Snowdon Sea 2 Summit Challenge, Snowdonia, England & Wales

Snowdon Sea 2 Summit

Overview

Join us on this unique Sea 2 Summit Challenge as you bike and hike in the heart of the epic Snowdonian landscape. Starting from the iconic Conwy Castle you will cycle 40kms through Snowdonia National Park to arrive at the base of Snowdon. Lacing up your hiking boots, you will then tackle the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales, standing at 1085 metres. This is a great one day adventure taking in the amazing landscape of North Wales from the historic walled town of Conwy to the famous summit of Snowdon.

 

Included: 
– Qualified Cycling and Mountain Leaders
– Support vehicle & driver
– VHF Radio Backup
– First aid supplies and provisions
– 1 night’s accommodation on a twin share basis the night prior to your event
– Event briefing the night prior to your event
– Breakfast on the morning of your event
– Packed lunch
– Checkpoint snacks and water
– Bike transfers
– 15% Discount Voucher for Cotswold Outdoor, Snow & Rock and Cycle Surgery 
retail stores, both online and in store
– Safety and risk management

Not included:
– Travel to and from the start and finish of the event
– Dinner the night prior to the event
– Bike and helmet hire. This can organised at £35 per set. Please let us know if you require bike hire at the time of registration
– Personal spending money.

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 info@adventurousewe.co.uk. 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.

Itinerary 

Day 1
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.
Day 2
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.

Essential Information 

Bikes
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.

Bike Repairs
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!

Trek
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.

Accommodation
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.  

Difficulty Rating
This challenge has a rating of Medium
Cost
£ 195

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