GUIDED BIKEPACKING WEEKENDS
BIKEPACKING BIKE & BAG HIRE
GUIDED DAYS / HALF DAYS
GUIDED E-BIKE RIDES
Email me (Chris) at email@example.com. Although there is a booking form attached we realise you are most likely going to want to get in touch first, so feel free to message me with any queries at all. This trip might not be for you, or it might just be the trip you have always been looking for and may set you on the road to a whole new set of adventures.
GUIDED BIKEPACKING WEEKENDS
2 days 1 night Dartmoor wild camp weekend. From £95pp (for groups of 6).
Bikepacking blends biking and camping, with a particular emphasis on off road, travelling as light as you reasonably can.
If you have the spirit of adventure, and already enjoy off-road biking I think you will love the escapism that a weekend of bike-packing will bring to your life. It has changed mine. That’s why we now want to bring the experience to more peoples lives. Dartmoor is vast, wild, rugged and beautiful place and of of the few places in the UK where wild camping is allowed.
Traditional panniers are ditched in favour of lightweight seat, bar and frame bags which are better suited uneven terrain to will encounter. Our bikes have no suspension, but instead have 3” tyres to give a wide footprint that copes superbly well with uneven and soft(boggy) surfaces of the moor. Our Marin bikes are designed to be as simple as possible, low maintenance and rugged. When we go we go without a vehicle so we are truly unsupported.
Myself and other guides are trained in first aid and are experienced mechanics who ought to be able to deal all eventualities.
There is no doubt in my mind that you will have a memorable experience for all the right reasons. We have had amazing feedback so far after our first season of FAT TYRE ADVENTURES
2 days 1 night Dartmoor wild camp weekend. PRICE from £95pp (for 6).
So it’s spring now and most of you will be thinking about this years activities. Get a group of 6 like minded friends together and we will give you deal at £95pp (and another £20 off if you have your own bike and kit.) Guides, bikes, bags, tents all included if you need them. If you want a winter camp out then we can happily do that too, tell us the date and we’ll put something together for you.
“I have just finished my second FTA… Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks… And loved it every bit… Even when i was cursing and swearing and windering why i did it… Ha ha… Totally professional approach by the guides, all the support u need to get out there and do something challenging and safe… Navigation, bunkhouse accomodation, morale amssaging when required all taken care of… I got a great sense of adventure, camaraderie and achievement from the weekend… Highly recommend it to any group if mates who want to do something they love or something they’ve never done before ..give it a go… hey, I’ll even come with you !” Greg Bess Feb 2017
“Just had my first taste of a FTA organised ride on Exmoor. Great fun and I would do it again tomorrow ! Bikes superb to ride off road, guided ride was brilliant with huge variety of terrains from open wild moor to coastal paths with massive views. Love the climbs !” Matt Dunn Feb 2017
James Chalmers 2016 wrote: “I think we can safely say that Fat Bike Packing on Dartmoor is ‘de rigueur’, these weekends shouldn’t be promoted as holiday packages pushed onto you at every opportunities but as experiences that have to be passed on through word of mouth. The secret experience that we shared needs to be earnt not just in miles covered but in digging out and finding companies like yours. So thank you again, I will definitely be booking again for next year and bringing more friends along, so as far as recommendations go I can’t see how you can say more than that”
This is a quite unique trip. Dartmoor is one of the few areas in the UK where you are allowed to wild camp. It is a stunning remote area of moorland. There are numerous bridleways across the moors making access by bike relatively easy. The going will be moderately hard, unrideable in parts, river crossings, steep banks etc, but the emphasis is on the experience and location over and above slogging your guts out, but even pushing a fully loaded bike up a slope is hard graft, so prepare for a slow grind, the rewards are worth it!
April 22nd – available
May 6th – not now available
May 20th – available
June 3rd – fully booked
June 17th – available
July 8th – fully booked
and more throughout the summer!
We may be able to work around other dates if you have one in mind, please get in touch!
These trips are for up to 6 people, minimum 4, supported by 2 guides. We provide the bikes, Marin Pine Mountain 1. These have 3″ tyres so suit the challenge of riding on the moor and tracks and occasional tarmac perfectly. We provide Apidura Bike packing luggage – seat, frame, and bar bags, which will carry most of your gear. We also have good quality two man tents to deal with any extremes of weather, the Vango Banshee 200 if you need one, please advise us. The guide will plan the route in advance to suit the weather and group. He will be supported by GPS perfect if the visibility is limited. There will also always be at least one qualified first aider on every trip.
Our routes are never set in stone as every group will be unique, not to mention the vagaries of the weather for any number of reasons. We have bags of guiding experience between us and we WILL deliver a weekend to remember for all the right reasons.
SUGGESTED WILD CAMP KIT CHECK LIST download
BIKEPACKING BIKE & BAG HIRE
The BIKES are also available to hire when not out on a trip- call to check availability.
Prices for hire only (including up to 3 Bikepacking bags each):
1 night up to 24hrs- £39
2 nights up to 48hrs – £65
3 nights up to 72hrs – £89 (longer periods also available, please enquire)
GUIDED DAY /HALF DAY
DARTMOOR guided Day Adventures – Min 2 people £119, additional person £35 each, max 6
HALF DAY WOODBURY GUIDED RIDE – MIN 2 £69 additional people £20
Our Experienced staff members can take you out on a day to remember over Dartmoor. Colin has been guiding groups over Dartmoor since the 90’s, he is in his element out riding the open moors. If you can get 2 friends together it is just £59 each for one of the most memorable days out ever! With 2 guides for over 4 people you will be in good hands. Be warned though Dartmoor is a remote place subject to changeable weather, so suitable good quality clothing is a must. If you are interested Email us with dates you are looking at – firstname.lastname@example.org – or speak to Chris at the shop, and we will put together one or two days riding or a half day on our local trails at Woodbury then a day on Dartmoor. Local B and B’s availabl e too, whatever fits with your schedule!
GUIDED E-BIKE RIDES
HALF DAY WOODBURY GUIDED E-bike RIDE – MIN 2 £69 additional people £20
Yes we even offer this now! If you are in our area, East Devon, Dartmoor and have an E-bike we now offer guided E-biking.
We recognise that people with E-bikes travel a more quickly than pedal only, and get a lot further in a given time. If you have an E-bike get in touch with us if you are local or staying locally and we can design a route to suite you.
We would show you around all the best local trails that suit your ability and fitness. Woodbury Common and surrounding areas are sites of special scientific interest. There are large swathes of rare heathland habitat crisscrossed by a myriad of single and double tracks. If you know where you are going you will have a great time, if not it could be very frustrating! So have a day to remember and give us a call to arrange it.