Tricky root sections, steeper descents and complex corners all provide singletrack challenges that make for a rewarding day on the bike. We caught up with our mountain bike specialist Matt Cain, to find out his top tips for taking on these challenging trails:
Advice for beginners…
“While perhaps considered the pinnacle, or holy grail, of mountain biking, a sweet piece of winding singletrack can be intimidating for the uninitiated. Don’t worry though! Take each trail at your own pace and stop to scope out anything you’re not comfortable with. Our experienced guides are always happy to pass on their knowledge and dish out advice on the best way to tackle their local trails.”
For those interested in giving singletrack a go for the first time, we recommend our Chilterns trip in the UK.
How to take your newfound skills to the next level…
“Getting comfortable riding singletrack is a lot about familiarity. Once you feel safe with this type of riding, it’s time to slowly build up the level of challenge. Confidence is key and there is no shortcut to gaining this, just get out and ride.”
Looking for a mid-level singletrack tour? Check out our holiday Sacred Routes in Tuscany.
And, for the super keen singletrack lovers…
“It’s time to be daring! If you’re fit and experienced, you’ll really enjoy the challenge of a grade 4/5 trip. This is the chance to put your skills to the test in some of the most thrilling surroundings in the world. The perfect opportunity to explore some new terrain and expand your comfort zone.’
For the chnce to really put your skills to the test, check out our Sensational Sierra Nevada tour in Spain or Sacred Singletrack trip in Peru.