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Wales: Adventure Motorcycle Training & Trailriding Tour

£895.00

Expand your riding skills whilst enjoying a holiday in the wondrous Welsh countryside

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RIDING LEVEL: 2
(see FAQ’s)

6 Days
6 DAYS


2 BUNKS


3 HOTELS

RIDING LEVEL: 2
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Overview

PILOT TOUR

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Please read all of the tabs before booking

 

Adventure motorcycle trail riding & training tour through the glorious Welsh countryside to the Sweet Lamb Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy.

Experience the wonder of Wales as we ride from the English border to the Atlantic coast and back.

Using all the legal trails available, our route takes us from Hay-on-Wye to Aberystwyth and back, in a circular route. This adventure motorcycle tour incorporates two days at the world class Sweet Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy. (The team behind the KTM Adventure Bike Experience). A day of training is followed by a day of trail riding on their 6500 acre private estate; all on your own adventure bike.

With catering provided by the team that feed the World Rally Championship & the KTM Festival it’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.

The goal of the tour is to hone your riding skills and develop new ones whilst having a cracking holiday, meeting new riding buddies and experiencing the beauty of Wales from the best place possible – the seat of your own Adventure bike.

As with all our tours, you’ll be riding your own bike, carrying your own kit and learning how to become self-sufficient.

Riding Level 2 – For those ‘Competent and confident ascending, descending and steering on loose surfaces’ – see our FAQ’s for an explanation of our Riding Levels.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday: Arrive Baskerville Hall, Clyro nr Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Built by the Baskerville family in 1839, the name is engraved in literary history thanks to Sherlock Holmes most infamous case – ‘The Hounds of the Baskervilles’. It is said to be set around local legend, but the author Arthur Conan Doyle (a regular visitor of the Baskerville family) is said to have based it in Devon to ‘ward off tourists.’

The tour starts and finishes here and so anyone wanting to bring their bike by van can park it here for the duration of the tour.

Sporting a swimming pool and spa, you might be tempted to arrive earlier rather than later.

Arrive with a FULL TANK OF FUEL – there’s a petrol station a few hundred metres from the entrance

Day 2 – Monday: Baskerville Hall to Sweet Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy

112mi / 179km

Today’s mixture of open moorland, forest trails and farm tracks will help you blow out the cobwebs, warm-up you muscle’s and focus the brain ahead of tomorrow’s school day.

Accommodation will be in the Sweet Lamb bunkhouse. Snorer’s will be banished to the cattle shed.

 

Day 3 – Tuesday: Sweet Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy – Rider Training

It’s unlikely that everyone will have the same set of skills and so following an assessment of everyone’s riding by sweet Lamb’s expert team of instructors, we’ll split-up into smaller groups for the days training.

Accommodation will be in the Sweet Lamb bunkhouse.

 

Day 4 – Wednesday: Sweet Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy – Trail Riding

With 6500 private acres at hand, the estate is home to the KTM Adventure Bike Experience, The Hafren Rally (motorcycle) and some of the most memorable stages of Rally GB (cars). It’s an extraordinary place to ride and we’ll spend the day in small groups being shown around by local guides.

At the end of the day we’ll ride the 20mi/32km to our accommodation in Aberystwyth.

Day 5 – Thursday: Aberystwyth to Hay-on-Wye

86mi / 137km

A chance to put your new found riding skills to the test. The day’s a little shorter than day one, but the trails are a tad more challenging than they were on the outbound ride. Master the ‘Portuguese’ trail and you’ll be ready to join us in Portugal 😉.

Following an early(!?) lunch in the market town of Builth Wells, we aim to arrive back at Baskerville Hall with plenty of time to steam clean the grime from your pores in the sauna and regale your tales of triumph and woe over a cold beer before enjoying a final group dinner.

 

Day 6: Departure

Cruise on home, a little better equipped for your next adventure

What's Included

5 night’s accommodation (on a twin sharing basis)

5 breakfasts

4 evening meals

2 lunches (Sweet Lamb)

1 Days tuition at the Sweet Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy

1 Days guided trail riding at the Sweet Lamb Adventure Rally Bike Academy

Big Sky Riders Tour leader Adam Lewis – see About Us

 

Excludes

Any travel costs associated with getting to the start/finish of the tour

Fuel, oil, tyres and any other motorcycle consumables or spare parts

Meals – except where stated

Drinks

Tips

Anything else not stated as included

What to Pack

Self-sufficiency is a big part of adventure motorcycling and so, as with all our tours, everyone will carry their own kit.

