A note too all prospective riders: this will be a strenuous tour, and we want to make sure our riders are in excellent physical condition before arriving in country to cycle.
While being an experienced cyclist is not required to participate, a high level of fitness and some experience with cycling is expected of all participants. It is helpful to start training for this type of cycling months in advance. Speed is not the object; rather, your enjoyment of the trip! The better prepared and trained you are for 9 days of daily cycling, the more you will enjoy everything Macedonia has to offer you!
Here are a few minimum guidelines we expect all riders to follow:
We recommend that if you are new to cycling, that you see about joining a local cycling club in your area in order to get a few long rides in before you fly out to Macedonia. The more long rides you do, the better prepared you'll be for the tour!
Also, get in some hill workouts - this region is mountainous and hilly. Be prepared for mixed terrain!