FAQ – Frequently asked questions about tours and excursions in Fuerteventura

 
Table of Contents:

  1. How many people can do the tour?
  2. How old can you be to do a tour?
  3. I have no experience off road, is this a problem?
  4. Does my motocross license work for the tour?
  5. Do they do extreme routes for expert riders?
  6. Do you give us motorcycle clothing on the tour?
  7. What do we recommend you bring on the day of the motorcycle route?
  8. Can I leave a comment or review?
  9. Is it possible to eat if I am a vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant?
  10. Are motorcycles suitable for a pilot of small stature?
  11. Will I ride with clients with less experience than me?
  12. Is the motorcycle excursion very physically demanding?
  13. Can two people go on the motorcycle?
  14. Do I need a motorcycle license to do the tour?
  15. Will you pick us up from the hotel?
  16. How to get to the base from Corralejo?
  17. How to get to the base from Cotillo?
  18. How to get to the base from Costa Calma?
  19. How to get to the base from Morro Jable?
  20. Do I have to pay a deposit when booking?
  21. How will the payment be made?
  22. Can I give the tour as a gift voucher?
  23. Can I take photos on the tour?
  24. What clothes do I need on the day of the tour?
  25. How long is the tour and what time do we return?
  26. Is there food on the tour?
  27. Can I hire a private tour?

 

How many people can do the tour?

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We do tours with a very small number of motorcycles, why ?, because our priority is not to earn money, it is to give good customer service and make the experience with the motorcycles and off road as positive as possible for people, who are committed to our service.

The advantages are many, we can get to know the rider better, assess his/her riding ability and give him/her a more personalized service.

Creating groups of riders with the same level of riding is also easier.

We have a limit of three clients per tour plus the guide.

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How old can you be to do a tour?

The requirement to do the tour is to have a driving license for class A or A2 motorcycles, it is not an age issue, the motorcycles have a displacement of 250cc with 25hp and are carried out on public roads.
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I have no experience off road, is this a problem?

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There is no problem, you do not need to have previous experience, what’s more, we are experts in starting riders in the off road world.

We can break down the riders into the following levels.

1) Initiation:

This is the inexperienced rider, who has a motorcycle license but does not usually ride often or does not have his/her own motorcycle, in these cases it is necessary to have a time to adapt to the motorcycle, initial explanations of how to ride off road.  Afterwards you will be able to do a simple tour where you can put into practice everything you have learned.

2) Rookie:

The usual thing for this type of rider is they have their own asphalt motorcycle, with experience, who rides on weekends but has never done off road, in this case it will be necessary to give some basic explanations of what an off road motorcycle is and the difference with the asphalt, after explaining how riding on off-road terrain is, with its different types of surfaces and the correct way to deal with them, then we will do the route in which the rider can see how his/her level of off-road riding is progressively improving off road.

3) Medium:

Rider who has experience on off road motorcycles, trails, motocross or enduro, in this case there is little to explain, just give notions of our motorcycle that is a trail enduro and describe the type of desert terrain in which we are going to ride and only It remains to leave the route to have fun.

4) Expert:

Off road motorcycle owner who often goes out on the road and who has experience both with off road motorcycles and with the different types of terrain that you usually find off the asphalt roads.

5) Professional:

A small number of riders who dedicate themselves in some way to the world of off-road motorcycle riding.

We are experts in beginner and novice riders, with whom we have extensive experience and with whom after a while on the bike we get them to see off-road bikes as a fun toy and not as a risky sport.

The riders of the following levels can find in us, a fun day on a motorcycle touring wonderful desert landscapes and impressive coastal areas.
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Does my motocross license work for the tour?

We cannot go out with people who do not have a motorcycle driving license, they need to have a type A2 or A motorcycle license.

The routes we travel are on public roads and it is not possible to do it without a motorcycle driving license and, on the other hand, the insurance that covers the riders does not take care of the one that does not have such a license.
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Do they do extreme routes for expert riders?

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No, we do enduro-trail type routes through tracks of different technical levels and occasionally a single level ravine.

In our tours we do not leave the dirt tracks and we do not do areas of extreme technical level.

Our motorcycles are, 50% enduro, 50% trail, they are perfect motorcycles to make long routes on dirt tracks with many kilometers of travel but with a low-medium level of difficulty. They are not appropriate for extreme enduro, for this there are other more appropriate places where they have light and powerful 2-stroke motorcycles with which they can enjoy hard enduro routes.
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Do you give us motorcycle clothing on the tour?

