What are they all about?
On a Trailquest Expedition our mission is to get off the beaten track and explore some of the world’s more remote regions often taking in routes where few travellers have been before. The key word being used here is ‘explore’, our expeditions are not road tours, and not about travelling from one destination to another as fast as you can! To us the expedition is about the journey itself, the people you meet, the challenges you are forced to overcome and everything else you experience along the way. Many of our expeditions have genuine research aims and we have worked with universities and individuals carrying out archaeological and geological fieldwork in many remote areas.What sort Expeditions do we run?
We offer places on a range of expeditions to different parts of the world. We have in the past been to destinations such as Ethiopia, South Africa, Iceland, India and Finland. We tend to alternate where we go and are always looking for new challenges. Between now and the end of 2024 we currently have planned expeditions to India and Morocco.
The Expeditions we run range in difficulty, therefore we are able to offer places to people with varying levels of experience. Our aim is to try and fit people to expeditions that match their capabilities. We find doing this adds to the enjoyment for all involved.
Accommodation on such expeditions ranges from wild camping to 5* hotels, again this entirely depends on where we are going and what sort of expedition it is.
Trailquest always provides appropriate support including vehicles equipment and staff as required. During the build up to the expedition we always run a Team Training weekends which are a good way for everyone to meet each other and to allow a team dynamic to form. We expect everyone to work together and work as a team whilst on an Expedition.Who do we take?
We are open to anyone who shares our passion for adventure and exploration however ............
All applicants for team places are required to submit an application form and undergo an interview and practical selection process designed to assess their physical fitness, team work, problem solving abilities and general expedition skills. We expect those selected to attend at least two team training weekends prior to the expedition (which is included in the overall cost). This is to ensure the whole team knows each other before we depart. We aim to put like-minded people together into an expedition team, this is crucial to the enjoyment of the overall experience.What are the Costs/Duration?
These differ depending on location and style of Expedition you are on. Price's usually start from around £3,800 - £4500 and the length ranges from 8-15 days.Interested?
If you are an individual or a corporate / academic / media organisation and interested in discovering more about our previous expeditions or joining us on one of our upcoming expeditions, please get in contact and let us know your sort of project you are interested in.
If you are planning your own expedition and require assistance or support please contact us.Expeditions Completed - September 2023Himalayas ( Sach Pass - North West India 2023)
The expedition to the Himalayas in NW India began on the 1 September 2023. It was a great success and much enjoyed by all who took part in the challenge,
Film (courtesy of one of our clients) - Sach Pass Expedition
We are already considering future projects in India so please do contact us if you are interested and we will let you have further information.2024 Expeditions Morocco - February 2024 (fully booked)
This is a mixed 4x4 / adventure motorcycle archaeological expedition to SW Morocco. Continuing the previous work on colonial era forts and fortifications this one will be concentrating on the survey of one important site.NW India - Ladakh - September 2024 (fully booked)
Ladakh is both the largest and the second least populous union territory of India. The name means “Land of High Places” and much of the territory is at a height of 3500m above sea level. The spectacular scenery and challenging riding make it an fascinating region to explore on a motorcycle and a true adventure is assured for all those taking part in this exciting expedition.2025 ExpeditionsMorocco - Early part of the year - Date TBC (information available shortly)
This expedition will form part of the Legion Project and will involve archaeological fieldwork requiring off road riding, trekking and 4x4 driving. We are involved in preliminary discussions regarding the production of a documentary film.Take a look at our Expeditions Gallery to get an idea of what our expeditions are all about.