6.- Plan your trip.
This is especially important if you are riding higher into the mountains. You must be self-sufficient at all times. Know your abilities (physical and technical), your equipment and your bike (which should be in good condition), and choose a trail accordingly. Pay attention to the weather forecast as the weather in the mountains is very changeable.
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7.- Stay safe.
Always wear a helmet. Avoid going alone and always leave your route plan with someone (at the reception point or with a relative/friend, etc.). Always keep your bike in good condition. Always carry a good supply of water, warm clothes, a repair kit and a mobile phone with the battery charged. Check the level of wireless coverage along the trail you are taking.
It is recommended to make the routes with the support or a GPS navigator.
Be aware also that it may be hunting season; hunting season normally starts the third weekend of September and finishes the third weekend of February.
8.- Ride insured.
It is important that you are insured. We recommend that you obtain a Federation licence or personal sports accident insurance.