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Self-Guided Bikepacking

  • Location Derbyshire
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price from £60.00
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Multi-activity
  • Tours
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Adrenaline fix

Highlights

We think that the humble bicycle is the perfect tool for getting away from all of the noise and stress of modern life and re-connecting with both the world around us and our own minds within.
Whether experienced riders or complete newcomers to the self-supported simplicity of bikepacking. We’ll create an experience to suit you.
Let us take care of all the details; you just turn up and ride…
Based in the heart of the Peak District National Park we have a wealth of cycling adventures right on our doorstep, from remote, technical mountain bike adventures to exploring gentle, traffic free lanes with plenty of pub stops. We’re perfectly placed to put our local knowledge to good use in creating a personalised multi-day bike adventure to suit you.
Highlights:
  • Bespoke self-guided route and GPS hire for discovering the beautiful Peak District National Park in your own way.

  • Expert bike set-up and briefing session to show you the ropes of bikepacking.

  • Our own secret (permissive) wild camp spot. Enjoy a remote woodland ‘wild-camping’ experience secure in the knowledge that it’s allowed!

  • All bikepacking luggage included (expertly set up to fit your bike)

  • Bike and camping kit hire available (so you can just turn up with a sleeping bag and bags of enthusiasm!)

We feel that the best cycling adventure is one that is free to develop as you go, giving you what’s required for a real sense of adventure: the unknown. This is why our bikepacking escapes are self-guided. If you’re at all unsure about what’s what then we’d strongly recommend first taking part in one of our Introductory Courses then moving on to self-guided trips.
On your self-guided escape we’ll do all of the legwork in putting together a route, plan and equipment you need for your self guided bikepacking expedition. We’ll work with you beforehand to arrange the best kind of route to suit your group’s needs, fitness level experience. At the start of your adventure we’ll meet you to and brief you on the route and set you up with your bike, luggage and equipment making sure everything’s sorted before you go. We’ll also provide a backup service to help you out should you have any problems so all you have to do is turn up.
Our custom routes are easy to follow at your own pace using annotated route maps (containing our best recommendations of local places to stop at) and our range of cycle mounted GPS navigation units that work like your car’s sat-nav so that you never miss a turn.
If you’re traveling to us by train, we can even meet you with your bike and kit at the station and get you set up to head straight on your way.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Details

Day 1

In the morning we'll meet you to go through kit, what to take, how to pack the bike, basic bike maintenance, and route planning. You'll then head out into the Peak District at your own pace with the option of plenty of stops - you'll spend the day riding a route specifically designed for you, before finishing up at a beautiful secluded wild camp spot in plenty of time to set up before it gets dark.

Day 2

After waking up in the glorious peace of the woods, set off in your own time and continue your journey back towards us the Hope Valley. You’ll now feel truly in the ‘rhythm’ of bike travel with the impression that you’ve perhaps been on the road for days. Watch the stunning Peak District landscapes change as they drift by and discover even more local treasures along the way. As you approach the Hope Valley you have the option of completing the last part of your journey by train as our Hope Valley line stops at several villages en-route (…for those who’d rather spend more time in the café’s and pubs!). Return back to us in the late afternoon and share all of the tales of your adventures over a well earned brew.

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

One night under the stars at our (permissive) 'wild camp' location in the woods. You can rent all kit needed by 'adding on' our camping bundle.
If you want to head out on your own route then drop us a line and we can arrange a custom experience.

    What's included

  • Transportation Train station bike pickup/drop-off option.
  • Equipment Bikepacking luggage and GPS hire for the duration of the adventure.
  • Other Thorough route and kit briefing session from our professional and experienced instructor team. Bespoke self-guided route and emergency support.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing clothes for riding in and spare for the evening
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Bring along whatever snacks & meals you fancy for riding & camping over the weekend. You'll have the chance to pick up food from our recommended favourite local produce shops, pubs and cafe stops along the way… That’s part of the fun. 'Firepot' camping meals can be added in the extras section.
  • Camping Equipment If you already have lightweight camping gear and suitable bike then you're welcome to bring your own. If not, a range of bikepacking bikes and wildcamping gear can be hired from us in the 'extras' section.
  • Other Sleeping Bag and personal riding kit (helmets are available)

Cancellations

Custom Policy

If you cancel with more than 2 weeks advance notice, we can offer a 100% refund. If the cancellation is less than 2 weeks, unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund. However, we try to be supportive as life happens sometimes, and may be able to offer alternative dates.
COVID-19 Booking Policy 2020 - Any booking alterations or cancelations made at any time in response to current COVID-19 advice will NOT incur any any charges on behalf of the client.

Location

Starting point:

S32 1BB, Hope, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

Provider

Adventure Pedlars

Adventure Pedlars

Adventure Pedlars is the experience provider for Self-Guided Bikepacking