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“Amazing Guide” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mountain Bike Adventure

The Mountain Bike Adventure
Ranked #6 of 69 Tours in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Please note the location is a meeting point only. You need to book the tours in advance by email or telephone. Guided mountain bike tours on hand crafted trails we have been building since 2005. We have rides to suit all levels and very high quality bikes. You will be guided in small groups by qualified bike guides to get the best from you time with us.
Vienna, Austria
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“Amazing Guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

I would thoroughly recommed this biking experience to all. The equipment it in great condition and Jim has plenty of tips for better riding. The terrain around the area is great, loads of single track rides in beautiful rugged countryside.

Visited February 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Top notch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Booked half a day of XC riding along the Algarve coast with the MTB Adventure and had a great time. Great varied tracks, beautiful views, very nice full suspension bike and Jim was super nice and gave good instructions. At 35€ including a café stop, I consider it a bargain. Would love to come back and ride the mountains/backcountry trails.

Visited February 2013
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“Experiance not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

The boys are very welcoming and easy to get along with; which of course makes the riding more fun because your with your mates.

Also showed me trails I never thought I could ride and easily managed to sail down them. Jim has been looking for and building trails for the past 8 years all over the algarve and can provide riding to suit any riding style and experience. From downhill to leisure rides Jim knows the trail for you

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Perfect Winter Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Having only been on Downhill MTB Holidays and never to Portugal I really didn't know what to expect. The trail bike was packed and off we set from a miserable Gatwick, on arrival we were greeted by perfect blue skis and warm sunshine, this was Boxing day, we couldn't believe our luck!
The transfer from Faro to Lagos was around 1.5hrs but gave us plenty of time to acclimatise and get to know Jim, the owner of The Mountain Bike Adventure.
We stayed in the Sollagos apartments, organised by Jim, which are 5 mins walk from the town centre. The apartments were clean, functional and had everything we needed, if just a little 70's! We could keep our bikes in our rooms or at Jims secure garage just down the road.

We had 4 days of uplifting in the mountains around Lagos on various tracks. The day always starts with a coffee halfway up the mountain before the first run. Jim's put a load of work in over the years and has spent a good deal of time negotiaiting with the locals for access which has really payed off. He has a number of natural trails, all downhill, which range from 2.5-10k! The trails don't feature many man made jumps/drops, and everything is rollable. We did some days with others of mixed ability but Jim and Simon made sure everyone got the most out of their day with no one being left behind. Jim and Simon are both excellent guides and riders. I took a Specialized Pitch with 160mm forks and 2.3 Dual Ply tyres. I'd say this is the perfect set up for the trails.

We ate out im Lagos every night and were staggered at just how cheap it was, the average meal with wine came in at 10euros! The food is always fresh and locally produced.

Overall I'd recommend to anyone who likes long natural downhill trails, unbroken sunshine, amazing scenary, and amazing food.

Visited December 2012
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Bobsmith
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“Brilliant!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Went with a friend for a week of mountain biking, had a brilliant time. Jim / Simon / Tim were great and knew the area really well and always had good suggestions and tips.

Always started with a coffee... the popper way to start a day!

Don't worry about your ability as we came along massively over the week. Would recommend a day to a week....loads to do!

Visited November 2012
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