We run introductory courses and off road experience days for riders of all levels of ability. We teach skills directly relevant to the challenges faced by expedition and adventure riders.
All our courses are conducted with small training groups, maximum 4. We aim to provide 1 instructor to every 1-3 clients we find this makes for a more enjoyable experience (especially for the more nervous rider) and allows clients the opportunity to really speak with and learn from their time with our experienced instructors.
Trailquest offers training courses to suit the client’s individual requirements on a bespoke basis. However we find that the vast majority of clients are interested in the following set courses:
Day 1 - Introduction to Adventure Riding
The Introduction to Adventure Riding course is designed to provide clients with skills and knowledge to confidently ride a large adventure bike on a range of off road trails. The course accurately reflects the types of terrain and conditions a client might encounter on a motorcycle expedition. It is suitable for those with little or no previous off road experience and is the most booked course we run.
Many of those attending have years of road riding experience but very few have much off road riding background and, of those that do, most come from the smaller trail bike world. Client feedback has been 100% positive and suggests that almost everyone learns something on the course.
Day 2 - Intermediate
A very popular course with around 90% of participants having already undertaken our Introductory Course. Usually run at our Malvern Adventure Centre the course takes clients into more challenging terrain and builds upon the skills and techniques covered on the Introductory Course.
Day 3 - Mini Adventure
It is a natural progression from the Introductory Course and Intermediate Course and takes the client on a one day mini expedition to the Black Mountains in Wales. Many clients opt to use their own bikes for this and, again, group sizes are limited to four. On this course there are always two Trailquest staff in attendance with a 4x4 Support vehicle.
Expedition Training Course
Aimed at those planning their own trips abroad or taking part in expeditions run by others this course covers a range of expedition skills including survival skills, wild camping, First Aid, expedition security, navigation, bike preparation and other skills as required. The skills and experience of our instructors are crucial for the delivery of high standards of training.
If our list of regular courses does not meet your needs, as mentioned above, we are more than happy to devise a course that is specific to your requirements. Please get in contact with us to discuss your options.
Often we find clients are keen to train using their own bikes. However we do provide bikes for hire, ranging from smaller 125cc dirt bikes (usually for novices) to larger adventure bikes. The standard adventure bike we provide is currently the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
- Off- Road Rider Training (using own bike): £200-00 per day (any day from 1 March – 30 September)
- Off- Road Rider Training (with bike hire): £260-00 per day (any day from 1 March – 31 September)
If you are interested in training with us please contact us for further information and to book dates.
Take a look at our Rider Training Gallery for an idea of what our courses are all about.