Off Road Skills
Headed-up by legendary Dakar racer Simon Pavey, BMW Off Road Skills offers a carefully-planned and well-tested range of courses to develop riders from novices to confident off-roaders.
Based in South Wales on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, the school’s two-day courses focus on developing confidence alongside the skills needed to unlock the incredible off-road capability the BMW GS range of adventure bikes. As your skills improve, training becomes increasingly challenging, taking-in more off-road riding elements and entertaining trail rides.
BMW Off Road Skills also offers a selection of trips in the UK and around the world where course participants can put their skills to the test in some of the best off-road environments on the planet.
Off Road Skills Courses
- Level One
- Level One - Women
- Level Two Foundation
- Level Two
- Level Three
Master the Basics
Level One is the ideal way for a novice to discover the joys of off-road riding on an adventure bike, or as a refresher to regain your skills after a break from riding. With a focus on fun, Level One covers learning to lift, balance and move a motorcycle; slow speed manoeuvres and clutch control; braking off-road; riding hills safely; gravel and dirt tracks; and more!
A Level One Course Designed Specifically for Women
This Level one course enables women who are keen to ride off-road, but prefer not to learn in a mixed group, to get to grips with all the key skills in an environment designed to build confidence in a small group led by our female instructors.
Build Your Skill Set to Excel at Level Two
Riders who have completed Level One and are keen to raise their skills to take-on the Level Two course – but don’t have the opportunity to practice off-road riding between courses – can join the Level Two Foundation training to get the maximum out of their session when taking-on a Level Two course.
Improve Your Skills
As well as furthering core riding skills, the Level Two course introduces more technical terrain, including ruts and off-cambers. The course combines detailed lessons, followed by trail rides to practice newly-acquired skills – including downhill turns, technical hill climbs and tackling off-camber terrain.
Develop Advanced Techniques
The Level Three course is gives experienced, confident riders exciting new challenges and a spectrum of truly advanced skills. Aimed at riders who have been riding regularly on challenging terrain, the techniques covered will enable participants to fully-exploit their BMW GS motorcycle’s performance and off-road capabilities.
Watch Off Road Skills in Action
Preparing for an Adventure?
- Start Your Adventure
- Keep Your Adventure Going
Adventure Travel Training
This course fills your riding armoury with tricks and techniques to help your overland adventure be safer and more fun. It’s also the only off-road course where you can bring a pillion and learn how to ride off-road two-up. You’ll cover how to tackle un-rideable hills, bike recovery, towing and being towed, plus much more!
This one-day workshop-based course teaches the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out emergency repairs to keep you and your bike on the move wherever you are in the world. Through ‘hands on’ learning participants will learn to solve common mechanical issues while on a journey, plus a selection valuable of tips, tricks and checks.
In The UK or Away?
- Explore Rugged Wales
- Overseas Off Road Adventures
Whether you join the popular two-day Brecon Beacons Adventure or the all-new Fide Day Welsh Adventure, you’re guaranteed miles of the finest off-road riding in the UK led by the experienced team from BMW Off Road Skills. With all accommodation included, a support vehicle to transport your luggage, and scenery to rival any in the world, these trips are a must for any off-road riding enthusiast.
Discover the Unknown
Our Overseas Adventures include trips to Australia, Iceland, Spain and Portugal, taking in some of the best scenery and finest riding roads in those countries can offer. For more information on all of the overseas adventures click the button below.