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Yes, we provide all the equipment you need to dress in the appropriate equipment for an off road rider, helmet, glasses, gloves, body armor, knee pads, trousers, shirt and boots, in case of rain we have raincoats.
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What do we recommend you bring on the day of the motorcycle route?

You have to bring the documentation that we specified when you signed up for the excursion, this is mandatory, now we will give you some optional recommendations.

From the moment we leave you do not need anything, we take care that you do not miss anything that is necessary, when dressing in motorcycle clothes we only recommend that you have:

1) A comfortable t-shirt to put under our protection armor, this will absorb the sweat and protect your skin from the body armor.

2) A spare t-shirt to change when we return since possibly the one you wear on the tour will be sweaty, so your be more comfortable afterwards.

3) Some thick socks to make the enduro boots you use more comfortable, as they are hard and heavy.

4) You can bring your mobile, camera to take photos or a GoPro, so you have a some nice memories of the day and the places we will visit.

5) You don’t need money because we pay for everything, but if you want you can bring some extra money in case you want to buy something extra in one of the places where we stop to rest.
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Can I leave a comment or review?

Yes, we are very grateful if you leave us a review of your experience with us, this will give people who visit us for the first time impartial information about our services.

We leave you below the places where you can leave the review and we thank you for the trust placed in us, here are the links:

Google Companies

Tripadvisor

Facebook
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Is it possible to eat if I am a vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant?

In the places where we stop for snacks or lunch they have different options for you to choose from and it is not a problem if you are vegetarian, vegan or intolerant to any food.

We recommend that you let us know when you book the tour so that we will have time to prepare and give you a better service.
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Are motorcycles suitable for a pilot of small stature?

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These bikes are among the lowest on the market in height from seat to the ground and the suspensions are very soft, this makes them lower when the rider gets on and further reduces their height to the ground, we have already gone out on many occasions with people of small size , (Approximately 1.60 cm), even with people who did not reach the ground with both feet but  with some tricks and techniques that we explain you will be able to use the motorcycles without problem.
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Will I ride with clients with less experience than me?

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There are always people with more technique or skills than others when it comes to riding off road bikes or with different physical conditions in strength and endurance, we do our best to group riders by riding level, but the rider will ALWAYS be given priority with less level of the group and the route will be adapted to his/her level, in case someone of a better level does not agree there will be no problem in canceling your participation at no cost to him/her.
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Is the motorcycle excursion very physically demanding?

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We adapt the tour to the level of the rider, both in technique and in physical condition, it is important for your safety that you are honest with yourself and do not try to exceed your skills, it is your responsibility! Let the guide know how you feel at any time, if you consider that the riding level is too demanding or that you are being physically demanded too much, you should tell the guide and comment on it in order to adapt the route as much as possible to your needs , so you will enjoy the experience more.

IMPORTANT to give us information if you have any physical or health problems that endangers your safety when carrying out one of these activities that can be considered a risk sport, this is not a game and must be serious because we will be in places very inaccessible and far from any place where they can give you medical assistance and recklessness is expensive, we must be honest and responsible!
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Can two people go on the motorcycle?

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No, this type of excursions is somewhat demanding in the way of riding does not allow two people to be comfortable on the motorcycle, it is also not safe since some areas of the route are somewhat broken and both the passenger and the motorcycle would suffer excessively.

The bikes are designed for two people, but due to what was explained above, we do not allow two people to go on one motorcycle.
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Do I need a motorcycle license to do the tour?

Yes, you need a license to ride, class A2 or A motorcycles, during the tour of the excursion we pass over public tracks and roads where it is required to go with a license.

Civil liability and accident insurance will not be paid to the rider if he/she does not have a motorcycle driving license.
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Will you pick us up from the hotel?

We pick up in the areas of Caleta de Fuste, Antigua and Puerto del Rosario, we make the round trip at the end of the tour, when you contact us we will inform you in detail of the place and the time of collection.

For other areas we have explained information below, Corralejo, Cotillo, Costa Calma, Morro Jable.
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How to get to the base from Corralejo?

If you are in Corralejo you can get the public bus, number 6 that will take you to the central bus stop in the island’s capital Puerto del Rosario, we will pick you up at this place.

