An epic Self-Guided british off-road adventure
A two night self-guided bikepacking adventure that follows Britain's oldest road for 92 miles. This is a challenging ride requiring a good fitness and capability level.
You'll cover 60 miles on your first day and 32 miles on your second day.
The Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road and is packed full of some of Europe's oldest and most spectacular Neolithic sites including Stone Circles, Long Barrows, Hill Forts and Chalk Figures - check out ou journal for details.
Prepare to be amazed by unforgettable scenery, enjoy some well deserved cold beverages with pals and tuck into delicious locally sourced food after a long day's ride.
Overnight in a bell tent and savour the outdoor atmosphere around an open fire under the stars. Accommodation in 2, 3 & 4-person bell tents.
All bookings are flexible & fully refundable.
Type: self-guided off-road over 2 days
Distance: 60 + 32 miles - Elevation: 3,500 + 2,500
fitness level: VERY GOOD* - booking Group size: Min 2, Max 12
*More than 5 hours of riding and 2,500 ft of climbing per day.
Requires very good fitness and advanced riding skills.
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!
Bookings are flexible and refundable.
Included in your experience
We've thoughtfully designed the Ridgeway route to pass through some of the most iconic scenery in Britain including Europe's oldest Neolithic Monument! Enjoy camping in our handpicked campsites featuring epic views and sleep in our sumptuous bell tents, fully equipped with all camping and cooking gear (although you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow, if you're a softie). In the mornings and evenings chow down on some delicious locally sourced food and drink before tackling the Ridgeway itself on your own steed or one of our Sonder Adventure bikes.
What's not included
Train fares, parking, lunch and refreshments en-route.
For route details, guidance and full kit checklist of what to bring - see:
See our bike hire page for bike hire options.
ridgeway weekender itinerary
2 days/2 nights
Cycling and outdoor activity is physically demanding.
A very good level of fitness is required for the Ridgeway which is a challenging ride. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to complete ride and to ensure you have the necessary skill and capability to do so.
7:30pm Arrive at Pewsey train station by train (under an hour from London) on Friday evening.*
We transfer you to base campsite near the start of the trail.
Alternatively - drive and park at base camp near Marlborough.*
Enjoy an evening BBQ and local beverages around the camp fire and spend the night under the stars. Fresh, ready and definitely not hungover for the start of your adventure.
There are washing facilities here but no showers.
* Please note we've relocated camp 1 to a new site - hence above switch (previously Swindon)
We'll' will meet you at the 2 campsites to show you around on your arrival and see you off in the mornings.
Help yourself to cold beverages, light the fire and cook your evening meal.
Help yourself to delicious breakfast goodies in the mornings.
8:00am Breakfast at base campsite (lovely locally sourced stuff) and ride out at 9 for 60 miles of wonderful riding.
Arrive at your second campsite at Watlington and enjoy another braai (BBQ) and enjoy the evening before tucking in for the night.
8:00am Breakfast and ride out for your second day at 9 for a 32 mile day.
Mid-way'ish coffee & refreshment stop at the lovely Buckmoorend Farm.
Arrive at Ivinghoe Beacon trail end and celebrate!
We'll transfer you to Tring station so you can make your way home.
Alternatively, hop in for a transfer back to your car at the start.