7 days of very hilly cycling on paved roads with stops at narrow gauge railways, castles, and slate caves. Enjoy luxurious lodging and a choice of fine dining or pub carousing on some nights.This may be Freewheeling’s most challenging ride.
Shrouded in Celtic mystery, the countryside of Wales is both enchanting and perfect for cycling. There are steam trains, mining caverns and ancient castles to see, and the breathtaking moorlands combine with ocean views to make it difficult to describe without using superlatives. The inns we have chosen include Relais & Chateau members, with Michelin stars for their cuisine. The roads take you to utterly enchanting places. The Welsh people are refreshingly sincere with their hospitality, and the feeling here – again, difficult to describe – is of palpable comfort. We are excited to be able to offer you this adventure, and know you will be impressed by the combination of challenging cycling, luxury, magic, history and fun.
The adventure can be joined most conveniently by flying into Manchester airport, and taking the Heart of Wales steam train to Llangammarch Wells, where we or the hotel staff will pick you up and take you to the hotel, less than five minutes away. At the end of the adventure, there are frequent trains from Llandudno back to Manchester, but we suggest you stay for an extra night, to visit Conwy Castle, and rest before travelling.
If you want to travel with van support and cheerful, caring guides, and have most of your meals included, a guided trip is the best choice for you. Your luggage is carried for you, and on most days, the guide(s) will pass you in the support vehicle frequently to offer you snacks, drinks, and opportunities to catch a lift. The groups usually congregate for picnic lunches and special affairs, but otherwise tend to spread out along the route during the day, each rider choosing his or her own pace. Because you will be sharing your holiday with other adventurers likely to have a few things in common with you, your evening dinners become enriched by shared stories and entertainment, and you may make friends who will share your future adventure plans.
Map & Directions
Llangammarch Wells, Mid Wales, United Kingdom
Points of Interest
Wales: Beacons to Snowdon Bike Llangammarch Wells, United Kingdom
Machynlleth Machynlleth, Powys SY20, UK
Talsarnau Talsarnau, Gwynedd LL47, UK
Portmeirion Portmeirion, Gwynedd LL48, UK
Llanberis Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55, UK
Betws-y-Coed Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, UK
Conwy Conwy, UK
Rates & Availability
Guided Cost: $3795 (per person, includes 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, luggage handling, van and guide support, maps and route notes).
Rewards apply to any guided trip as advertised, booked directly with Freewheeling. They are not applicable to self-guided, self-supported, private or customized trips, or new departures requested less than six months in advance unless they fill (10ppl+). They can be combined with each other without limit, but cannot be combined with any other discounts, prizes, or rebates.
Referral Rewards If you have referred new customers to book directly with us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will allow you $125 off your next trip in the same season. Qualifying referrals apply to new guests, excluding family members, who have never traveled with Freewheeling before, and who identify you as 'where they heard about FA'. They apply to your next payment once they have confirmed a scheduled guided trip of five days or more. You can ask your referrals to tell us you recommended us, or you can simply give us their name and contact details yourself. Unless they are already on our list, we will send them our invitation, and once they book, can apply the credit to your next adventure. Please claim the reward when you reserve your next trip, or before your final balance is due.
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