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Our team

We love to ride a bike!

It is just amazing to ride a bike and discover new places, this is our main drive to organize fantastic active holidays here in Portugal.

My name is Maaris and I am the founder of MTBcamps. Estonian living in Portugal. My bike brought me here and I just love to ride my bike and Portugal offers fantastic conditions for it.


I have been pedalling most of my life, and I have a long racing career as well, with many medals and awards, I am also an Olympic athlete, I competed in Athens in the road race. 

My biggest passion lies in mountain biking, although of course road cycling and gravel is also amazing ways to pass the kilometers.


Firstly I started to organize training camps for my colleges, yet the nature and ambiente of Portugal is so heartwarming that I wanted to expand my work also to hobby and to Sunday-riders. 


I am a qualified cycling coach L2 and also certified cycling mechanic. And with my long history with the sport, I know how to pace and see how to structure a biking holiday for every level of fitness, so that is joyful and full of smiles. As a coach always my main goal is to have people smiling at the end of the sessions, satisfied and happy to have chosen a bike ride.

I have small circle of good local guides, who all love riding bikes, and with bigger groups I cooperate with other international colleagues that I have made in my cycling career and know their love for riding and professionalism at providing a great service.

Portugal is worth a discovery either off-road or on road, hope to see you here riding and smiling!

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