Minimum number of participants for a Bike Tour?
The programs available have a minimum number of participants, however, we may consider groups with a number below the program. In these cases a proposal is presented taking into account the number of participants.
Physical capacity for the various programs?
Physical fitness is something that can not be overlooked. It is obvious that someone who does not exercise at least 1 to 2 times a week and rarely rides a bicycle is not advised to participate in these events. To test your skills we suggest you take part in one of our lower / intermediate / high-day 1-day programs.
Given that I am in good physical shape, what do I do if I have a power outage in the middle of a trip?
In the proposed programs, when included, there is a support car that accompanies the group for supplies at points on the route and, in addition to carrying luggage, provides support for any physical, mechanical or other problems. In case the program does not have a support car by choice, it will have to use a public transport to take to the next destination the element with difficulties.
Is it advisable to carry out some physical preparation before the trip?
If there is no regular practice of physical exercise, preparation before the trip will not be the solution. For those who practice a regular exercise, a more specific preparation, 1 or 2 months before, depending on the days, kilometers and accumulated, of the program, sure to help.
What is the concern with food?
Considering that we are the motor of the bicycle, food is fuel. Therefore, it is desirable that there be some care during the journey, giving preference to richer energy foods. This issue is by no means constraining and restrictive. A program of these also serves to appreciate the local gastronomy and it is not desirable to be worried about what you eat. The important thing is to be fed.
Do I need a specific bike?
No, Depending on the type of program in mountain, road or cycling, we can present a bicycle for this purpose as rental. If you use your own bike will be better because it is already adapted. But we always advise a previous inspection, which can be done in our workshop.
Is it necessary to have a navigation device (GPS)?
No, if the program includes a Guide. In autonomy programs, without guide it is necessary at least one of the elements to have this type of equipment. A navigation system is always useful, as well as guiding us along the way. It can also be used to locate someone who gets lost during the course. Can be rented upon availability.
Is it necessary to bring tools and spare parts?
The parts and tools normally used as SOS for holes or small repairs, such as inner tube, air pump. More complex mechanical issues will be given by the support car, depending on the type of failure and prior budget.
Do I have to have some mechanics?
No. Basic assistance in case of breakdown may be provided by the guide accompanying the group. However, if it can not resolve, you will have to stay in the support car until the end of the stage on that day to repair the fault. In the event that repair is not possible and if there is no spare bike (extra) the ride for this element may be compromised. In which the Turisbike is unrelated to not being able to repair the said malfunction in a timely manner nor to have the necessary material for it.
What equipment should I bring?
Depending on the program and season of the year that you are going to carry out, you must adjust the type of equipment. An important point is the shorts or pants to use, have a good sheep or a “cushion”. To provide comfort for a few hours sitting on a saddle. The clothes to wear at the end of each stage is at the discretion of each participant. However, we advise something relaxed. and always carry equipment for each day.
Transport of luggage during the bike program?
In all the proposed programs, we provide a support car that accompanies the group and carries the luggage, also serving as a resource for eventual problems. Groups that choose to take the route in autonomy, will have to use supports in the bicycles to carry the luggage.