About Us


About Us

As Wye Valley Experience continues to grow we wanted to introduce ourselves and share with you how our dream of providing activity based experiences has become a reality.

Our names are Mark and Emily, we have a young growing family and have always lived in the beautiful Forest of Dean and The Wye Valley area. Living in a place like this it is hard not to fall in love with the outdoors and the many ways in which to enjoy and explore it. Our biggest love as a family is mountain biking which we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy directly from our home.

Mark has worked in Tintern as Head Brewer at Kingstone Brewery for more than 12 years. Passionate about brewing and all the interesting people he gets to meet every day, including holiday makers and our lovely locals. The Hop Garden is also part of Kingstone Brewery providing beautiful accommodation where people can come and stay and enjoy the peaceful site hidden in The Wye Valley.


With our passion for being outdoors it was always exciting meeting like minded people staying at The Hop Garden who had come to explore the area either on foot, on wheels or by river. For years we have been sending our guests off site to other activity providers, who we happily recommended. We always enjoyed hearing their experiences and then we realised this was where our hearts lay.  With our passion and the perfect location, we got to work!

We knew we wanted to offer our guests and locals mountain biking & canoeing activities, so we spoke to the The Biggs family who own and run Kingstone Brewery and the Hop Garden, the perfect base for our venture.  They too are passionate about exploring the outdoors and loved our ideas, so in January 2019 Wye Valley Experience was born.


Let us share with you the beauty of The Wye Valley, adventure, good food & Kingstone beer!   

Specialising in canoeing & mountain biking, we cater for group bookings including corporate team building and social groups as well as individuals, couples and families. Bespoke packages can be tailored specifically for individual/groups skills, abilities and interests, leaving you with a taste of The Wye Valley that will draw you back for years to come. 

Providing our customers with activities, food, beer & accommodation – we really do have it all!