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Will I hold anyone up on the tour? No, here’s why…

The most common concern we hear from those interested in joining us for a tour is that they may hold others up. We have spent a lot of time refining our group management processes to ensure every body goes their own pace. Our trail tours aim to be accessible and enjoyable for all. Here are some of the strategies we use to to cater to diverse participants in our tour groups:

  1. Adequate Guide Ratio: Ensuring personalised attention and safety, Trail Bus maintains a high guide-to-participant ratio. This allows the group to comfortably split into smaller units based on pace, experience, or preference.
  2. Short Course Options: Recognising that not all participants are up for long distances, Trail Bus offers shorter course options. This inclusivity allows people of all fitness levels to enjoy the experience without feeling pressured to keep up with more seasoned runners.
  3. UHF Radios: Essential for communication, especially in remote trail locations, UHF radios are used by guides for efficient and reliable contact, ensuring all group members are within reach and assistance is readily available if needed.
  4. Tour Route Marking: Trails are clearly marked to prevent anyone from getting lost, increasing confidence among runners, especially those new to trail running or unfamiliar with the area.
  5. Regroups: Regular regrouping points allow runners of different speeds to catch up, rest, and stay connected with the group, fostering a sense of community and ensuring the group moves together cohesively.
  6. Photo Opportunities: Recognising the scenic beauty of their routes, Trail Bus allocates time for photo opportunities, creating lasting memories and allowing for short breaks.
  7. Bus Aid Stations: Strategically placed aid stations provide hydration, nutrition, and first aid, offering a safety net for runners pushing their limits.
  8. Pre-Inspected Tour Routes: All routes are thoroughly pre-inspected for safety and suitability, taking into account terrain difficulty, weather conditions, and potential hazards.

These measures ensure that Trail Bus creates an inclusive and safe environment where the joy of trail running is accessible to people of all abilities, fostering a sense of community and shared adventure.