(Photo: Nantlle Lake at sunset seen from the venue)
Snowdonia Beano 2014 – 7 days
The north west corner of Wales is a dramatic mixture of Celtic culture and coastal spectacle, set against a backdrop of rugged mountain scenery.
Three rides explore the gently-undulating lanes of the Lleyn Peninsula, and are rarely more than a few miles from the sea. We cycle alongside the Menai Strait to the castellated town of Caernarfon, past the broad expanse of Dinas Dinlle beach, and to the 'mediterranean' seaside town of Cricieth.
Our other two rides dip into the western edge of the Snowdonia National Park, visiting Llanberis, Beddgelert and the panoramic drovers' road to Prenteg.
We stay at the brilliant Trigonos Centre in the Nantlle Valley – the most fantastic setting imaginable. The views across Trigonos' own lake to Mount Snowdon are unsurpassed (see photo above). Eighteen acres of grounds include woodlands, meadows, a stream, and organic gardens (source of nearly all our vegetables for dinner), and the best view from a bike shed anywhere in Britain!
There are comfortable single or twin bedrooms, either en-suite or with shared facilities (plus 1 double-bedded en-suite room). Please state your choice on the reservation form.
On the optional cycle-free day you could visit the fantasy village of Portmeirion, where the cult TV series The Prisoner was filmed; go up Snowdon; cycle to a nearby beach; or laze by the clear waters of the lake.
|Date:||Saturday 19 to Saturday 26 July 2014|
|Price:||£ (TBA ) per person, en-suite
£ (TBA ) per person, not en-suite
|The Snowdonia Beano is featured
A Place to Cycle – Amazing rides from around the world
"...the world's top 25 cycling holidays"
Read an extract