Booking Information & Kit list

At Tirio we're passionate about enabling your adventures. We want you to discover more, do more, see more and feel more. Packrafting is a new and exciting way to journey, it will revolutionise how you travel in Snowdonia and beyond. We want to ensure you have the best possible experience and to leave us with the same passion for Packrafting as we have!

To start you on your way we've created the following Information Pack up. Please read it and if you are unsure or require clarification on anything just get in touch.

Group Bookings

If you are booking on behalf of yourself and others, you should make sure every member has read and understood the information on this page and 'Ackowledgment of Risk, Physical and Medical Conditions' prior to making your booking. Every member of the group is required to be listed in the the booking form.   

What to Bring

Individual Equipment

A list of equipment is included later in this pack up. The environment in North Wales can change quickly and so you must prepare accordingly. For safety reasons participants need to have the items on the list with them. The list is a minimum so feel free to bring extra, BUT, carrying additional items will increase the weight of your pack and may well reduce your enjoyment! So try to keep weight down, if you possibly can, without skimping! Don't despair if there's something you don't have, just get in touch and we'll do our best to help out. We also hire out some camping equipment including lightweight tents and sleeping mats. Please enquire.

Packrafting, Group and Safety Equipment

All group safety equipment required for the trip will be provided by Tirio at the start of the trip.

Timings and Meeting Location

Around 30 days before your adventure we will send you clear details of where to meet up. We use locations with plenty of parking and where a good cafe is close by - so you can get that coffee! Snowdonia can be busy at times so try and get there early.

Food and Drink

Packrafting is a physically demanding activity, so eat well before starting each day. It's also a good idea to bring a hot flask as well as a packed lunch for each day. For our overnight adventures, we will send you a sample menu to give you an idea of what to bring along.

Paperwork and Insurance

No one like paperwork! So we've tried to keep it to a minimum without omitting any important information. You need to read all information in this 'BOOKING INFORMATION AND KIT LIST' and 'ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, PHYSICAL & MEDICAL CONDITIONS' page. 

Tirio holds full public and professional liability insurance. Details are available on request. 

Sometimes things go wrong; you breakdown en-route to us, you lose some gear or severe weather stops play. So we strongly recommend that you have adequate cancelation insurance to cover many losses that may be incurred by the unforeseeable cancelation of your activity.

Accommodation

Snowdonia is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the UK, so it has numerous places to stay - too many to list here! We do have some excellent accommodation options on out 'Friends' page of our website - so that's a good place to start. If you need any other information ideas please get in touch or try Betws-y-Coed Tourist Information Centre.

Equipment List

Please read this carefully and ensure you have all the equipment and clothing listed. Your activity may not be able to go ahed if you do not have enough equipment. Drop us an email if you need any clarification. Items marked * can be borrowed or hired from from us, please let us know as soon as you can if you need anything.

Single and Half Day trips

  • A warm fleece top or insulated jacket.

  • Wicking base-layer (a synthetic t-shirt).

  • Insulating mid-layer (thin fleece or sweatshirt).

  • 'Outdoor' type trousers (Not denim - synthetic track suit bottoms are fine).

  • Thermals (in spring and autumn - carried or worn).

  • Warm hat.

  • Gloves.

  • Waterproof Jacket. (Essential - even on warm sunny days).

  • Waterproof trousers. (Essential - even on warm sunny days).

  • Sturdy shoes or boots.

  • *Spare lightweight shoes or sandals (these will get wet!) Neoprene shoes are great if you have them.

  • A rucksack to carry your gear (it will need to carry your safety gear and boat too - so make sure it has plenty of space! 30-40l rucksacks are normally more than adequate.

  • *A watertight liner or dry bag for inside your rucksack.

  • A full change of clothes (carried).

  • Food and drink for the day. (A hot sweet drink in a small flask is a good idea, especially if it's a bit chilly out.

  • Sunglasses, sun hat, sun screen (as required).

Personal medication. You must take any medication you may require with you and show it to us at the start of your adventure, so we know where it is if you need it!

Please do not wear cotton tops or bottoms as the material stays cold and heavy when wet.

Overnight Trips As above - plus the following:

  • Additional change of clothes.

  • *Rucksack - should be approx 50l.

  • Wash kit including small towel.

  • *Shelter - Tarp and groundsheet or tent.

  • Sleeping bag suitable for the season.

  • *Sleeping mat.

  • #Cooking Stove and fuel.

  • #Cooking pots and eating implements.

  • Food and drink for evening meal, breakfast and lunch.

  • Torch and spare set of batteries.

  • Any personal Medication.

  • A small bag for rubbish.

  • Sufficient toilet paper and sanitary products.

  • Lighter or matches.

  • Small bottle of alcohol hand sanitiser.
     

Items marked # can be shared if there's more than one in your group.

It is well worth having another set of dry warm clothes and a snack available in the car for afterwards.

Example of Overnight Kit...

 
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