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 on an adventure bike, often taking in routes where few motorcyclists have ridden 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. All of the instructors here at Trailquest agree that these are the most rewarding things which you are likely to remember for the rest of your life.
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 2021 we currently have planned expeditions to India and Lithuania.
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 two instructors (who ride front and back of the group) and a support vehicle. During the build up to the expedition we usually run a couple Team Training weekends, these are a good way for everyone to meet each other and to allow a team dynamic to form. We expect everyone to ride together and work as a team whilst on the Expedition.
Who do we take?
We like to fill the teams with people who have done some training with us, as they then know who we are and better understand our mentality and ethos towards such travelling. Having said this we are open to anyone who shares our passion for adventure riding. As mentioned above, we expect team members to have attended 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 £3,600 and the length ranges from 8-15 days.
If you are 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 adventure you are interested in.
Himalayas ( North West India ) - Postponed due to Covid
Our next expedition to the Himalayas received a lot of interest and is now fully booked. However please do contact us if you are interested and we will let you know of any other projects we are working on.
Lithuania - off road trips - Postponed due to Covid
As soon as travel restrictions ease we will be running off road riding trips to Lithuania. This beautiful Baltic state offers hundreds of miles of spectacular off road trails through beautiful scenery. Trips will range from 3 - 10 days and some could include riding into Latvia and Estonia. Please contact us to request an information pack.
Spain -Hannibal Trail / TET - - in research stage
We are currently investigated off road trails and parts of the TET with the aim of running some short expeditions in 2022/23. Further information will be released in due course but if you would like to register interest please contact us.
Take a look at our Expeditions Gallery to get an idea of what our expeditions are all about.