Snowdon Sea 2 Summit
Join us on this classic Sea 2 Summit Challenge covering over 40km on bike through the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Reaching the base of Snowdon, you’ll then lace up your hiking boots to summit the highest mountain in England and Wales standing at 1,085 metres. This is a fantastic challenge starting at the famous Conwy Castle on the coast and finishing at the summit of Snowdon and experiencing the best of the Snowdonia mountainous landscape.
Arrive early evening in the medieval and walled market town of Conwy where you will overnight after receiving a full event briefing and the chance to meet your team of leaders and support crew.
A pick-up service is available from Llandudno Junction train station on request.
Conwy – Snowdon. Your challenge begins today at the impressively preserved 13th-century estuary fortress of Conwy Castle which is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. Cycling in teams with your very own dedicated and qualified Cycling Leader, you will leave the coast and pedal alongside the tidal Conwy River heading into the heart of Snowdonia. Cycling along quiet and undulating country roads you will experience the amazing scenery of the Welsh countryside leading you all the way to the foot of Snowdon. On arrival at the base of Snowdon you will have the chance to enjoy a packed lunch with the back drop of the National Park. From here you will swap your bike for your hiking boots to start the ascent of Snowdon.
Snowdon approx. 5-6hrs.
Your trek begins on the main path to Pen Y Pass, where you will then join the Miners Track passing Llyn Teyrn to Llyn Llydaw. The path then zigzags up to Bwlch Glas giving some iconic views of Snowdon before reaching the summit. The trek to the summit will take approximately 3 hours and involves 820 metres of ascent. On summiting you will have the chance to enjoy the breath taking views of Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales Coastline. You will then descend via the Pyg Track which will take approximately 2.5 hours. You will be greeted at the finish line with a well deserved celebratory glass of bubbly. On completion of your challenge you will be transferred back to Conwy.
We strongly recommend that you ride a road or hybrid bike, rather than a mountain bike, for this challenge due to the distance involved plus the route is along on well-surfaced roads. It’s important that you ride the bike you have been training on so you are used to it. Although training in the gym is useful, there is no substitute for getting out in all weather conditions and getting to know your bike including the range of your gears. Bikes can be hired for a cost £35.00 which includes a helmet.
The trekking section of the challenge will take place on Snowdon it’s a steady climb to the summit taking around 3 hours, followed by the descent taking around 2.5 hours to Pen Y Pass. The trek will be led by qualified local Mountain Leaders.
What is included in the cost of the challenge?
Organisation of event
Qualified Cycling and Mountain Leaders
First aid trained leaders and crew
Support vehicle & driver
VHF Radio Backup
1 night’s accommodation including breakfast
1 packed lunch
15% Discount Voucher for Cotswold Outdoor
Adventurous Ewe Mug
What is not included?
Bike hire which can be organised at £35 per bike. Please let us know if you require bike hire at the time of registration.
How to book your challenge
The easiest way to book your challenge is online, simply click dates and availability. You will need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £75.00 at the time of booking. It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by email to email@example.com. however you will need to pay your deposit of £75.00 to confirm your place on this trek together with completing a booking form. The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure.