Snowdon Bike and Hike
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Snowdon Bike and Hike

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Highlights

  • Brand new bike & hike adventure in the heart of Snowdonia
  • Self powered journey from the sea to the summit through Snowdonia National Park
  • Starting at one of the great fortresses of medieval Europe, Conwy Castle  
  • Cycle the picturesque coastline before winding your way inland through spectacular countryside 
  • Swap your bike for boots and tackle the highest peak in Wales and England, the mighty Snowdon at 1085m
  • Enjoy a delicious homemade packed lunch of local Welsh produce
  • Experience the pride of completing this epic one day challenge all under your own steam
  • Private bubble trips available for groups over 10 people.

Overview

Join us on this exclusive Adventurous Ewe Snowdon Bike & Hike adventure as you journey from the sea to the summit in Snowdonia National Park.

Starting from the historic Conwy Castle your cycling route takes you along the picturesque coastline before heading inland through idyllic countryside and villages. Pedalling 40kms to then reach the base of the mighty Snowdon. Time to refuel with a delicious homemade packed lunch of local produce, then lace up your hiking boots to tackle the highest peak in Wales and England, Snowdon, at 1085 metres. Standing tall over the colourful mountain village of Llanberis you’re ascent of this rugged peak will be via the Llanberis Path. On reaching the renowned summit you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the neighbouring jagged mountains of Snowdonia and onto Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and even Ireland on a clear day. This is a spectacular way to experience the beauty, brawn and vastness of Snowdonia all in one day. The sense of  achievement is great as you reflect on your bike and hike journey.

If you have any questions please get in touch by email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

We really look forward to welcoming you to our home-land of Wales for this brand new adventure.

Find out more

Evening Prior

Arrive early evening to walled market town of Conwy where you will overnight after receiving a full event briefing and the chance to meet your Adventurous Ewe Leader and your fellow team-mates. A pick-up service is available from Llandudno Junction train station on request.

Package 1 does not include accommodation

Package 2 includes accommodation on a twin/multi share basis. Single rooms available on request depending on availability. Single room supplement of £55 per person.

Day 1

FIRST LEG:

Bike from Conwy to Llanberis – approx. 26 mile bike ride

After a short safety briefing you will be kitted out with your bike and helmet to tackle the first leg of your Snowdonia Bike and Hike Challenge. With the impressively preserved 13th-century estuary fortress of Conwy Castle looming behind you, your bike journey starts on Conwy Quay. Following the beautiful coastline  with views of Anglesey and the Menai Straits, your route winds it’s way into the heart of Snowdonia. Cycling along cycle paths through the foothills of the Carnedd Mountain Range you will experience the amazing scenery of the Welsh countryside leading you towards the base of Snowdon through farmlands and villages. Skirting by the shores of Llyn Padarn which marks the final stages of your cycling leg into the village of Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon and rich in industrial heritiage. Here you will have the chance to enjoy a packed lunch with the backdrop of the National Park before starting your swapping your bike for boots to begin your ascent of Snowdon.

Included:
Bike hire – hybrid or mountain bikes provided and will be fitted according to your height. Helmets will also be provided and must be worn at all times whilst on your bike. You are welcome to bring your own bike and/or helmet if you wish.
Bike distance:
Approx. 26 miles on road and cycle paths

SECOND LEG:

Hike – approx. 9 mile – Snowdon at 1085m

Your ascent of the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh), will be via the Llanberis Path. This gradual rocky trail will lead you to the summit taking around 3 hours with 975 metres of ascent. The summit of Snowdon will reward you with spectacular 360 degree views over the neighbouring rugged peaks, beautiful mountain lakes and even extending to the coastline and beyond on a clear day.  There’s evidence of ancient fossils just beneath the summit area too – proof that this whole area was underwater in a semi-tropical sea millions of years ago! Following your obligatory photo snap, your descent takes you down the same path before arriving back at base where you’ll be greeted at the finish line with a well-deserved celebratory drink. You are then welcome to make your way home, overnight in Llanberis or we can transfer you back to Conwy if you wish.

