Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, it should be on every mountain bikers bucket list. With its stunning views and awesome routes off the summit, it is one of the most iconic mountain bike routes in Britain.
Venturing into the mountains with your bike can be a daunting prospect, so why not let us take care of the planning so that you can relax and enjoy what could be one of your best mountain bike experiences yet.
You will have lots of fun and build your confidence.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
The climb up from Llanberis will take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours to reach the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), it'll be worth it when you get there!
There are three options for decent:
The Llanberis path offers the shortest and fastest decent with plenty of flow
The Snowdon Rager path poses a technical riding challenge at the top turning into a fast flowing trail towards the bottom
The Rydd Ddu path offers lots of exposure with the path leading you along the south ridge off the summit. This route then provides a mixture of good technical riding and flowing decent
Our mountain bike guides will decide the route on the day, it will depend on the experience of the riders and the wather on the day
We will aim to get to the top of Snowdon, however, the weather is beyond our control and getting to the summit is not always possible. In this case it is normally possible to do some of the route and fill the rest of the day with some alternative Snowdonia classic mountain biking.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England. The distance to the top is not a huge distance but is a tough one. With nearly 1000 meters of ascent including some riding and some pushing, it normally takes between 2.5 – 3.5 to reach the summit. A good level of fitness is required.
You will need to be competent riding red graded trail in a variety of locations, meaning you will be happy riding the majority of the decent. You may have to push the odd section.
There are sections on the descent that are more challenging than the average black graded trail centre. If you are competent on this sort of terrain then you will be able to ride most, if not all of the route.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
In the summer months there is a voluntary agreement on Snowdon that means mountain biking can only take place before 10am or after 5pm from the 1st May until 30th September.
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