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“A fantastic way to spend a morning” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salou Downhill Bikes

Salou Downhill Bikes
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US$41.71*
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Half Day Cycling Tour from Salou
Ranked #1 of 15 Outdoor Activities in Salou
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Get out of the resort and into the real Spain. This beautiful National park is only 25 mins from Salou, but with no public transport so many people miss out on the stunning scenery. Free-wheel down quite tarmac roads through rustic villages, see cliff top monasteries, olive groves, vineyards and majestic eagles soaring above your head. Join us for a half day trip or the full day event to enjoy a unique fun & exhilarating day out. Anyone who's ever ridden a bike can do it - for the fit and the unfit. Come and join us for something different and take home some special memories of this fabulous region. Please NOTE: our excursion run from 1st May - 31 Oct each year.
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic way to spend a morning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

Being in my 60's I had a few doubts about taking part but the whole experience was most enjoyable and I saw the most beautiful scenery and got to ride through small spanish villages. Before being taken up the mountain we were able to practice riding the bikes and given advice on health and safety. The route was done in three parts and was all downhill with very little traffic and we were told exactly where we were going and what to look out for. Our guides Paul & Shaun were both informative and reassuring and it was really good value for money.

Visited September 2011
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downhillbikes, Owner at Salou Downhill Bikes, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Thanks you for review and we are glad to hear what a great time you had. I know when someone says " you never forget how to ride a bike" you may still have some reservations but we are happy to hear you over came them and had a great day out with us. The scenery is beautiful and we want to share it with as many people as possible. Hope to see you again to try our other routes. Thanks from the Downhill bike team x
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Salou Downhill Bikes - definitely worth doing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

Hi, did the Downhill Biking the other week, & thought Id leave a review.
As mentioned every where else, it was very well run and very professional - the boring (but necessary) health and safety talk left eveyone knowing what was expected, and everyone had a bike assigned to them to suit their height, along with a hi-vis jacket, and helmet.
On our trip it was Sean & Paul who were in charge.
Was the trip enjoyable? Yes.
Would I do it again? Yes
But......the only blot on their book was when I was standing next to one biker who ask Sean about the Benidorm downhill biking, and I was suprised to hear Sean tell him "to be honest mate, its [--]".
Actually, it isnt.
Ive done it several times, and at 35km, its over half as long again as your own trip (over 13km longer), and its cheaper, giving you much better value for your money. The scenery is also far FAR superior to the Salou trip, which to be honest, I was disappointed with, BUT, you can only use whats available, and the scenery in Salou no matter where you go just isnt as breathtaking, so this cant really be held against Downhill Bikles Salou - just an unfortunate fact (we have a car in Spain, and we come over to Benidorm and / or Salou about 4 times a year, and take drives around the resorts and the mountains & hills of each when over).
We were informed that as of what is now this week, they will be doing a 44km (I think they said) trip at 49 euro's which although more expensive, is far better value for money, and despite what I mentioned above, I fully intend to do the longer trip the next time Im over.

Visited September 2011
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent activity, a must do in Salou!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

A great way to see the real surroundings of Salou, beautiful mountain roads with stunning scenery! Our two guides Sean & Paul were excellent, providing excellent local knowledge & important safety information with constant humour & entertainment. You get collected from & returned to the doorstep of your hotel so it was easy as say riding a bike! The photo DVD they offer is more than worth the money, Paul takes some great action shots whilst you enjoy the ride, along with some fantastic pics taken by professional photographers! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the activity & would definitely do it again, along with recommending it to all our friends!

Visited September 2011
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downhillbikes, Owner at Salou Downhill Bikes, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review - we do appreciate it. It's something different whilst you're on holiday and gives you the chance to really see the beautiful region you're staying in. So many people miss out by never getting out of the resort. Glad you enjoyed the DVD of pictures and that you will be recommending us. Hope to see you again if your back in Salou. Thanks from the Downhill bike team x.
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Fermanagh
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“Absolutely brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

This experience was absolutely fantastic!! The guides Sean and Paul were very funny with a serious side regarding Health and safety which is a really good thing!! i would definitely recommend this to the young and old!! Paul is taking plenty of pics and you can buy a DVD for €15 and this is worth a buy nice to have for the memories!! I wouldn't be very fit and I done it no bother, so anyone can do it!! If your in Salou please go and take part in this experience!

Visited September 2011
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downhillbikes, Owner at Salou Downhill Bikes, responded to this review, 1 October 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and we are so pleased to hear what a great time you had with us. glad to hear how much you enjoyed the DVD the pictures are great for the memories. When we tell people you don't have to be fit or a regular cyclist I don't think they believe us, but we never forget how to ride a bike no matter how long it's been. Your living proof! Hope to see you again if your back in Salou. Thanks from the Downhill Bikes team x
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Haddington
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“the downhill bike ride was fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Went on the bike ride with my husband ronnie and it was absolutely great. Rob was great in the van going to the start of the bike ride - never stopped talking. The DVD was great - just watched it - we laughed ourselves silly when we seen ourselves on the bikes. The only disappointment was our pictures of the guys who done the downhill bike rides did not come out. If we come to Salou again we will be doing the cycle run again - probably afternoon one. We would recommend anyone to do this excursion - thoroughly enjoyable.

Visited September 2011
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downhillbikes, Owner at Salou Downhill Bikes, responded to this review, 1 October 2011
Glad to hear you had a great time with us. Rob is always telling me he can't get a word in edge ways with me! The pictures are a great way to remember a unique day out, with all that great scenery . We look forward to seeing you again to share our other routes with you. Thanks from the Downhill bike teamx
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