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If you’re seeking a beach package holiday on the Costas, then you have come to the wrong place!!!
Featuring all forms of independent/organised ‘alternative travel’, the aim of the ADVENTURE TRAVEL & OVERLAND SHOW is simple … to bring together “under one roof” so to speak, the type of folk who love exploring the great outdoors. It’s the only event of it’s type in the UK!
We also intend keeping it affordable. Day visitor prices, camping and the cost of trade stands will therefore always remain at a reasonable level.
Now in its sixth year (we have the venue for at least 10 years), the show has already developed way beyond basic travel. It is now best described as a ‘lifestyle show’ featuring everything from adventure tours in the UK to all forms of foreign travel – treks, overland tours, tailored fly-drive holidays and safaris to distant overseas destinations utilising bikes, motorcycles, 4x4s, motorhomes, campers & expedition trucks.
Yes, the event may have begun in 2012 purely with 4×4 campers, overland trucks and adventure bikes, but even this has changed with the introduction of the very latest outdoor activities such as fatbiking and bikepacking …
… plus of course the ever popular bushcraft stands.
Not to mention hands on workshops like that of the ‘Iron Dwarf’ and his hairy colleague!
Motorhomes too are making their presence felt, for not all owners of two-wheel-drive campers want to bimble around the lanes of Cornwall. Many in fact will venture into foreign climes where four-wheel-drive owners fear to tread. The Silk Route Motorcaravan Network whose photos depicted below admirably prove the point. Okay, they don’t always make it without assistance, but folk have been driving 4×2’s over inhospitable terrain for the best part of a hundred years now, and that hasn’t stopped them! Their Facebook page can be found here.
To sum up, whether it be commercial trade stands, club or community forum representation, it is the intention of the ADVENTURE TRAVEL & OVERLAND SHOW to represent all aspects of adventure travel whether they are African wildlife safaris, Aussie outback tours, independent overland excursions to Morocco and the like, self-drive 4×4 or motorcycle holidays in South America, trans-globe expeditions, cycle and mountain-bike holidays worldwide, guided trekking / rafting / canoeing / kayaking / climbing / diving holidays … basically all types of outdoor adventure in whatever form they happen to be.
Add into the mix a full programme of free seminars (these are included in the Day Admission ticket), importantly these feature professional and amateur speakers, evening entertainment in the “Severn Cider Beer Tent” (live music Fri & Sat nights), plus a raft of Display Vehicles and upwards of 30 Club Display Stands whose knowledgeable owners are more than willing to pass on tips/advice about conversion of their campers, preparation and packing, visa documentation, border crossings, security, navigation, countries visited, etc., then you have the makings of a truly unique event that’s designed with ‘us’ in mind.
Organised by independent overland enthusiasts and Marshaled in-house by a dedicated team of non-paid volunteers, how could it be any other way?