Symonds Yat Mega Trail Venture Picture 1
Symonds Yat Mega Trail Venture Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  350m

Dist:  50km

Min age:  16

Duration:  3

Symonds Yat Mega Venture Multi Activity

Multi Activity Adventure

Get Ready for a full on epic adventure challenge in arguably the most beautiful spot in the Southern Half of the UK. With the outstandingly beautiful Wye River carving its way through the Forest of Dean, we have the perfect playground for a stacked out challenge day. Meeting on Friday evening, you will have an initial briefing, followed by an early start on Saturday morning! Our Megaventure day will start with the main event briefing, dividing into your challenge - and then one epic day of challenges will follow!

After your arrival on Friday evening we shall have an event briefing, and then a little time to meet your fellow challengers, and event leaders.

We will begin early, as we have a BIG day of activities to pack in - from our first activity cycling to take in a beautiful 32km circuit heading out via Ross on Wye. You will then embark on paddling 9km down the amazing meandering river Wye. Lunch break will be a rapid affair as you get ready to take on climbing the impressive Symonds Yat Rocks and then abseiling back down the most breathaking viewpoint. The finale is a 9km orienteering course back round the river to bring you to base and on to a cracking pub for a celebration of a fantastic adrenaline filled day in the outdoors. We will then transfer over to your accomodation for the night. Be prepared for a tough day... but memories to carry with you forever.



Day 1 - Arrive for pre-event briefing & buffet dinner - latest suggested arrival 20:00 - Prepare gear and discuss team tactics.

Day 2:

07:00 - Reveille

07:15 - Breakfast

07:45 - Final Event Briefing

08:15 - Mass Team Departure

Activity 1 Cycle

Activity 2 Canoe

Lunch Break - Symonds Yat

Activity 3 & 4 Climb & Abseil

Activity 5 Orienteer (Full briefing and explanation included)

17:30 - 19:00 End of Event expected arrival approx. 
celebratory evening meal and award presentations

DAY 3 - Easy Post Challenge Morning! Breakfast, pack and depart for home! Job Done!

* Note that the distances may be tailored to suit the group. Also - in the case of larger groups, teams may be split and tackle events in a different order or in waves.

ACTIVITIES: To last up to approx 2 hours each

Canoe: 9km


Cyle: 32km

Orienteering: 9km


Route Map


You will be accommodated in good quality bunkhouse accommodation, evening meals will be taken in local pubs (reserved - but not included) .

Optional transfer and upgrade of accomodation on 2nd night.


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.


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.


Special Notes

This event is designed for groups of 16 persons and above.


Included In Trip

Event Marshalls / Instructors, 2 night's accommodation including breakfast, climbing equipment (ropes, harnesses, helmets - but not climbing shoes), pre-event joining instructions, open canoe hire, paddles and buoyancy aids, safety radios (if required), event maps.


Excluded From Trip

Dinners, lunches and transport to and from event can be added into package.

Bike Hire at £15pp or bring your own. (Bike transfers can be arranged).


Equipment Required

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

Walking/Camping Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Sleeping Bag or Sleeping Bag Liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
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.

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

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. All climbing equipment is regularly checked and is retired well within its recommended shelf life - as recommended by the Mountain Leader Training Guidelines.



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



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

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

Price on Application



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

Event Location

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