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 Post subject: Mountain biking abroad
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:51 pm 
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Who's dunnit and where? What places have you been you could take non cyclists?


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alps, southern spain, austria, the US

suppose it depends on the bike you're taking and how you're getting there


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Its principally going to be a family holiday and was hoping to go somewhere bike friendly since with the rest of them in tow I'll get some time myself. Also would be a summertime affair and probably flying though renting a car once there is probable.


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could do lanzarote, beaches, plenty of bars/restaurants several gokart tracks, quad bikes to rent and it's not daft money. road riding is good and if you get a guide or some local info good offroad aswel. 3 ish hour flight so that's not to bad, big name roadies train there and there are iron man type events if you go at the right time.

been there a couple of times for random holidays with family when i was younger and then with mates a few years ago.


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Pre-kids, me and Mrs Beds went to Lanzarote in March, 4 years on the trot with our MTB's. There's some cracking trails, but its really REALLY windy and I would expect it to be bleedin hot in the summer.

Somewhere I wouldnt recommend is Fuetaventura. Took my road bike there when Mrs B was preggers with our 1st daughter and it was massivly dull :( I ended up doing crits around the complex where we were staying cos the main roads were so shite.


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Went to Morroco, but it was a cycling holiday. Not much else to do where I went, but aimed at all levels.


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I hit Morzine in the Alps this Summer with a coupla mates, it was bewdiful. I'd say there's enough to do if you don't cycle too.. How long do you want to go for?


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the Alps are good for summer holidays , plenty to do on bike or off the bikes .


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Probably looking at the standard 2 weeks. Alps does sound attractive, a couple of the gang aren't exactly sun followers.

johnnyboy I take when you were asking what bike I was taking it was with a view to terrain etc? It would probably be a hardtail or a light full susser, not after super gnarly trails or owt. Lanza sounds good apart from the weather but when I do go it'll be for the Ironman.


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Anyone been about Spain?


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