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Angus Duncan Testimonial

I travelled all the way from Scotland for the trip so my expectations were high, but in the end they were exceeded in every way.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! From the moment I was collected from my hotel to the moment I was returned back to the airport for my flight home, the whole Backcountry Expeditions experience was just flawless, and the riding was even better than that!!! I travelled all the way from Scotland for the trip so my expectations were high, but in the end they were exceeded in every way. I completed the Arizona BDR with company owner Neil over the course of a week and the riding was simply some of the best that I have ever done. All throughout the trip Neil was available to provide coaching and guidance and we always seemed to ride at just the right pace. At times we would push on and make the most of the bikes, and at others we would slow it right down to practice skills and enjoy our surroundings. The pace is always up to you and there is never any pressure to do anything you are not comfortable with. Backcountry Expeditions provide everything you need for the trip from a perfectly prepared BMW bike of your choice, to first class camping gear, to amazing food that we cooked on camp fires at night. They also make sure all the safety stuff is covered, and Neil’s military background means that everything is planned to perfection. Would I recommend Backcountry Expeditions – absolutely!! I have already booked my next trip with them for summer 2019 and think that says it all.

Sean Winters Testimonial

We went as a group of 7 fathers and sons and could not have asked for a better experience.

Neil and his team are true professionals, they planned and coordinated our entire trip to fit what we were looking for and that was to stay in Vegas and ride through Death Valley. We went as a group of 7 fathers and sons and could not have asked for a better experience. We got picked up at 7am in the hotel lobby to get in a van loaded up with breakfast sandwiches and coffee to then drive about a half hour out of Vegas. There we geared up and got on a mixture of beautiful BMW GS 800s and 1200s. The route that Neil had mapped out and planned for us was perfect, it ranged from wide open road to super technical loose sand/dirt spots and always a good spot with a view to stop for lunch. After a days ride we were then dropped back off in Vegas. If you are looking to adventure ride, Backcountry Expeditions is the only way to go.

CABDR Testimonial

Neil’s military background is not a gimmick: his level of planning/preparation, attention to detail and ability to improvise the daily plan as necessary is like nothing I’d seen before.

I rode the CABDR last week with Backcountry Expeditions. And it’s both true and insufficient to say that Backcountry Expeditions is a very unique and special operation that delivered an amazing adventure motorcycle experience. It starts with Neil Taylor whose attention to detail is second to none, beginning with all the pre-ride consultation where answered every question patiently (and I had my share) – and more important – he asked me key questions to make sure I was fully prepared for the experience in order to get maximum enjoyment. His suggestions, for example, to use soft luggage (vs. hard panniers) and ride with high adventure boots (vs. my touring boots) saved my legs and equipment more than once while on the trail. Neil’s military background is not a gimmick: his level of planning/preparation, attention to detail and ability to improvise the daily plan as necessary is like nothing I’d seen before. He is a consummate professional. On the trail, he is considerate and thoughtful, providing a range of options to consider along the way, so you feel like you have control over your experience and you’re not getting pushed through a strict itinerary. Beyond that, Neil offered great riding tips along the way specifically tailored to my riding skills, which improved immensely by the week’s end. Off the trail, Neil and his wonderful wife and partner Julia have all the details taken care of, from hotel check-in, meals, snacks, hydration, etc… Julia’s involvement in ride support makes the entire experience both personal and enjoyable. The bottom line is that Backcountry Expeditions is worth every penny, and I would travel with them again in a heartbeat.

Brian Buechner

I never felt pressured to ride outside of my abilities, but felt encouraged to push my limits to get better, knowing that Neil had my back.

Whether you are new to adventure riding (which is what I am) or an experienced rider; this is a great experience. Pre-ride services were more than expected. From the initial call to get my riding experience and what I was looking for, to providing updates and advice prior to the ride. Support: From being picked up at the airport, information and safety briefing, rooms already reserved and ready to go, food and drinks provided, provided gear and being dropped off at the airport; you can’t find any better support. I also appreciated the personal touch and interaction. This is not a corporate… give me your money operation. Neil truly cares about you and your experience. Instruction and riding: First rate instruction from bike orientation to riding techniques and safe practice and training prior to hitting the trails. I never felt pressured to ride outside of my abilities, but felt encouraged to push my limits to get better, knowing that Neil had my back. I will definitely do this again if my schedule permits it.

Anders Hove

Neil finds fun and exciting routes while keeping safety number one priority – all while he shares helpful hints and advice from his vast riding experience.

Excellent experience – the team is very professional and courteous from the initial inquiry on web site and pre-ride consultation to once in a lifetime experience ride on the BDR route in Utah through post-ride follow-up. Neil finds fun and exciting routes while keeping safety number one priority – all while he shares helpful hints and advice from his vast riding experience. Bikes, gear, supplies, humor, etc. were in impeccable condition. I am already working on organizing the next ride…

Testimonial - Colin

The training and experience they provided met all of our objectives!

We were looking for a company that could build a product to meet our specific needs and found an excellent provider in Neil and the Backcountry Expeditions team. The training and experience they provided met all of our objectives. Team building and leadership mentoring were delivered in a very professional manner that was valuable for the management team while being enjoyable for each participant.

Simon Powell Military Free Fall

Neil’s understanding and knowledge of off road expedition motorcycle riding is second to none.

Absolutely outstanding from initial contact via email (the response was almost immediate) to delivering what can only be described as a trip of a lifetime completing the Colorado BDR. Neil’s understanding and knowledge of off road expedition motorcycle riding is second to none. He provided all the equipment and an intimate knowledge of the route…. If Expedition riding is on your list of things to do, Backcountry Expedition is the only company doing it right. 5 stars is not enough!!

Testimonial - Dash Stevens

I’m already signed up for another BDR®…out West this time!

Being new to adventure riding I reached out to the Backcountry Expeditions team for support and mentoring on the Mid-Atlantic BDR®. Neil provided great advice on packing and gear selection before the ride and was fantastic at leading our week-long expedition and developing my riding skills and confidence along the way. I’m already signed up for another adventure…out West this time!

Adam Watts Desert Drones Imagery

The information, advice and training we received was excellent, and delivered by instructors who clearly had real world operational experience.

With a company heavily involved in environmental monitoring in some of the most inhospitable and inaccessible parts of the country, we needed a training provider to ensure our staff could conduct their business safely and effectively. We approached Backcountry Expeditions for advice on vehicle procurement and logistic considerations, as well as practical off-road training in representative environments. The information, advice, and training we received was excellent and delivered by instructors who clearly had real-world operational experience. With the peace of mind, our contractors can go about their business fully prepared, I highly recommend Backcountry Expeditions for your corporate training needs.