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Plas y Brenin is an adventure sports education centre situated in Snowdonia, Wales. Our bike courses allow people of all ability levels to improve their biking skills using our bike skills area and the surrounding trails with the help of our team of expert instructors.

If you want to up your mountain biking and e-bike skills in an off-road environment and get the best possible training overseen by British Cycling itself, Plas y Brenin is perfect for you. For more experienced bikers, we offer improver and leadership courses, as well as experiences.

Introduction To Mountain Biking

2 Days

Take the first thrilling pedal strokes into the world of mountain biking with this two-day beginner-friendly course. Guided by our experienced instructors, you'll learn essential techniques and ride on some of Britain's finest trails, all while soaking up the stunning natural scenery.

Great for beginners
Use your own bike or hire from us

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E-Bike Essentials

1 Day

Own an EMTB or thinking about getting one? Join us for a day of intensive training at our purpose-built bike centre in Plas y Brenin. Whether you bring your own EMTB or hire one of our state-of-the-art Specialized Turbo Levo bikes, we'll ensure you leave with the skills to match your gear.

Great for beginners
Use your own bike or hire from us

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Introduction To Mountain Biking For Women

2 Days

This two-day women's mountain biking course offers hands-on instruction for beginners. Explore world-class trails with skilled instructors, and enjoy the option to rent a bike on-site, all right outside the center's door.

Great for beginners
Use your own bike or hire from us

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

Explore Eryri

Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.


The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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