Included:
Packed lunch, snacks and drink refills
Hiking distance:
Approx. 9 miles

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 Snowdonia landscapes in a safe and fun manner.

This multi activity has been designed to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across Snowdonia whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environments and communities. Plus you can experience different activities and cover 35 miles across Snowdonia under your own power via bikes & boots.

Bike

Bike and helmet hire are included with this event inclusive of a Radial hybrid bike with disc brakes. Rest assured any 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’re welcome to bring you own bike and/or helmet if you wish. We recommend a road or hybrid bike, or if you are used to riding a mountain bike over long distances on well surfaced roads and cycle paths, then feel free to bring a MTB. Though please ensure your bike is in good working order and not something that’s been sitting idle in the garage for years.

Distance: Approx 26 miles – 40kms

Time: Approx 2 – 2.5 hours in total

Terrain: Along cycle paths and roads

Please ensure you are familiar with the Highway Code for cycling given that you will be travelling along some roadways. For more info, please click here.

Bike support

You will be accompanied by a Cycling Leader and support vehicle for the bike section of this challenge.

Our support vehicle/s 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 if you are bringing you own bike that you check your it is in good working order or have it serviced by a bike shop. Also, if you are bringing your own bike, please bring your own puncture repair kit and spare inner tubes suitable for your bike. Inner tubes will be supplied for our hire bikes if needed.

It is a condition of travel that you wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling and with the straps done up!

Hike

Your hike of Snowdon will be via the Llanberis Path. The support vehicle will be in Llanberis allowing you access to kit and also bike storage whilst you are on the mountain.

The Llanberis Path is the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon, and offers fantastic views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai straights towards Anglesey.

The path mainly follows the Snowdon Mountain Railway track, and goes by Hebron, Halfway and Clogwyn stations. Before the railway was opened in 1896, visitors employed guides to lead them to the summit along this path on mule-back.

A remarkable geological feature can be seen from the Llanberis Path, the Clogwyn Du’r Arddu syncline. The syncline was formed over thousands of years, as the earth moved and transformed horizontal deposits into vertical layers of rock.

Distance: 9 miles – 14.5km (ascent & descent)

Ascent: 3,199 feet – 975 metres

Time: Approx 5 – 6 hours in total

Terrain: Rocky mountain trail

Pre-trip info

On booking your adventure, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

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 this adventure 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 created this itinerary given his local knowledge and love of Snowdonia having been born and breed in Conwy. Plus 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. We’re here to help as much or as little as you need.

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.

Our Snowdon Bike & Hike trip requires individual preparation as this adventure 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 together with new health and well-being procedures.

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

Adventurous Ewe Leaders & Crew

You will be accompanied by certified Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew on both the bike and hike sections. Our Leaders are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading expeditions throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group. Leaders and Crew will carrying full safety equipment and mountain 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 vehicle driver/s and base throughout your adventure.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and wellbeing and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for the Snowdon Bike & Hike to run is 10 people and the maximum group size is 30 people. You will take part in groups of no more than 10 people per team.

You are most welcome to join this event as a group of friends, family, colleagues, a private bubble or as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

If you have a group of over 10 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, your charity or your company.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trip, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Group management

The Snowdon Bike & Hike is a team adventure and not designed to be an individual competitive race. You will be taking part in teams of up to 10 people 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.

Level of difficulty

The Snowdon Bike & Hike is graded as ‘Medium/Challenging’ and preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this trip. A good level of fitness and endurance is required in order to complete a full day tackling two activities of cycling and trekking.

A training programme will be provided and it is strongly recommended that you have previous cycling and mountain trekking experience.

Training

A bespoke 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!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you join this adventure. 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 trip.

Bike and helmet hire are included with this event inclusive of a Radial hybrid bike with disc brakes. Rest assured any 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.

