Why Book your Cycling Holiday with Trailbrakes?
We personally respond to and take care over each and every enquiry and we give every trip that we organise careful consideration. We know our trips inside out so can help you with any questions you might have and make sure that the trip that you choose will be perfect for you. We can suggest alternatives, give you advice on how many days you might want to take and let you know about the different travel options.
We then meticulously plan your trip so that you don’t have to worry about the details but still leave you the freedom to have your own adventures along the way. We provide an itinerary, maps and GPS files or a qualified, experienced guide to help you find your way and give you exactly the amount of back up that you want. We love to hear about all of the biking trips that we organise over the years so even if you're taking part in an independent trip and we don’t personally meet you, we still look forward to seeing any photos and hearing about your experiences on your two-wheeled adventure!
We pride ourselves in being the most flexible cycling tour provider around, so we can adapt all aspects of your biking holiday to suit your interests, budget, schedule and fitness levels. Choose between a Guided, Self-Guided or Independent mountain biking holiday and between a Self-Guided or Independent cycling holiday or road biking tour. Get in touch and tell us what would make your perfect biking holiday.
Guided: Get the most out of the fantastic biking trails and awe-inspiring scenery by choosing a guided mountain biking holiday with us. Our guides are fully SMBLA qualified with specialist outdoor focused first aid training and have years of experience guiding groups of all abilities through some of the most challenging biking terrain in the country. They're also extremely proud of our country's fascinating history and will delight in sharing with you stories of our turbulent past. On your mountain biking trip you'll be riding through some of the most unique habitats in the UK and our guides will be keen to point out rare species of bird and mammal as you go along. Each day your guide will give you a full briefing so that you know what to expect from your day of biking. Having ridden our mountain biking routes many times over the years, our guides can alter each day of riding to suit individual groups of bikers, depending on their skill and fitness levels. On the trails guides carry tools and spares for basic technical problems so you don’t have to worry about breakdowns, plus our back-up vehicle full of spares parts and larger tools will never be too far away. We will also provide transport to the start point of the trip from local public transport links and from the end to convenient locations and baggage transfers between your accommodation each day.
Self Guided: Our self-guided trips are designed to give you just the right amount of support to allow you to enjoy your hassle-free, stress-free cycling holiday. We'll arrange transport that fits in with your travel plans and we'll arrange your accommodation in comfortable, homely bed and breakfasts, more luxurious hotels or in bunkhouses, depending on your budget. You'll cycle at your own pace, with your private group of family members, friends or colleagues and each night your luggage will be waiting for you when you reach your accommodation. Your driver, who's also a handy mechanic, will usually meet you each morning to go through the day's journey and give you advice on places to stop for refreshements or alternative route options. They will shadow your progress along the route and, if you need help at any point with repairs to your bike or if you want to sit out a section of biking, then your support team will be no more than half an hour away. We provide lots of information before and during the trip and always have alternative routes available, depending on the weather and how you feel on a particular day. Our aim is to share our extensive route knowledge and provide you with hints and tips to help you get the most out of your cycling or mountain biking holiday.
Independent: Our Independent trips offer ultimate flexibility. They are very similar to our Self Guided trips but are aimed more at experienced cyclists who are confident enough to be able to fix basic technical bike problems on the hoof. Although you won't have the support of our back-up team, we will always be available on the end of the phone for advice and we will provide you with a list of bike shops and taxi companies along your cycle route in case you encounter any mechanical issues that you can't deal with yourself. We’ll still arrange a fantastic trip including transport from one end of the route to the other, quality, tried and tested accommodation and we'll transfer your bags each day leaving you free to enjoy the cycling and scenery.