We run a highly recommended 2 day Beginners Mountain Bike Skills Course. This is based in La Drova and is aimed at those new to mountain biking or to those who may have so far only riden non-technical ground and wish to learn the correct core skills and techniques of off-road riding. In addition to riding skills, the course also involves a section on trail side bike repairs and effective preparation for off-road trips.
Group size is limited to a maximum of 6 people to ensure an optimised instructor / client ration although courses can be provided to much smaller groups or individuals.
Typical course content is as follows :
Day 1 : Health & Safety and First Aid procedures.
Bike safety checks.
Fundamentals of off-road riding.
Specific skills coaching.
Basic bike repairs – theory and practical sessions on how to prevent a mechanical issue from spoiling a day out!
Equipment and clothing advice.
Further skills coaching.
Day 2 : A full day´s ride to further develop the skills and techniques learnt during Day 1.
Summary & informal question and answer session.
Novice riders have greatly benefited from this course. Other cyclists with slightly more experience have openly stated that they´ve left the course as better riders and feel better equipped to handle off-road terrain and to carry out basic bike repairs whilst out on the trail.
Our pricing structure for the 2-Day Beginners Skills Course is carefully designed to be attractive to groups of all sizes and indeed to individuals.
€95 per person for group sizes of between 2 and 6 people.
€150 per person for individual tuition.
These prices include 2 full days of tuition as outlined above and hire of a quality mountain bike..
Prices excludes transport and accommodation (although this is something that we can assist with if required). Packed lunches can be provided upon request.
Travel & Activity Insurance
For your security and peace of mind we insist that our clients take out suitable Travel & Outdoor Activity Insurance. We will ask for proof of cover prior to the Course. You are of course free to select your own cover from whoever you wish. However, should you require assistance, then we would recommend Harrison Beaumont, a Specialist Insurance Company with years of experience in covering world-wide travel and outdoor activities. Click on this link for further details and the option of purchasing cover on-line.
Please call or contact us via email (without obligation) to outline your requirements and to check availability. We will respond with full written details and will answer any questions that you may have.
To Make a Firm Booking…
Should you wish to make a booking, we will request all relevant information from you, and will email an official PayPal invoice to you. Simply, provide your details via email and then pay a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the trip. The deposit should be paid via the secure on-line payment system PayPal using a credit or debit card of your choice. (You do not need to have your own PayPal account to do this and the system is easy to use and is guaranteed secure). This is very simple to use and is the favoured secure payment system of most on-line businesses. In case you have not used PayPal before, once you receive the on-line invoice, simply click on “Pay Invoice” and you will be taken through each step. Receipt of deposits will always be confirmed and you will have the facility to print your invoice as proof of payment. Payment of the balance of the Course price is to be made in cash on the first morning of the Course. All other terms and conditions are clearly shown on the specific page of this website.
If you have any questions or require clarification or assistance, please feel free to call or e-mail us without obligation.