On a Neilson holiday, most people use the bikes that are provided rather than going through the hassle of bringing their own (see above). The bikes provided tick all the right boxes for your cycling holiday, whether that's hitting the single track or the open road. Our bikes are from the manufacturers' Boardman Bikes & TREK. Mountain bikers will love the Boardman MHT, MTR 8.8 & TREK X Caliber 7 or 9, which have been specially selected for the terrain we love to ride. They come with a wide range of gears, comfortable front suspension and a range of frame sizes from 15.5” to 21”, we’ll ensure you’re well equipped for the trails and our bike guides will keep each bike running smoothly. Keen cyclists might want to pay to upgrade to a TREK Fuel EX8 or Superfly 7 (dependent on resort) which also comes with a Garmin GPS.
If you’re planning on clocking up the miles we’ve got the Boardman SLR 8.9 & TREK Emonda ALR4, they come in a range of sizes from 47cm to 60cm, with lightweight frames and all the gears you need to take on the road. If you pay to upgrade, the road bikes you’ll be rewarded with our Boardman SLR 9.2 and Emonda S6 or S5.
The Boardman ADV 8.9 Adventure Bike allows you to ride and explore almost anywhere, on roads or trails, quickly and comfortably. Gear shift quality and choice are improved courtesy of the Shimano Tiagra 2 x 10 speed, while your ability to control the bike off-road is enhanced by flared bars for increased stability and the impressive stopping power of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes means comfort and control are number one.
Helmets, gloves and water bottles are also provided as standard. If you wear cycling shoes with cleats we recommend you bring your own pedals – that’s the only way to guarantee they will fit.
f you’ve never quite got to grips with the drop handlebars of a road bike then look no further than a Hybrid bike from our standard fleet. With one chainring at the front, but a huge range 11-42 tooth cassette at the rear, you have less weight, less to go wrong, the same overall spread of gears as with a two-chainring setup and happily less chance of choosing the wrong gear. That along with Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes ensure that control and comfort are top of the list.