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Danes Conquer Snowdon Private Event – Snowdon Challenge

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  • ‘Danes Conquer Snowdon’ private group booking
  • Snowdon Multi Challenge – Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it.
  • The best way to experience Snowdonia in one action packed day
  • Tackle all terrains as you cycle, trek and kayak in the wildness of Wales
  • Pedal along country lanes through picturesque valleys and farmlands
  • Conquer the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales
  • Paddle Llyn Padarn, an impressive glacially formed lake nestled amidst some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery
  • Bike & kayak hire included
  • Take part with pride knowing that you are helping support the Snowdonia Society & Cool Earth.


By invitation only, Dane’s Conquer Snowdon Challenge! Experience the rugged landscape of Snowdonia with this one day action packed challenge of cycling, trekking and kayaking amid Snowdonia National Park.

A bespoke itinerary has been created to showcase a variety of stunning landscapes across Snowdonia whilst you bike, hike and kayak in the shadows of the Snowdon massif. The event also supports the local communities in terms of using local leaders & crew, local accommodation and catering providers.

You’ll complete each leg of the Snowdon Challenge accompanied by one of our friendly leaders. There’ll be checkpoints in-between each activity to provide you with snacks to refuel, a home-made packed lunch of local produce and you’ll have the chance to refill your water bottles and flasks. All equipment hire is included – bikes, helmets, double sit-on-top kayaks, buoyancy aids & paddles.

You don’t have to be a pro at cycling or kayaking, just have an adventurous spirit which will see you conquer this 21-mile route in the epic Snowdonia landscape.

It’s a perfect weekend away in the heart of one of the UK’s greatest adventure playgrounds. Plus, why not extend your adventure with a trip to Zip World, Bounce Below, Adventure Parc Snowdonia or visit an impressive historic castle at Harlech, Caernarfon or Conwy. Make your weekend in Snowdonia an adventurous one. We can help with further info or bookings.

There’s a warm Welsh welcome waiting for you in our homeland of Snowdonia.

Day 1

Adventure time
Bike – approx 9 miles (90m of ascent) 
Trek – approx 10 miles (1015m of ascent)
Kayak – approx 2 miles

We’ll meet you at your accommodation place at St Curigs Church for your bike allocations and event briefing. It’s then time to jump in the saddle to start pedalling a stunning route through Snowdonia National Park. Your journey takes you from Capel Curig to the start of the Watkin Path.

Arriving at the base of the mountain, you’ll swap your bikes for boots, collect your homemade packed lunch and begin your ascent of the highest peak in Wales, the mighty Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). You’ll ascend via the picturesque route of the Watkin Path which starts at a little over sea level. You’ll ascend steeply up the southern slopes of the Snowdon massif, crossing scree before joining the quieter Rhyd Ddu Path to the summit. On reaching the peak, there’s time for a victory photo and a quick breather before your descent to the northwest via the more gradual Llanberis Path, finishing in Llanberis itself.

The grand finale of the day will see you paddling around Llyn Padarn, completing a large circuit of the lake, to smash through the finish line and celebrate with a glass of bubbles with your fellow teammates. Challenge complete!

All being well, you should finish around 4.00pm – 5.00pm.

It’s then time to jump in a taxi for a transfer back to Capel Curig to enjoy the well deserved celebrations having completed a full day of activities in Snowdonia. Please note, the taxi transfer is at your own expense.

Equipment: Bike & helmet, kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid
Meals: Homemade packed lunch and snacks

Trip Extensions

Extend your stay in Snowdonia

If you wish to extend your stay in Snowdonia, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do and see and places to stay and eat. There’s many other areas of Snowdonia which are worth exploring and some great adventures to be had if your time permits. Please contact us for more info or to make any bookings for the trip extensions below:

Both Jim and Sue have plenty of helpful tips and local knowledge to make your stay in Snowdonia a memorable one. Feel free to chat to us directly for bookings or for any more info on extending your stay. Email or call 01492 588 069.

Why go

Homegrown multi activity adventure

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods, we’re keen to promote adventures on home ground particularly to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore our incredible Snowdonian landscapes. With being a Gold Level Snowdonia National Park Ambassador, we’re delighted to do our part to improve your experience of Snowdonia in an educational, sustainable & fun manner too.

