All You Need To Know

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need a motorbike licence to join an off road motorbike tour in Spain ?

Off-Road Motorcycle Tours

Yes! You do need a valid UK (or international) motorcycle licence to ride one of these tours. You can only ride an off-road motorcycle on private land without a valid motorcycle licence, so a licence is definitely needed in Spain.

You will be required to bring your licence with you and carry it at all times when you are out riding the motorbike.

Please advise us of the type of UK licence you have to ensure that your licence covers you for the correct size engine size.

 

Motocross Holidays

No! As you will be riding on a private track and not on roads, you do not need a valid bike licence. However we do recommend that you have experience and are competent in riding a motorcycle as you will be rifing on a motocross track with twists, turns, cambers, hills, dips, jumps. So as you can imagine some proficiency is required

Do I need to have alot of off road motorbike experience to ride off road motorbikes in Spain?

Off-road Experience

We would suggest you get some practice in your home country as this will benefit your riding and holiday greatly, but our tours are all set up for novices only and offer tuition as we go along on all the terrain you will ride.

 

Road Bikers (with no off-road experience)

If you can ride a road bike, but have no experience of riding off-road... Don't worry! We're sure you'll be fine!

From experience, we've recognise that most road bikers are very good at riding off-road. You will already have a good understanding of balance, bike controls, safety and reading the road ahead. Riding off-road is quite technical, but we will always assess your riding ability and adjust the tour to suit your skills.

Our tours are not aimed at riding flat out, pushing yourself to the limits; in fact our tours are better suited for novice, intermediate and experienced riders. We will never push you to ride on tracks that are too difficult, we want to make sure you can ride on trails taht you are comfortable with and as you grow confidence and experience, we can introduce more complicated trails to make it more interesting for you.

As Always, we will always customise our trails for our customers.

Ultimately, you are on Holiday... not in a Race!!! ...so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

What is included in the price of a single day off-road motorbike tour in Spain (with no accomodation)?

When you book your motorcycle holiday with us, it will include the use of a motorcycle, we provide the fuel so you can ride the trails all day long.

We will also provide you with high quality protective clothing from head to toe. Many customers do prefer to bring their own kit, such as helmets, back protectors and boots, this is likely to be preferrable as the padding in helmets will shape to your own head and provide you with more comfort, likewise your own body armour is likely to offer better protection as it will fit tighter o your torso.

You will also have the company of our highly experienced, expert tour guide and tutor plus a 5 star service from your on-site hosts.

What terrain shall I expect to ride, on my off road motorbike tour in Spain?

Our guides will take you onto a variety of terrain. You will experience a variety of rugged mountains so you can enjoy the breathtaking spanish scenery which includes dry and wet river beds, high mountain trails, old smugglers trails, forestry sections and plunging valleys.

We have a wide choice of routes available, we customise the off-road tours for each group of riders. The terrain is tailored to suit novice or intermediate riders, allowing you to experience the stunning trails, scenery, and culture.

Do you offer tuition on your off road motorbike guided tours ?

Yes, we are happy to offer you guidance and tuition if you want it or should you need it on any of the terrain we ride on.

Most riders, regardless of proficiency, are always looking to better their riding and are often keen to look for pointers on how to better their riding.

Road bikers with with no off-road experience will love the advice given, they often fall in love with riding off-road and are always asking 'how did I do?'. As you progress throughout the day, your riding will become much better as you become used to the dry, dusty surface of the spanish trails. you'll be yearning for more challenging tracks and will not want to stop riding.

The day is about you after all !

How many days can I ride in Spain on off road motorbike tours for ?

You can ride off road motorbikes from 1 days to 5 days.

For riding 5 days you don't necessarily need lots of off road motorbiking experience but it helps to be relatively fit !

Do I need holiday/personal accident insurance that covers me for off road motorbiking riding in Spain?

Holiday Insurance

Although it's not compulsory to have holiday insurance whilst out on our bikes, we highly recommended Holiday insurance!

Holiday insurance can offer financial recovery for medical expenses and provides protection against loss baggage, personal belongings, trip cancellation and interruption. The insurance can also cover medical evacuation, repatriation and legal expenses.

If you fall and hurt yourself badly, you would be better to have holiday insurance that covers you for motorcycle riding.

You can even buy specific Motorcycle Travel Insurance that will usually cover anyone who is planning on riding a motorcycle for more than a couple of days whilst you are abroad.

