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Two riders on a mtb trail on a guided mountain bike holiday in North Wales

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Mountain Biking

Riding high on some of the world's greatest trails

North Wales is one of the best locations in the world for mountain bike holidays. Twisting trails through forested slopes, rugged slate descents and home to the UK’s first ever mtb trail centre. It’s got pedigree.

North Wales 7 Days April to October 77 kg per person
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Tackle the mountainous terrain on two-wheels with a small group of like-minded riders. Our expert local guide will share with you some of North Wales’ best mountain biking trails, swooping through switchbacks and tackling rocky descents head on. On this guided mountain bike holiday in North Wales, you’ll get a taste of two of the best trail centres in Wales and experience the wildest landscapes few others can reach.

7 days, zero-hassle and all this included:

  • Access to bike tools to get your bike set up and ready for adventure
  • Half day skills session to brush up on your core skills
  • Experience two of the UK’s best-rated trail centres
  • Explore the hidden wild trails of Snowdonia
  • 5 days of guided riding with a local, professional mtb instructor
  • 6 nights 3-star hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts & 1 evening meal
  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails
  • All transport during your trip
  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

Plus flexible booking terms as part of our Adventure Promise, including instalment payments to spread the cost of your adventure. 

Check out the full itinerary in the tab above!

And give this video a play for a taste of what to expect.

For adventurers who:

Are intermediate and experienced mountain bikers, confident riding red graded trails and capable of tackling some black grade trails.

Perfect for solo travellers, couples and friends. Also available to book as a private departure if you have your own group.

Sunday

Arrive at your accommodation in Betws-y-Coed between 16:00 and 17:00 for check in.

You’ll be staying in a quality hotel with comfortable bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. It’s a traditional Victorian property, situated in the centre of the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed. In the village you’ll find a range of bars and eateries to enjoy.

This evening you’ll enjoy a welcome meal in the hotel restaurant. Get to know your guide and fellow mountain bikers over a meal, a pint and a route map.

Monday

We’ll collect you from your hotel around 9am and head to Coed Llandegla Forest for your first day on two wheels. If you’ve brought your own bike, you’ll have access to bike tools here so you can get yourself set up and ready for adventure.

If you’ve chosen to hire a bike from us, the guys in the bike shop will get you fitted out with your new ride.

Once everyone’s set up and had their fill of flat whites from the cafe, you’ll head into the forest with your guide to run through your bike skills. As a qualified mtb instructor they’ll share tips to help refine your riding style so you can get the most out of the Welsh trails for maximum fun and safety. This session includes a review of core skills before testing them out in the purpose-built skills area and pump track.

After a break for lunch back at the bike centre cafe, head out on the forest trails with your guide. You’ll tackle red and black graded trails (plus a few secret trails no-one else knows).

It’ll be a full day of mtb action, with an emphasis on getting you set to enjoy the wilder riding that’s yet to come.

During the week you will have the option to show your appreciation for your beautiful surroundings and take part in a voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails.

Enjoy a free evening to relax back in Betws-y-Coed.

 

Optional:

Quality hard tail mountain bikes are available to hire for the duration of your trip, simply select the extra option when you book online and let us know your height in the notes.
Cost: £250 per bike

If you’ve brought your own bike but would like help getting it set up, simply book a set-up session. One of the experienced mechanics here will get your bike ready for the week ahead.
Cost: £20 per bike

Tuesday

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be hitting up the trails right from your hotel door. Today’s ride is a classic mountain route, taking you straight into big country. Stunning scenery, challenging trails, big mountain views and ancient trails. It’s a real taste of the wild.

You’ll be deep in the heart of epic Snowdonia for the whole day, pausing for a picnic lunch and a chance to catch your breath.

With challenging trails from the start, this is a Welsh classic and delivers a big day out!

Wednesday

Today we’re taking you to the spiritual home of mtb in the UK, Coed Y Brenin (Welsh for King’s Forest). Since 1990, mountain bikers have been making the pilgrimage to Coed Y Brenin. No mountain biking experience in Wales would be complete without hitting up these famous rocky trails.

