4×4 Tours and Adventure Holidays

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United Kingdom

4x4 Tours and Adventure Holidays

You will be amazed at what UK 4×4 tours offer once you get off the beaten track. The terrain is varied and scenic, and at times quite technical.


Destination Europe

A diverse list of destinations and landscapes varying from The Spanish Badlands to the mountains of the Pyrenees and Alps.


Destination Balkans

A thought-provoking journey of contrasts. One of beautiful scenery, the other a reminder of the war that ravaged the region not too long ago.


Destination Morocco

The 4×4 enthusiast’s utopia. It has everything from the expansive Sahara desert to the high trails of the Atlas mountains.

Spanish Badlands (Barrancos de Gebas)

“it’s the closest you will get to the deserts and mountains of Utah, without going to Utah.”

St Jean Pied de Port to Granada

New to our calendar is our “Spanish Badlands” tour. We recently did a reconnaissance of this route, and what a journey it is. It’s about as “off-grid” as it’s possible to get in mainland Europe.

It is remote, the sight of another human being is infrequent. Many of the campsites are unattended, it’s just you, your vehicle, the group and the wildlife. Due to the remoteness of this tour, it is camping only.

One night we had wolves visit our campsite, another night we had deer. How amazing is that? It’s a genuine wilderness experience.

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    Russ Dykes

    Russ Dykes

    About Russ

    Russ Dykes, the owner of Ardventures, is passionate about 4×4 adventure travel and loves visiting faraway destinations, meeting people and learning about their culture. When you travel with Ardventures, you will learn about the people and places you visit, in addition to having a load of fun in your 4×4 with like-minded people who share your passion.

    Russ is a member of The Royal Society for the prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and a qualified first-aider. He has decades of experience in the 4×4 industry and is well known for his previous roles as a Dealer Principal at Land Rover dealerships across North Yorkshire.

    Ardventures has a dedicated 4×4 facility at Askham Bryan College near York, which is a great venue to experience 4×4 driving and improve your skills and knowledge through practical driving sessions.

    If you want to “brush up” on your 4×4 driving skills or are a complete novice and want to learn, give Russ a call on 07974 356 516.

    Closer to Home

    • North Yorkshire Moors
    • Yorkshire Dales
    • Lake District
    • Mid & North Wales

    You don’t have to travel far from home to find green lanes and magnificent views. You can join us on weekend tours around the North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and the more challenging environment of Wales. If you want to join us in Wales, you will need a well-prepared 4×4.

    For an extended experience, why not join us on our five-day coast to coast tour and make a holiday of it? We do it in both directions, east to west and west to east.

    Never done any green-lane driving before but always wanted to give it a go and learn what it’s all about? We run regular “suitable for all” tours. See the United Kingdom section for more information.

    Our tours are family-friendly and your pets are welcome on most UK tours. Contact us before booking for more information.

    New 4×4 Product Launch Services

    Jeep JL Launch 2018

    Product Launch Services

    Ardventures is experienced at working with global manufacturers when presenting their new vehicle products to the media.

    This photograph was taken at the top of Parkamore in the Lake District when Jeep asked us to provide routes and experienced guides to help them present their 4×4 vehicles.

    Parkamore, at the time, was a fitting challenge for the Jeep brand and presented the ideal media opportunity for the Jeep marketing department to demonstrate the Jeeps in their natural environment.

    For more information about product launch services, please contact [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)7974 356 516.

    Askham Bryan 4×4 Experience

    • Your vehicle’s 4×4 systems and how to use them effectively and safely
    • Understanding traction aids
    • Approach, departure and ramp over angles
    • Failed hill climbs
    • Negotiating side slopes safely
    • Safe and effective use of a 4×4 winch

    Our Askham Bryan 4×4 experience site has been purpose-built and offers a challenging experience for those wishing to improve their driving skills and knowledge. If you’re a total novice, it’s a great way to learn the basic skills needed for effective 4×4 driving. It’s also a fun day out.

    We offer half-day, full-day and two-day sessions.

    For more information and to discuss your needs, please email [email protected] or call Russ on 07974 356 516.

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