Welsh Coast to Coast Cycle

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bespoke guided rides

pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

Our route passes through 2 National Parks and some of the best scenery Wales has to offer. Highlights include ascents of some of the top climbs in the UK. Flexible finish points means we can end the ride on the beach in Swansea, or at the Castle in Cardiff!

3 days cycling Welsh Coast to Coast

330km distance of riding

5200m of elevation

Full support crew

Itinerary

Pre-Event

Cyclists make their way to the hotel in Caernarfon in time to register with the pie crew. Our guides will be on hand to check your bikes and help with any last minute mechanical issues.

Day 1 Caernarfon to Aberystwyth (141km, 2,050m elevation)

Following a welcome speech and safety briefing, you’ll set off in your guided groups heading into the hills and the majestic Snowdonia National Park. Today is the toughest day in terms of distance and elevation, and don’t forget to save your legs for the final sting in the tail as we ride in to the coastal town of Aberystwyth! Our support crew will have your luggage ready on arrival at the hotel, and you will have time to get changed and have a shower before the evening meal.

Day 2 Aberystwyth to Brecon (100km, 1800m elevation)

The profile flattens today, but don’t let that fool you as with 1800m elevation and gradients approaching 20%, it will be a tough test for even the most experienced of cyclists!

Most of the morning is spent climbing up from sea level to 500m and the Tywi Forest. Thankfully the half way point marks the start of a 20km section that (mostly!) heads downhill, before 10km of climbing and a further 15km descent down into Brecon, at the foot of Pen Y Fan. Dinner is taken at the hotel, with views of the famous mountain looming large in the distance.

Day 3 Brecon to Swansea / Cardiff (90km, 1430m elevation)

The final day! A gentle climb out of the hotel will soon get the legs going as we ride west to explore what the Brecon Beacons have to offer. The main obstacle today is Black Mountain – one of the top 100 climbs in the UK and described as “the quintessential Welsh mountain road – wild, remote, desolate and endearingly featureless“….!

After a 15km descent, there’s just one more peak to go before our final approach into Swansea and the chance to savour the sea air as we finish at the beautiful Swansea Bay. For those looking for an extra climb, the cobbled Constitution Hill is but a stone’s throw away…

We celebrate that night with a wonderful meal overlooking the Bay.

An alternate finish location is Cardiff – the capital of Wales!

Day 4 Travel Day

You are free to travel home. Bike transfers can be arranged if required.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details