Wales Adventure Weekend

Crave adventure for 2018! What if you could sample mountaineering and combine it with your passion for mountain biking? This is the unique oppurtunity you have been waiting for.

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Saturday: Snowdon Scramble Up - Shred Down

This Welsh adventure weekend sets the adrenaline pumping and the pulses racing from the very start.
We have promised an introduction to mountaineering plus the world class mountain biking of Snowdonia. However, Day 1 is a fusion of these two sports and is truly unique. You will climb, scramble and scale your way to the summit of Snowdon under the expert leadership of mountaineering instructor Tim Harrop. The ascent will take on the classic ridge of Crib Goch* as Tim introduces you to the skills and team work required to climb this famous mountain. (*weather conditions dependant)

Team of Sherpas

Once at the top, rested and refuelled in the cafe and with the stoke still simmering, we will slam down the saddles and begin the exhilirating shred-fest down to the town of Llanberis, led by our very own mountain bike leader, Sean Howell. However, before you ask, this will be on your own bike! Whilst we are scaling to the summit with Tim, your bikes and riding kit will be carried to the top by our second Mountain Leader, Charlotte and our team of sherpas. We have plenty of Bucket-List ticking trails to choose from. Depending on the weather and how we are all feeling we could take on the Rangers Path with its rugged rock gardens and switchbacks before the flat out return to Llandberis via Telegraph valley.  

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Itinerary

Sunday:
Let's Ride!

I think we can safely say Day 1 will be truly unique and will deliver the best of both worlds. The menu for Day 2 is all about your first passion of MTB. Snowdonia has a plethora of mountain biking that includes the UKs first trail centres and a network of ancient natural trails that will tick all the boxes. Our job is not an easy one, as there is so much awesome riding to choose from to close out this trip. However, we know all the classics and we have all the options to choose from. For example, there's another summit to conquer on Cadair Idris or the epic natural singletrack of Llyn Crafnant, Cowlyd, Capel Curig and Sarn Helen. Whatever we go for, it'll leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Après Montagne

We may be experts on the mountains but we also know that adventures like this are even more fun when we are out of the saddle or hiking boots and reliving the days achievements over a drink and hearty meal. It is why we also pride ourselves on creating an awesome vibe within the group and therefore we would love you to join us after each day to wind down and relax in one of the many local pubs and restuarants.
Where to stay?
Like many of the other UK national parks there are some excellent places to stay and we can certainly provide some local knowledge and recommendations. To ensure the weekend runs smoothly for the activity transfers and the Après Montagne mentioned above we would highly recommend that you book your accomodation in Betws-y-Coed which is the gateway to Snowdonia.

Here are a couple of accomodation recommendations:
Pont y Pair - B&B with its own cosy bar
www.hotelbetwsycoed.co.uk
The Vagabond - Bunkhouse with its own cosy bar 
http://www.thevagabond.co.uk/

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**Price does not include your accomodation, travel, insurance or food and drink


Adventure Weekend 2018



Marmalade MTB
Bike Bus

Our big blue Renault Master is the perfect vehicle to support our sociable guided mountain bike rides and adventures across the UK. Let's do our bit for the environment and van-share to reduce our carbon footprint. With its 7 passenger seats, separate bike garage, rear USB chargers, table and ample storage, our Bike Bus takes the stress and strain out of travelling to the many awesome MTB locations. Travel in the Bike Bus is available on most of our rides and trips. When you book please state whether you would like a seat on board. Please Note: Bike Bus travel is only available if you live within a practical collection location between our headquarters in Sussex and the final destination. Contact prior to booking for more details if you are unsure.

Alison Schulte, Brighton

​I had been meaning to go on a Wales MTB trip for a while, but always got stuck at the planning stage... Going with Sean and Marmalade MTB, therefore, was perfect - it probably saved me hours of map staring and certainly made it a lot easier and a lot more fun. The Gap is a stunning place. The view from the top and the fantastic descent are just a few of the highlights of this trip. Totally recommend it and I'm already looking forward to repeat trip.

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