MTB Snowdon to Lands End

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Sometimes, you’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do. A group of 20 industry mates supporting Perennial are making their way around the UK. They had last finished a ride at the top of Snowdon and needed to sort the next part of the trajectory-Snowdon to Lands End, of course. And so it was that Snowdon to Lands End was born. The route can be done as a whole over 6 days or divided into 2 sections – Wales and England.

 

Mountain biking from Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon through Snowdonia and Brecon National Park, to Swansea as Part I. Part 2 was from Ilfracombe to Lands End along the Camel Trail, the Bissoe Trail and parts of the stunning South West Coastal Path.

 

3 days guided cycling on each section

75-95k per day off road

Approx 1800m ascent

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Cyclists make their own way to Llanberis to register with the pie team on arrival, followed by dinner and a briefing.

Day 2 (77km)

After a hearty breakfast, we make our way over the Snowdonia National Park, whilst trying to spot the peak of the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon. We make our way south towards the large man-made reservoir Llyn Trawafynydd before reaching Coed y Brenin, the UK’s first and largest dedicated mountain bike trail centre. After this stop, we head towards our accommodation for the night north of Machynlleth. Dinner will be served at the hotel, or in a local restaurant.

Day 3 (85km)

We start the day by cycling through the Cambrian mountain range toward’s Devils Bridge Falls. The undulating route follows forest trails and gravel paths throughout the day. You will also be cycling up and over the iconic Devil’s Staircase, where the route has a gradual decent into the village of Llanwrtyd Wells where we will be staying the night.

Day 4 (85km)

The final day in Wales takes you through the Brecon Beacons National Park towards Swansea. Compared to the previous day’s rides, today will seem a lot easier with a gentle descent into Swansea as the route flattens out. After your final meal in Wales, you will be transported to Ilfracombe to your accommodation for the night, where you can dream of England’s green fields.

Part 2 (if it is divided up into 2 sections)

Day 5 (95km)

After a lovely Devon breakfast, you set off from the harbour town of Ilfracombe riding along the coast towards Barnstaple. This is a hilly start to the day which flattens out as you cycle along the South West Coast Path. There are more hills as you get closer to Bude where we will spend night.

Day 6 (100km)

Today is the longest day as it skirts around the edges of Bodmin Moor. The route will take you along the aptly named Camel Trail, which hugs the Camel River, offering a wonderfully scenic route. In the evening you will be staying in the surf capital of Cornwall, Newquay.

Day 7 (94km)

You start the final day ride heading towards Truro. After this you will pick up the Bissoe Trail towards your lunch stop and a traditional Cornish pasty. As Penzance and St Michael Mount draw closer, so does the finish at Lands End. In the evening we will hold a celebration meal where friends and family are welcome to join you to toast your achievements.

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