This June (3-4) explore the The Thames Valley, ride Britain's oldest Road - the Ridgeway on this 2 day wine 'n trails extravaganza. Immerse yourself in 2 days of sublime gravel-riding, sample award-winning wines and delicious local produce expertly prepared for you on this unique experience. Overnight stay in one of the region's most iconic and beautiful vineyards! Enjoy the evening at our hilltop vineyard basecamp. Surrounded by ancient woodlands, Oaken Grove Vineyard is a family-run, boutique vineyard offering a range of award-winning English wines. Established in 1986 in the foothills of the Chilterns, the seven acres of Pinot Noir, Bacchus and Madeleine Angevine vines produce exceptional quality still and sparkling wines that are fresh, modern and packed with flavour.After Saturday's ride you'll be treated to an exclusive wine-tasting session where you'll sample award-winning English wines from the the Pinot Noir, Bacchus and Madeleine Angevine vines. Followed by a delicious evening meal, complete with outdoor, fireside vibes - before bedding down in your comfy, stylish and fully equipped bell tent. After a delicious breakfast on day 2 - another fab route in the spectacular surrounds awaits.
Type: self-guided off-road over 2 days
Distance: 40 + 30 miles - Elevation: c. 2,000 + 1,500
fitness level: good*
*Expect a chilled ride of 3 - 5 hours' riding - including hills and varied terrain per day.
Requires a good fitness and riding skill level.
your enjoyment - our mission
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
Ride, wine, dine, sleep, ride!
Coffee, tea and pastries on arrival
Saturday ride (c. 40m) and Sunday ride (c. 30m) - mostly off-road on stunning surrounding trails - including a section of Britain's oldest Roman road - the Ridgeway.
Ride briefings at the beginning of each day.
GPX routes for each day are provided in advance.
Wild Cycles team support you throughout the weekend and are always on hand.
Wine-tasting featuring Oaken Grove's award-winning range and hosted by the vineyards very own wine-maker, Phil.
One night's accommodation in super-comfy, stylish and fully equipped bell tent.
Saturday evening dinner and Sunday breakfast served on the Oaken Grove terrace.
Delicious locally sourced produce expertly prepared and lovingly served by our very own catering. team
Vegetarian, vegan and most dietary preferences catered for.
A selection of brews and non-alcoholic drinks.
What's not included
Train fares, transfers, lunch and refreshments en-route.
Meals incl dinner & breakfast
- 1 night/2 days -
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
Arrive at base camp 9 - 9:30am at the vineyard near Henley on Thames.
After coffee and a pastry, gear up for your Saturday roll out onto the trails. Optional lunch stop.
Return to base around 4pm where you'll be presented with an expert wine-tasting session and canapes.
Settle into your camp and gather around the fire for a delicious, specially prepared dinner.
Day 2 - Sunday
Delicious breakfast including fresh coffee, muesli and home-bakes.
Roll out onto day 2's route of approx. 30m - passing a jaw-dropping array of sights and landscapes.
After another ride in beautiful places - head back to basecamp to celebrate and packup.