Snowdonia Beano 2018

7 days, Sat 14th to Sat 21st July 2018

Dramatic coastline, beaches, lakes and mountain scenery in the Snowdonia National Park

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The northwest corner of Wales is a dramatic mixture of Celtic culture and coastal spectacle, set against a backdrop of rugged mountain scenery.

The rides

Some of our 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 through the castellated town of Caernarfon, past the broad sandy expanse of Dinas Dinlle beach, and to the 'mediterranean' seaside town of Criccieth.

On other days we dip into the western edge of Snowdonia, visiting Llanberis, Beddgelert and the panoramic drovers' road to Prenteg.

For 2018 we're making a few changes to the routes. If you've been before, you can expect to see a few new sights, travel some unfamiliar lanes and find a new perspective on some familiar places. Of course we've also kept the classic rides that regular Beanoers know and love.

Wednesday is an 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. Or of course we'll have an extra ride available for you if you want to cycle every day!

Across the causeway by Llyn Cwellyn

Across the causeway at Llyn Cwellyn

The venue

We stay at the wonderful Trigonos Centre in the Nantlle Valley – a fantastic setting at the foot of the mountains. The views across Trigonos's own lake to Mount Snowdon are unsurpassed. Eighteen acres of grounds include woodlands, meadows, a stream, organic gardens (source of many of our vegetables for dinner), and the best view from a bike shed anywhere in Britain! The lake itself is popular for swimming.

There are comfortable single or twin bedrooms, either en-suite or with shared facilities, plus one double-bedded en-suite room). Please state your choice when booking.

Mount Snowdon from Trigonos, our base for the week

Mount Snowdon from Trigonos, our base for the week

For more pictures, see our Snowdonia gallery.

For more about Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula, have a look at the Visit Snowdonia website (external link).

Header photo: View from the Drovers Road to Prenteg (photo © Zoë Weston)

Prices

£870 Staying in a room with ensuite bathroom facilities
£770 staying in a room with shared bathroom facilities

Prices

£870 staying in a room with ensuite bathroom facilities
£770 staying in a room with shared bathroom facilities

On our way up the Nanmor Valley


Stopping for a breather on the Lleyn Peninsula

Stopping for a breather on the Lleyn Peninsula


The Brondanw Estate

The Brondanw Estate


Off down the Nantlle Valley (Pic: Fran Allen)

Off down the Nantlle Valley (Pic: Fran Allen)


One of the bedrooms at Trigonos

One of the bedrooms at Trigonos


The garden and dining room at Trigonos (pic: Zoë Weston)

The garden and dining room at Trigonos (pic: Zoë Weston)