Plas y Brenin - The National Mountain Centre Plas y Brenin - road cycling courses and holidays Learn to navigate for walking in the mountains Enjoy amazing road cycling views from high mountains Enjoy the wildlife as you walk Stay in comfortable bedrooms on our road cycling holidays Eat big, ride fast! An amazing Location for road cycling

Road Cycling

The cycling in Snowdonia is simply breathtaking. We have it all, long sweeping valleys, winding alpine style climbs, narrow isolated lanes, towering cliff top coastal roads and tranquil riverside b-roads. All you need is to know where to find these hidden gems and how to link one to the other. that's where our cycling guides come in. Our road cycling guides know the area like the back of their hand so they can make sure you get the most from your cycling holiday, they will help you make the most of the weather, seek out best scenery, tailor the ride to your group?s ability and even find the best ice cream shop. Whether you're looking for a week of energetic sightseeing on two wheels or an intense weekend of 'lung-busting' climbs, we have just the thing. Take a look and see what suits you best. As part of any of our cycling holidays you will be expected to bring your own bike which we will provide a safe and secure storage facility for. Please ensure your bike is roadworthy and well maintained. If it is not, you may be unable to take part in the ride.

Discover Snowdonia

Two sightseeing rides through the mountains of Snowdonia. Let our guides take you along some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, using roads that you'd be unlikely to find own your own. Grea...........

Experience Required: Regular touring cyclists who are looking for something slightly more demanding.

Cost and Duration: £195 (2 Days)

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Sportif Preparation Weekend

Preparing for a Sportif? What better place to do it in than North Wales with quiet roads and a mixture of flat riding, gentle hills and big climbs to ensure you are fully prepared for any terrain a Sp...........

Experience Required: Anyone training for their first major cycling event.

Cost and Duration: £195 (2 Days)

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The Monster

Not for the feint hearted, this weekend takes you on two huge guided rides through the mountains of Snowdonia, taking as many steep climbs as our guides can find on the map. Lots of miles, lots of cli...........

Experience Required: Regular, committed road cyclists, triathletes, or adventure racers

Cost and Duration: £195 (2 Days)

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Can't find what you want?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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Last Minute Discounts

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Web-Only Offers

Holidays and Courses that are only available online.

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British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

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Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

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Events & Talks In Our Bar

liev music, talks, lectures and presentationsWe welcome non-residents in our bar and there's always something going on from live music and events to guest lectures and slideshows. Check out what's coming up next here

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BCU STUDENT SAFETY SEMINAR 18-19 OCT

BCU Student Safety Seminar 18-19 OctTwo days of information packed workshops, all you need to know to get your uni club out paddling.

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DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD SUBSIDISED COURSES

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Subsidised CoursesCheck out the latest subsidised courses for DofE volunteers

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THE BIG CHRISTMAS WALK

The Big Christmas WalkAfter last years sell out success we've got another Big Christmas Walk planned for the 13-14 Dec.

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SUBSIDISED WINTER TRAINING

Subsidised Winter TrainingA great opportunity to gain some winter training through the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust

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ACCOMMODATION FOR CLUBS AND GROUPS IN SNOWDONIA

Accommodation For Clubs and Groups In SnowdoniaClimbing Clubs, Cycling Clubs, Canoe Clubs DofE groups or even just a gang of mates? Our handy self catering accommodation units make an ideal base for your adventures.

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THE BIG ACOUSTIC WALK 1-2 NOV 2014

The Big Acoustic Walk 1-2 Nov 2014Join us for another fabulous weekend of walking and live acoustic music.

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FREE OUTDOOR TRAINING

Free Outdoor TrainingWe need people to act as 'mock students' for our qualification courses. Find out more here.

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SUMMER TIME WHITE WATER?

Summer Time White Water?Check out these great summer time paddling venues in North Wales

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TOP TIPS ON LOWERING OFF A BOLTED ROUTE

Top Tips on Lowering off a Bolted RouteBen Lawes gives you his top tips on how to get down from the top of a bolted route.

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SAFETY TIPS FOR NOVICE CLIMBERS

Safety Tips For Novice ClimbersIn our Top Tips section Instructor Louise Thomas highlights some vital safety considerations for novice climbers

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PLAS Y BRENIN CENTRE ASSISTANT SCHEME

Plas y Brenin Centre Assistant SchemeFind out what's its like to be a Plas y Brenin Centre Assistant.

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HOW TO GET YOUR OPEN BOAT GOING

How to Get Your Open Boat GoingA few simple tips to help you get a canoe off the bloack neatly

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READY TO FACE THE MONSTER?

Ready to face The Monster?The Monster, our flagship Road Cycling weekend makes an ideal training platform for a sportif or etape.

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LOOK AFTER YOUR BOOTS

Look After Your BootsOur boots take a hammering so we asked the experts what we could do to look after them

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OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

Outstanding FacilitiesWe make sure everything at the National Mountain Centre is maintained at the highest standard. Check out our facilities page here.

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Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service

Plas y Brenin administers the Expedition Assesment Service for Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyderau, Carneddau, Moelwyns and the Berwyns on behalf of DofE Wales.

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Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

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