This was an amazing experience start to finish….
“Bottom-line, there isn’t a grade high enough for what Scott and his team have put together. Five stars doesn’t do it justice. One of the best experiences I have had in the last few years. This is a perfect socially-distanced activity, and would be great for team-building, anyone who might have to do off-road work (forest rangers, law enforcement, etc,.), friends who just want to try something new, or those genuinely interested in a new activity. I will be recommending this to friends and co-workers, and definitely will go back.”
– 215Guy (Trip Advisor) Sep 7, 2020
2-Day Overland Fundamentals
Available as private training.
$1,450 first vehicle, $1,250 each additional vehicle in your group. Up to 4 participants per vehicle.
Learning, Adventure & Fun – This 2-day class offers professional training for off road driving, basic vehicle recovery & troubleshooting, vehicle outfitting, cooking and additional topics for self-reliant travel. It includes modules from our Intro to Off Road Driving, Getting Unstuck, Vehicle Confidence and Practical First Aid classes in addition to Overland specific content. This course will give you a solid foundation for Overland travel along with useful skills. Free, onsite primitive camping is available.
This is a customized private training class based on your goals. Here is a typical training offering which may be modified for your needs:
Virtual Class: One-hour Intro to Off Road Driving recorded presentation to be viewed prior to onsite instruction.
Day 1: Late morning arrival: Bring your lunch, set up your tent & get settled in; Early afternoon: Driving instruction & trail ride; Late afternoon: Overland topics + cooking workshop; Evening campfire gathering.
Day 2: Morning: Coffee & site breakdown; Vehicle recovery basics workshop & spotting technique + Overland topics; 1:30pm: Goodbyes & safe travels.
Who: This class is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to learn about basic off road driving, Overland travel and related equipment. This class is for people with off road driving and camping experience levels ranging from none up to intermediate level.
Driving Topics: This two-day class includes our Intro to Off Road Driving class along with spotting technique and basic vehicle recovery skills with focus on off-road driving safety. Students drive on our obstacle courses and navigate our 75-acre trail network with instructors and guides walking by their side. There are plenty of natural terrain obstacles used as lesson stops along the way.
Overland Topics: Students will learn about different equipment set-ups including vehicle mounted tent systems, off-road tow-trailers, cooking systems and off-grid power options. Additional related modules may be included throughout the season including first-aid basics, driving with a trailer, land navigation, personal communications.
Lodging: Optional onsite overnight primitive camping is available at no additional cost (bring your own tent & gear), or check out our local lodging suggestions page to help plan your overnight accommodations.
Vehicle Requirements: Bring your stock (unmodified) or modified 4 wheel drive vehicle with 4-low. Vehicle must be street legal, registered, insured and drivers must have a valid license.
Vehicle Rentals: Rent a NORA trail rig for the class; contact us to confirm availability before registering.
NORA has worked with over 8,000 clients since 2011 and received Trip Advisor Awards for consistently earning great reviews from travelers. We are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor! Our team of instructors and guides are all passionate about what we do, and we strive to give you an exceptional experience. See our testimonials.
2022 Cancellation Policy (send email to email@example.com):
Credit only (valid for 1 year), no refunds
7 days prior to class date: Full credit
6 days up to day before class date: Full credit less $50 service fee
Day of class – 50% credit
NORA partnered with General Tire and Lodestone Events at the 2019 Overland Expo East. Over the 3 day event, our instructors used our rental vehicles on a man-made obstacle course to train over 650 guests on the fundamentals of off-road driving. It was an awesome event, and the majority of our guests had never even driven off-road before!