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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Our support vehicles will carry a range of spares along with a full tool kit. However, it is impossible for us to carry spares for every eventuality so it is vital that you check your own bike is in good working order before departure. It is a condition of travel that you supply your own helmet and wear it at all times while cycling, with the straps done up!
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.
Weather and Safety
The weather in Wales can change very quickly, what can start out as a good day can soon become very poor. It is very important to be well equipped and prepared for all weather conditions. The Leaders reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.
On arrival in Conwy we will be staying in hostel style accommodation. We can offer up grades on request, subject to availability at an additional cost.