Our off-road experience
The X-ADV’S more limited off-road capability meant a more careful choice of muddy routes was essential. In fact, due to its unsuitable tyres, terrain needed to be hard packed and easy going. Local experience of off-road routes in Wiltshire saw us ride some of the Ridgeway, an ancient track described as Britain’s oldest road. We restricted our riding from Hackpen Hill near Broad Hinton, south of Swindon, to Barbury Castle a couple of miles away. That section, and a little more further south, is easy to navigate, though most of the Ridgeway is closed to motorised traffic from the start of October to the end of April.
The X-ADV is only really capable of going off-road on firm, good condition tracks