If you are looking for a team away day with a difference or an excuse to get out into the swap your desk for the mountains then Hike Bike Paddle is just the ticket. Open to individuals and teams who are working in the outdoor industry, the challenge takes places in Snowdonia on Monday 30th September 2019 and not only gives you the chance to celebrate the 70thanniversary of Britain’s national parks with a 70km challenge but also marks National #GetOutside day.

Teams are between four and six people, who will get the chance to take part in an 18km hike or trail run, 50km off-road bike ride and 2km paddle on a self-built raft. Participants can choose to take on the whole challenge, or ‘pick and mix’ within the team. Alternatively, enter as an individual to take on all or part of the challenge and network with like-minded people from the outdoor sector. You will arrive on #GetOutside day (29th September) for a night under canvas, before an early start for the challenge itself. Teams then stay for prize giving and a celebration before heading back to work the next morning.

The OIA is helping the Youth Adventure Trust to promote Hike Bike Paddle which will raise funds for the Youth Adventure Trust, a registered charity that offers a three-year programme of outdoor adventure to build resilience and empower vulnerable young people to fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future.

Andrew Denton, Chief Executive of the OIA says:

“The OIA strongly supports the work Youth Adventure Trust are doing – not only does it make a huge difference to each individual young person they work with, but they also promote and develop the exact message we believe in – that young peoples lives are enriched and developed by ensuring adventurous activity outside. Hike Bike Paddle is the perfect opportunity for people working in the outdoor sector to get away from their desks, spend some time in the mountains and create an outdoor legacy for those who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to benefit from the outdoors.”

How to get involved?

For further information or to register your team go to