Insurance

Personal liability, accident, repatriation and cancellation insurance cover is mandatory and the responsibility of each rider
Besttrails disclaims any responsibility in case of accidents
No refund will be made for any cancellations 30 days before the departure date!

 

Reservation

To ensure your participation and for a question of organization a deposit of 25% of total trip is required at reservation
Try to make your reservation at least one month before trip starts.

 

Programs

Each trip program which appears on the website www.besttrails.ch is a suggested schedule. Besttrails will try to keep to the program as long as trip progresses as safely as planned.
Besttrails therefore reserves the right to change the program depending on weather conditions, the physical and technical levels of some riders, the terrain conditions etc…

 

Equipment

Your own serviced bike (minimum 13cm suspension travel for Enduro)
  -Repair kit and bike pump
  -Spare inner tubes and brake pads
  -Hard carcass tyres in new condition
  -Spare derailleur hanger
  -Shin and elbow pads, full finger gloves, enduro helmet (without chinguard)
  -Back protection advisable and mandatory full face helmet plus the rest for the freeride
  -A warm, lightweight jacket :  Gore-Tex  or  Fox Trooper style
  -Short sleeve and long sleeve jerseys
  -Cycle, enduro or freeride shorts
  -A practical backpack with hydration system , such as Evoc
  -Full finger gloves
  -A small First Aid kit is always useful with aspirin, antiseptic disinfectant, plasters, arnica, anti -mosquito spray

 

Levels

Enduro-All Mountain
Basic: You regularly ride on tracks, you control your mountain-bike and are capable of making a 40cm drop without getting off
You practice a sports activity at least twice a week
Intermediate: You regularly ride on technical tracks, perfectly control your mountain-bike, are capable of handling a skid, a hairpin bend or making a drop. You are capable of climbing uphill on your mountain-bike for more than twenty minutes.
Expert: You ride several times a week during the season, perfectly control your mountain-bike, are capable of making a drop of more than one metre without difficulty  and have perhaps already taken part in a competition.
You are capable of climbing uphill on your mountain-bike for more than 45 minutes.
Level required: Basic to expert

Cross-country
Basic:  You have already ridden for more than two hours on your mountain-bike off-road,  you have already ridden along easy singletracks, control your bike on climbs as well as on descents, a twenty minute climb is not a problem for you
Intermediate: You regularly ride off-road with some trips longer than two hours, you perfectly control your bike on descents as on technical climbs along singletracks. You have no problem climbing for thirty minutes
Expert: Regular and fairly intensive training, you perfectly control your mountain-bike in all conditions, riding a technical singletrack is not a problem and you have perhaps already taken part in a competition of over two hours.
Level required: Basic to expert

 

Hébergements

Canaries:
Apartment-hotel and Finca with fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, swimming pool, wi-fi, restaurants, shops and beaches nearby.

Peru:
Three star hotel in Lima  with restaurants, bars, cinema and beaches ten minutes away. Equivalent hotel-pension in Cuzco and during the trip.

Morocco:
Three star hotel on arrival and departure from Marrakech, mountain inn with swimming and all mod cons.

Switzerland:
Hotel-pension and mountain guesthouse  during the whole trip with spa and bike workshops.

Cape Verde:
Apartment-hotel with all mod cons.

 

OTHER THINGS

Safety and Hygiene:
  -Hepatitis A and Typhoid  jabs recommended for Cape Verde
  -Recent Tetanus jab recommended for all countries
  -Anti-diarrhea tablets (Morocco, Peru, Cape Verde)
  -Aspirins – always useful!
  -Anti-mosquito spray for Cape Verde
  -Tap water is non- drinkable except in Switzerland

 

Travel:
Avoid travelling with large amounts of valuables which draw attention

Plane tickets are not included in the prices except for the one-way ticket Lima-Cuzco on the Peru trip

For the Canary Islands : best prices are with Iberia, Edelweiss or Easyjet from Switzerland or France, approx 500 CHF or 400 euros return

Peru : with Iberia at approx 1300 CHF from Switzerland

Cape Verde : Tap Portugal via Lisbon, approx 980 CHF. Visa necessary

Morocco : Tickets  80-500 CHF return with Easyjet from Geneva or Bale-Mulhouse. Passport in order and valid at least 6 months after return date

Switzerland : Arrival Geneva, Zurich or Bale-Mulhouse with Swissair tickets between $800 and $1200 from USA or Canada

You need to be in possession of a  ticket as well as a valid passport or identity card