Cycling treks: the equipment and advice you'll need

Discover some good ideas to get the most from your cycling and mountain biking treks.

Cycling treks are perfect for enjoying the fresh air, getting exercise and exploring the surrounding area. In order to enjoy the best conditions, you should equip yourself well and find the best destinations. Here is some advice to follow to best enjoy mountain biking on your holiday.

Choose the right equipment

To enjoy bike rides or mountain biking, it's important you have the right gear. Valleys, summits, mountain paths, forests or coastline: whatever your choice, make sure you have a daypack to carry your essentials. To avoid it all ending in tears, carry water bottles and snacks for you and your kids, a map or GPS tracker, a first aid kit and some sunscreen.

Set off fully equipped on two wheels from your Club Med Resort thanks to the provided gear*: helmet, knee/elbow/back pads are available in some Resorts and are carefully selected. You can also go on guided outings, for example for a summertime mountain adventure. At Resorts with a Mountain Biking School, you can join cross-country rides that cater for different levels. Thanks to the expertise of your G.O®, you can learn to break without skidding and choose the right gear speed for each terrain.

*An extra cost may be applied. 

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Saddle up during your holiday

Alone, as a duo, with friends or family, bike rides are a great way to enjoy a change of scenery and discover new things. Cycling has numerous health benefits, while also being a great way to explore your holiday destination. A leisurely bike ride or a speedy mountain descent: cycling has something for everyone.

Marvel at the karstic landscape in Guilin, China, now a classified UNESCO world heritage site. At the Club Med Guilin 4Ψ Resort you can join group outings suited to both kids and adults (from age 6 with Mini Club Med® and from age 11 for other groups). You can even borrow a mountain bike with front and rear suspension from the Resort. These bikes will comfortably take you over longer distances, so you can fully appreciate the surrounding views.

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Some destinations to explore by bike

Need to get away, enjoy some fresh air and thrilling rides? Then head to the mountains both during winter and summer. The Club Med Les Arcs Panorama 4Ψ Resort in the Alps is perfect for anyone who wants to tour the area on two wheels. Here, you can learn the right techniques for attacking mountainous terrain for a controlled, fun ride. During winter, you can head to the Club Med Val Thorens Sensations 4Ψ Resort and discover mountain biking on snow*. Thanks to the bike's studded tires, you'll be handle snowy slopes and safely freewheel downhill.

Do you prefer a coastal setting? Stay at the Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique 3Ψ Resort in Charente-Maritime, which is perfect for nature and sports-lovers. 

Are you after tropical climes and idyllic scenery? If so, the Club Med Sanya 4Ψ Resort on the Chinese island of Hainan is for you. With white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, this is a holidaymaker's dream. You can also go cycling at the Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie 4 Ψ Resort and explore the Moroccan countryside (from age 11). Or you can head to the Club Med Kabira Ishigaki 4Ψ Resort, which is located on an untouched Pacific island off the coast of Japan.

*at extra cost

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