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.
Europe has a diverse list of destinations and landscapes varying from deserts to the mountains of the Pyrenees and Alps.
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.
Morocco is the 4×4 enthusiasts utopia. It has everything from the expansive Sahara desert to the high trails of the Atlas mountains.
Please be advised that it is your responsibility to ensure you are covid legislation compliant when travelling with us. If you book on any of our tours and do not satisfy the port of entry covid legislation requirements for any region or country we visit and as a consequence are denied entry, Ardventures shall not be held liable for any losses incurred whatsoever. Make sure you are fully vaccinated, have a record of your vaccinations on the NHS app, and are able to present proof of vaccination and photo id upon request. Read our full terms and conditions.
Ardventures is an affiliate member of the Green Lane Association (GLASS) and is committed to sustainable green laning activities. We promote and educate our customers in “best practice” when green laning, emphasising the importance of the responsible use of our ancient byways if we want them to remain open for future generations.
The biggest threat to our ancient byways is the improper use of them by irresponsible users and those who are simply ignorant of green laning etiquette.
When you book a UK tour with Ardventures, you can be assured the route has been checked and the lanes you will be driving are legal; that weather, ground conditions and the local environment is taken into consideration, and group sizes are small.
Ardventures is an approved training provider to Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) and has a purpose-built training site at Askham Bryan College near York. Our training sessions offer a great way to improve your off-road driving skills, knowledge and safe use of your vehicles’ traction aids including winches.
Do it right, do it with Ardventures, educate yourself, stay legal, and help preserve the vehicular right of access for future generations.
IS YOUR VEHICLE SUITABLE?
There are certain pre-requisites your vehicle must meet before joining any of our tours. If you have never been with us before and you are uncertain about the suitability of your vehicle, you must contact us before booking on any of our tours, especially our UK tours, because they are the most arduous that we do.
Use the contact details at the bottom of this page to get in touch for friendly advice.
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 things 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.
You can book online by clicking on one of the destinations above and selecting your preferred tour and tour format (camping or hotels). From that point forward, the Ardventures team will look after you every inch of the way.
UK 4×4 TOURS
You don’t necessarily have to travel long distances to experience spectacular trails, there are plenty at home. Our UK 4×4 tours regularly venture to the Yorkshire Moors & Dales, Lake District, and Wales. Wales tours are for well prepared 4×4 vehicles only.
UK 4×4 tours tend to be two or three days and our coast-to-coast 4×4 tour is five days.
If you would like a private 4×4 tour, please get in touch on 07974 356 516.
Just got back from the UK coast to coast, 10 out of 10 highly recommended. Russ’s trips are well organised and thought out, his knowledge is second to none, guidance on the trip whether it’s guiding the vehicle through a tricky section or just general knowledge of the local area is amazing. I will be attending more trips in the future
UK SUITABLE FOR ALL 4×4 TOURS
Suitable for all tours are just that, 4×4 tours suitable for most standard 4×4 vehicles. The only pre-requisite is you must have a full-size spare wheel and 4×4 or AWD systems.
We take you on non-damaging, non-scratchy, easy-going trails. View our UK tours for dates.
From booking to going on the 4×4 day the experience was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and gave me the confidence to use my family 4×4. There was never a rush, it was well planned and fun. You don’t necessarily need a modified 4×4 for the South Lakes to North Lakes route, save for decent all-terrain tyres maybe, so there is no excuse not to go and use your Chelsea Tractor for what it’s designed for! A great day out for me and 9yr old, who is reliving the day again this morning looking at all the shared pictures provided by the group.
EUROPEAN 4×4 TOURS
From Galicia to the Pyrenees, Europe has a diverse array of destinations to choose from that will suit all tastes, from deserts to mountains.
Over the years we have been on many 4×4 holidays with different companies. This year we decided to go to the Pyrenees for 2 weeks with Russ. It was by far the best organised trip we have been on. Russ provided great support and leadership throughout the 2 weeks. The nice thing was there were not too many vehicles which meant we all got to know one another well and made some very good friends. The scenery was spectacular and very varied from first week to second. On the strength of this we have booked the Coast to Coast in October and the Balkans next July. Russ is a very knowledgeable person of all matters 4×4 and puts great effort into ensuring everyone has an enjoyable trip.
BALKANS 4×4 TOURS
A Balkans 4×4 tour is a journey of contrasts, one of beautiful scenery and peaceful antiquated towns and villages; the other a reminder of the Balkans war that ravaged the region not too long ago.
This tour is a more easy-going 4×4 holiday biased towards covering distance and spectacular sightseeing but it does still require a minimum of all-terrain tyres to cope with the trails that we do drive. A hotel based tour, you can expect comfort at the end of each day.
The tour starts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and you will travel through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Montenegro, finishing in Italy after doing a loop of the Balkans peninsula.
It’s a thought-provoking journey.
MOROCCO 4×4 TOURS
Morocco is the 4×4 enthusiast’s utopia. From the high trails of the Atlas Mountains and on to the deserts of the Sahara and the Atlantic Coast, you will experience not only wonderful scenery but also the fascinating mix of cultures that influence Morocco.
If you only ever go on one 4×4 holiday, you should make it Morocco.
We have just had a fantastic time with Russ on our trip to the Western Sahara. Thank you to Russ and all the group members for making it a memorable trip. The people of the Western Sahara are very welcoming and friendly.
4×4 DRIVER TRAINING
We can travel to your own facilities nationwide to train your staff on terrain they drive.
Learn to use a 4×4 winch safely in a controlled environment at our training centre at Askham Bryan College
Personal training for the 4×4 enthusiast delivered at our dedicated training centre at Askham Bryan College.
Having completed a 4×4 Training Course with Russ (Ardventures). A great time had by all. Very well structured, presented and balanced amount of classroom theory / outdoor practical to suit many learning styles. Fun through out.
Had a great day today with Russ from Ardventures at Askham Bryan. 10/10 highly recommended!
We did a 4×4 training day with Russ at Ardventures. We spent the morning at the purpose-built training centre and the afternoon on some amazing lanes in the Yorkshire Dales. Learnt so much about our vehicle, what it can do and how to drive it. Amazing scenery and expert tuition helped us drive trails we never thought we could do. Would highly recommend.
Contact us on 07974 356 516 for more information or to book a training session.
CORPORATE 4×4 SERVICES
Ardventures is experienced at working with global manufacturers when presenting their new vehicle products to the media.
The photograph was taken at the top of Parkamore in the Lake District when Jeep asked us to provide routes and experienced guides so they could 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.
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