Snowdon Bike and Hike | Cycle and Trekking Adventure | Adventurous Ewe

Snowdon Bike & Hike

Highlights

  • Snowdonia. Bike it. Hike it.
  • Self powered journey from the sea to summit of Snowdonia National Park
  • Starting at the famed Conwy Castle framed by the town walls of this quaint coastal fishing port
  • Cycle along the picturesque coast before winding your way inland through spectacular countryside 
  • Enjoy a delicious homemade packed lunch of local Welsh produce
  • Tackle the highest peak in Wales and England, the mighty Snowdon at 1085m
  • Experience the pride of completing this epic one day challenge all under your own steam!
  • New guidelines in place to protect your health and wellbeing.

Overview

Join us on this unique Snowdon Bike and Hike Adventure as you journey from the sea to summit in the beautiful and vast Snowdonia National Park. Starting at the famed Conwy Castle your route takes you along the picturesque coastline before heading inland through stunning countryside and villages as you cycle 40kms to reach the base of the mighty Snowdon. With a chance to refuel with a delicious homemade packed lunch of local produce, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots and tackle the highest peak in Wales and England, Snowdon, standing at 1085 metres. Standing tall over the colourful mountain village of Llanberis you’re ascent of this rugged peak will be via the the Llanberis Path. On reaching the renowned summit of Snowdon you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the neighbouring jagged peaks of Snowdonia and onto Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland on a clear day. This is a spectacular way to experience the beauty, brawn and vastness of Snowdonia all in just one day filling you with an immense sense of achievement.

Cost

Package 1: excluding accommodation is £135 per person
Package 2: including one night’s hotel accommodation (twin share basis) is £185 per person
Deposit of £75 per person (included in the above price) is required on booking. The remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to your event start date.

 

Included pre-trip:

  • Personalised event support in the lead up to your event from Adventurous Ewe
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Event information supplied via mobile travel app, Vamoos, containing all the info you need to know before your event
  • Digital event briefing sent before your arrival in Snowdonia
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.

Included on your trip:

  • Cycle & Mountain Leader/s 
  • Hire bikes and helmets included
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Entrance permission to national parks & lake
  • Snacks, water and packed lunch during your challenge
  • Luggage and bike transfer from cycling & trekking transition point
  • Complimentary celebratory fizz on completion of the challenge
  • All challenge management before, during and post event
  • Package 2 includes one night’s accommodation and breakfast prior to the challenge day (package 2 only and on a twin share basis). Single room supplement available at £50 per person dependent on availability.

Not included

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Getting to the start and finish of the event. A transfer back to Conwy can be arranged if pre-booked in advance
  • Dinner on the night of arrival
  • Single room supplement
  • Accommodation on the Saturday night. Adventurous Ewe can arrange this for you at an additional cost of around £60 per person subject to availability. If you would like to stay an extra night, please contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk
  • Personal spending money.

Payment info

Package 1: excluding accommodation is £135 per person
Package 2: including one night’s hotel accommodation (twin share basis) is £185 per person
Deposit of £75 per person (included in the above price) is required on booking. The remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to your event start date.

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
£ 135

Responsible Tourism

We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change!

We have also invested in Water-to-Go products so you, our valued flock, will be healthier whilst also helping to make the World a better place! Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

As part of our commitment to helping the planet, members of the flock who join us for a big overseas expedition will receive an Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in developing countries.

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