Mountain Biking – guided tour (3 hrs)
Come and explore Stanley and the surrounding area by mountain bike.
Mountain Biking in the Falklands:
Mountain biking is second to motocross in the Falklands, so it has never had a huge following and because of that we have no designated trails. Because of the windy climate the daunting task of peddling back into the wind this has been enough to put of all but the hardy. However, with the introduction of e-bikes this is changing. The areas surrounding Stanley towards Cape Pembroke is stunning and questionably best explored on a bike. With shipwrecks, war memorials white sandy beaches and as much wildlife as you can imagine it makes for an amazing ride.
We offer guided tours as well as rental bikes and have created some maps of Stanley and the surrounding area with some of the best routes so get in touch if you would like some more information.
This half day tour will take in all the sites of Stanley travelling through the capital and down the harbor front stopping for Smoko (traditional afternoon tea). The tour will continue with the wind on our backs pushing us towards the stunning views and pristine white sandy beaches of Gypsy Cove and Yorke Bay. A visit to the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins and then we will continue down towards the Cape Pembroke lighthouse viewpoint.
£90/person– regular mtb
(4 eBikes available)
Minimum booking of 2 Maximum booking of 8
Group Bookings: 4+
* Discounts available for Residents
Bike orientation and instruction.
Electric bikes available to cater for all fitness levels.
Close up visit to some of Stanley’s most important buildings and landmarks with a Falkland Islands Tourist Board accredited guide.
Traditional Smoko included (morning/afternoon tea).
Visit remote and secluded locations off the tourist path.
The Falklands weather does change very quickly with strong winds. We will do what we can to select a route with some shelter if necessary but there may still be circumstances when the trip will not be possible and will be postponed, or an alternative activity provided.
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Stanley- to be organised.
The tour will be a half day trip taking approximately 3hrs.
One way transport organised in a 4WD Toyota Land cruiser or VW Transporter- max group of 8.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Afternoon Tea (Smoko)
- Pick up and transport back to Stanley
Because of the limitations with the kit that is available we cannot cater for everyone.
- You must be at least 11 year old.
- All children below the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- All participants must be confident on a mountain bike on the road, gravel and short sections of undulating off road.
- If you are pregnant then I’m sorry but this trip is not for you.
If you have any other medical/important information that we should be aware of you must include this on your booking. This is so we can assess whether this tour is appropriate and if we can cater for your needs safely. If it’s not possible to go ahead with your booking we will let you know at the earliest opportunity.
Is this tour for you?
If you would like an energetic tour where you get to really experience the Falklands, then this is the tour for you. Great views, interesting history and amazing wildlife. Everything we do is planned with sensitivity towards the safety and experience of the group and eco-friendly interaction with nature. The particularly low environmental Impact of this tour is a real positive for future tourism.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING
The following items will make your day more comfortable. If you are having a problem obtaining any of these items, then get in touch and we will try and help you out. The sun is deceivingly strong in the Falklands due to the cooling winds -resulting in a high risk of sunburn.
· Warm clothing/thermals/socks.
· Hard wearing shoes or boots.
· Sun protection- cream, hat and sunglasses (important even in cloudy conditions).
· Windproof jacket.
· Water bottle.
· Warm Hat.
· Small rucksack to carry camera and water.