It is very important to make sure your policy includes repatriation back to your home country.

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European Health Insurance Card

the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaces the E111. All European Union Member Countries have reciprocal health cover through EHIC, it provides you the right to access state-provided healthcare.  You can apply for this on line or at your local post office, and it can cover yourself and your whole family. It's completely free and valid for up to five years.

It is free of charge and covers medical charges similar to that of the NHS. If you're in Spain and you've got valid EHIC cover, you'll be entitled to the same treatment that local citizens are entitled to – extremely useful in emergencies. It does NOT mean that treatment is Free, it means that you get treated the same way as a citizen of that country. If they get free medical treatment then you do too – if they pay, you pay the same rates.

Further information can be found here:

EHIC: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx
Spanish Healthcare: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/countryguide/Pages/healthcareinSpain.aspx

 

What is the best airport to fly into to join an off road motorbike tour with Trailworld Spain.

Our nearest airport, Málaga Internaional Airport (APG), Costa del Sol is 50 minutes away, 30 miles south and has flight connections to over 60 countries worldwide.

There is now Fast Track Security at Malaga Airport which is great news, this new feature is for certain passengers airlines and who are travelling Business Class (or similar) with some airlines.

Malaga Airport has changed considerably over recent years, They now have a new terminal, railway station and a second runway.  The airport has improved shopping, restaurants, bars and various services, which will ease your stay whilst waiting for your return flight home after your stay with us.

How do I get from Malaga airport to the accommodation, to join my off road motorbike tour?

Transfers

If you don’t want the hassle of hiring a car and just want to the Trailworld accommodation, for a small transfer fee, we can collect you. Our driver will meet and greet you in the arrivals hall, then take you and your mates/family right to the door of your accommodation, where a cool swimming pool, ice cold beer and (hopefully) glorious sunshine will await you. Wouldn´t you rather be chilling out at the poolside rather than queuing? 

Car Hire

If you prefer to hire your own car, we have found some great deals with. http://www.malagacar.com.

We can provide you with detailed directions to get you to us. Alternatively if you prefer to use your GPS, our geo longitude/latitude co-ordinates are:

37°03'01.8"N 4°20'09.3"W (37.050507, -4.335928)

There are over 20 car hire companies at Malaga airport, however only 8 of them are actually inside the terminal. Please take this into consideration if you decide to book a car rental.

If you plan to stay with us during the summer months, be sure to make a Car Hire booking well in advance, to avoid high prices and ease of availability.

What is the maximum number of riders allowed on an off road motorbike tour ?

We will close a tour at 6 Riders, but if you would like a private tour for your group only, with more riders, then this is not a problem as we have plenty of bikes,we can also arrange a private tour for less than six riders,  just email and let us know and we'll do our best to arrange it. 

When is the best time (weather wise) to ride off road motorbikes in Spain ?

Jan through to March can be chilly but with blue skies but it can also rain, April through to June is usually very pleasant for off road motorbiking, July and August are usually quite hot but guaranteed sunshine, September and October are lovely months and November and December can be chilly but with blue skies (but rain possible) although don't quote us on any of this as the weather all over the world seems to be changing!

Is there WIFI and mobile phone access on the off road motorbike tours ?

Farmhouse Wi-Fi

If you still need to keep in touch with work or family whilst you are staying with us, your beautiful accommodation broadcasts WI-FI for our guests, so you can access the internet or your emails each evening if you wish to.

Mobile 3G Reception

Whilst out riding on your off-road bikes, there is phone coverage avaialble. When we stop for breaks maybe you'll want top upload scenic photo's of yourself next to the crystal clear lakes, so its worth noting that mobile phone coverage can dip in and out depending on the location, but it is good to know that there is reception available whilst out on the bikes. ...perfect for uploading pics to facebook or instagram to make your mates back home envious!!

What is included in the price of an off road motorbike tour in Spain when booking inclusive for 2 3 or more riding days?

The price includes bed and breakfast in our fabulous accommodation, use of a brand new bike, fuel, all the protective clothing from head to toe, the company of our expert guide and tutor plus a 6 star service from your on-site hosts.

What about age requirements?

All riders on our motorcycle holidays will be required to be a minimum of 21 years old upon arrival of starting their holiday. There is no upper age limit, as long as all riders are suitable fit enough to ride the bikes off-road.