By having a few essentials on hand, you can help ensure guests enjoy their ride and get home safely.
Advice for Accommodation Providers
An essential part of a fantastic cycling holiday is the standard of accommodation offered to cyclists. So are there changes you could make to ensure your MTB guests' stays are memorable for all the right reasons?
Secure Bike Storage
After a long day on the trails, it's time for your guests to rest.
And they'll rest easier knowing that their bike is safely and securely stored.
Providing lockable bike storage helps differentiate your business by providing a valuable service for MTB tourists. Plus, it can also be used by guests participating in other outdoor activities.
For more information visit our 'Secure Bike Storage' advice.
Laundry and Cleaning
Mountain biking is an all-weather sport. So it can be a little worrying when you see a rain-and-mud-soaked rider strolling toward your reception area. However, there's no need to divert them to the service entrance or hose them down before they come in.
Providing a few laundry and cleaning essentials will not only benefit your mountain biking guests but also those taking part in other outdoor pursuits.
For more information visit our 'Laundry and Cleaning' advice.
Bike Washing Facilities
It's not just riders who might need a good wash after returning from the trails!
Bikes can return caked in mud and grime which, left unchecked, can lead to mechanical problems.
Help your MTB tourists keep their bikes running smoothly by providing some essential washing items such as a hose with a jet nozzle, basic cleaning products and some sponges.
For more information visit our 'Bike Washing' advice.
You don't need a mechanic's workshop worth of kit to help out riders who find themselves short of maintenance tools.
A track pump to inflate tyres and a small selection of screwdrivers and hex keys can really help out riders who find themselves in a bind.
And if you want to offer even more, your local bike shop can help you find all the equipment you need.
For more information visit our 'Bike Maintenance' advice.
Whether you're equipped with an encyclopaedic knowledge of your local area, or you need some help from maps and brochures, having tips and resources ready for your guests can help them discover even more about what your local area has to offer.
Consider having maps, local restaurant flyers and information about local MTB businesses on hand to supplement your own knowledge.
And if you have some tips for mountain bikers based on your own experiences, be sure to share them with your visitors.
For more information visit our 'Local Knowledge' advice.
Rest & Relaxation
Mountain biking may be fun, but it can also put tremendous strain on the body.
That's why it's essential that your guests indulge in some R&R during their stay with you. This could just be enjoying a hearty meal and a wee dram, or it could be getting the benefit of a post-ride sports massage to soothe aching muscles.
Providing opportunities for some R&R sets up your MTB tourists for another day of cycling (or just for the journey home).
For more information visit our 'Rest & Relaxation' advice.
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Catering To MTB Tourists
The service you provide for MTB tourists can benefit other guests participating in outdoor activities.
Providing bike washing facilities can make a real difference to the experience of your MTB guests.
With a few essentials on hand, you can help ensure your guests enjoy their ride and get home safely.
Knowledge of the local area is a highly valuable resource for mountain bike tourists.
Just as you would cater to all your guests, rest & relaxation is essentially the same for riders.
Self Assessment Tool
Our handy questionnaire allows you to quickly evaluate how you currently cater to MTB tourists, while identifying any gaps and the opportunities that may help enhance your offering.