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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  90m

Dist:  60km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Nomura Thames Quest

Trek Adventure

Get ready for an action packed day - Paddle, Trek and Cycle along the River Thames from Windsor to Richmond! Not only a challenge for the body, but our fiendish cryptic team challenges will test the sharpest minds too!

This unique event designed specially for Nomura will challenge you over 60km starting from Windsor to canoe a stunning section of the river Thames to Old Windsor, where you will experience the vibrancy of one of Europe’s best loved waterways. After a rapid teambuilding activity you will set off by peddle power with a scenic detour off the river to pass through Windsor Great Park. Cycle through Staines-upon-Thames, Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames & Mosely in time for a testing initiative task at Hampton Court. You will complete the challenge on foot, navigating your way through the beautfiul green spaces of Hampton Court Park, Kingston upon Thames & Ham. There will also be some fascinating points of interest to locate on your route! You will finally arrive at Richmond directly into your accomodation for a shower and change before heading out for a celebration of your quest with a feast in Richmond!



Evening before challenge:

17:30 - Meet at Nomura office.

18:00 - Coach from Nomura office to Windsor/Heathrow Marriott Hotel. 

20:00 - Evening meal at local restaurant 

21:00 - Full event safety briefing


Event Day:

06:30 - Breakfast

07:15 - Meet and prepare for challenge

07:30 - Transfer from accommodation to start

07:45 - Kit up and prepare for challenge. Canoe safety brief. Get on water.

08:30 - Canoe Expedition - Approx 9km

11:00 - Teambuilding challenge

11:30 - Depart on cycle - 39km

12:45 - Lunch

14:45 - Initiative task

15:00 - Trekking quest to Richmond - 12km

17:00 - 17:30 -  Arrive into Richmond Hill Hotel

17:30 - 18:00 - Showers & change.

18:00-19:00 - Time to relax at hotel.

19:00 - Evening meal at Richmond Restaurant 


Route Map


2 nights of 4 star hotel accomodation is included


What is a Level 3.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 9 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however you will need to be more resilient, due to simple living conditions. UK single day or weekend level 3 treks are suited to walkers and trekkers with some previous history of upland walking or alternatively a good amount of lowland training behind them.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside; 7 hours plus . You should be doing regular exercise, possibly with some running. Your running speed will be fairly steady; nothing too fast, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs). These other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level. e.g. spinning, circuits, swimming, or other sports.


Included In Trip

- Pre Event Support (training plans, kit lists, advice, trip notes, Joining Instructions) 

- Bike transfer before event from Nomura

- Coach transfer from Nomura

- 2 nights 4 star accommodation & breakfasts

- 2 x evening meals

- 1 x buffet lunch and feed stations

- Qualified canoe, cycle and walking Leaders

- Canoes + safety equipment

- Shuttles in the morning to start venue

- Cycle supporting vehicles

- Baggage transfer

- Orienteering markers, maps, compasses and cryptic clues


Excluded From Trip

- Tranport post event

- Bike Hire


Equipment Required

Short/Long sleeve T-Shirt, Shorts / Tracksuit Bottoms
Fleece Top / Jacket
Trainers / Approach Shoes
Waterproof Clothing (Shell) in case of poor weather
Beanie / Buff
Bladder Hydration System

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Saddle Bag (recommended to carry multi-Tool, tyre levers, pump & spare tube)

Helmet (compulsory)

Personal kit
Mini medical kit (Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters, Painkillers)

Energy gels, electrolytes

Mobile phone

10-15 litre daysack (& bin bag for basic waterproofing)

(Small drybags are available for waterproofing of essential items)



This event is a spring / summer adventure challenge - and typically runs in April to October - weather should be warm (ish) - but at all times you should expect a mixture - be prepared!


Optional Extras

Bike Hire £15 (height required)


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event



Guide price

Price on Application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


Event Location

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