I didn’t get the final information email. Graham White forwarded his to me on the way up to Inverness.
The difficulty was rated Blue 6. In skiing terms Blue would mean fairly easy. This wasn’t easy. The off road sections required us to push the bikes up steep tracks which were impossible to ride. Some of the descents were pretty scary. Most of us came off at some point. TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE: Each company (and discipline) has its own grading system and these naturally vary. Our blue MTB adventures cannot be compared to blue ski runs for example - as we don't use the same grading system. Our grading system can be found in the trip dossier and also on our website, which includes an informative video which explains how it works and provides some useful questions to ask yourself when trying to decide on whether a trip is right for you (we understand that it's sometimes tricky)! In addition, we have a dedicated team that are always very happy to answer any questions you may have about the nature of a trip, so never hesitate to drop us an email or give us a ring. We're glad you found the accommodation and food to such a high standard and apologise that you felt the adventure wasn't quite suited to you.
Accommodation & Food
The accommodation exceeded expectations.
Both Graham and Dan worked hard to make our trip enjoyable. However, they both had a habit of leaving the slower riders behind which I found a bit concerning considering the age of some of us. TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE: Our guides understand that the safety of our guests is paramount and always act accordingly. Both Graham and Dan are experienced and highly qualified. I appreciate your concern here but assure you that the guides would have always been mindful of the group and responding with nuance and awareness.
The Bottom Line
I’d recommend this trip to a young, fit, very able mountain biker, which I’m not!