Exclusive kit discount codes

To help you get the very best from your 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 Bike & Hike challenge.

Weather

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

Accommodation

There are two packages available for this trip to give you the flexibility if you wish to book using our accommodation (package 2) or if you would prefer to organise your own (package 1).

Package 2 includes one night’s accommodation in a hostel in Conwy in multi-share rooms. If you would prefer a single room please let us know asap and we will make the arrangements for you dependent on availability. There will be an additional cost for this of approximately £45 per person per night. Please get in touch with us for further info at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to the event starting point in Conwy by car or train. The closest train station is Llandudno Junction. A transfer can be provided from the train station to your accommodation if prebooked with us in advance of the event. There is free car-parking available at the hostel.

On the completion of your adventure, there is a return transfer available from Llanberis to Conwy for yourself and your bike (if you bring your own) for a nominal cost of £10 per person.

Further info will be provided on joining this trip.

Food & drinks

Package 1 & 2 both include a packed lunch from our local catering supplier using local produce and snacks and drink refills at the checkpoints. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know one month prior to your trip start date. Please note, breakfast is only included on package 2 bookings as it’s part of your accommodation reservation.

Please bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar). There are water bottle cages on most of the hire bikes. Water refills are available at the checkpoints to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles. You are also welcome to bring a flask if you wish to take a hot drink during your trek.

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 event 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 info@adventurousewe.co.uk to buy your own Water-To-Go bottle.

Loos

There are loos available at the checkpoint between the bike and hike changeover. There are also loos in the Snowdon Summit Cafe though please bear in mind there may be a queue to use these facilities.

Payment info

PACKAGE 1: Excluding accommodation
Deposit: £75 per person payable on booking
Remaining balance: £60 per person payable 6 weeks prior to start of trip

PACKAGE 2: Including one night’s hostel accommodation
Deposit: £75 per person payable on booking
Remaining balance: £110 per person payable 6 weeks prior to start of trip

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email
info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Free date changes
You can change your departure to a later date. We’ve added extra 2021 and 2022 dates to choose from, or you can request a new date that works for you or organise your own 
private bubble trip.

Flexible deposit
You can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely.

Convert it to credit
Save it for later. This, along with all payments, is 100% financially protected.

Get a refund
Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offer full

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier).and prompt refunds.

If you choose to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Fundraising
You are welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Book with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through our mobile travel mobile app which is free to download. 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 on:
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You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
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Emergencies

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. 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.

Our charity partners

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 click 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

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Apr 08, 2022
Apr 09, 2022
2 Days Available £185.00 £185.00 Book Now
May 13, 2022
May 14, 2022
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Jun 10, 2022
Jun 11, 2022
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Jul 15, 2022
Jul 16, 2022
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Aug 05, 2022
Aug 06, 2022
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Sep 23, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
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What's Included?

Pre-trip:

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

During your trip:

  • Bike & Mountain Leaders
  • Hire bikes and helmets (you’re welcome to bring your own bike & helmet if you wish)
  • Packed lunch and checkpoints with snacks and drink refills
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Entrance permission to national parks
  • All logistical management and equipment transfers
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post trip

Package 2 (including accommodation)

  • One night’s hostel accommodation in Conwy the night prior
  • Breakfast on the morning of your event

What's Not Included?

Can be added at an additional cost:

  • Return transfer to Conwy
  • Accommodation in either Conwy or Llanberis on the night of completing your adventure

Not included:

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Getting to the start and from the finish of the trip
  • Personal spending money
  • Any costs incurred with leaving the trip early ie. accommodation, change in travel arrangements ie. train tickets or flights, etc.
  • Insurance cover if you bring your own bike

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, we are an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist. 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.

Ethical Trip Management

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

Some of the ethical event management features embedded in our Snowdon Bike and Hike Trip are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • 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.

Location
UK
Duration
1 Day
Difficulty
Cost From
£185.00