escape from London to
the countryside & your own narrowboat
The perfect winter getaway! 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 one of our luxurious, cosy and fully-equipped narrow boat moored in the picturesque 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.
Type: Gravel cyling, FUN, SOCIAL - ROUTES: 30m per day
OVER 2 Days - fitness level: good - booking Grp size: Min 2, max 6
your enjoyment - our mission
From your narrow boat 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!
Included in your experience
The Wild Canal Gravel Escape is a self-guided tour.
Ride briefings at given at the start of day 1. GPX routes for each day are provided in advance.
We support you during your ride and are always on hand.
Your fully-equipped and luxurious narrow boat is ready for when you arrive after Saturday’s ride - complete with bedding and all the euipment needed to ensure a super-comfy night.
Locally sourced produce for your evening dinner with vegetarian, vegan options (most dietary preferences catered for).
Pre-dinner snacks and a selection of brews, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.
For breakfast - fresh coffee, locally sourced and prepared breakfast ingredients e.g. fruit, muesli, porridge, home bakes
What's not included
Train fares, lunch and refreshments en-route.
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 - Saturday
In to the Chilterns
Roll out of London or your chosen start point and head out to the stunning Chiltern Hills - we'll provide routes accordingly.
Lunch en route.
Arrive at your specially prepared, luxury narrow boat.
Chill out in your fully equipped accommodation - stocked with all you need for a an unforgettable and sumptuous evening meal
Crash out in your super-comfy double beds complete with bedding.
Day 2 - Sunday
Full breakfast featuring home bakes, muesli, fresh coffee, fruit and juices.
Ride out for your 2nd day around 9am - for another day of joyous off-road adventures planned by the team which may include return ride to London or your chosen destination.