Take a self-guided bikepacking trip on our route through the beautiful Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

It’s a 2 day trip, taking you through the Wye Valley, along old railway tracks and forest tracks, leading you along side the river Wye to finish day 1 at Symonds Yat for a nights camp. Then heading over on day 2 to wind your way through the wonderful Forest of Dean, finally dropping back into the Wye Valley, to finish at the Boat Inn pub at Redbrook.

The trip takes on a variety of terrain, so experience of on and off road cycling will be required and although the majority is fairly flat, there’s a couple of big climbs out of the valley, so a good level of fitness is required. And for those not feeling as fit as they’d like, a hike-a-bike is fair game when needed on this trip.

You’ll be partnered with the On One Bootzipper, our dedicated adventure bike!

The Bootzipper is built for long distance bikepacking, rolling on 29 inch wheels with large volume tyres, offering great comfort on the trail and well designed to allow you to tackle varied terrain and carry all the gear you need.

The total distance is about 50 mile split over the 2 days, covering about 25 miles on the first day, with plenty of time to setup camp for the night and enjoy some food and a drink. Then the following day consists of a further 25 miles taking you over and through to the forest of dean, giving you plenty of time to finish up at the pub in the afternoon and have a well earned drink.

It’s a self-guided trip, so you will be well equipped with a GPS with pre programmed route, a trusty map for backup and our own route map to point out places of interest along the way. We’ll be on hand if there’s any problems.

What you’ll need:

  • A good level of fitness
  • Experience in on and off road cycling
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Spare change of clothes for the evening
  • Travel towel
  • Wash/shower kit
  • Snacks to keep you going
  • A beer for the evening (if you’re willing to carry it)

What we’ll provide:

  • Bikepacking Bike
  • Helmet (Please bring your own if you have one)
  • Bikepacking bags
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Matt
  • Sleeping bag & Liner
  • Packable Pillow
  • Packable Lamp
  • Stove, Cooking Kit, Spork
  • Dehydrated Meal (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • 1 Nights stay at the Campsite
  • GPS – with Pre Planned Route
  • Route Map and places to visit
  • Drop off & collection from route start and finish
  • Call out support

Our 2 day trip costs just £165pp

We can currently accommodate up to 4 people per trip

** Advance booking essential to secure campsite due to high season demand  **

** To hire the bikes and all the kit, we will need to take a deposit from you in advance of £300pp and two forms of ID need to be left with us during your trip. On return from your trip, we will refund you the deposit minus your trip cost **

Call us on 01594 531061 or email Doug@underthewood.co.uk to book your trip