“If you’re even remotely curious about bike-packing….Tom’s weekend is a great place to start. I thoroughly recommend him” Simon Dudley, London
Introduction to bike-packing weekends
Rhayader, Mid Wales
Experience the freedom of wild camping in the hills with your bike. If you’ve fancied bike-packing but don’t have the equipment, knowledge or confidence to try it alone, this is the weekend for you.
•Wild trails in remote locations
•All luggage and equipment provided
•Advice and instruction on all aspects of bike packing
Sorry, no more dates for 2018. Please get in touch for details of the new 2019 bike-packing schedule
• 2 full day’s guided riding and a night beneath the stars – maximum client to guide ratio 4-1
• All bike-packing kit including top quality luggage carrying equipment, dry bags, lightweight sleeping bags and mats, stoves, food, head torches and tents
• Any required instruction and guidance on all aspects of bike-packing including equipment, techniques, wild camping etiquette, environmental practices, dangers and decision making, the law, nutrition, hydration and sanitation.
Is this weekend for me?:
The riding will be adventurous rather than full-on tough and technical. But we’ll cover some decent miles at a steady pace and will certainly knock up some ascents and descents. Stamina is the main thing. You need to be comfortable in the saddle for 5 hours a day minimum, with both days taking as much as 7 hours to complete. A sense of humour can be helpful when carrying a fully loaded bike over a bog or river.
No previous camping or sleeping wild experience is needed, but you need to be prepared to get stuck in and help with putting up tents and cooking. Be aware that we will be pretty isolated, and a long way from any facilities. To keep weight to a minimum, we generally sleep with 2 people to a lightweight expedition tent.
If you have any concerns about your ability or fitness or suitability, please get in touch.