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Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  100m

Dist:  90km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

River Thames Multi Adventure

Multi Activity Adventure

Get ready for an action packed day - Paddle, Trek and Cycle along the River Thames from Henley to the Centre of London! This is a high level challenge to work out all the muscles in your body over one long day!

This unique event will challenge you over 90km starting from Henley-on-Thames to canoe a stunning 9km section of the river Thames to Hurley, where you will experience the vibrancy of one of Europe’s best loved waterways. We will then set off by pedal power for a 69km ride following the river as closely as possible past Windsor, Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Twickenham & Richmond to arrive at Barnes. You will then complete the challenge on foot, navigating your way for 12km following the South of the river and throguh the Wetland Centre, cutting through Fulham and back on to the river in Chelsea. Finally we head North through Hyde Park and Marble Arch to finish your challenge and well deserved celebrations of your full on adventure along the River Thames!



Event Day:

07:00 - Breakfast

07:30 - Prep for challenge

08:00 - Canoe Expedition - 9km

10:15 - Arrive Hurley Lock

10:45 - Depart on cycle - 69km

13:30 - Lunch at Coopers Hill (15 mins)

16.30 - Arrive Barnes (can buy hot drinks here)

16:15 - Trek to Marble Arch - 12km

19.30 - Event Finish!


Route Map

What is a Level 4.0 Multi Activity Challenge Like?

These challenges are long in duration, high altitude, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect around 12 hours of full on multi activity. In the case of a multi day challenge, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to love 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 - ie 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 4.0 ‘Multi Activity Challenge’?

You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter carrying equipment, cycling on rougher terrain, sleep deprivation, or high altitude, or intense multi activity events along the lines of adventure triathlons. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you to the limits of your comfort zone. Days will be up to 12 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - as you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions, simple food, variable weather conditions and maybe camping - these form a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! For multi activity events please work on your all round fitness.


Included In Trip

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

- Event planning 

- 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

- Evening Meals. 


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 - £20

Bike Collection

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

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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