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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  90m

Dist:  60km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

River Thames Quest

Multi Activity 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 itinerary can also be amended to start from Henley-on-Thames.


This unique event 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 for a well deserved celebration of your quest along the River Thames!

 


Itinerary

Safety briefing will take place after dinner the night before the challenge

08:00 - Meet & prepare for challenge

08:30 - Canoe Expedition - Approx 9km

11.15 - Teamquest challenge 1

11:45 - Depart on Cycle - 39km

13:00 - Lunch  

15:00 - Teamquest challenge 2

15:15 - Trekking quest to Richmond - 12km

17:30 - Arrive Richmond

 

Route Map


Accommodation

1 night of clean 3 star hotel accomodation is included

 

What is a Level 3.0 Multi Activity Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect around 8 hours of full on multi activity. In the case of a multi day challenge, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be used to challenging physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy your training, and to do it regularly. Longer duration challenges are likely to be easier in terms of the physical effort, however, you will need to be more resilient due to simple living conditions, i.e. using same clothes for several days, simple food, and maybe camping. This forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Multi Activity Challenge’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing longer days in the outdoors - 7-8 hours. You should be doing regular exercise - with some intense outdoors exercise. You should be used to long rides, long walks, and all round challenging days. You need to have balanced the need for multiple forms of exercise in your training - including some upper body work, and some flexilbility.

 

Special Notes

You will pack one soft holdall to be transported to the finish location with any emergency change of clothes required ready.

You will require a small daysack to carry with you throughout the challenge for your own personal kit.

We will provide some small drybags for any essential supplies on the canoe leg. 

Evening meals can be included upon request

 

Included In Trip

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

- Event planning 

- 1 night accommodation & breakfast

- Canoes + safety equipment

- Qualified Canoe Leader(s)

- Cycle supporting vehicle(s) 

- Baggage transfer

- Cycle Leader(s)

- Lunch & feed station venues

- Route Marking

- Orienteering Leader

- Route Maps & Compass

 

Excluded From Trip

- Tranport to accommodation in Windsor and from finish venue in Richmond

- Bike Hire

- Evening Meals. 

 

Equipment Required

Clothing
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)

 

Weather

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 

Event Certificates

Event Jerseys.

 

 

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

Difficulty
Info

 

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


 

Event Location


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