The Dragon’s Tail

Three great BIKE & HIKE adventures in one awesome weekend!

NEW DATES!:
– April 8th-11th, 2021 – book now
– August 19th-22nd, 2021 – book now
Only 9 spaces available – scroll down to secure a spot!

Testimonials

“Darren gave this opportunity to me and I feel so lucky to have been part of it. If you are looking to push yourself or open new doors to yourself, I couldn’t recommend Darren Grigas enough” – Amy Proud


“The whole experience showed me that age is just a number and I’m better than I realised. Can’t recommend Darren and his endurance events enough” Mark Duda


“When I saw the opportunity to go, I immediately knew I would love it, it would push me, it would give me new experiences and tick several things off my bucketlist” – Jon Snow


“On top on a great test and seeing some stunning views, I got to spend time getting to know some awesome and like minded people who all motivated and pushed each other all weekend” – Ben Taggart


“A fantastic weekend all round, I’m looking forward to the next adventure” – Jonathan Gittins 👊🏻 (Not that Jon Snow)

The night before: Arrive and settle at accommodation, stroll to the local pub for dinner and for the group to meet and get familiar and get briefed for the days ahead. We’re not adverse to a little drink before a solid few days of graft, and the locals may even treat us to some live music.

Day 1: A challenging and hilly ride along some of the the 100km+ of Bike Trails of Afan Forest. Perfect to break you into the weekend, breaking a sweat but stopping for lunch and loving the views!(Bike hire included)

Day 2: Clifftop sunrise start before a long day of run/hikes over sandy and clifftop trails along The Gower Coast & the mind blowing Three Cliffs Bay towards the Gower Peninsula.

Day 3: A taste of The Fan Dance – A solid challenging hike to the 886m summit of Pen Y Fan along the very routes where SAS selection takes place – choose to attempt this with the weighted packs if you want to really test your limits to the max.

Each evening there’s downtime to, shower, relax in the hot tub, play pool, watch TV and enjoy a beer whilst chatting about the events of the day as dinner is prepared.

Long version:

Day 1: Afan Forest Trail Biking

We kick off the weekend with a warm-up session of trail biking over some of the 100km of tracks around the fantastic Afan Forest. This will get your heart pumping as you push up the many climbs and adrenalin racing as you coast back down again, taking in some fantastic technical trails.  The more bike experience you get, the more you’ll enjoy this.  The routes are broken into short and long, easy to hard options. This day can be as easy or hard as you make it, but the views and trails are amazing and they offer some great cakes too!

Some of the best singletrack descents in the UK

Day 2: The Gower Coast

Here we have an early start to watch the sunrise from the clifftops, as the coastline comes to life under the orange glow of the warming sun. We embark on a beautiful yet challenging run/hike/scramble along the cliff tops, sandy trails, steep dunes and beaches, past Three Cliffs Bay, towards the Gower Peninsula.

Day 3The Finisher

Pen Y Fan – Brecon BeaconsParking herehttps://www.instagram.com/p/B2OLLThAamy

Directions from accommodation

Run/march to the summit of Pen Y Fan (886m) taking on sections of the notorious Fandance, used as part of the SAS selection process. 

The Fandance has both a summer and winter event, in winter this mountain can be a very different beast, but with equally stunning views. If you’re feeling exceptionally tough at this stage, the course can be tackled with a loaded pack, as per the Fandance requirements (25lb/35lb/45lb)

What’s included: Three nights accommodation, all meals and drinks, 1-2-1 coaching throughout the event, three packed days of challenging activities, bike and helmet hire:

Total cost: £495 – £100 deposit to secure a space, or pay in full via Eventbrite today. Remaining sum required at least one month before date of the event. Instalment options available.

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