You can check at your reception which is the closest bus stop to your Hotel or holiday stay, the duration of the bus from Corralejo to Puerto de Rosario is approximately 30 minutes and has an approximate cost of € 3.40, you can see the schedule and updated information at https: // tiadhe.com
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How to get to the base from Cotillo?

If you are in El Cotillo, you can take the public bus, number 7 that will take you to the central stop in the island’s capital Puerto del Rosario, we will pick you up at this place.

You can check at your reception which is the closest stop to your Hotel or holiday stay, the duration of the bus from Cotillo to Puerto del Rosario is approximately 35 minutes and has an approximate cost of € 4.35 you can see the schedule and updated information at https: // tiadhe.com
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How to get to the base from Costa Calma?

If you are in Costa Calma you can take the public bus, number 10 that will take you to the central stop in the island’s capital Puerto del Rosario, we will pick you up at this place.

You can check at your reception which is the closest stop to your Hotel or holiday stay, the duration of the bus from Costa Calma to Puerto del Rosario is approximately 35 minutes and has an approximate cost of € 9.70, you can see the schedule and updated information at https: // tiadhe.com

If you add the round trip it will be around € 20 and for a little more you can rent a car for a day and drive to our base with more comfort, you can decide which option is best for you.
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How to get to the base from Morro Jable?

If you are in Morro Jable you can take the public bus, number 10 that will take you to the central stop in the island’s capital Puerto del Rosario, we will pick you up at this place.

You can check at your reception which is the closest stop to your Hotel or holiday stay, the duration of the tour is approximately 50 minutes and has an approximate cost of € 9.70, you can see the schedule and updated information at https: // tiadhe.com

If you add the round trip it will be around € 20 and for a little more you can rent a car for a day and drive to our base with more comfort, you can decide which option is best for you.
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Do I have to pay a deposit when booking?

No, contact us through our questionnaire, email, telephone or wassap and we will assist you to close the reservation, it is not necessary to pay a deposit.
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How will the payment be made?

Payment will be made in cash on the day of the tour.
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Can I give the tour as a gift voucher?

There are many people who call us to give one of our excursions for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or simply to surprise a close friend.

We have a gift voucher service at your disposal, contact us and we will make the reservation, confirmation without any problem, we will send you the personalized gift voucher so that it can be delivered to the lucky person.
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Can I take photos on the tour?

Yes, you can bring your camera, a Gopro or with your mobile you can take photos and videos throughout the tour, we also usually carry a Gopro with which we take many photos and then send them to you completely free of charge.
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What clothes do I need on the day of the tour?

Put on some comfortable clothes to come to our base, when you go to wear enduro-cross clothing you basically have to have a T-shirt, underwear and socks (thicker the better), preferably all cotton, the rest we provide .

1) A comfortable t-shirt to put under our protection armor, this will absorb the sweat and protect the armor from touching your skin.

2) A spare t-shirt to change when we return since possibly the one you’re wearing on the tour will be sweaty, so your be more comfortable.

3) Some thick socks to make the enduro boots we use more comfortable, as they hard and heavy.

As we mentioned above, the rest of the clothes we provide, we have all sizes, from XS to 3XL.
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How long is the tour and what time do we return?

The total time that you will be with us is approximately 6 hours, from 9am to 3pm, this includes from the time of the pickup, transfer to the base, paperwork and preparation, route excursion with the motorcycles, stops for snacks, food and return to the hotel.

These hours are a rough estimate and may last less or more due to unforeseen circumstances. For example, riding on sunny day at 40 degrees is not the same as a cool and cloudy day at 20 degrees.
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Is there food on the tour?

Yes, we usually make several stops, at least we have a first stop at a local cafeteria to enjoy a coffee, soft drink or juice and at the end of the tour we stop at a local restaurant where we  have lunch with local homemade food, there is a choice for all likes, even if you are vegan, vegetarian or have a food intolerance.

In case it is very hot, the riders riding level may not be very good or he/she does not have much physical strength and for this reason you can feel more tired, we usually extend the number of stops to cool off and rest up, this means that when the rider resumes riding you will enjoy more.
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Can I hire a private tour?

Yes, there are many clients who ask us for a private tour in which only he/she and the guide will be, an exclusive service with which they are delighted, whether you are a novice or an expert and want a personalized and exclusive tour, contact us and we will discuss what your preferences are.
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