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MIAS MTB Leader Level 1 or 2

We are pleased to be able to offer the MIAS MTB Leader Level 1 or 2 courses here in Tenerife. 

Our Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS), courses are credited by the Association of British Cycle Coaches (A.B.C.C), the Cyclist Touring Club, (C.T.C) and are recognised by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, (AALA), Adventuremark.

This course is particularly beneficial for those who wish to gain employment or work as independent operators within the travel industry. It is also very popular with teachers, youth leaders, scout leaders etc. who have benefited from a recognised qualification.

This is a 2 day course. The first day covers all aspects of the syllabus to ensure each candidate has the required knowledge and understanding of the content. The second day involves the candidates assessment in a group ride scenario where each candidate will be taking the lead role and managing the group and any situations that may arise.

Both Level 1 & 2 courses are run together. Candidates & the course instructor will decide after the initial assessment period which certification the individual candidates will undergo on the course - Level 1 or Level 2.

MIAS MTB Leader Level 1 -

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non-technical terrain (forest tracks, canal towpaths etc). Before going on this course you should have a current First Aid Certificate or be working towards obtaining one.

Basic Skills – allowing access into low-level terrain, with little potential hazards. i.e. country parks, canal towpaths, Bridleways and Cycle Paths in non-wilderness areas where help is almost immediately accessible.

MIAS MTB Leader Level 2 -

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non technical terrain and intermediate riders in technical (rocky /demanding terrain). For low level rides on Bridleways below 600m in wilderness areas. Before going on this course you should have a current First Aid Certificate and good map reading skills.

Intermediate Skills – allowing access into Wild Country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. Candidate must be in possession of a BEL Award, WGL or equivalent or Accredited APL.


The 2 day course costs 225€ which includes MIAS registration, logbook and assessment. A sandwich lunch will also be provided on day 1.

Make the course into a long weekend and enjoy a days guided riding either before or after your course for only 25€ more.

Flights and accommodation are excluded from the price.

Course Dates -

  • May 19th and 20th 2018 - Tenerife
  • June 30th to 1st July - Leeds (UK)
  • July 21st to 22nd - Gisburn Forest (UK)


Home Mechanic


Our Home Mechanic course gives you the basic skills needed to look after your bike and make the most common repairs.IMG 3216Lavatrax Tenerife . MTB Maintenance Courses It will also touch on emergency trailside repairs.


Are you an enthusiastic biker who wants to learn more about cycle maintenance?

This is a fantastic way to gain confidence to carry out repairs and servicing to your bike and possibly the bikes of others. The course is given in a relaxed environment and with small class sizes to enable you to have more time and 1:1 discussions on any questions you may have.


  • Tools and their uses
  • Tyres and Tubes
  • Brakes and braking systems
  • Drivetrain
  • Gears and indexing
  • Headsets
  • Bottom Brackets
  • Trailside Repairs

The course is held at the Lavatrax workshop here in Tenerife and includes transfers to our workshop, refreshments and sandwich lunch. All tools are also provided for the practical aspects of the course.

Price - 90€ per person

Dates - Flexible on demand subject to minimum numbers

Advanced Home Mechanic


The Advance Home Mechanic course is the logical step on from the Home Mechanic course that we offer.IMG 3217Lavatrax - MTB Advanced Mechanics It takes your skills to the next level to give your skills a more complete range and enable you to tackle pretty much any job on your bike.


This course is for the home mechanic already comfortable with the basic bike maintenance routine and who wants to go to the next level. The candidate should have already completed the Home Mechanic Course or already be able to demonstrate competance in the areas covered by that course.


  • Bearing servicing and replacement in Headsets, hubs and full suspension pivots
  • Basic suspension service (Rear aircan service and front fork wiper seal and oil change
  • Spoke replacement and basic wheel truing

The course is held in the Lavatrax workshop, transfers to and from the workshop are included in the price. Refreshments and a sandwhich lunch are also included. Candidates are invited to bring their own bikes to work on giving them the opportunity to service their bike under supervision. Parts are not included and should be supplied by the candidate.

Price - 90€ per person

Dates - Flexible on demand subject to minimum numbers