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Wild Wales 4×4 Explorer Tour 23rd/24th February 2019

Looking for a 4×4 adventure in Wales?

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The next 4×4 tag along Explorer tag along tour will be on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2019.

Starting in Llandovery we will explore some of the best green lanes that Wales has to offer including Strata Florida (subject to weather and river levels).

Suitable for more experienced drivers and vehicles with a minimum of AT tyres and low range.

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Limited space available.

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Wessex 4×4 Explorer Tour Drone Video

The weekend of snow made the 4×4 trip through Wessex (Wiltshire) fantastic.

Watch the video preview below.

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The next Wild Wales 4×4 Explorer Tour is on 23rd and 24th February in Mid Wales including Strata Florida, Soar Y Mynydd and the Lower Claerwen Valley.

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5 star review from Off Road Adventure Travel clients

This feedback has just been received from clients who joined the Galicia 4×4 Explorer tour in September 2018.

They are so pleased with the “5 star service” they have booked onto the next Pyrenees 4×4 Explorer tour in June 2019.

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August Explorer tour also available.

GALICIA 2018

In response to those interested in Spanish trips here’s an account of a great trip we made to Galicia with #offroadadventuretravel in September last year

We only had a week so kicked off with overnight ferry from Portsmouth and landing in Santander the following evening stayed locally At Santillana de la Mer. Day 1 was a long drive initially south then west to get us over to the general area we wished to explore but largely we found ourselves following the Camino de Compostela- a long distance pilgrims path culminating initially at the impressive Santiago de Compostela and then for the hardy the headland at Finnistere – all worthy of a few hours exploration.

Plenty of tracks in the hills and round the coast offered a huge variety of terrain and vistas, and with the luxury of having them pretty much to ourselves. With time of the essence we opted for hotels to save time on camping/cooking/packing which was a genius of an idea. Hotels were generally very good and the local food was outstanding and incredibly reasonably priced . Reckon our most expensive meal was £30 a head for 3 courses including wine!

Unfortunately the 110 let us down at quite possibly the furthest point from the Uk but here is where you really appreciate the benefit of a guided trip. Adam @ offroadadventuretravel really stepped up to the plate here. He knew exactly how to deal with the situation and the likely sequence of events that would ensue so his decision to get us to civilisation to wait for the AA was inspired- because at least we had access to food, toilets and WiFi! Despite the loss of the vehicle we were able to transfer our gear to his car and continue our trip. Although a few hours of off-roading were lost he took it all in his stride and was quick to quell any embarrassment we felt about the vehicle letting us down. The vehicle was returned 48 hours later with Adam dropping us at the garage and then he stayed with us as we embarked on the 350 mile return trip to the ferry with a clock very much ticking. Although the repair failed half way – even at 2am in the morning Adams professionalism shone through, staying with us till the AA recovery reappeared, hotel accommodation had been sorted and ferry travel rearranged. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable week despite vehicle challenges because of a 5 star service. We will definitely be returning to Galicia and we will definitely be customers of #offroadadventuretravel again – having just secured our place for the Pyrenees this June!

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Early Bird Price – Pyrenees 4×4 Explorer Tour – 4th August to 15th August 2019 – Including Ferry and camping.

EARLY BIRD PRICES ARE ONLY VALID UNTIL 31/1/2019.

We will start the journey from our meeting point in the UK and head to Plymouth International Port for our sailing to Santander at 16:15hrs.

Our routes wil take us from the Atlantic Ocean into the heart of the Pyrenees.

4x4 Pyrenees tours

Day 1 Sunday 4/8 – 16:15hrs Depart Brittany Ferries Plymouth with inside 2 berth cabin. Upgrades available subject to availability with Brittany Ferries.
Day 2 Monday 5/8 – 12:15hrs (midday) Arrive Santander. Disembark Ferry. Drive to St Jean Pied De Port, France (Approx 4.5 hour drive on the scenic route).
Day 3 Tuesday 6/8 – St Jean Pied de Port to Ochagavia.
Day 4 Wednesday 7/8 – Ochagavia to Loarre.
Day 5 Thursday 8/8 – Rest Day
Day 6 Friday 9/8 – Loarre to Ainsa
Day 7 Saturday 10/8 – Ainsa to Bonansa
Day 8 Sunday 11/8 – Bonansa to La Puebla de Roda
Day 9 Monday 12/8 – La Puebla de Roda to Loarre
Day 10 Tuesday 13/8 – Loarre rest day
Day 11 Wednesday 14/8 – Return to Santander via Bardenas Reales (desert) for sailing to Plymouth @ 21:15hrs with inside 2 berth cabin.
Day 12 Thursday 15/8 – Arrive Plymouth
Please note that this is only a sample and may be subject to slight changes.
The cost for this 4×4 tour based on a vehicle (up to 6m length and 2.6m height), return Brittany Ferries Crossing, camping, guide and support is £2795* (*£2995 after 31/1/2019).
Additional options;
Additional passengers £395 per person. Contact us if travelling with children as this may be reduced.
Club Cabin upgrade outside cabin with TV – from £70 return *subject to availability.
Campsite electricity hook up – £4 per day
Camping Bungalows (on selected campsites) – from £45 per night.
Additional tent £10 per night.
Early Bird Prices are based on receipt of deposit prior to 31/1/2019. After this date, prices will increase to £2995.
Deposit payment required to confirm booking will be 20% of the total (£559 before 31/1/2019 or £599 after this date – Balance payable by 31/5/2019).
Email or call Adam to make deposit payment by card or as any questions.
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Wild Wales 4×4 Explorer Tour 29/30th December 2019

Merry Christmas from Off Road Adventure Travel.

