Biking & bikepacking
A self-guided bikepacking microadventure with all of the fun and none of the hassle
Peak District, UK
Hope Train Station
ANNUAL leave needed:
0 days (yippee)
Wonderful experience !!!
Enzo, Climbing Sicily
Breakfast and dinner
Bell Tent Glamping
Self-guided proper adventure through bespoke route
Luxury bell tent woodland camp with local produce
Just turn up weekend - zero hassle
Wonderful experience !!!
Enzo, Climbing Sicily
Our host was extremely knowledgable and reliable, I strongly recommend this experience!
Laila G, Climbing Sicily
We had a really great time with our hosts: both professional and friendly we planned our schedule accordingly to our physical condition, level of experience and our moods. It is amazing to see how much effort and enthusiasm these guys put in what they love to do. I am looking forward to coming back soon, enjoy the great locations and the lovely food!
Daniele R, Climbing Sicily
After a very wet first day, the weather certainly improved and overall a great trip. The organisation could not have been better from booking and responding to our concerns and queries and throughout the trip. I love the fact that we were accommodated as individuals to our ability and comfort levels allowing us to feel challenged but not too pressured to affect our enjoyment. I know I wouldn’t have felt comfortable doing the steep scrambles and this was not an issue as we had options of alternative routes. Now looking forward to the next adventure.
Fatema, Welsh 3000's Challenge
the weather was absolutely dreadful. So the fact that I had an absolutely amazing time is all the more impressive!
Stephen, Wild Camping Snowdonia
If you're arriving by train we'll get the bikes to Hope Train Station. We'll give you directions to HQ about 2km away and you're already off on a mini adventure. To make it nice and easy, we'll bring your luggage back with us. Winning!
Once back we can get you kitted out with all your gear for the weekend - bike, bags, and equipment.
The only things you need to bring are a sleeping bag, clothing, plenty of excitement, and maybe some chauffage cream...
The morning kicks off with a brief. We'll set out a bespoke route through the Peak District National Park for you, including our top tips and favourite places to stop off along the way.
You'll get a paper route map but we'll also set you up with a super simple bike GPS, so you know exactly where to go. Nothing says adventure like a proper map but the GPS means you can spend less time figuring out when to turn left and more time soaking up the stoke.
We always ensure that the route is tailored to the groups ability and preference but wherever you head out you're sure to be rewarded with quiet country lanes, ancient tracks, and super fun trails around the White and Dark Peak.
Whether you're all about putting miles on the clock or just steadily exploring, you'll love discovering this unique place.
After a good days ride it's back to our secret spot for 'wild' glamping. All the benefits of being out in the woodland but with all the extra trimmings. You'll arrive at a private luxury camp with your own wood burning stove, kitchen, and comfy beds. Our super cosy 5 meter Bell Tent UK tents are sure to provide the perfect place to recharge.
You'll also get to enjoy the fire-pit seating area, dry wood store, shower tent and world famous loo with a view. We'll leave you a luxury hamper filled with local produce and some treats to really spoil you.
Take the time to relax by the fire, read a good book, journal, share stories of the day, and hopefully enjoy a star-filled night sky before hitting the hay for more bikepacking tomorrow.
Wakey wakey. It's adventure time. There's no rush to get going through. Enjoy a slow breaky listening to the sounds of the birds and watching the sunrise. Unlike regular bikepacking, there's no messing around putting the tent away or any of that jazz. It's just get fed, hop on your bike and go.
You'll be heading back to us at HQ. After a night in the wild you'll be really getting into the groove of it now, exploring the rolling hills and stunning scenery. Take as long as you like but just know there's the option to hop on the train as the Hope Valley line stops at a number of villages on the way. Perfect if you're ready for cake and a drink!
Join us again in the late afternoon to tell us all about your adventure over a cuppa.
Our founder George has put together a mini-ebook on everything you could ever want to know about bikepacking if you're keen to swot up before you go.
Breakfast and dinner
Self-guided (but we're there to get you set up)
We're in the Hope Valley. We'll send you more details after booking. Train, bus, and car are all options for reaching us.
We have a bunkhouse at HQ. You can stay here with no extra charge if you're booking on the Bikeglamping trip. Otherwise theres a £25 supplement. Please give us a tinkle to reserve your spot.
If you're a group an AirBnB might be good option.
There's also lots of BnB's, hotels, and hostels around if you'd prefer.
Of course! In fact we'd love you too. Sometimes 1 night just isn't enough. Get in touch and we can arrange something especially for you.
We've also offer extended bike and equipment hire too.
Absolutely! We have ‘open’ dates available for both our guided Introduction to Bikepacking Course and our self-guided bikepacking escapes. There is also the option to have a 1:1 guided bikepacking experience.
Can I do a bikepacking trip anywhere apart from the Peak District?
YES! Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Yes. This course brings together like minded people so it is quite usual to receive bookings from individuals.
We'll send you a kit list once you've booked but it doesn't require special gear.
Certainly. Just let us know before you arrive.
Yes, of course! It’s great to be able to take your trusty steed on holiday with you! Our range of luggage fits a variety of bikes.
For the bikeglamping escapes our luxury bell tents come with a built in stove to help keep you toasty at night, couple this with your sleeping bag and people tend to stay nice and warm. We would still recommend thermal layers for the chillier evenings. A jacket for sitting around the camp-fire at night is definitely recommended.
For the bikepacking escapes, it is recommended to bring extra clothing, including thermal layers to help keep you toasty at night. Part of our expert tuition before setting you out will include techniques and strategies for staying warm and dry too.
A resounding yes! We fully encourage family escapes by bicycle! Each escape we provide is fully customisable, so you can be confident we can put something together which is just right for you.
This often happens… Our suggestion is that you shoot us a message with your desired date/s. We can then ‘fine tune’ the number of participants and organise the specific equipment needs at a later date (but no later than 2 weeks prior to the trip).
No previous off-road cycling or mountain biking experience is required, but you do need to be happy to cycle 20-30 miles a day.
Yes, we can deliver our luggage and wild camping equipment to a UK address. We will send out the equipment to arrive the day before your hire period, and request that you send back the equipment at the end of your hire period. For example, if your hire dates were from Friday to Sunday, we would get the equipment sent out to you by the Thursday and you would email though proof of return postage on the Monday.
No, we will only charge you for your hire period. We will send out the equipment so that it arrives the day before your hire dates, we then request that you send us proof of postage on the day after the hire period ends. Any additional days beyond this will be charged as further hire.
Yes. For all equipment hire, whether collected or delivered, we will require a fully refundable deposit. You will receive this deposit straight back to your account as soon as we receive the equipment.
If a piece of equipment is lost, then you agree to cover the cost of replacing that piece of equipment. This will be taken from your deposit. If equipment is damaged beyond repair, you agree to replace that piece of equipment. This does not apply to general wear and tear.
Yes. You are welcome to come and collect all hire equipment from us
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