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
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
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
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 the glorious line from Caernarfon through Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog – some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam! These are 2 separate railways which meet at the central station of Por
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
White water rafting is a must for any water enthusiast in this area.
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 Queen of Welsh Resorts
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series The Prisoner – 'I am not a number. I am a free man.
The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.
The quieter area of southern Snowdonia, with fewer tourists, is absolutely beautiful and a great place for walking.
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 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.
Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.
Specialising in group bike hire, we, Beics Betws, are based in Betws y Coed - a Mecca for Mountain Biking with lots of nearby routes. Visit their website.