Just a quick update about our last Wild Wales 4×4 Explorer tour of 2018.

We only have two spaces available on Saturday 29th December and one space on Sunday 29th.

Click here for more details or to book online >>>

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New Year’s Eve 4×4 Tag Along Tour with accommodation and dinner.

Our New Year’s Eve 4×4 tour is proving very popular on the website.

We only run small groups max 4 client vehicles). Space is limited and we can only guarantee accommodation/dinner for bookings made before 31/10/2018.

What’s included:

4×4 Wild Wales Explorer tour on 31/12/18 and a half day tour on 1/1/19. *

Accommodation and dinner package for two in Rhayader on New Year’s Eve.

*We also have availability for additional days on 29/12 and 30/12 (further costs apply).

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If you don’t own a 4×4 or you have friends who would like to join you, we now have a Toyota Hilux Available to hire for our 4×4 tours.

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4x4 tour Christmas 2018

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Wild Wales 4×4 Explorer Tours 2018 – 10% off.

Our explorer tours in the UK commence on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.

As a thank you to our loyal website followers, we’re offering a 10% discount on all one or two day 4×4 UK Explorer Tours during 2018.

Use code EXPLOREWALES10 at the checkout on our website.

Only valid for use on our 4×4 UK Tours. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

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Our 4×4 Adventure in the Sierra de Guara, Aragon.

Our American clients, Nathan and Susannah, were eager to make tracks from Camping Castillo de Loarre to explore the Aragon region of Spain, as it was their last day off road before heading back to Paris.

The newly built tunnels and Autovia took us north from Huesca towards Sabiñánigo to a height of 4379 feet, giving us spectacular views of the Pyrenees mountain peaks. We headed east towards the remote village of Laguarta, in the heart of the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park.

Imposing rock bordered the narrow, winding road which climbed through varying terrain and followed the path of the Rio Guarga.

We resisted the guidance of a local cow, who was keen to encourage the use of local facilities…

… but our next helpful guide wasn’t kidding around when directing us off the beaten track!

A dusty forest track, river fording and a long rock crawl climb added excitement to the journey. The tall pine trees provided some cover from the scorching sun.

We passed the ruins of the abandoned village of Torrolluela del Obico.

After a picnic near Alquézar with views over the canyon we moved on to our final few trails. Once again, climbing steep rocky tracks with olive trees alongside.

The Ermita (chapel) de San Benito provided a high point with stunning views over the striking blue waters of the lakes in the valley below.

A steep descent to the base of the valley proved challenging with many sharp bends and a loose surface.

It was time to bid farewell to Nathan and Susannah, great travelling companions who take away new experiences and memories from their off road adventure.

Hasta la vista.

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The Pyrenees 4×4 Adventure tour begins

36 hours at sea on Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere with fellow adventurers on the way to Bilbao.

Enjoyed a gourmet meal while being entertained by dolphins leaping alongside our ship.

An early arrival in Bilbao and being one of the first off the ferry meant a quick departure from this industrial port town. Within an hour we turn off the Autovia and head east into the foothills of the Pyrenees.

The winding roads and crystal clear rivers guided us on our adventure through the breathtaking mountains which were shrouded in low cloud. As the roads narrowed, the village of Erratzu displayed the stunning alpine style scenery and traditional Basque homes.

The hairpin bends climbed to the Col d’Ispeguy at 672 metres and the border between Spain and France. What an ideal vista to admire over a spot of lunch! Can you spot our sticker?

The long steep descent took us into the beautiful village of St Étienne-de-Baïgorry.

…and on to our first campsite in St Jean Pied de Port. Camping municipal Plaza Berri perfectly located within a 5 minute walk of this medieval town and citadel in the middle of the Basque Country.

St Jean Pied de Port is a popular resting place for pilgrims from the north following the Camino de Santiago de Compostella.

A walk around the walled town with its cobbled streets and a climb to the citadel viewing points revealed a wonderful panoramic view of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Plenty of places to stop off for delicious crepes and strong local cider!

Bonne santé

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Overseas 4×4 Adventures.

With less than 4 weeks until we start our summer tours in Spain, France and Andorra we still have a couple of spaces available.

If you’re in the area and only fancy joining us for a day or two then you can.

PYRENEES 4×4

Wednesday 25/7 to Tuesday 31/7

St Jean Pied de Port to Andorra. Western and central Pyrenees

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Saturday 4/8 until Friday 10/7

Vielha to the Mediterranean

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Both tours are 6 driving days and one rest day.

GALICIA 4×4

Tuesday 25/9 to Wednesday 3/10

Meeting in Portsmouth this trip includes Brittany Ferries crossing with cabin and b&b accommodation in the beautiful region of north west Spain. Fully escorted from the UK and back

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