7 of us from vstrom.co.uk met up at Mijas to go to the Adventure Rider Centre. We were collected from the airport by Kaz, who took us to the hotel and got us settled. We spent the first afternoon sat by the pool in glorious sunshine. Then we discovered we had arrived during the Mijas Ferria. This is a week long party for the whole Pueblo and we couldn’t have chosen a better time.
Kaz collected us the next morning after breakfast and we were taken to the Adventure Rider Centre (ARC). First job was to get kitted out and fitted for bikes. The safety equipment provided was fantastic quality. The bikes were all A1, top spec enduro’s, mostly huskies although there was a big Husaberg too. They had everything from 250 2 strokes to 250, 350 and 450 4 strokes. I chose a 350 4 stroke husky and it was perfect for me.
Calling Every Adventure Rider
On day 1 the training and riding got gradually more testing. We were all more used to riding Adventure Motorcycles, but with constant instructions and reminders we all gradually got braver. Regular stops for food n drinks gave time to raise any questions too and seldom have I seen so many laughs and smiles around the table.
Here i am entering what Baz called ‘The Jungle’.
After hours n hours riding the most glorious trails we went back to Mijas for great food. The pool was great for aches n pains too. The evening was spent exploring Mijas Pueblo and enjoying the Ferria. We saw the best of local hospitality. The people were welcoming and we found some delicious food.
Day 2 started by learning how to climb and descend much more extreme inclines. We continued along more extreme trails through the mountains. The countryside was glorious with some VERY serious terrain to test us even more.
We were always looked after with food and drink. The riding was tiring so the regular stops were needed. All the kit was top grade. A serious package of armour/protection kept us all safe and the bikes were top grade. Everyone without exception had an awesome time and we did have different abilities.
Full Marks to the Adventure Rider Centre
Kaz and Baz couldn’t have done more throughout the whole stay, I had done some light off-roading on a big adventure bike previously and a half day on a motocross track but nothing like this. With various challenges for different ability riders to try, no one ever felt bored or left out. it pushed me well past where I thought my limits were, but always in a safe and controlled way, full marks all around to all of the ARC staff, you couldn’t have done more or made us feel more welcomed.
If you are considering doing anything like this, don’t, just book it, You will have an amazing time.
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Why not take a look around the VStrom store and the Adventure Bikes Store. You will find the best collection of Adventure Bikes products with the most fantastic designs available anywhere. 22 Amazing designs on T-Shirts, Face Masks and Neck Gaiters. From Minimal Logo’s to Original line drawings there is something for every Adventure Rider and VStrom fan, to celebrate their spirit of adventure.
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