This is FAQs
Why limit the group size?
By being in a small group of 12 or fewer, we make a minimal impact on the local environment and people and can better appreciate our surroundings and the cultures that we encounter. We visit some magic places and leave only bike tracks and footprints but take with us and don’t wish to damage the … Continue reading Why limit the group size?Read more..
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance covering medical expenses, personal injury and repatriation is compulsory for all of our tours. We recommend comprehensive cover for loss or damage to baggage and disruption of flights etc.Read more..
What kind of support is there?
All of our trips are led by at least one and sometimes two Unique Trails leaders, who will ride with you, plus local staff where required. Support vehicles are back behind us to carry our gear and lunch, fix punctures and bikes and give you a rest if you are tired or just don’t want … Continue reading What kind of support is there?Read more..
Who comes on the trips? Do I need to be fit?
Being an active holiday a reasonable level of fitness is required as it will add to the enjoyment of your adventure, but you don’t need to be a fitness fanatic and many people join us from behind a desk. Have a look at the “grade description” section under the “trip facts” tab for each trip … Continue reading Who comes on the trips? Do I need to be fit?Read more..
What are the meals like? Who prepares them?
Unique Trails trips are active, and it creates a mean appetite. Your tour leaders understand this and with the benefit of fresh locally produced foods provide healthy and sustaining meals with plenty of fruits and crisp vegetables. While camping we generally have local staff cook for us but you are welcome to assist with the … Continue reading What are the meals like? Who prepares them?Read more..
Should I bring my own bike or hire one locally?
It’s surprisingly easy to travel with your bike; with prior arrangement most airlines will carry your bike for no extra charge. For most of the trips we recommend you bring your own bike (as long as it is up to the job), as it is good to be familiar and comfortable with the bike you … Continue reading Should I bring my own bike or hire one locally?Read more..
What do I bring with me?
Again, this depends a bit on what type of adventure you are coming on. On booking a trip with us we will send to you a detailed gear list and we are always just an email away if you need to ask further questions.Read more..
Who will be leading the trip?
All of our trips are led by at least one Unique Trails leader, often more depending on the size of the group. We also use local staff where required, i.e. mountain guides and camping staff.Read more..
How far will we travel each day?
This all depends on the trip, the terrain and the mode of transport; we have plenty of stops for food/refreshment and to make the most of the environment that we are in. Many of our trips are vehicle supported which means you can do as much or as little as you want in the best … Continue reading How far will we travel each day?Read more..
What accommodation do you use?
On our trips we use a combination of hotels, cabins, guesthouses, lodges and camping on a share twin basis (see detailed itineraries), depending on the trip type and destination country. When we camp all tents and camping equipment is supplied, except for sleeping bags and sleep mats. You can also pay a little bit extra … Continue reading What accommodation do you use?Read more..