Mountain biking is one of the most popular sports on the planet today. Sales of the rugged bikes have picked up so much in the past decade that you are just as likely to see one rolling around the streets of Manhattan, as you will the Andes Mountains. Adrenaline junkies are flocking to new corners of the globe to explore off the beaten track downhill runs. Before they had never seen a mountain bike, but now locations such as India, Bolivia, Tasmania, and Tanzania have their own tour operators and bike shops selling the same high quality equipment you will find in London or Sydney. You don’t even need to worry about your equipment, what to eat, or where to sleep most of the time. Many tour operators will already have it taken care of, thus leaving your concentration on why you actually came in the first place: to ride.