Coed Y Brenin
Coed-Y-Brenin is a mountain biking mecca set amongst mountains and forests of southern Snowdonia. There are also fantastic walks, a visitor centre, a high ropes course, and opportunities to go geocaching and orienteering.
What makes it special
- Cycle the fantastic forest trails
- Try the High Ropes course
Visitor centre and cafe – daily
April to September – 9.00am to 5.00pm
October and half-term week – 9.00am to 4.30pm (to 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday)
November to March – 9.30am to 4.30pm
First 20 mins free
£2 for two hours (plus 40p/20mins, max £7)
Free for locals and Blue Badge holders
Other things to do nearby
Rise and fall with the countryside on quiet lanes and exciting downhill sprints in this stunning area. Try one of the ride with GPS routes that we've created.
Mountain Biking enthusiasts will have heard all about Coed-y-Brenin. Approx 15 minutes from the hostel and run by the Forestry Commission, it's the mountain bike mecca of Wales. Bike hire
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Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series The Prisoner – 'I am not a number. I am a free man.
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The Lon Las route takes you from Portmadog to Bangor. You can either do the route in one day, or take time to explore the mountains and use the hostel as your base.
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest Ziplines, or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures called Bounce Below. See the Zip
The National White Water Centre is at Bala, 20 miles from the hostel, with white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking - you can hire your equipment or get tuition. For something a bit different
The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living. Visit the CAT website
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Bike hire for all ages so you can have a memorable day out in Snowdonia. Set off to explore Beddgelert Forest and get away from it all. Visit the website
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