The Mondo skill builder

The trip is run by Austin's right-hand man - Dai Jones  

General Outline

  • This project is aimed at people who have very little off-road experience.
  • All Trails have been selected for epicness and ease of travel
  • Build trail-riding confidence in a world-class setting
  • I can provide a simple trail bike if you so desire
  • This project is ONLY for trail bikes

Austin's Endorsement…

Dai Jones is my associate on the Mini Mondo project and has proved himself a world class expedition leader. During our time in Spain, customers kept telling me how much they had learned whilst trail-riding in Dai’s squad. His patient, clear and knowledgeable approach is a gift that many guides on the scene could do well to emulate. It is truly rare to find a proffesional who has such empathy with the ‘cautious beginner’. It is this kid glove and ‘still small voice of calm’ approach that makes Dai my first choice for anyone who needs to build skill in a testosterone-free environment. I trust him, so will you.

 

Welcome to the Mondo Skill Builder. This project is designed to be a golden opportunity to advance your riding skills massively, make great like-minded friends, enjoy some of Europe’s premier off-tarmac routes, enjoy great accommodation, food, and company. I have put together a program that will enable you to build confidence improve safety and feel in control of your bike. All week your guide will offer top tips and hints that helped him become a competent trail rider. All week you will have plenty of time to practice getting it right, you will be amazed how much you improve!!!

Skills offered include, Bike set up and maintenance, Kit set up and tips, safe trail reading, navigation, group riding etiquette and ton more. 

This project was born out of the Mini Mondo Wilderness Project. It was clear that many riders needed some low pressure ‘quiet’ riding to build skill and confidence. For some people Mini Mondo was a little too intense. The Mondo Skill Builder aims to be a foundation course to help novices and starter adventure riders.



Where?

All courses take place in the stunning Catalonian Pyrenees where the trails are endless and the scenery is mind-blowing. 

Cal Cuix- Berga

Casa Catels- Organya

Solana de Aidi- Llavorsi

All of these Country houses have been handpicked to offer comfort and old-world charm. The trails start at our doorstep and go in several directions, you will not ride the same route twice.





 

When?

 

12th/18th September 2021 - 1 place remaining

10th/16th October 2021 - 3 places remaining

June 2022 exact date to be confirmed - 4 places remaining

September 2022 exact date to be confirmed

What?

I have put together a structured route designed to help you grow as the week progresses we will enjoy nursery slope riding to begin with and as you gain confidence and display improvement we will move to slightly more challenging ground. The skill of your guide is his ability to switch your route as the day unfolds and gauge how much you're ready for. Dai Jones has an in-depth knowledge of these trails and an excellent ability to get you home tired and challenged without pushing you past your ability.

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 This trip is designed to ensure you leave feeling you are confident to take on our Mini Mondo or enter one of Austin's Spanish Navigation events. 



How?

 

 Hire bikes are available from our ex-pat friend Nick Tunstall at Catalan adventures. (expect to pay around 85 Euros a day) You can also bring your own trail bike, I recommend that you bring something small and easy to manage, I'm sorry to say that big adventure bikes are simply not suitable, if you're new to this then make it easy, stay nimble. I often have a couple of spare bike spaces in my van and can transports bikes at a cost of £250 each along with a kit bag.

Accommodation. Expect to share a twin room with another participant. This is a self-catering holiday which means everyone needs to pull their weight with the cooking and cleaning. I provide all the necessary food and beverage including packed lunches, wine and beer in the evening and the odd Cafe con leche when we're 

The accommodation is also included.

 Ensure you have your EHIC card and your own vehicle and holiday insurance (which includes guided off-road riding) to cover you in the eventuality of a serious accident.

MSB- £799 per person

 

 

£200 Non-refundable deposit secures a place.

 

WARNING

Off Road Motorcycling is extremely dangerous, you could be killed or suffer a life changing injury!!!!!


To express an initial interest please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to have a chat call 07854970601,01633216430

 

 
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River ford crossings are a common feature of this rugged landscape.

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Your guide enjoying being stuck himself, don't worry this is a trail you won't be expected to ride!

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If you aspire to ride like these guys then MSB is the place to to start!

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Welcome to Cal Xiu!

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Some late session snow to get stuck into. 

0263   It's a team thing.

Dai Jones

Your professionally accredited guide Dai says: "I've logged thousands of miles of trails in this area over the last 10 years, so rest assured the trails will be appropriate for beginners and grow in difficulty as your confidence and skill improve through out the week".