Tell me about mountain biking
If you want to ride in the countryside and explore away from the hustle and bustle, mountain biking is for you. Mountain biking is basically riding your bike off road, often over rough terrain. Mountain biking takes on many forms (cross country, trail riding, Enduro, downhill and freeride). However, most people tend to go trail and cross country riding. On a Neilson mountain biking holiday the riding takes place in beautiful scenery, on off road trails such as singletrack, back country roads and fire roads.
The bikes are specially designed to be able to ride over rough terrain, they have suspension to absorb the lumps and bumps of the trails. The tyres have a deep tread to aid with grip and they tend to have lower ratio gears to help with the steep hill climbs.