Travel Information

Travel Information for all Rim Tours guided mountain bike adventures

Travel GuardUpon booking a tour, we recommend you purchase some form of travel insurance. For information about the plans available through Travel Guard, please call them at 800-826-1300 or visit their website at www.travelguard.com.

Note: You must sign up for the policy within 15 days of making a deposit for your trip in order for pre-existing medical conditions to be covered.

How to get to your departure city

Before You Arrive

Ride your bike

Get on your bike as much as possible before the tour starts to get your butt in shape! You'll be riding all day for multiple days so, if you haven't been on a bike in awhile your butt will be sore, guaranteed! Also, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy your tour. Even riding a stationary bike at your local gym will help.

If bringing your own bike

Have your bike tuned up before the tour and have any worn-out parts replaced. You may want to ship your bike ahead of time to Rim Tours. Our assembly fee is $40 or $80, if we disassemble and box it up at the end of the trip as well.

Tires: any good off-road tires are fine but if you want specific recommendations we use Wilderness Trail Bike's latest creations. They're the best!

We do recommend bringing a full suspension bike. Rim Tours rents high quality full suspension bikes for $40 per day.

Hydrate

While traveling to your tour drink water. Keep fully hydrated. This will help your body to adapt to the dry environment, to deal with the higher altitudes, and to allow you to recover better from the full days of riding. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol. These will dehydrate you.

Packing tips

We provide waterproof bags (dry bags) for your gear. Most soft shell duffel bags fit right into these 12 1/2" x 18 1/2" x 30" bags. It is best to divide your gear and pack into several small to medium sized duffel bags. Please do not bring hard shell suitcases. These will not fit into the dry bags, and the dry bags are much easier to pack on our support vehicles.

Check out our Packing List.