By having a few essentials on hand, you can help ensure guests enjoy their ride and get home safely.
MTB Tour Operators, Guides, Skills Instructors & Coaches
Scotland is recognised as one of the best destinations in the world for mountain biking.
MTB Tour Operators, Guides, Skills Instructors and Coaches are vital in developing mountain biking in Scotland as their passion for the sport encourages more participation and helps the industry grow.
In 2014, we developed a set of guidelines with Wild Scotland and Scottish mountain biking businesses.
These guidelines support the delivery of good practices to MTB customers, the land managers and other visitors with whom we need to interact with responsibly while respecting the fantastic landscapes in which we operate.
We hope these guidelines will help businesses understand the quality of service which they should deliver to be safe, legally compliant, and provide amazing experiences.
Consequently, we hope these guidelines help riders/customers trust our industry and set a level of what they can expect when they engage with a Scottish mountain biking business.
The document follows on from the guidance on responsible mountain biking developed by DMBinS – Do The Ride Thing – which takes its advice from the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and interprets it through peer review for mountain bikers.
1. The Fundamentals
2. Responsible Mountain Biking
- Managing Groups
- Trail Etiquette
3. Types of Mountain Bike Businesses
- Tour Operators
- Single-day Guides & Instructors
4. Further Information
Good Practice Guide
Good Practice Guidelines for Mountain Bike Tour Operators, Guides, Instructors and Coaches operating in Scotland.
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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.