Your guide will lead you along the very best of the man-made trails, including the classic, flowing Pink Heifer and the notorious Beginning of the End. And with the benefit of their local knowledge, you’ll get to ride some of the wild trails that criss-cross this ancient forest. Few people get to ride these, so you’ll have bragging rights on a unique experience in this mountain bike mecca.

Take advantage of the visitor centre cafe and treat yourself to a hearty lunch in between rides today.

Thursday

Tuck into a hearty breakfast before gearing up for another epic mountain bike ride, right from the heart of Betws-y-Coed.

Today will include a mix of the best man-made mountain bike trails and natural riding in the area. Heading into Gwydir Forest, the big climbs will be rewarded with awesome flowy single-track descents. Get ready for rocky rooty trails, dense forest and stunning views across Snowdonia National Park.

We’ll be stopping en route for today’s lunch, so pack your sandwiches and we’ll find the perfect spot for a picnic.

Friday

For your final day of riding you’ll hit up more wild trails straight from your hotel door. Big mountain views and technical descents, there’s a massive choice of trails around Betws-y-Coed. Your guide will pick the trails best suited for your group and the weather on the day.

It’s the perfect end to a spectacular mountain biking holiday in the heart of North Wales.

Saturday

Enjoy the final breakfast in your mountain home before packing away your kit and wheels to make your way home.

After an epic week together, it’ll be bear hugs all round with your new biking mates.

What's Included

  • Access to bike tools to get your bike set up and ready for adventure
  • Half day skills session to brush up on your core skills
  • Experience two of the UK’s best-rated trail centres
  • Explore the hidden wild trails of Snowdonia
  • 5 days of guided riding with a local, professional mtb instructor
  • 6 nights 3-star hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts & 1 evening meal
  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails
  • All transport during your trip
  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

Supercharge your trip

    Even more ways to take your adventure to the next level! Simply make your selections Step 2 when you book online:

  • Bike set-up session – let an experienced mechanic set up your bike for the week ahead
  • Hard tail mountain bike hire – if you don’t want to bring your own bike, we have Nukeproof Scouts or similar available to hire – simply book a bike when you go through the online checkout and add a note with your height
  • Private room – we can usually accommodate requests for your own room, please check with us before booking
  • Return transfers are available with prior arrangement from nearby airports, train stations and ferry ports – please enquire when booking

What you need to bring

  • Suitable mountain bike in full working order (unless you select bike hire when you book with us)
  • Suitable bike helmet and gloves – mandatory, you will not be allowed to ride without these
  • Suitable riding clothing, including base layer and waterproof jacket
  • Hydration – bottles or backpack
  • Riding backpack – to carry spare layers / waterproofs, lunch, tools and spare tubes, mobile phone etc
  • Bring your biking legs!

What you need to know

  • Enjoy the reassurance of flexible booking terms, part of our Adventure Promise
  • Bookings close 4 to 6 weeks prior to departure, or as soon as places fill
  • You must be 18 years or over to join this adventure
  • Expect to be out mountain biking for 4-6 hours each day
  • Arrive for check in between 16:00 and 17:00
  • You’ll be staying in a hotel room in Betws-y-Coed, sharing with 1 other person of the same gender. If you would prefer your own room we can usually accommodate that, though an extra charge would apply
  • To make sure you enjoy that authentic experience only a small group brings, this trip will run with no more than 8 people.

Getting Here

By Air

  • The closest international airports to Betws-y-Coed are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport
  • It is approximately a 1 hour 40 minute taxi transfer from either airport to Betws-y-Coed or alternatively travel by rail to Llandudno and follow the By Rail instructions below

By Rail

  • The closest train station to Betws-y-Coed is Betws-y-Coed Station
  • From Llandudno Junction Station, it is a 30 minute train journey to Betws-y-Coed Station via Transport for Wales

By Road

  • Betws-y-Coed is located less than 2 hours from the M6, M56 and M54 motorways
  • Free parking is available on site for the duration of your stay

If you require assistance with arranging taxi transfers, please get in touch with a member of our team

At Adventure Tours UK, we set out to create the kind of breaks people like us go wild for. People who get their thrills in the outdoors and want to care for it too. Who want to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature. If you’re in search of adventure, you’ll find it with us.

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