Cycling Wales: End to End

Summer 2025

Number of Travellers: 14
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Adventure through 220 miles of diverse landscapes, from the shores of the River Wye in Monmouthshire to the rugged mountains of Snowdonia via serene valleys and coastal paths. Encounter picturesque villages, historic castles, and breathtaking scenery. While the route offers challenges like steep climbs and varied terrain, it rewards riders with unforgettable experiences and the opportunity to immerse themselves in Wales’ natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Croeso!

Arrive at your Chepstow hotel at your leisure, your guide will meet you at 3 pm to assist with your check-in process ahead of some time to relax. This evening meet the group over welcome drinks before sitting down for dinner and an early night ahead of the grand depart tomorrow.

Overnight: Chepstow
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Time to Saddle Up

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before getting to know your bike for the week, we’ll carry out a bike fit and ensure you are comfortable and ready to roll out.

We’ll cycle on an old rail route through the Tidenham Tunnel, a 1km long newly renovated tunnel en route to our first stop, Abaty Tyndyrn (Tintern Abbey). A perfect distance to have warmed up and gotten used to your bikes. Abaty Tyndyrn (Tintern Abbey) is still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye after nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace. Take some time to wander the grounds and enjoy a coffee before heading back out on the bikes and en route to the market town of Abergavenny.

Overnight: Abergavenny
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Ride Details: 56 km / 35 miles | 853 m / 2,800 ft elevation gain

Day 3 - The Brecons and Central Wales

This morning we head into the Brecon Beacons and up towards Gospel Pass situated between the mountains of Twmpa and Hay Bluff to a high of 1,801ft above sea level. The pass offers great views from the valley floor all the way through to the summit, enjoy the descent down to Hay-on-Wye, locally known as Hay. A great location for a coffee and a wander around the market town known worldwide as the ‘town of books’ and is also the National Book Town of Wales.

With the majority of the climbing complete we meander through green valleys en route to our overnight stop to raise a glass to a great day in the saddle.

Overnight: Rhayader
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 100 km / 62 miles | 1,433 m / 4,700 ft elevation gain

Day 4 - A Welcome Rest

Today is a day to spin the legs out and relax after yesterday’s route through the Brecon Beacons. Embark on a loop ride through the Elan Valley made famous for the spectacular dams and scenery. Take some time to have lunch on your own and wander the market town ahead of dinner this evening.

Overnight: Rhayader
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Walk Details: 29 km / 18 miles | 549 m / 1,800 ft elevation gain

Day 5 - Entering Eryri National Park (Snowdonia)

Another great day in the saddle will take us up in the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) and onto the coastline to Barmouth.

Starting high on undulating terrain we’ll roll toward Ffrwd Fawr Waterfall before steadily climbing up to Cadair Viewpoint for a break at roughly halfway. Enjoy descending over 1,600ft over the next 8 miles and down toward the coast, crossing into the national park. The views into the national park are spectacular as we skirt around the peninsula, finishing in the seaside town of Barmouth.


Overnight: Barmouth
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 103 km / 64 miles | 1,372 m / 4,500 ft elevation gain

Day 6 - The Last Leg

Our final day in the saddle takes us to the most famous castle in Wales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the royal town of Caernarfon. The route roughly follows the coastline to the coastal town of Porthmadog before cutting across the Llyn Peninsula finally arriving in Caernarfon.

In the late afternoon, we’ll visit the castle itself and take in the views across Afon Menai before settling down for our final nights’ meal and celebration drinks after a great week cycling the length of Wales.

Overnight: Caernarfon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 72 km / 45 miles | 823 m / 2,700 ft elevation gain

Day 7 - Departure Day

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll transfer to Manchester Airport, from here, embark on your next journey, full of memories, pictures and plenty of miles full of smiles from your Welsh adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More

● 6 nights accommodation in small hotels and inns

● 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 evening meals

● Additional snacks while cycling

● All transfers as required

● All guided rides and activities as mentioned in the itinerary

● Gratuities for hotel staff and restaurant staff

● Trip design and delivery

● The services of qualified and experienced guide(s) throughout (based on 1 WE guide and 1 BA leader for up to 10 travelers; or 2 WE guides and 1 BA guide for up to 14travelers)

● Bike hire including helmet and accessories *(e-bike supplement £150 per bike)

● All transfers, starting in Chepstow and finishing at Manchester Airport

● The following visits and activities:

○ D2 – Visit to Tintern Abbey

○ D6 – Visit to Caernarfon Castle

Exclusions Read More

● Meals not mentioned in the inclusions

● Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

● Flights

● Travel Insurance

● Gratuities for the guides

Pricing Read More

4 travelers £3,400pp

5 travelers £3,100pp

6-7 travelers £2,850pp

8-14 travellers £2,650pp

Single supplement £600pp

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