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Mountain Bike Heaven in Wales

8 - 15 September 2024

From mountains to valleys, the bike trails and tracks
of Wales feature incredible scenery and a wide variety of terrain.
A stunning location to explore and test your biking skills!

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Experience Snowdonia

A mountain biking paradise in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial landforms of massive Snowdonia National Park. With its unique landscape, Snowdonia is home to an extensive network of bike trails, over 100 lakes and craggy peaks – offering a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls, and green valleys.

Improve Your Skills!

You'll spend time with our expert guides and coach Christine Mullins who will guide you on your MTB adventure. We hand select trails and tailor the experience to YOUR skill level. Whether you're a novice trying E-bikes for the first time, or a confident rider ready to shred some DH, you'll leave Wales with a greater love of the sport and more skills in your arsenal!

Mountain Bike Paradise

Mountain biking in the UK is something else. If you haven't experienced it, you're missing out! There is something for everyone on this excursion. Whether you're looking for scenic dirt roads to cruise and enjoy, raw and craggy downhills to test your skill, or flow trails that will leave you hooting and hollering at the bottom. You're sure to enjoy every moment on two wheels!

The Vaynol Arms

Dating back to the mid 18th Century the Vaynol Arms was once a thriving meeting point for the village. The Pub finally closed its doors in 2019 and has undergone a internal renovation to offer accommodation in 8 bedrooms. Log burners, lots of space to relax and socialize, secure bike storage, and workshop. With unique wood fired hot tubs, and large quiet grounds make the Vaynol the perfect biker’s retreat.

Farm to Table Cuisine

Making use of local produce, enjoy lovely Welsh breakfasts (vegetarian options available) and a selection of cereals and pastries. Packed lunches will be provided with a selection of sandwiches, crisps, and energy and/or chocolate bars. Each evening, 4-course dinners with a selection of quality Spanish wines will be served. Snacks, including Tea, coffee, and a fruit bowl are available throughout your stay.

Beyond the Trails

During the week, we have “wild swimming” in Llyn Lake, a visit to Padarn (a World Heritage site), paddle boarding, heritage museums, historic castles, walled towns and some of the UK’s best beaches all at our doorstep. For those who desire a little extra riding, Moel y Ci (aka Dog Mountain), lies right on our doorstep offering a steady climb and a fantastic single track right back to the Vaynol Arms!

Skill Level

3 - 8
(beginner - advanced)

Learn more about our skill levels here.

The views and terrain are unlike anything else you've ever experienced. Prepare to be immersed in the magical Welsh countryside!

We'll pack to-go lunches every day of riding to maximize your time out on the trails. Adventure awaits!

Included

7 nights Lodging at The Pub Lodge.
Beautiful Welsh Breakfasts.
Delicious 4-Course Farm and Sea to Table Dinners.
Transport to and from Manchester Airport.
Take away Lunches.
Evening Boat Cruise and Dinner.
6 Days of Coaching.
Bikers Gift Bag.
Bike and Helmet Rentals.
Welcome Reception.

NOT INCLUDED:

Flight to Manchester, UK.
Alcoholic beverages.
Medical, evacuation and/or cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend every guest who books an Alpin Luxe trip take out Travel Insurance that includes evacuation and medical coverage. Please click here for more information on Travel Insurance.
*Must provide proof of Insurance.

Pricing Info

$ 4,500 Per Person | All-Inclusive
  • $1000 deposit to secure your booking. (See our updated booking policy!)
  • Only 10-12 spots available. Book early, this trip will sell out quickly!
  • Additional payment plan options available at checkout.

We welcome travelers of all types and ages. Individual? Couple? Friends? Family with kids? Of course! Please contact us with any specific questions and information you’d like us to know so we can accommodate your best experience.

Wales, UK

We recommend our guests fly directly into Manchester Airport – which is around 2 hours away from the Vaynol Arms in Nant Peris, Caernarvon, Wales. We will arrange transportation from the airport and return. Everyone should plan to arrive by the afternoon on Saturday, 2 September – which will give you time to check in, unpack and get ready for biking the next day. Please make sure to give us your flight details ahead of time, and text us when you are leaving the airport so we can arrange to meet you. 

Vaynol Arms Amenities

ROOM AND HOTEL SERVICES

Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel.
Cable TV
Hair Dryers in all rooms.
Bike room with small workshop/repair area and bike wash corner.
Kitchenette.
Washer / Dryer for bike wear.
Bike Storage and Work Room.

Packing List

Recommended:

At least two full cycling kits
(you can wear whatever is comfortable, but we recommend a jersey and
padded shorts, since we’ll be spending a LOT of time in the saddle!)
Athletic socks (optional compression)
Base layer (something that breathes well)
Cycling windbreaker or waterproof jacket
Cycling Gloves (full- or short-finger)
Helmet
Glasses and Sunglasses (Clear and tinted lenses for both comfort and safety)
Cycling-appropriate shoes
(Bring your flats or clipless if you have them.
Otherwise, a stiff, comfortable pair of tennis shoes will work)

Backpack, Camelback, or Saddlebag to carry snacks and tools on rides
Spring/summer appropriate attire
Lightly insulated or fleece jacket/vest (It gets cold at night in the mountains!)
Nice, casual apparel for dinners and events
Bathing suit (sauna, spa, hot tub)
Sunscreen and Chapstick
Basic toiletries

Travel Documents:

Airline Tickets
Passport
Digital Vaccine Passport (optional)

Optional:

Neck Gaiter
Extra pair of gloves
Additional outerwear (wool jacket, arm/leg warmers, etc.)
Body armor or protection
Water bottle
GoPro or Camera
If you’d like to travel with your own bike,
we have a partnership with TripHero who offer bike shipping services.
Contact us for special rates, and to arrange shipping!

Experience Mountain Biking in Wales!

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Read our booking policy here.

Learn more about travel insurance here.
And purchase through our insurance partner here.

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Action photos © Ross Woodhall Photography

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