Gold DofE Mountain Biking Qualifier Expeditions

From: £289.00

Gold DofE open qualifier expeditions mountain biking- we run multiple trips every year. This consists of four days and three nights of a qualifying expedition run by our fully qualified coaches, instructors and DofE supervisors/assessors.

Gold DofE Mountain Biking Qualifier 

Gold DofE open Mountain Biking qualifier expeditions in Scotland. Active run a number of training, practice and qualifying DofE open expeditions in Scotland for Gold DofE candidates throughout the year.  We run open dates for individuals and bespoke packages for school and youth groups.  Active Outdoor Pursuits have over 20 years experience and a proven track record facilitating and supporting groups and individuals achieve The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Our aim as an Approved Activity Provider is to deliver quality, exciting and adventurous expedition training, supervision and assessments throughout Scotland.

  • Notes
  • Equipment
  • Example Trips

The next courses we have running are on:

  • August 7th - 10th 2021.
  • October 25th - 28th 2021.

We can organise training, practice journeys and qualifying DofE gold expeditions mountain biking for groups of 4 or more on dates that suit your requirements. So if you don't see ones on the calendar which work for you drop us an email or a ring.

Qualifying expeditions should be booked no less than 4 weeks before your expedition start date.  This is to allow time to process green forms.

Candidates should have prior experience in their chosen mode of transport.

Please note that you are expected to arrive at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre the night before your DofE course starts.  This overnight stay is included in the course price on a self-catered basis.

We can provide the following group kit if required for your gold DofE open mountain biking qualifying expeditions in Scotland:

  • Tents
  • Inflatable camping mats
  • Stoves, cutlery and crockery
  • Expedition rucksacks
  • Group first aid kits
  • Maps & compasses
  • Technical & safety kit 
  • Waterproofs and boots
  • Expedition meals from £16 per day; breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Vango Stratos 350 sleeping bag: £35
  • Mountain bikes & panniers are also available to rent if you do not have your own - contact us for a quote

Mountain biking kit list.

Mountain Bike the Great Glen Way

Journeying via mountain bike along The Great Glen Way for your gold dofe qualifier is one of Scotland’s most rewarding mountain biking holidays. A geographical fault line forms the Great Glen Way splitting Scotland in two.  Steeped in history and folklore tales this trail will uncover many of Scotland’s secrets.  The journey starts in Fort William following the Caledonian Canal before entering the forests above open water of 3 Scottish Lochs; Lochy, Oich and Ness.  You may even catch a glimpse of Nessie!

Cairngorm Circumnavigation by Mountain Bike

A mountain bike is the ideal way for getting around the National Park with its superb network of paths. This fine mountain bike dofe gold qualifier route circumnavigates the majestic Cairngorms National Park. Bike through magnificent glens between peaks of over 4,000 feet with a good chance of spotting red deer & golden eagles.

If either of these options sound like something you would like then let us know and we can tailor them to your groups needs and routes.

Additional links

Why not check out the DofE website where you can find lots of resources?

Keep up to date with what we have been doing recently and see any photos of recent trips from Facebook.

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