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A special weekend based in a superb new hostel near Llanberis, with a chance to work on bike handling skills and fitness before an awesome ascent and descent of Wales’ highest mountain.
2018 dates TBC (contact us to register your interest).
• 2 full day’s guided riding - maximum client to guide ratio 8-1
• 2 nights B&B, with 2-course evening meals and packed lunches, in a
brand new hostel near Llanberis
• Transport to and from the rides
Is this weekend for me?
Snowdon is a big day, with a massive climb (usually between 2 and 3 hours) and at least one big descent. There are a few sections that are harder than the average trail centre Black, but they can be walked. If you don’t mind a bit of walking (up and down) and are happy on Red trails, you’ll have a great time. If you can handle the Blacks with style, you’ll love it.
Remember, the plan is to work on skills and tactics on the Saturday and then tackle Snowdon on the Sunday.
If you have any concerns about your ability or fitness, please get in touch
WEEKEND PRICE PER PERSON: £195
(Max 8 persons)
Leader doesn’t pay with a single group of 8 (or ask for a bespoke weekend for your group)
Meet the rest of the group and your guide at Lodge Dinorwig. Enjoy a hearty 2 course dinner, cooked by Sonni and Simon, and enjoy a few drinks and plenty of relaxed banter, while we make some riding plans for the next two days.
Enjoy a big cooked breakfast - you’re going to need it - and we’ll then load the bikes onto the trailer and hop on the bus for a short drive to the trailhead. We have a few options, depending on the group and the conditions, but the main aim will be some classic trails and a warm up for Snowdon. They’ll be plenty of time available to work on skills, and no shortage of advice available – these sessions are usually very beneficial. Exhausted and no doubt muddy, we’ll head back to the Lodge for tea or coffee (and this place has wonderful coffee), and some homemade cakes and hot showers. Saturday night is usually a highlight of the whole weekend with more tasty food and plenty of chat around the table about the day’s events.
Another hearty breakfast and we’re off. Usually down to Llanberis to start the big climb. Summit celebrations can be dictated by conditions but if it’s good, we’ll hang around and enjoy ourselves and the views before descending. Typically, we’ll drop down the Ranger Path, which is tight, twisty and very rocky – always great fun – before a short climb gets up over Bwlch Maesgwm, where we can finish down the classic singletrack of Telegraph Valley. The bus will take us back to the lodge and tea and cake (and more coffee!) will be waiting!
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*Note: whenever possible, the routes we ride will be based on the group’s preferences and abilities although the weather on the day and trail conditions will also affect this.