Mountain biking has become one of the most preferred activities of youngsters. If you are one of them and are about to explore some terrific mountains during your upcoming holiday, then the first and foremost criterion is to find out an appropriate bike tour organization.
Mountain biking is a challenging activity and that’s why proper guidance and skills are very important in its every step. Before starting your adventure, go through some important points below.
Check the Itinerary Data and Ride Data
If you are planning for a mountain biking, then first you have to review the overall itinerary so that you can prepare yourself physically and mentally for the upcoming journey.
Mountain biking at the speed of 25km/day might sound like a breeze, however, if you are a beginner in this field, then it would pose a big challenge to you. Hence, a proper analysis of that particular place is highly appreciated.
You also need to check the elevation of the mountain so that you don’t experience any rigorous challenge that can sour the excitement of the whole journey. You can talk to a mountain biking organization and discuss a particular place, where you are going to visit.
Check the Passport, Visas, and Buy Travel Insurance
You will require a passport if you decide to go out of your country. Don’t forget to check the validity of your passport. In case you want to book an advanced guided mountain bike tour, then you have to check whether your passport needs a renewal or not.
Depending on your country, you might need to buy a traveler’s VISA before entering the respective destination. For an instance, if your destination is Nepal, then you have to buy a Tourist Visa at the airport. The price will differ based on your duration of stay.
Analyze the Weather
Before going for an adventurous mountain biking journey, it’s very important to analyze the weather of that particular destination and not only weather but you also have to check the overall climate of that place.
Based on the climate of your mountain biking destination, your packing list will be different. On the bike, you have to take jersey tops, cycling socks, bike gloves (with padding), arm warmers, helmet, leg warmers, cycling shoes, energy bars, and electrolytes.
No one can predict an unfortunate occurrence beforehand and so it’s essential to take precautions in terms of first-aid items. When you are going a place, it’s a must to take the regular personal items.
Some of the essential first-aid and personal items are Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, and so on), insect repellent, sunscreen, toilet paper, anti-bacterial wipes etc. Don’t forget to keep a first-aid kit comprising of ibuprofen, tweezers, Polysporin, and band-aids.
Get a thorough Check-up of Your Bike
If you are taking your own bike in mountain biking, then it is very important to get a thorough check-up of your bike. Also, you can do it on your own in case you are a mechanically savvy person and have enough confidence.
Don’t forget to keep emergency contacts with you. Have a nice journey ahead.