North Wales Adventure Holiday
“Amazing, beautiful and adventurous!” Few words from what our customers had to say about the latest venture to North Wales on eBikes.
Snowdonia was the perfect setting for our latest EMTB Holiday experience, 16 people all came together from different parts of the world to share the same interest, electric mountain bikes. We stayed in Betws Y Coed a central location in Snowdonia National Park, allowing us to explore with easy travel times.
The spa hotel was the best accommodation to date, offering private lodges in a natural setting away from the hotel facilities. Food was gorgeous throughout the day and we only went out for lunch once to the local fish and chippy.
Our riding started with a recce trip up Snowdon with our new friend from Spain, Ferran. A true gentle man and funny character who fell right into the holiday spirit when we picked him up from Birmingham airport. Ferran runs a EMTB magazine, forum and online store in Spain. We invited him over to collaborate together for future events, so you may be meeting Ferran in due time. Snowdon was a success with crystal clear sky’s and no wind giving our Spanish comrade the best views and conditions.
Coed Y Brenin, large skills area, great cafe and trails for all is where the holiday started for the group. Progression for all was impressive and they all showed alot of development, so we skipped the planned blue route and went around the red.
Llandegla our second point of call gave the team a new experience for a faster pace trail with smaller features, increasing the smiles for all. A few little falls proving they were trying made the day a little more exciting.
Back early from Llandegla we put our batteries on charge and went for fish and chips, at 5pm we headed out to Snowdon. The weather was a little over cast in areas but still warm with sun. The accent put the frighteners into a few of them but persisted on. Our aim was to reach half way house and return safely! Arriving at our destination gave us and the team a huge feeling of satisfaction. Heading back down was a challenging experience for most as they were anxious of what they had just climbed up, stopping them at the bottom of the worst section and watching their new skills allow them to ride down uneven terrain that most struggle to walk brought a smile to our faces ‘job done’. Asking them to look back up what they had ridden they all couldn’t believe it. A great achievement to all that made it.
Marin trail was the finale for the group, we had the brightest of sky’s and smiles. Instructions for the group were simple, follow us and enjoy your new skills. They really had come on leaps and bounds in such a short time period. Riding the Marin trail does take some time and it wasn’t long enough they all wanted more once we got back to the vans.
All the riding completed we set off to the Caverns experience, an underground play area for adults. Harnesses on, hardhats on and gloves at the ready. The caverns are decommissioned slate mines where adrenaline junkies have turned them into an exploration experience using zip lines, rock climbing and rope bridges 70ft from the cavern floor. Bringing this perfect holiday to an end.
Thank you to all that attended and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Video courtesy of Ferran our new Spanish associate, check his post out at e-mtb.es.