Expedition Taster a la France

Brand New for 2025

Since Adventure Equipped started, we have been asked and encouraged by our customers to arrange gatherings and shared adventures. Whether this be with a gentle day explore some green-lanes, a more adventurous pay & play off-road day, a chilled camp out or a full blown Adventure Equipped hosted TentBox Take Over.

Well, spicing things up from our usual green-lane and off-road travels around tight and twisty Devon, or the rocky hillsides of Wales, we are combining our roots of vehicle dependent travel, our sense of adventure and our experience of touring on the continent in a whole new plan.

Introducing the Adventure Equipped Expedition Taster a la France!

This trip will take us on a 3-day adventure to the unforgettable Domain Du Marquenterre. Thereare several 4×4 trails in the sand dunes of the Parc du Marquenterre that are specifically designed for the more adventurous driver, including hill climbs, bomb holes, pine woodlands, and even beaches. All packed into one huge site, this is the place to visit to test your 4x4 and experience sand driving without travelling to the Sahara. Whether you’re a seasoned off-roader or a beginner, the 4×4 trails in the Parc du Marquenterre offer a fantastic opportunity to experience the thrill of off-roading in a beautiful natural setting and the perfect shake down or training trip before a full blown expedition.

What’s more, the Parc du Marquenterre is a nature reserve that is home to a large variety of wildlife, including migratory birds, seals, and more, providing an excellent way to see the sights and learn about the history and culture of the region.

DAY 1    There are two options. If you want to arrive ahead of the main group you can meet us in France, however otherwise we will welcome everyone to meet and join our convoy to travel to the port and across to France, before travelling on down to the campsite to meet with anyone already in France ahead of the trip. We will set up camp for the evening and get to know one another; time to grab your favourite campchair!

DAY 2    We will head to Parc Du Marquenterre for 9am where we will be welcomed with tea/coffee and be briefed on safety and the site, ready for the day ahead. We are then free to set off touring the site, safe knowing the Rangers will be there to help guide us along the way. Rest assured, whenever an obstacle seems too much both guidance and a bypass route will be available.

For lunch we will meet for a picnic. We will continue with full access to the site and its sights until 6pm when we will return to camp. Here we will all set upand prep our own evening meals, before bringing them to group together to talk about the awesome day we’ve all just had. The perfect time to really test those camp kitchen set-ups!

DAY 3    No rush to leave means there’s time to explore the local towns. Perhaps pick up a souvenir, some local wine or visit the patisserie just once more. For those choosing to extend their trip we will say our farewells here, others we’ll convoy back to the ferry for the UK, bidding farewell aboard before returning to our cars and disembarking to head home.

Included in the trip

  • 10% discount across the Adventure Equipped store to help get you equipped for the trip*
  • Fully hosted and planned weekend
  • Organised group booked campsite
  • Entry fee for Parc Du Marquenterre
  • Handheld communications equipment loan
  • Recovery equipped support vehicle
  • Emergency medical staff with equipment
  • Essential hand tools and basic diagnostics equipment
  • Goody pack, including celebratory limited edition plaque for your car

What you need to bring

  • Your best sense of adventure
  • 4x4 vehicle with valid MOT, RFL, Insurance (including European travel and off-road use) and a plan for recovery if the worst happens. You should also have a minmum of all-terrain tyres.
  • Hard copies of V5C and MOT (where V5C not in your name, you will need to carry a hard copy of written authorisation to use the vehicle)
  • UK sticker/plates and European driving pack
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Camping equipment (including food storage and preparation, sleeping and somewhere to sit comfortably); this can be as basic or elaborate as you wish, so long as you’re having fun! Hire tents are available for the trip with discounts included with booking

There are limited spaces available for this trip with a group maximum of 8 cars, each with 2 adults (up to 4 persons per car available at additional costs).

The total cost of the trip is £490 per vehicle. This will include everything stated above, including your 10% discount across the store. On booking you will need to pay 50% of the total trip cost with the balance payable 40 days before the trip. For those wishing to spread the cost Klarna and Paypal Credit will be available at checkout.

TentBox roof-tents will be available for those who would like to try on this trip, especially as this is a great taster for travel further from home. A roof tent is not a necessity.

Once booked the details for the selected ferry crossing will be emailed for you to make your own booking, or you may wish tobook Le Shuttle.

Now, if you have got this far, you must be interested in joining us on this amazing trip and we would love to have you along! Initially, as this is a new venture, we are looking for expressions of interest for either April 12th-14th 2025 or May 17th-19th 2025. The sooner we have enough interest, the sooner we will be able to pay deposits to book the site and camping.

We cannot wait to hear from you, and of course, if you have friends who wish to join us, them too!

*Total discount up to £300 on a single order. Single use personal discount code will be emailed on booking and valid from receipt until the date of the trip. Should your trip booking be cancelled, the total discount claimed will be deducted from amount refunded or discount code cancelled.


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