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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  677m

Dist:  38km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

The Wye Multi Challenge

Multi Activity Adventure

Get set for an amazing excitement filled day, which will push you to your limits, and test your skills and endurance to the maximum.


Set in the beautiful Wye valley and Welsh Black Mountains this event is very much 'Beauty and the Beast' with a twist.
Beginning on the river Wye in Glasbury we paddle nearly 6 miles down stream to the world famous 'Town of Books', Hay-on-Wye. A quick transition will take us on to the bikes and a short but tough peddle to our trek/orienteering stage. After beginning the climb on the bikes there is still more to come with further walking up to the top of Hay Bluff. Towering at 677m above the surrounding countryside the views are quite spectacular, but don't get caught gazing too long, you're only half way! We continue down then up Gospel pass before ascending the mighty Twmpa or 'Lord Hereford's Knob' as the locals like to call it (it's true). At 13m higher than Hay Bluff the effort is certainly worth the views. Now it's all down hill and time to pick up some pace and navigate our way back to the bike transition before the short 6 mile peddle back to the finish point in Glasbury (phew!).

 


Itinerary

08:30 - Meet at Glasbury - event brief.

09:00 - Event Start - Open Canoe - first wave departs

10:00 - Final Canoe wave departs

10:45 - First Canoe group finish and begin first bike stage

11:30 - First group complete bike and begin trek

12:00 - Last Canoe wave finish

12:45 - Last group finish bike and begin trek

15:00 - First group complete trek and begin second bike stage

15:30 - First group complete bike and finish event!

16:15 - Last group complete trek and begin second bike

16:45 - Last group complete second bike stage and finish event!

 


What is a Level 3.5 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 8-10 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 3.5 ‘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.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Included In Trip

Marshals, Mountain Leaders, First Aiders, Maps, Compasses, Open Canoe hire, Support Vehicle(s)

 

Excluded From Trip

Accommodation, Meals, Transport to and from the event.

 

Equipment Required

Personal Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters
Painkillers, Sunbloc

Hill Walking Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunched but please check with us
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Clothing
T-Shirt
Lightweight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking Socks
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Small Towel, Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Mobile Phone

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)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

As you know the weather in England is unpredictable, so it’s best to prepare for hot or cold conditions. Bear in mind you will be on the water and it is likely you will get wet, so please bring suitable clothing for this. Equally during the summer, you could find hot and sunny conditions, so please be prepared with plenty of fluids, and sun protection.

 

 

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


 

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