Cycling around Kings, Dolgellau
The Mawddach trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth is ideal for families who enjoy gentler cycling. Running alongside the estuary, following the route of the old railway, it is totally flat and offers fantastic views. The hostel is just off national cycle network route 8 and many people cycle this route using YHA Kings as a base.
What makes it special
- Beautiful scenery
- Great for families
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.
Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon. Visit the website
From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route
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
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Discover a landscape that was sculptured by ice thousands of years ago.
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.
The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living. Visit the CAT website
High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.
There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.
The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.
Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing
A wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides with breathtaking views across the Snowdonia Mountains. A variety of routes and options cater for all types of rider
The quieter area of southern Snowdonia, with fewer tourists, is absolutely beautiful and a great place for walking.
We have several forestry routes leading from the hostel grounds to go off and explore on foot - just ask at reception! Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: The Qu