Ride Snowdon

Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, it should be on every mountain bikers bucket list.


Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio1:4

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

2 Days

Instructor Ratio

1:4

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Overview

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 can now hire a Mountain Bike – subject to availability at the time of enquiry for Plas y Brenin. The cost is £35 per day. Please contact us via e-mail to info@pyb.co.uk to make your enquiry.

The Objectives 

You will have lots of fun and build your confidence.

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What to Expect

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 weather 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.

Experience Required

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.

How Should I Prepare?

You need to be fairly fit and have recent mileage on your bike.

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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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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?

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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.