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Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Wales’ highest mountain and one that every mtber should tick.
Snowdon’s not a ride, it’s an event. It’s the highest mountain in Wales and the highest ride-able mountain south of the Highlands. Even the most straightforward route involves around 1000m of ascent, and some pushing. But it’s worth it – especially if you are half-tidy on the climbs or the descents (or both).
But not everyone is comfortable tackling big mountains, especially from May 1 to September 30, when a voluntary agreement excludes bikes from the trails between 10.00 am and 5 pm.
Typically we’ll climb up from Llanberis, descend the Ranger Path and then nip back over Bwlch Maesgwm and for a final descent of the legendary Telegraph Valley. Other options are available. In winter we can go at any time of day (weather permitting), but during the summer we need to leave at dawn or get up the mountain and back down again between late afternoon and sunset.
Is this ride for me?
It’s a big day, with a massive climb (usually between 2 and 3 hours uphill) 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. We reckon that 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. If you are in any doubt, please give us a call to discuss.
Up to 4 persons £150
4+ contact us to discuss
*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.