This adventure has been created by Adventurous Ewe to let you experience both the remote and popular areas of Snowdonia National Park including reaching the top of the highest point in Wales, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon at 1085m). Plus it gives you the chance to step out of your comfort zone, gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environments and communities and take on different activities. It’s a baaaa-rilliant 1-day adventure.

Carbon Footprint

We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of the Snowdon Multi Activity and plant or protect enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What’s the number?
It works out on average at 29kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, leaders, crew and office operations.

The only thing not included is travel to Snowdonia. Given that our beloved guests travel from all parts of the UK for this adventure we have no way of reliably knowing their travel plans therefore we’re unable to include an individual number in the figure on display here.

What does the number mean?
To give some meaning to the numbers:

  • Driving 20 miles in the car: 6kg CO2e
  • The average UK person per day: 41kg CO2e
  • A typical Dubai hotel room for the night: 99kg CO2e
  • An economy ticket from London to Ibiza: 206kg CO2e
  • An economy ticket from London to Vietnam: 1,352kg CO2e
  • A business class ticket from London to Vietnam: 3,922kg CO2e
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air over a period of 5 – 10 years.


What are we doing about it?
Our adventures are relatively low-carbon by design, and we’re working to develop long term carbon reduction plan. Following much research into climate change organisations, we carefully selected to support the environmental charity, Cool Earth. They’re a sustainable operation and work with rainforest communities across the globe to halt deforestation and it’s impact on climate change. We invest 1% of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects world-wild with Cool Earth.

On a local level, we’re an ongoing business member of the Snowdonia Society, plus Jim and Sue, together with some of our local leaders, also help the Society with their local projects such as planting native trees in Snowdonia. This is to help preserve the landscape and enhance wildlife habitat here in Snowdonia.

Want to know more?
We believe that with great travel, comes even greater responsibility. Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. At Adventurous Ewe we believe that our type of small scale, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges. Here is our plan to do our part towards helping reduce factors that we can contributing to climate change as part of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.


The Snowdon Challenge was created by Adventurous Ewe and is proudly our flagship adventure right here in our own backyard of Snowdonia National Park. Chief Ewe, Jim Young, developed this multi-activity adventure in order to showcase both the well known and hidden pockets of this stunning area, plus give you the chance to experience a variety of fun activities along the way.

You will complete each leg of the challenge and there will be a checkpoint in between where you will have access to your small kit bag in order to change your clothing and shoes. These checkpoints will also provide you with snacks to refuel, a local home-made packed lunch and you’ll have the chance to refill your water bottles and flasks.

All equipment hire is included – bikes, helmets, double sit-on-top kayaks, buoyancy aids & paddles. When booking on to this challenge, please let us know your height details so we can organise the correct sized bike for you or if you wish to bring your own bike & helmet, please let us know in advance. Rest assured all the equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised and was not used 72 hours before you use it and will not be used for the next 72 hours. You are welcome to bring your own bike and helmet if you wish.

For any questions, please get in touch with us at

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on the Snowdon Challenge and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the UK in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Plus having created this adventure, both Jim and Sue are best placed to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small. We’re here to help every step of the way.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The Snowdon Challenge will require preparation as the event is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew

You will be accompanied by certified and local Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew throughout each activity during your Snowdon Challenge.

They’re a friendly bunch with a huge level of care and a great sense of humour. Rest assured they are fully experienced and remote first aid qualified. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group.

Leaders will carry safety equipment and first aid kits with them at all times. Please note, these kits are for emergencies only so please come prepared with your own personal first aid items.

The Leaders and Crew will also be in constant radio communication with the support vehicle throughout your adventure.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group adventures to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety & well-being and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for your private trip to run is 10 people.


Group management

The Snowdon Challenge is a team event and not designed to be an individual competitive race. You will be taking part in teams with a dedicated Leader. We encourage team spirit and support of each other to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to complete the challenge and enjoy the journey along the way too. These events are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and share an incredible adventure whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew.

Trip grading

The Snowdon Challenge is graded as ‘Moderate to Tough’ dependent on weather conditions. Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this adventure. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each of the activities.

