Although we support our guided bicycle tours with vehicles having capacity to pick up some of the riders at any time, you will enjoy the holiday more if you have some practice. For bicycle tours, we suggest you go for several short rides (5-10km) in the weeks leading up to your holiday, and at least one long, sustained ride (20-30km). This helps eliminate the soreness associated with the first ride after long periods of abstinence. It also gets your body used to riding positions, and may show you what clothing will make you most comfortable. On walking and hiking trips, we suggest you go for a few hour-long walks in the weeks before you come, and to try to string at least two days together, with walks of 2-3 hours each.