What Are We Like?
Will L., BMW R1200GS Adventure : 5/5
"We came in a small party on big adventure bikes (BMW R1200GS Adventures). We weren't familiar with that part of Wales, but we knew it was well worth exploring. Local riding groups are generally all on smaller (more sensible) bikes for the terrain, so aren't really equipped or disposed to know to where take us.
Ride the Wild explicitly scouted for ADV bike friendly trails, their local knowledge of changing legal status, weather affected terrain, and general awesomeness are so impressive. They adapted the route as we asked for more, or begged for less difficulty. Gave us tips on lines, picked us up when we teetered over, and taught us a lot.
That part of Wales is truly stunning, and you'd do well to take it easy on the throttle and just drink it in. We took plenty of stops to ooh and ahh at things, and take photos.
Personally, I thought Phil and Helen were awesome too. I just really enjoyed spending time with them both.
When can I come back?"
James C., Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin DCT: 5/5
"Fantastic day being guided through the incredible Welsh countryside by Phil and Helen. Although I have a left leg disability Phil gave me some great advice and lines to follow with that in mind and I found myself successfully riding trails I would never have dreamed of riding before. Fantastic that they truly do cater for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get booking !! and have a great day riding Wales with the experts"
Chris P., KTM 1290 Super Adventure T: 5/5
"I am a total novice when it comes to off road trail riding, after finding out that talent isn’t included when you buy a big adventure bike I was fortunate enough to win one of those competitions that you think never get won on Facebook! I can honestly say that Phil and Helen are thoroughly professional and knowledgeable with both, off road riding skills and the trails in their area! They have the upmost respect for the land and the people and animals that are present! I could go on and on and in all honesty I could not write anything that would express the fun and enjoyment that these guys gave us over two days! They have given me so much confidence and I have learnt so much! Thanks again for an absolutely brilliant weekend of challenges I would have never attempted without your help and encouragement!"
Felix M., KTM EXC-350F Six Days: 5/5
"I've ridden my bike in amazing places all over Europe, but there is something magical about riding in Snowdonia. We travelled up from Germany for 4 days of riding, and the trails Phil and Helen chose for us to ride were both challenging and beautiful in equal measure. This area has probably the best trail riding I have found in the UK. It won't be long before we pack up the van and come back for more!"
Ian D., BMW R1200GS Rallye: 5/5
Phil and Helen of RideTheWild are the fantastic hosts, very professional and nothing is too much trouble.
Had an awesome day on the GS in Snowdonia, the trails are varied and amazing. I can't recommend RTW and Snowdonia highly enough, you will not be disappointed.
Trying to juggle dates so I can ride with RTW again....
Antonio M., BMW F800GS: 5/5
"Phil and Helen really know how to do! professional, passionate, experienced and respectful. what better way to start this Off Road experience and visit the wild part of Snowdonia, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I highly recommend it to anyone with the same passion, advanced, novice or whatever.
Luke M., BMW R1200GS Adventure: 5/5
Highly recommend anyone looking to ride in Snowdonia, book with Ride the Wild. Tailored for everyones abilities with a wide variety of trails.
I took my GoPro Karma, Phil and Helen picked the prefect trail for a bit of filming.. Even did the filming!
6 of us all riding GS/GSA 1200's and wanting to ride off road, this was prefect!
This is a guided ride. Yes you can go and ride by yourself but have fun turning a GS around when you're a mile down a single track. This is such good value for money and great company.
I can't wait to go again.. Get planning guys!
See you soon!"
Jason D., KTM EXC400: 5/5
Perfect terrain to train on. We covered rock gardens, riverbeds, single-track, slate, rock, roots, tree straddling, hill climbs, descents and off camber. A superb test of my skills that left me wanting more.
Phil and Helen work as a great team leading and sweeping.
If you want a good day in and out of the saddle with light-hearted company you've come to the right place.
Cliff L., BMW F800GS Adventure : 5/5
"I booked to ride with Ride The Wild on Sunday 30th October. Helen said they would meet me at the campsite I was staying on at 8.30am and on the dot Phil arrived. After a brief introduction we were on our way. At the start of the first lane and every lane after Phil stopped and advised of what we would expect to find on the lane. Phil's guidance and tips and Helen's recall for the location of the lanes made the ride flow. The views from the trails are excellent so don't forget your camera. Very professional and well organized ride in a beautiful location..."
Anna P., Yamaha 250 : 5/5
"Still buzzing from a great day out on the bikes! Perfect balance of challenge and fun, coaching & riding. The guys were super flexible, put me at ease and showed me all the cool places to hang out. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of going out with them again."
Lee P., BMW R1200GS Adventure : 5/5
"Starting with a play on some logging roads it was a great opportinity to warm up. From there it was just one trail after another each quite long. With a short stop for lunch we were pretty much riding non-stop from 9am to about 3.45 When I said I was all out and wanted to head home.
Putting aside the fact I got to ride what ever I wanted and a level more suited to me, Helen and Phil were still great to ride with. There are loads of trails to ride to keep you entertained all day. They know the trails and local area very well. [...] I chose to use a guiding service because I wanted to ride with someone who knew the area well and I wouldn't find myself in a situation I couldnt get out of....which has nearly happened before when riding alone. When the weather has been harsh that local knowldege offered some assurance that come snow, rain or sun they'd find me something to ride or would just cancel saving me a wasted 5 hour round trip.
The area around the trails is nothing less than stunning and if mother nature allows rewards riders with some fantastic vistas.
If you have an 800cc plus adventure bike and want some where to ride that allows you to experience how good these bikes really are offroad then this is the place to go and RTW's knowledge of the area means you wont end up over your head. [...] I'd quite happily pay to have them guide me around the same trails again I enjoyed their company and the day that much."
Matt S., KTM Enduro 690R : 5/5
"Awesome day out, I highly recommend them. Really nice, friendly and helpful."
Jools M., BMW R1200GS Adventure: 5/5
"Wow! What a weekend! I'd been to the Snowdonia National Park before, but seeing it from the top of a hill on a big bike was way better!
I really enjoyed my weekend riding the trails with Phil and Helen, they knew all the trails we were taking really well and scouted out the best ones for us in advance. It's a great feeling to just be able to ride and not worry about where you are going or if you will be able to make it through or out of the trail you are on. Phil told us what to expect before each trail and constantly tweaked routes if we came in to any difficulties!
The few roads we rode in between the trails were also stunning, riding along the shorelines and lake sides of Snowdon and taking in the scenery!
Phil is a great tutor to learn from. He will give you tips on your riding style and advice on what not to do if he sees you need it, also, what Phil doesn’t know about motorbikes you can write on a postage stamp, he’s also bloody good at photography and knows great places to stop and get a few shots in!
You know you are in safe hands with Ride the Wild, and that feeling goes a long way to making it a better day. THANK YOU! I'LL BE BACK!"
Simon H., Beta 300RR 2T : 5/5
"Great ride out. Fun and friendly people. Would definitely go ride with again."
Ross G., Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin : 5/5
"Phil is one of the best I have ridden with, knows his environment, is confident on literally anything a lane can throw at him and is also capable on both big and smaller bikes. A true asset to the industry. One of the most patient and knowledgeable instructors I have ever ridden with."