Snowdon Challenge

Snowdon Challenge


This exciting challenge will have you cycling 17km, trekking 15km and kayaking 4km in a mere 12 hour day. Snowdonia National Park is home to some of the most rugged and challenging mountains in Britain giving its reputation as one of the best natural adventure play grounds in the U.K. This is a challenging trek both mentally and physically with a long and gruelling day, testing your entire muscle range. You will enjoy stunning views of the National Park, and a fantastic sense of achievement when you complete the trek.

This new and exciting Snowdon challenge involves a combination of cycling 19km around Snowdon, trekking 15km to the summit and finally canoeing 4km across Llyn Padarn to the finish line. A good level of fitness is essential as at times you will feel physically and mentally tired. However the sense of achievement and satisfaction from completing the challenge makes it all worthwhile!

Canoe and bike hire
Qualified Cycling and Mountain LeadersFull support team
Back-up vehicles and driver
One night’s  B&B accommodation
Breakfast and lunch during the challenge
Training program
15% Discount Voucher for Cotswold Outdoor
Adventurous Ewe Mug


Day 1
Arrive early evening in Llanberis in the heart of Snowdonia. Arrive early evening in Llanberis the heart Snowdonia where you will overnight after receiving a full event briefing and the chance to meet your team of leaders and support crew. Pick up from Bangor train station on request.
Day 2
We wake up early for breakfast before a final briefing and the start of our challenge, with Snowdon behind us we begin by cycling along quiet and undulating country roads following the shores of Llyn Padarn passing through the slate quarries of Snowdonia National Park, after 17km we arrive at Llyn Cwellyn our first check point of the day. From here we swap our bikes for boots and begin the assent of Snowdon via the Snowdon Ranger Path which is thought to be the earliest of the six main routes to the summit. The climb to the summit is 7km and takes approximately 3hrs. Once on the summit of Snowdon we can hopefully enjoy the stunning views across Snowdon and our challenge route. We descend Snowdon via the Llanberis path which is the longest but most gradual path on Snowdon 8km approx. 3hrs.

We arrive back in Llanberis for the final leg of the challenge canoeing 4km along LLyn Padarn finally finishing at the lagoons, you will be greeted at the finish line with a well deserved celebratory glass of bubbly. Approx. total time 8-10hrs

Essentail Information 

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 Llanberis. The trek will be led by qualified local Mountain Leaders.

We use mountain or Hybrid style bikes for the cycling section of the challenge, you are also welcome to bring your own bike, please notitify us in advance if you require a bike.

We use tandem Sit on Top style kayaks, they are very stable and easy to paddle no previous experience is required. You will also be provided with a bouancy aid.

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 Llanberis we will be staying in a 3* Hotel accommodation, with Twin en-suite rooms.

What do you do to protect the environment?
We limit the impact we have on the surrounding environment by remaining on the paths at all times so as not to cause further erosion on the mountain. We will ensure that all rubbish is disposed of responsibly and take all rubbish away with us.

How to book your challenge
The easiest way to book your challenge is online simply click on 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, however you will need to pay your deposit of £75.00 to confirm your place on this challenge together with completing a booking form. The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure.

Please get in touch with us via the contacts page or send us an email at if you would like information on the Snowdon Challenge.

Difficulty Rating
This challenge has a rating of Medium
£ 180

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