Pedal Paddle Peak Challenge

Pedal Paddle Peak Challenge

Pedal Paddle Peak

Route: Beddgelert Forest, Snowdon Ranger path up Snowdon then across Padarn Lake

Starting/Finish location: Beddgelert Bikes, Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4UU

Not just a mountain, this challenge is for those who want an even bigger adventure! Pedal 10km through the woodland tracks of Beddgelert Forest, hike up the Snowdon Ranger path to the summit of Snowdon and descend the Llanberis path to finish with a 2 km paddle in an openboat canoe across the lake Llyn Padarn to complete the challenge!

This challenge can be completed as one group but for even more excitement get into smaller groups and race each other to the finish! Please get in touch [here] to book!

What’s included in the cost

  • Help and advice with planning your challenge
  • Mountain Bike Hire and Safety Equipment
  • Fully Qualified Mountain Leader – ratio 1:8
  • Canoe and Water Safety Equipment
  • Information pack for your challenge including full kit list
  • Pedal Paddle Peak Certificate on completion
  • Mountain patch (extra cost)

What’s not included

  • Personal walking kit, clothing and equipment
  • Packed lunch and drinks
  • Transport to start/finish locations of challenge
  • Parking costs
  • Accommodation for before and after challenge


Pick up at Bangor railway station (if travelling by rail). Drive to Snowdonia National Park and settle into our overnight accommodation in time for an evening meal and a chat with the guide about the week ahead.
Today we climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales (1085m) There are several paths up this beautiful mountain and the choice will depend upon group size, ability and of course the weather. On a clear day, it is possible to see England, Wales, Scotland Ireland and the Isle of Mann from the summit, 20 mountain lakes and the western coast of Wales. Transfer back to hotel early evening.
Distance: 5-7 km Ascent: 1000m Time: 5-8 hours
After a hearty breakfast, travel to Dollgellau, a pretty town in mid-Wales, surrounded by the hills of southern Snowdonia. We spend this afternoon exploring this picturesque town which has evolved from the small village it once was in the 12th century into today’s town with it’s narrow streets linking together the various town squares.
Today we climb Cadair Idris, the highest mountain range in mid-Wales. A delightful circular walk on well established paths, to Pen y Gadair Fawr, the highest point. From the top, there are stunning views to the coast and hills of northern Snowdonia. This is a strenuous walk taking between 4 and 6 hours.
Distance: 13km Ascent: 950m Time: 4-6 hours
Pick up from hotel mid-morning and travel alongside the river Wye to the pretty market town of Hay-on-Wye in Powys. We spend the afternoon exploring the town often referred to as the “town of books” as it has over 30 bookshops selling specialist and second-hand books. Hay-on Wye or Y Gelli it’s Welsh name, is renowned for it’s beautiful scenery, excellent accommodation and superb local cooking, all provided with the pride in excellence that the welsh are well-known. Overnight in hotel accommodation.
Today we summit the distinctive shaped peak Pen y Fan, at 886m the highest peak in South Wales in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. As we walk we see wonderful views to the summit ridge, and once on the ridge out to the Usk valley to the North and the market town of Brecon. Return to hotel accommodation.
Distance: 11km Ascent: 453m Time: 5-6 hours
After an enjoyable breakfast we travel leisurely back up to North Wales, stopping for lunch in Welshpool before returning to Bangor train station early afternoon.


from £849
  • 7 days guided tour
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • packed lunches each day
  • Quality hotel accommmodation
  • * Price subject to supplement for single person occupancy

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