£170.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 2 Days

Ratio: 1:6

Prices include:

  • Complimentary Refreshments
  • Free Parking
  • Bikepacking luggage hire
  • Evening meal
  • 10% discount on equipment in our shop


Highlights

  • Highly experienced and qualified bikepacking instructor.
  • Small group size, with the chance for one-to-one tuition, advice and support.
  • Overnight wild camping mini-adventure in a beautiful secluded spot.
  • Bikepacking luggage and evening meal included.
  • Bike and camping kit hire available.

Summary

Bikepacking, is essentially strapping stuff to your bike and going off for a ride that lasts a few days (or a few days more). The beauty of bikepacking is that you can do it anywhere, even riding straight out of your own back door you’re likely to have an adventure finding things you never knew were there. A bicycle and a few bits of kit is all you need for a short escape where you’ll go and have fun riding your bike then sleep out under the stars. It all sounds very simple, and it is, but like most things, if you’ve never done it before it might all seem a bit daunting; you might not have anyone to go with; you don’t know what kit to take with you; you’re not sure what to eat; where to sleep… all of these things can easily put you off ever trying in the first place and that’s where we come in.


On our two day Intro to Bikepacking course we'll show you all the basics you need to know to fascilitate you getting out on your own adventures: gear choice and how to pack, loaded off-road riding, trailside bike maintenance, route planning and navigation, shelter and where to sleep, and (all importantly) nutrition. We’ll kit you out with all the bikepacking luggage you'll need to carry your stuff on your bike and, if required, you can also hire a bike and all camping equipment from our hire fleet (just request this after booking).


Course Outcomes

  • Gear: What to take and how to pack your bike.
  • Bike skills: Loaded off-road riding on a 2 day ride.
  • Basic bike maintenance.
  • Navigation.
  • Wild camping: what to do, where to sleep, how to make shelter.
  • Fuel: Camp cooking & nutrition

Course Information

Day 1:

In the morning you'll meet your instructor at the Adventure Hub 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 a gentle pace with plenty of stops - you'll spend the day riding off-road, going through skills and techniques before finishing up at a beautiful secluded wild-camp spot in plenty of time to set up before it gets dark. 


Day 2:

After you've enjoyed a night sleeping under the stars, you'll pack up and slowly cycle back, enjoying the scenic views of the National Park along the way. There will be time to cover any other skills that you want to learn about and you can choose from an easy or more challenging routes back! 


You’ll likely finish at a cafe in the early afternoon before arriving back at base, where you'll unpack and get the chance to ask any final advice and tips. After that you're free to head home or carry on exploring! 

You will need a well serviced and suitable mountain bike (and helmet). Bike hire options are available from £55 for 2 days. We'll provide all the bikepacking luggage to strap to your bike as part of the course. 

You'll also need lightweight camping equipment. Those used to backpacking with a 60-70l rucksack should have most of the relevant kit. If required we can hire you everything you need so that you'll just have to turn up with a sleeping bag and suitable clothes. Please arrange this with us prior to the course.

However if you're unsure about anything, bring it anyway because we'll be discussing kit choices at the start of the course and will have a spares to hire out on the day if necessary. 


All abilities welcome, some general cycling experience necessary.

FAQs
Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:30. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.
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