Bikepacking Course

Bikepacking Course

This 3 Day Bikepacking Course is where you will learn all the mechanical skills, camping tricks and packing tips for a successful and fun bikepacking adventure.

 Led by an experienced guide, you will learn everything you need to start having your own bikepacking adventures. 

We provide all of the bikepacking equipment, you just need to show up and get ready to start your bikepacking journey.

Bikepacking Course At A Glance



(2x 1/2 day classroom)

Guide Ratio

Maximum 6-1

(Minimum 4 for guaranteed trip)



 (approx 40km/day)

Bike Skills


(Grade 2 Trails / Gravel / 4x4 Track)

What's Included

Adventurefuel Bikepacking Course: loaded bikepacking bike

Bikepacking Bags and Racks

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Camping Equipment

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Food and Snacks

Adventurefuel Bikepacking Course: Lewis Adventurefuel

Experienced Guide

What's included

We want to take care of all the logistics for you to make sure you are having the best time possible. Your job is just to show up, ask questions, ride and have a good time. Dietaries will be taken care of and fitting the rental bikes to your size (or BYOB) We have arranged everything else for you but any questions please get in touch. 

*BYOB- Bring Your Own Bike, 

What is included

What is not included

What You Will Learn

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On Trail Bike Repairs

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Overnight Camping Trip

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Packing and Planning

Course Topics

A safe and enjoyable bikepacking trip requires preparation, technique and equipment. Our bikepacking course will help you develop your skills through planning, riding and camping. The aim of this course is that afterwards you can confidently go on your own bikepacking trip. 

Course topics include:

A Real Bikepacking Experience

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Great Trails

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Amazing Scenery

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A Taste for Adventure

What You Will Experience


Day 1-. Start with some introductions and then look at our bikes and the range of bikepacking bags available and how to pack them for a trip. In the afternoon we will have lunch then go out for a ride on our loaded bikes. Getting to know the feel of them with the added weight and making adjustments as we go. Approximately 30-40km mostly unpaved trail.

Day 2- We meet back in the classroom and dive right into basic bike mechanics. With a bunch of spares and a practise bike to get fully involved. Ask as many questions as you like, this is about building confidence and skills. Then we jump on the bikes and head to the trailhead for our overnight bikepacking trip. Trails will vary depending on weather but will all be easy riding (grade 2 single track, quiet gravel road or 4x4 track) We will stop often for snacks and chats and more snacks. This day is roughly around 35-40km of riding total. We set up camp and have dinner and a debrief of the day whilst enjoying the sunset.

Day 3-We have breakfast and ride back to the trailhead, again plenty of stopping for snacks and chats along the way.  We can practise any skills along the way as well. This day is roughly around 35-40km of riding total.  We finish the day at the local pub for a celebration for completing the trip.

The Goal

The aim of this course is to give you a taste of bikepacking in the most comfortable and fun way possible. Learn everything you can in a stress free, casual (and beautiful) environment. 

At the end of the 3 days you should be ready to go for your own bikepacking adventure.

We’re currently taking bookings for 2024 but please get in touch for 2025

Private bookings available please email with enquiries.


Adventurefuel Bikepacking Course: rider in forest

Margo G.

I feel now I have all the knowledge to go out bikepacking. Lewis is a legend. 

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Kasia P.

Lewis was patient and answered all of our questions and the breakfast burritos were an unexpected treat. I feel I can go out and ride my own trip now.

Proudly Supporting Upcoming NZ Bikepacking Experts

Adventurefuel is stoked to partner with WORD (World Off-road Riding Department)! 

This youth mountain bike charity was founded in 2013 with a mission to change the world one ride at a time.

 They run life changing after school programmes, holiday camps, events, and bikepacking trips for young people 7-17 years old in Wellington, Wanaka, and Christchurch.

For every trip you go on with us at Adventurefuel, we'll donate 1% to this amazing charity to help more young people discover the power of adventure. 

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