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?

Find out what's going on at the National Mountain Sports Centre between any date range on this handy new search page

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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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The Big Acoustic Walk 17-18 May 2014Join us for a fabulous weekend of walking and music, this year you'll also have the chance to enjoy some canoeing.

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USED KAYAK SALE - NOW ON!We're selling off over 30 used kayaks and sea kayaks. Boats with only 12 months use, fully by serviced by the manufacturer last week.

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Subsidised Alpine CoursesA great opportunity to gain some alpine skills training through the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust, based in Argentiere.

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2014 BrochureOur 2014 brochure is available to read online, download or if you prefer you can request a paper copy and we'll pop one in the post.

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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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New BedroomsCheck out our lovely newly refurbished bedrooms with comfy beds, ensuite bathroom and tea and coffee facilities.

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

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Top Tips For Winter Walkers and MountaineersSenior Instructor Carlo Forte offers some handy tips for mountain goers in winter.

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

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Look After Your Ice Screws!In our Top Tips section Dave Evans offers some handy tips on ice screw management

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Pre-Season Kit CheckRun through Dave Brown's check list for a pre season kit inspection

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Top Tips on WInter MountaineeringThe secret to a safe day out in winter is often to think ahead. Here are a few ideas to help you make sensible mountaineering decisions.

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Taking a mate climbing?read some top tips on taking a friend out rock climbing from instructor Baggy Richards

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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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