ADVENTURE BIKE RIDING

Guided Tour On Your Big Adventure BikE

More and more riders are getting into the big bike adventure riding, travelling all over the world on their bikes searching for fun and the adventure. If you have an adventure bike and want some where to practice your off-road skills, then Wales is where you need to be.

This ride is aimed at novice to intermediate riders and some off road experience would be beneficial i.e. trail riding, mountain bike riding /downhill.

Riders with no off road experience will be accepted as long as the rider considers themselves fit enough for two days riding and the expectation of dropping their bike must be considered.

Ride r Suitablity

We consider an adventure bike to be 500cc or bigger with a minimum 50/50 on-road/off-road tyres and the ability to carry overnight luggage/kit.  Fuel tank capacity should be 100 miles or more. Riders will need to carry their overnight kit and any essential tools required for their bikes.              

Adventure Bike

We suggest a 50/50 tyre which is fine on the road and trail. Listed below are some great choices .

Michelin Anakee Wild

Mitas E-07+

Continental TKC70

Dunlop Trailmax Mission

Tyre Choise is Key

Pricing £200 per rider
Over night B&B included

Itinerary

Snowdonia Adventure Trail

Our Snowdonia Big Bike Adventure is a two day trail ride, exploring parts of the Snowdonia National Park that others rarely see. This ride is aimed at novice to intermediate riders and some off road experience would be beneficial i.e. trail riding/ mountain bike /downhill riding. Day One We meet at TRUK base just north of Welshpool around 8am. We aim to be on the road by 9am. The first few hours are spent introducing the riders to some easy off road sections as we head west deeper into Wales. All riders will be assessed during this time by lead guide, “Steve the bike” and if help is needed, he will be more than happy to offer his experience. Plenty of breaks and coffee/food stops are provided along the way. Once the riders have found their off road legs, we head a little deeper in to the Snowdonia National Park, where the trails become more beautiful and more remote. Late afternoon we start to head to our hotel, where we can freshen up and enjoy a nice evening sharing stories from the day over a nice meal and some beers.
Day Two After breakfast, we meet up to check the bikes over and pack our kit away, again aiming to be on the trails by 9am. Steve sets the a nice, gentle pace to get the group warmed up and ready for some more intermediate trails. We hit out most westerly point mid morning with breathtaking views of the Irish Sea (weather permitting). The ride now turns and heads east much further south than day one, discovering the amazing area around Lake Vyrnwy. By early afternoon, with nearly two days riding under their belts, the riders will be starting to get tired so Steve aims to be back at our base around 4pm. From here, the riders can head on their way or op for a night in our riders’ flat.

Riders with no off road experience will be accepted as long as the rider considers themselves fit enough for two days riding and the expectation of dropping their bike must be considered.

FAQ

What You Need To Know

Your bike will need to be fitted with at least 70/30 all terrain tyres in summer and 50/50 all terrain tyres (TKC80, etc.) in winter, and we require that you wear a good quality well fitted helmet, decent gloves, and off road motorcycle boots with ankle protection. We also recommend knee and body protection, as well as goggles.

That’s always a possibility when riding off road, or even on road for that matter. It’s part of the risk, but it is rare that it happens and when it does the damage is usually minor. Of course we won’t push you out of your comfort zone.

Yes we do. All our pre-organised events are divided by bike type and into 3 rider experience grades: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Novice: You are new to off road riding and are not comfortable with mud, ruts, loose rock and singletrack trails. We will introduce you to trail riding starting on fire roads and easy tracks.

Intermediate: You have some off-road riding experience. You are comfortable with riding mud, ruts, loose rock and singletrack trails. We will take you riding on a variety of trails.

Advanced: You have been riding off road for years. You want to make the most of all your trail riding experience to enjoy the trails on offer here and you want a proper challenge. We will concentrate on more technical trails and challenging climbs and descents and keep to a higher overall pace.

Expert level trail days for highly experienced enduro riders are available by special booking only. All bespoke and one-to-one trail days are tailored to the customer.

If you ride an adventure bike (700cc+), please do not book onto an enduro/trail bike day. If you ride an enduro or trail bike (up to 800cc), please do not book onto an adventure bike day. Adventure bike days often take in more road miles and less technical terrain than the enduro / trail bike days.

The categories are not in place to judge your riding skill or bragging rights, they are experience grades, not skill grades as such. We have put them in place so that you get the most out of your time with us, and so that you get to ride in a group with a similar level of experience. If you’re still not sure which days are right for you, speak to us and we’ll figure it out.

We try to keep the group size to a maximum of 6 riders and 2 guides. We sometimes do “fun days” where we take this up to 12 people.