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MIAS Level 1/2

MTB guiding and coaching certification

General info:

This is for people who would like to come away for a shorter period of time to gain a mountain bike leader qualification. This option is available for levels 1 and 2 (see lover down the page for more details). You should already be a competent and experienced rider in the appropriate terrain for the level of qualification that you are taking.  The course consists of both training and assessment but there will not be much time to to increase performance so it is recommended to make sure that you are well prepared for the level you are taking. An up to date outdoor first aid qualification must be held for your qualification to be valid.



Who is it for:

MIAS courses are used by a wide range of people from different backgrounds who have varying goals but all share a passion for mountain biking. Below is a list of common reasons why people take MIAS assessments:

  • People really wanting to up level their mountain biking in a group environment.

  • People wanting to start a new career as a mountain bike leader/guide/coach.

  • People looking for a part time hobby job where they can share their passion with others.

  • Outdoor professionals from other sports who would like to expand their repertoire and products that they can offer to clients.

  • Mountainbike professional wanting to start their path towards becoming an EO-MTBing certified guide

  • Parents who would like to learn how to introduce mountain biking safely to their children so that they can enjoy the sport as a family.

  • Mountain bikers who would like to improve their skills, knowledge and safety practices.

  • Teachers, scout leaders and youth workers who would like a recognised qualification to lead groups.

  • Riders who would like a new challenge/goal to help motivate their progression within the sport.


  • 3 full days of MIAS training and assessment

  • MIAS membership fees for 1 year

Not included:

  • equipment (extensive list can be found further down this page)

  • lift Passes or shuttle/transport  prices at location (roughly 15€ per person per lift, at least one lift per day)

  • travel

  • insurance

  • accommodation

Optional extras:

possibility to bolt on an additional day of riding on the 6th of November. MIAS level 1 and 2 is an entry level qualification. Because of this we will not be riding Downhill/Enduro descents on difficult terrain. If you want to add on this experience after the course then please let us know.

More details in the Info Sheet provided after booking.




  • a well serviced mountain bike (not e-bike) suitable for the terrain. A modern all mountain/enduro bike with a dropper post is ideal.

  • helmet (open-face works well)

  • gloves

  • pads suitable for a long day out with climbing (e.g enduro style knee and elbow protection). This comes down to personal preference.

  • eye protection (for all conditions)

  • appropriate clothing for all weather conditions

  • backpack, 20l to 25l  is ideal for a guide

  • water carrier

  • first aid kit

  • tool kit to facilitate all trail side repairs

  • map of the area

  • compass

  • portable battery charger for phone and GPS.

  • some basic spare parts for your bike e.g inner tube, rear derailleur hanger, brake pads.

  • head torch and rear light

More details in the Info Sheet provided after booking.

Bike recommendation:

Bike choice is a very personal thing and not an easy task with so many options available on the market. Yeti Cycles and can recommend the SB140 as a great option to take you through all levels of instructor qualifications. We would be happy to advise if you have any questions or needs for the above equipment list recommendations.

Daily Groove:


8:30 - Meet Up


9:00 - Classroom


12:30 - Eat


13:30 - Ride


17:30 - Debrief




Topics you'll learn about:

Group Work

Discussing is key for developing knowledge and understanding

Guiding Basics

How to start and how to do it well


Assessing and developing the basic riding skills


Knowing your gear and what you should have with you


Being able to navigate your surroundings and take care of safety


8-9-10 Nov 2024
400€ /person
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