e-mountain bike off-road
You own a mountain bike/ E-MTB and ride it at least once per month
You can change gear, brake and pedal efficiently
You bike on undulating (climbing and descending) gravel tracks, forest roads, double track and occasional singletrack
You like getting kilometres under your belt and are comfortable spending 3 – 4 hours in the saddle at a time
And the ‘+’ part of ‘Novice+’ means that you’re aspiring to ride sections of singletrack and more challenging terrain during your adventure with us