H+I Adventures, the expert in cultural mountain biking tours, is taking travellers from sky to sea with bike adventures that combine thrilling mountain ranges and coastal trails. Days spent climbing the highest peaks in exhilarating destinations like New Zealand, Spain and Slovenia are complemented with chilled-out rides along stretching shorelines.
Biking from summit to sea-level, adventurers ride alongside local guides, enjoying fresh, regional dishes and staying in memorable accommodations, like remote mountain huts, luxury caves, and organic farms.
A week-long adventure in Andalucía, this sun-kissed journey leads travellers from the high Alpujarras all the way down to the coast of the Alboran Sea. Highlights include a challenging 2240m climb through the Sierra Nevada with views as far as Morocco. Traditional white-washed mountain villages along the trail offer engaging cultural encounters and opportunities to sample authentic Spanish cuisine. Best of all, day three has mountain bikers tackling an exhilerating climb near Motril, before a breathtaking descent that winds down to the sea.
This European mountain biking odyssey barrels down the tough trails and up the soaring peaks of Slovenia, Italy and Austria. The thrills start on day one in Ljubljana with a ride through an alpine meadow followed by a long downhill charge to beautiful Bohinj Lake. The bike tour is packed with scenic climbs in the Julian Alps, including a trek up the Slovenian side of Mount Maggiore, where once at the top, mountain bikers enjoy a fasty and flowy descent down the winding trails of the Italian side. After scaling the Julian Alps, the group will descend through charming vineyards and culminate in the Venetian town of Piran, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
New Zealand is an adrenalin junkie’s paradise and appropriately known as the adventure capital of the world. The summits on this new mountain biking trip are epic, with a ridge-line ride 1600m above sea level between Mount Rosa and Ben Cruachan, as well as a 1400m climb up Old Ghost Road for sweeping panoramic views of the rainforest below. In between plunging descents and larger-than-life vistas, mountain bikers will explore the natural landscape whilst whale watching in Kaikoura and riding above the crashing waves in Christchurch. Add in a leisurely whirl around the trails at beautiful Lake Wanaka and travellers will see why this country is the ultimate destination for two-wheel fun.