Snowdonia Gravel Biking and Bike Packing – 5 Day

Come and join us to explore the best of which Snowdonia and North Wales has to offer, with the endless potential for gravel bike and bike packing exploration.

Plas Y Brenin

5 Days

Instructor Ratio8:1


Plas Y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Come and join us to explore the best of what Snowdonia and North Wales have to offer, with endless potential for gravel bike and bike packing exploration. On our doorstep, we have the Gwydir, Penmachno, Beddgelert, Bryn Engan, Coed y Brenin, Clocaenog, and Newborough forests. All are within easy reach and boast miles of accessible gravel tracks and trails to explore. This, coupled with open moorland and the spectacular scenery of mountains, lakes, rivers, and the sea, makes for an unforgettable biking experience.

On this course, we will cover extensive off-road gravel riding, as well as provide a taster of loading up your bike and spending a night out in the wilds. We will teach important and useful skills, such as riding techniques to level up your abilities on the bike. The course will also look at bike and equipment setup, what to carry, and fundamental safety checks and maintenance to keep your bike running smoothly while on your adventure. Whether we ride out of the door at Plas y Brenin or provide transport to a nearby venue, convenience is key. Book residential and enjoy the comfort of an en-suite room with all meals taken care of. Spend your downtime socialising in our fully stocked bar, boasting a one-of-a-kind view of Snowdon, and share the day’s tales with others. During your stay, you can also make use of our drying room facilities and climbing wall. From the time you arrive until you depart, we aim to cater to your every need.

Mountain bikes are available for hire, subject to availability, at the cost of £35 per day. To make your enquiry, please contact us via e-mail at

The Objectives 

Get involved with 5 days of gravel bike riding in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park • Meet and ride with likeminded people and swap tall tales from the trails in the atmospheric bar with an amazing view • Learn top tips and tricks from our expert guides and coaches. • Visit some truly breath-taking places.

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What to Expect

Two days of guided riding in and around Snowdonia.

Experience Required

Able to ride a bike off road on tracks, forest roads (green graded terrain). Fit enough to ride all day off road with 800-1000m of ascent.

How Should I Prepare?

Be fit enough to enjoy the experience that this course has to offer.

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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?

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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.