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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.

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Last few days to order Christmas gift certificates.

If you’d like to order a gift certificate in time for Christmas then head over to our website to catch the last posting dates!

https://offroadadventuretravel.com/product/gift-cards/

Gift certificates can be redeemed on any of our UK or overseas 4×4 tag along tours.

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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.

www.adventurecampers.wales

4x4 tour Christmas 2018

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Adventure Overland Show September 2018

We will be attending the Adventure Overland late summer show on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018 at Stafford upon Avon Racecourse.

We will be on stand A4 outside the racecourse pavilion with our friends from All Terrain Services. Look for the white Toyota Hilux.

Come along and have a chat about our 4×4 tag along tours in Wales, The Pyrenees, Galicia, Morocco and Albania.

We can also offer 4×4 Adventure Campers rental options for our tours or independent travel. Email or ask us for more details at the show:

Adam@offroadadventuretravel.com

Our friends from All Terrain Services will be with us to discuss your training needs. Expedition training, winch courses and bush mechanic workshops.

We look forward to seeing you.

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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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Crossing the Val D’Aran, Spain by 4×4

Today’s journey left the beautiful town of Luchon in France and went through the Val D’Aran to Llavorsi, Catalunya, Spain.

A picture is worth a thousand words…

The open gravel track at the ski resort of Baqueira Beret narrowed through pine forests.

After a day of breathtaking scenery and a siesta by the babbling River Noguera Pallaresa, we bimbled down the valley and set up camp for the night at Camping Riberies, Llavorsi.

Perfecto!

This is an ideal location for those with an adventurous spirit who want to explore the additional activities in the area e.g. white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and hiking trails.

For your information, our next 4×4 tour in this region starts on Saturday 4th August 2018.

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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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Crossing the French-Spanish Pyrenees border by 4×4

Back into the village of St. Étienne-de-Baïgorry for supplies: fresh baguette, cafe au lait and pain au chocolat while our American clients bought a gateaux Basque for our elevenses.

Stocked up for the day, we headed south through the forest to the Roncevaux Pass where a battle between the Napoleonic and Anglo-Portuguese armies took place 205 years ago to the day.

We joined the Camino de Santiago de Compostella, the pilgrim route from Pau to Galicia, passing many heavily laden walkers on the way and one Spanish stallion in the mist!

We drove the broken asphalt track to rise above the clouds, revealing stunning views of the valleys below.

At an altitude of 4769 feet (1566 metres) we stopped at Ortzanzurieta which is marked by an unusual plaque!

Dangerousroads.org mentions this route as one of the world’s most spectacular roads.

Our descent took us back onto the Camino de Santiago de Compostella and the low lying cloud where we were met by ghostly figures in the mist.

Before long, our route took us further afield and through rougher terrain. Only cows with bells on kept the hills alive with the sound of music!

Our route broke through the mist onto challenging tracks, pitted with washouts and steep descents. The Land Rover Defender coped well with the rough terrain.

The foundry and munitions factory at Orbaizieta provided an insight into local history and how the iron ore, wood and plentiful water supply was beneficial to the area. It also provided a welcome chance for us to stretch our legs.

Our final route of the day provided lush woodland tracks before our descent along hairpin bends into Ochagavía.

Camping Osate in this beautiful village is our rest stop for the night.

Buena Salud/Cheers!

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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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Galicia 4×4 recce trip discount code

 

If you fancy joining our 2018 4×4 Galicia recce trip from 25th September to 3rd October 2018, then we’ve got a great offer for you. £95 discount.

This tour includes return Brittany Ferries crossing from the UK to Spain. 2 berth cabin and b&b accommodation whilst in Spain.

Enter GALICIA18 at the checkout on our website;

www.offroadadventuretravel.com

Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid on bookings made before 31/8/2018

Brittany ferries have limited (12/8/2018) cabin availability and bookings are subject to availaility, unless your prefer to extend your stay and return independantly from the tour.