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Mountain biker riding rocky trail in Wales on short MTB break

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Short MTB
North Wales

Fancy a quick blast around the best trails?

With its mix of rocky descents and swooping forest switchbacks,  North Wales is a mountain bikers’ dream. And this short MTB break packs in maximum grin-factor!

4 Days June
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Short on time? Get a taste of one of the best locations in the world for mountain biking. Our professional local guides are there to make sure you pack in the very best trails so you get the most from your microadventure.

Learn how to handle your bike like a pro in a bike skills session. Blast over jumps and drops at one of the UK’s best trail centres. And ride spectacular wild trails through Wales’ biggest national park. All of this packed into just 2.5 incredible days of riding! We’re sure you’ll want to come back for more.

4 days, zero-hassle and all this included:

  • Bike tools to get your bike set-up and ready for adventure
  • Half day skills session to brush up on your core skills
  • Experience one of the UK’s best-rated trail centres
  • Explore hidden wild trails in Snowdonia
  • 2.5 days of guided riding with a local, professional mtb instructor
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast hostel accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches
  • All transport within the UK, including airport / train station transfers

Check out the full itinerary in the tab above!

And get a flavour for the adventure ahead.

For adventurers who:

Are intermediate and experienced mountain bikers, looking for maximum fun on two wheels in minimum time.

Day 1

We’ll pick you up from Manchester airport at 11.30pm, or from Chester train station at 12.15am if you’re arriving by train, to take you to your accommodation in Capel Curig. They’re late pick-ups so you can catch your flight or train after work, saving you one day of precious annual leave.

Settle into your new home and get ready for your first day’s riding.

You’ll be staying in a high quality hostel with dormitory style bedrooms, each sleeping up to 6 guests. It’s a traditional Welsh stone building, featuring slate floors, log burners and comfy sofas – perfect for relaxing after a long day on the saddle. Plus there’s an outdoor decking area with firepit for beers al fresco. The hostel’s social areas are the perfect place to hang out with your new trail mates.

Within walking distance there are a couple of pubs serving homely food and an outdoor centre with a bar that serves food. Betws-Y-Coed is just 5 miles down the road, offering a number of bars, restaurants and cafes. Or if you fancy rustling up your own meal one night, the hostel has a large kitchen for guests to use.

Day 2

We’ll collect you from your hostel 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 breakfast in the forest cafe, you’ll head into the forest with your guide to run through your bike skills. 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 local 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.

 

Optional:

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

Day 3

After a hearty breakfast at the little cafe next door, you’ll be hitting up the trails right from your hostel 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!

Day 4

Indulge in your final breakfast at the cafe next door before hitting up more wild trails. We’ll be packing in the best trails from the hostel’s doorstep so you get maximum grin-factor from your morning!

After your ride, you’ll be able to get showered and changed back at the hostel. Once your wheels are packed away and you’re smelling fresh as a daisy, the bus will pick you up. Drop-offs at Chester train station will be at 3.30pm and at Manchester airport around 4.15pm.

After an epic few days together, it’ll be bear hugs all round and hasty plans to come back for more!

 

What's Included

  • Bike tools to get your bike set-up and ready for adventure
  • Half day skills session to brush up on your core skill
  • Experience one of the UK’s best-rated trail centres
  • Explore the hidden wild trails of Snowdonia
  • 2.5 days of guided riding with a local, professional mtb instructor
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast hostel accommodation in a multi-bed shared room (guests travelling alone who would prefer their own room can usually be accommodated – please enquire before booking)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches
  • All transport within the UK, including airport / train station transfers

Supercharge your trip

    Even more ways to take your adventure to the next level! Simply make your selections at checkout when you book your trip online:

  • Bike set-up session – let an experienced mechanic set up your bike for the week ahead
  • Full suspension bike hire – if you don’t want to bring your own bike, we have Nukeproof Mega 275s or similar available to hire – simply book a bike when you go through the online checkout and we’ll be in touch to confirm what size you need
  • Olfi action camera hire, with helmet and chest mounts – one life, film it!
  • Private room – we can usually accommodate requests for your own room, please check with us before booking

What you need to bring

  • Suitable mountain bike (unless you select bike hire when you book with us) – full suspension is strongly advised
  • Suitable bike helmet and gloves – mandatory, you will not be allowed to ride without these
  • Body armour – optional
  • Suitable riding clothing, including baselayer and waterproof jacket
  • Hydration – bottles or backpack
  • Riding backpack – to carry spare layers / waterproofs, lunch, tools and spare tubes, mobile phone etc

What you need to know

  • This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people but no more than 6, to make sure you enjoy that small group feel
  • Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 4 people are booked. We’ll let you know at least 30 days in advance
  • You’ll be picked up from Manchester airport at 11.30pm so make sure you book a flight landing no later than 10.45pm
  • Collections from Chester train station will be at 12.15pm
  • Your return transfer will drop you off at Manchester airport around 4.15pm, so you can book any flight departing after 6.15pm
  • Drop offs at Chester train station will be at 3.30pm
  • We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a like-minded traveler to share with. You’ll be staying in a multi-bed room in Capel Curig, sharing with no more than 6 people. If you would prefer your own room we can usually accommodate that, though an extra charge would apply

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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