Where to Ride?
A mountain biking tour is usually a day trip during
the weekends. Duration can be from a couple of hours to
10 and more. The lengths can vary from a modest 20 km to
a hefty 90 km and more. But the usual length is from 30
to 50 km, depending on the difficulty of the terrain. It
is nice, if a tour runs along a loop type trail, but
this can not always be fulfilled.
Tours are usually in the area that you have to get to
by car or other means of transportation. It is nice to
have a trail description and/or a map, so that you can
plan ahead and know if it is going to be interesting and
fun, not on the asphalt all the time. Mountain biking is
still young sport and therefore there are not that many
way marked trails as with hiking. So book
guides and Internet
are your primary sources. You shouldn't forget the bike
magazines and other hardcopy media.
But maybe it is most interesting to explore the land
by yourself. You just need to get the right maps.