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Post  Tom 2011-02-12, 11:14

Just testing the waters rather than organising anything, but would anyone be interested in a trip abroad this year?

I went with these guys in November last year and just joined in with two groups of 3 and 2:
Ciclo Montana http://www.ciclomontana.com/

Really incredible guided riding in the Spanish Sierra Nevadas - super techie switchback heaven! Anyway, I'm hoping to go back again (maybe with a longer travel bike... but that's another post!). Would probably be looking to go earlier this year as November was a bit chilly. Marco and Jackie are really friendly and put you up in your home, so I'd want to stick with them.

Prices:
Acomm / guiding / breakfast and evening meal / transfer : £395
Flights to Malaga : £150 - 200 ish (once you've included excess baggage and a bike)

Also thinking about a more downhill oriented uplift-y type holiday in the Alps. Not done one before so have no idea about the prices! Open to other suggestions though - Lake Guarda in this month's MBR looks pretty spectacular.

Thoughts? Expressions of interest? Shock? Delight?

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Post  speedy_daz 2011-02-12, 13:36

Good fun! Ive done spain and the alps. I done the Alps last year had a fantastic time even got to try and keep up with the world down hill champion

Once you have had a few days using the chairlifts for getting up the hills riding uphill just doesn't seem right


I done my Spanish trip in October the temp was just right although it did rain one day to make me feel like I was back in England.

Really tempted to go back to the Alps or Spain


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Post  speedy_daz 2011-02-16, 05:25


I tried to get a trip off the ground last year but didn't get any taker I arranged to meet up with some people that I ride in Wales with sometimes. Had a fantastic time

http://northwalesmtb.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=mtbholidays&thread=5430
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Post  Dave B 2011-03-16, 09:05

Hi Great idea- sorry most of my holiday is booked up for the year now

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Post  twowheelboy 2011-03-16, 11:19

"Also thinking about a more downhill oriented uplift-y type holiday in the Alps. Not done one before so have no idea about the prices! Open to other suggestions though - Lake Guarda in this month's MBR looks pretty spectacular."

I could be tempted to do the above now I have a longer travel bike.

I like the idea of enjoying very long downhill runs and being lifted back up to get it right Cool I sometimes think how the downhill sections in the woods are so good but wish they were longer Very Happy
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Post  speedy_daz 2011-03-16, 17:01

http://www.flowmtb.com/ who I went with last year
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Post  N@th 2011-03-24, 09:30

twowheelboy wrote:"

I could be tempted to do the above now I have a longer travel bike. Very Happy

Hey Mark, what bike did you get? bounce
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Post  twowheelboy 2011-03-26, 05:14

N@th wrote:
twowheelboy wrote:"

I could be tempted to do the above now I have a longer travel bike. Very Happy

Hey Mark, what bike did you get? bounce

Hey Nath,

I had my eye on a Giant Trance X0 2009 with a big discount, I thought about it for a while then realised it was too good a deal to pass on. For now I'm only using it for weekends away (did a 30mile event in the Lakes Shocked last weekend) but the more I ride it and get used to the extra travel the more I love it Smile

Hope you're keepin well Nath
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Post  N@th 2011-03-31, 11:47

Oooh and X0 as well, nice. I do like the Giant geometry at the mo. Had an Anthem last year, loved it. Stupid quick. the Trance is pretty much THE trail bike over here, espesh as my trails are 2 miles from the Giant HQ for R&D.

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Post  Tom 2011-04-07, 14:27

Nice drop Nath Smile

Sounds like there's a few that might be interested then. I'll keep you all posted, but drop me an email if you start booking anything.

Very tempted by a Trek Scratch Air 8...!

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Post  Tom 2011-04-07, 14:38


These people look good too:

http://www.trailaddiction.com/

Friend of mine is interested too, although he's not ridden mountain bikes for a while. Still, if it's all downhill, how badly can it go?

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Post  john-wingnut 2011-04-07, 15:10

Just read that write up on the whales forum Darren posted. Sounds very cool.

I would be up for going cycling abroad (dependant on when it is etc)

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Post  speedy_daz 2011-06-25, 09:28

So is anyone planning anything? Quite fancy a trip to spain
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Post  john-wingnut 2011-06-26, 07:51

This is for holidays in the alps - seems reasonably priced

http://www.mountainbike-alps.co.uk/index.html

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Post  twowheelboy 2011-06-27, 12:03

Don't know when it is but how about entering the Mega Avalanche.............................. affraid
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Post  speedy_daz 2011-06-27, 13:21

Its next weekend Smile

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Post  speedy_daz 2011-06-27, 14:36

http://www.sierracycling.com/ Ive been here before who'd be interested? good riding and staying intown at the quiet end. "
20 min transfer from the airport
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