Packraft and Bikeraft

Bike or Hike - Raft - Pack - Wilderness - Escape.

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Try-Out Days

Try-out kit, we provide a selection of top quality packraft and bikerafting demo gear and try-out of all the related kit needed for a wilderness adventure. You go for a day trip. We provide kit options and route options for you to try, discuss set-up, select what works best for you. We help get you off on a try-out adventure, typically you would hike or cycle to the beach or river access and kayak back with help from the wind and tide, the plan can be varied to suit the forecast. We tailor to you/your group, we see you off to the trail heads and provide support/pick-up if needed. A great way to try before you buy.

Rate: From £190

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Status: Limited 2020 availability

3 Days

Like our try out days but a 3 day adventure, ride or hike, try-out kit, raft, pack and camp. 1st day arrive at our Wilderness Breaks base, we help you with set-up and packing options. Each day we take you to a selection of the best packrafting or bikerafting routes depending on whether you want to hike and paddle or ride and paddle. All adventures can be done as a circuit / loops from the base doorstep just by human power but we also provide 4x4 and Rib backup to support if needed. BnB base stay or wildcamp options. We include: secure kit lock-up, kit wash facilities, food and drink. Access to our own private boathouse - right on the estuary edge - with kayaks and related kit for your trip.

Rate: From £590

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Status: Limited 2020 availability

7 Days, 5 Rivers Bikeraft Mission

Bikeraft our local 5 Rias: 1) Dart, 2) Salcombe, 3) Avon, 4) Erme and 5) Yealm. Making one mega bikeraft circuit, paddle each of these beautiful rias in turn linking up by bike on stunning trails. Unplug for the week and reconnect to nature. Overnight private wild camp / hut to hut or BnB options.

Rate: From £1190

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Status: Limited 2020 availability

What You Get

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Packraft 

High quality packraft - one for each person in your group. Chosen for super-light weight, performance and use on relatively sheltered waters of our local rivers and estuaries.

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Bikeraft

With raft designed to attach and carry your bike, if you love biking and paddling and want freedom to access further, we offer Bikerafting adventures and try-out in our beautiful South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). MTB down flowing trails to the beach then Kayak back to access areas that are normally out of reach, we create unique bikerafting adventures, totally human powered missions. Our local rivers and estuarys are possibly the best kept secret in Bikerafting - recognised as one of the very best canoe and kayaking destinations in the UK - combined with great mountain biking and hiking trails.

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Our Local Rias 

The 5 rias of the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) all offer idyllic paddling along drowned river valleys, fringed with steep ancient woodlands. Relatively calm and sheltered rias and turquoise estuaries with rocky coves and sandy beaches. 

Packrafting could have been designed for this area, with so many beautiful rivers all together we need the packraft to access further and bigger adventures each day. The unique environments of these rias is protected, much of it is only accessible by river, long stretches without any road access.

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Extraordinary trip plans 

Depending on tide, wind, river flow and your preference for riding / hiking / paddling we have endless options for your trip. We use the tides to help make journeys on the rivers in either direction end to end and use wind, river flow and tide levels to help us choose the best route each day. This gives us freedom to access hidden areas, stunning river beaches and sandy coves then return again by raft in the other direction, or by hike or bike. Easy chilled out days of gentle hiking and paddling or epic days combining one or more river, coastal trails and estuary crossings.

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Best in & out points

As well as our own boathouse ideally placed to start and end many trips we also help you with a wide range of entry and exit points for your adventure. If you want to cut the route short or extend it further we can help with choices.

Scenic pic-nic spots are also our speciality.

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Boat House & River Access

Access to our private boathouse right on the estuary edge. Also acts as one of the most perfect locations for transition between bike and raft for your adventures. Gives you the luxury of equipment/supplies storage and changing space. With the added benefit of a village pub at the end of the creek just 5 minutes walk away.

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Base 

Our three hundred year old barn acts as additional base where we can meet, discuss route options, kit set-up and start adventures.

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Food and Drink 

Food supplied direct from our local farm shop . We also provide camp stove and coffee making set-ups suitable for bikepacking/packrafting adventures to take on your trip.

On our 7 day trips a bottle of whisky and gin is included.

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Backup and Support 

For every day of your stay/try-out with us we provide support and backup. Just call us for any route questions and we can also support your group with backup rib for estuary/coast access and 4x4 Landrovers with space for rafts, kit, bikes, tools and re-supplies if needed.

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