This encourages everyone to pack light and initiates a lot of discussion within the group.

You’ll be surprised what tips n tricks you’ll pick-up!

Below is a suggested packing list for the Welsh tour. Items in RED are deemed essential. If you choose to spend the week in one set of underwear that’s up to you 😱

Big-Sky-Riders-Packing-list-Wales

 

Useful Info

Parking is available at Baskerville Hall for the duration of the tour, should you wish to bring your bike by van.

Your bed in the bunkhouse has a mattress but no bedding. BRING A SLEEPING BAG!see What to pack tab

Bike Prep

Servicing

Nothing spoils a trip quicker than a troublesome motorcycle. Check your bikes next due service date and consider the tour mileage. It’s better to have your bike serviced sooner rather than later.

For a more in-depth look at preparing a motorcycle for adventure touring, take a look at our guides:

How to prepare your adventure bike – Part 1

How to prepare your adventure bike – Part 2

How to choose soft luggage for adventure motorcycling

Tyres

See separate tab

Tools, Spares & Consumables

See our Packing List in the ‘What to pack’ Tab

 

Tyres

As with all off-road/dirt road/trail riding activities, tyres play the biggest role in your experience.

GRIP = CONTROL

To get the best from your week in Wales, we recommend the knobbiest road legal tyres available for your rim sizes.

Table showing classification of road, 50/50 and Knobby tyres for adventure motorcycles

Note: The above examples do not necessarily reflect the manufacturers recommendations.

More suggestions include:

  • Mitas E-12 & E13 Rally Star
  • Motoz Tractionator Rall Z
  • Motoz Tractionator Adventure
  • Goldentyre GT823KH

How to Book

Bookings can be made through the website, via email or over the phone!

Payment Methods

 – Website
  • Direct Bank Transfer
  • Debit/Credit Card
 – Phone
  • Direct Bank Transfer
  • Debit/Credit Card
 – Email
  • Direct Bank Transfer

To make a booking online…

The method has changed recently and should be more straightforward.  Read below for more details.

  1. Go to the relevant page of your desired tour, first select the tour date then simply add your chosen tour to the cart.  At this point you can also choose if you’d like to pay the single room supplement (on certain tours) as well as choosing if you’d like to pay a deposit only, or the full amount.
    NB – If you are booking within 10 weeks of the start date you must pay the full amount.
Selecting your date

Selecting your date and deposit option

2. Once you press Book Now the tour is now in your basket, which will appear on the right.

Checkout button

3. You’ll now be asked to login.  If you haven’t already registered please do so.  You’ll be automatically logged in and forwarded to the checkout.

Login or Register

Login or Register

4. Checkout is straightforward and once you’ve done so you’ll receive a confirmation email.

IMPORTANT

5. Once you’ve placed your order you’ll now have access to TWO important forms.

You’ll need to complete these forms and submit them at least 10 weeks prior to your tour start date (which is the same time you’ll need to complete your final payment). 
If you’re booking within the ten week window, please complete the forms ASAP!

If you’re travelling with us for the second time you should submit new forms.

6. To find the forms please go to your account dashboard, by the link in the menu.

MyAccount

Click to go to your account

7. Once your in your account you will see several tabs.  Here you can check your account details, order and payment history as well as find your booking forms.

Your Forms

 

8. You don’t have to complete and submit all the form straightaway.

If you partially complete a form, and press submit you can return to it later.  To view, complete or amend a historical document, click in “My Submitted Forms” and choose the form you want to edit.

Please do not edit documents within 10 weeks of your trip as we will have already made advance bookings on your behalf.  If you’ve made a mistake, please contact us.

Your Submitted Forms

Your Submitted Forms

9. At the bottom of the form page, is the link to edit.

Edit Submission

Edit your Submission

As always, if you have any trouble please contact us by email, phone or on facebook messenger.

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