Bike section (approx 9 miles): the cycling is on roads and can be completed on road, hybrid or mountain bikes. The route is undulating with only 90m of ascent and should take approx. 1 hour to complete.

Trekking section (approx 10 miles): the route follows established paths which are rocky and uneven. There are no technical climbing sections. Hiking boots are highly recommended given the uneven terrain and mountainous weather conditions. The trek should take approx. 5 – 6 hours to complete.

Kayaking section: previous kayaking experience is not required for this challenge as full instruction and support will be provided. As a safety precaution we recommend that you’re able to swim 25m in distance. If you are not a confident swimmer please let us know so we can make the necessary plans. The kayak should take approx. 45 mins – 1 hour to complete.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this challenge.


A bespoke multi activity training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!


A full kit list will be provided when you register. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers. An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this event.

Hire bikes & helmets and all kayaking equipment is supplied. Rest assured all the equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised.

Exclusive kit discount offers

To help you get the very best from your multi activity adventure we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent UK outdoor retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel, both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and the Snowdon Challenge.


The weather in the mountains in Snowdonia can change rapidly so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind and heat. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the Mountain Weather Information Service. You will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app.

Please note, the Leader/s reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it as your safety and wellbeing is our top priority at all times.  In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.


The event will start from your accommodation place at St Curig’s Church

On completion of the challenge in Llanberis, we will book a taxi transfer to return to St Curig’s Church. Please note, this transfer will be at your own expense.


Food & drinks

A home-made packed lunch of local produce and checkpoint snacks are included in your adventure. 

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when booking on to this trip. Please note, breakfast and dinner are not provided on the day of your challenge.

Please bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your challenge) and fill in the hotel and refill at the checkpoints to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Water-To-Go Bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. 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.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in this Multi Activity and purchasing one of these environmentally friendly reusable alternative bottles compared to single-use plastic water bottles. Grab a Water-to-Go bottle through Adventurous Ewe and receive a 15% discount. Even better, Water-to-Go will donate a further 15% to our charity partner, Cool Earth. For more info please click here or email us at to buy your Water-To-Go bottle.


There are toilet facilities at the start and finish of your challenge. There are also toilet facilities at both checkpoints. Please note, the loos at the first checkpoint are very basic so it is worthwhile bringing your own biodegradable loo paper.

Payment info

Danes Conqer Snowdon Private Event
Deposit: £75 per person payable on booking and non-refundable
Remaining balance: £120 per person payable 4 weeks prior to start of trip


Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through our free mobile travel app. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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You are most welcome to use the hashtags
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Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media during this time. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on 07747 346 588.

Conservation Partner-sheeps

Snowdonia Society
Locally, we help support the vital work of the Snowdonia Society who since 1967 continues to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Cool Earth
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 invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Thank-ewe (diolch).

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)

What's Included?


  • Personalised support in the lead up to your trip from Adventurous Ewe
  • Bepsoke itinerary creation with the start of your event at St Curig’s Church
  • Exclusive discount codes for kit & equipment 
  • Multi Activity Training guide and discount code for personal trainer programmes
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and safety management.

On your adventure:

  • Cycle & Mountain Leaders and Kayak Instructors
  • Hire bikes and helmets included
  • Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
  • Kayak briefing, instruction & support on the lake
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Entrance permission to national parks & lake
  • Snacks, water and homemade packed lunch during your challenge
  • Luggage and bike transfer from cycling & trekking transition point
  • Complimentary celebratory fizz & slate medal on completion of the challenge
  • All challenge management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post event.

What's Not Included?

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Breakfast and dinner on the day of your event
  • Taxi transfer from the event finish (Llanberis) to your accommodation (St Curigs Church)
  • Personal spending money.

Local Support in Snowdonia

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, we are an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist and Gold Level Snowdonia Ambassador. We are also a corporate partner of the Snowdonia Society and help support their vital work who since 1967 continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Sustainable and Responsible Trip Management

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering events in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures and events to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical event management features embedded in our Snowdon Multi Activity Adventure are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Our lunch packs are home-made by local providers using local produce wherever possible and do not contain any plastic packaging
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible as we refill water bottles and flasks
  • We do not use route markers on the mountain
  • Where possible, our Leaders collect any rubbish scene on the mountain
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no travel ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.
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