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Wild London
Gravel escape

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escape from London into
the countryside

From London (Richmond Park) cycle through the green tunnel along almost entirely traffic-free gravel trails alongisde the Grand Union canal which transports you from the bustle of big city and out into another world. Overnight at our beautiful, fully-equipped base camp in the Chilterns Hills. Enjoy the next day in the countryside taking full advantage of the stunning scenery and off-road routes. You'll be treated to a mix of canal-side paths, sweeping forest sections in Wendover Woods (highest point in the Chilterns) with great views and the spectacular Ashridge Estate.

Choice of routes - from the leisurely to the challenging.

All bookings are flexible & fully refundable.

Type: Gravel cyling, FUN, SOCIAL - ROUTES: varied according to prefs

OVER 2 Days - fitness level: good - booking Grp size: Min 2, Max 10

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Wild Cycles Grand Union Canal

your enjoyment - our mission

From our base camp in the Chiltern Hills just a stone's throw from Ivinghoe Beacon we have created a truly chilled out experience for you. As passionate cyclists and adventurers ourselves - our  mission is to take care of you and ensure you have an unforgettable few days. You just have to take care of getting yourself here and we'll take care of the rest. We have deliberately kept things simple whilst paying attention to every last detail.

There's nothing better! 

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Included in your experience

The London Gravel Escape is a self-guided tour.

  • Ride briefings at the beginning of each day and campsite welcome. GPX routes for each day are provided in advance.

  • We support and transfer of all the gear you aren't carrying with you on your ride and ensure it gets to your overnight camp before you!

  • We support you during your ride and are always on hand.

  • Your pitch is ready for when you arrive after a day’s ride - complete with bell tents, cooking gear, bike maintenance kit, tables, chairs under cover of our iconic boma. To complete the set-up - your very own open fire where you can chill and recount that day's highlights.

  • For your 2 evenings - we’ll be sourcing some truly special local meals with Vegetarian and Vegan options available (all dietary preferences catered for). Includes snacks, main & salad as well as a selection of brews and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Breakfast on 2 mornings is a delicious locally sourced granola, pastries, fruit, fresh coffee and tea. Snacks & fruit for the road included.

What's not included

Train fares, parking, lunch and refreshments en-route.

WILD LONDON GRAVEL Escape itinerary

2 days/1 night

Cycling and outdoor activity is physically demanding.

A good level of fitness is required for the rides. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to complete rides and to ensure you have the necessary skill and capability to do so.

Day 1

Richmond Park to the Chilterns

  • Meet in the car at Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park. Load up your luggage and fuel up with a fresh coffee and your fellow riders saddle up and prepare to ride out for a day of glorious off-road riding.

  • Lunch en route.

  • Arrive at base camp in the Chilterns to enjoy sundowners, braai (BBQ) and local produce. Spend the evening chilling around the campfire before tucking in for the night in a comfy bell tent.

Day 2 

Chiltern Exploration

  • Breakfast and ride out for your 2nd day around 9am - for another day of joyous off-road adventures planned by the team.

  • Ride ends at Tring station - where we meet you with your luggage. Catch the train back to London having had a cracking weekend!

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