Saturday Night BBQ
£260 for 3 days
8 out of 10
The beautiful and unique thing about Exmoor as a place to ride a bike is that it’s highest point, Dunkery Beacon, at 512m above sea level, is only 7km from the sea as the crow flies. As your Mountain Bike flies, the sea is that flat sparkly thing, 512m below you down a vast choice of fantastic ribbons of singletrack. On your long weekend, we will show you at least three different descents from summit to sea on each day, all in breathtaking scenery. If your legs have had enough, we will even do an Uplift for you for the final climb of the day. Perfect!
This small corner of Exmoor is fast gaining a reputation from the mountain biking press for its superb Enduro potential. The inaugural EX Enduro race, sponsored by DMR bikes, was held here in 2016. It garnered such glowing reports and was THE place to race Enduro in September 2017.
Your WildBike Enduro BaseCamp
The perfection of this trip continues with the accommodation! We will set up our luxury basecamp in a superb campsite in a gloriously sheltered position right at the foot of the trails. With no exaggeration, we will ride straight off the trails and into the back gate of our campsite. So the luxury of our SoulPad chill out tent, complete with carpets, heating, music, comfy seating and hearty snacks will always be right at hand. The showers and toilets even have underfloor heating!
We are also a few hundred metres from 2 excellent teashops and a short pedal from the village pub.
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- 3 days guided riding by qualified guides in small groups (depending on how long you are staying)
- 3 nights luxury WildBike BaseCamp accommodation with SoulPad common room and quality mountain tents for sleeping
- Saturday evening BBQ, weather permitting
- 3 hearty breakfasts
- Optional transfer from and to Taunton railway station
- Coffees, teas, wine and beer
- Oost-ride cakes
- Support of our MTB race van
- Bikewash, secure lock-up and mechanical support
- Some Soul! Campfires, fresh coffee, homemade cakes…
Is it for me?
The short answer is, if you’re training for an Enduro race, or even if you’re vaguely thinking about it – perfect!
The riding on this trip ranges from very fast flowing narrow singletrack to occasionally rooty, loose, rocky sections which are sometimes steep. There are several stream crossings. There are no big drops and no gaps! Technically, the trails on this weekend would generally equate to trail centre red runs, but are less predictable as they are natural trails. To keep the Enduro ethos, we ride back to the top on interesting and varied trails, which is generally about an hour to an hour and a half of effort each climb. So a good level of fitness is required. HOWEVER, UPLIFTS WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE FINAL CLIMB OF THE DAY!
For reference and as a guide, our base near Porlock on Exmoor is 3 hours drive from the M25, 3 hours drive from the M42 around Birmingham and an hour and a half from Bristol.
As part of our commitment to green travel, we offer a FREE pick-up and drop-off service from and to Taunton railway station.
After booking, your joining details will be sent to you 6 weeks before your holiday begins.
Arrival evening of Thursday 14th June 2018 with riding Friday to Sunday.
Date options and availability will appear on the booking form.