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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  1086m

Dist:  70km

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

Snowdonia Coast to Coast Trek

Trek Adventure

One of our toughest events of the year in our favourite location: you have 3 days to trek 65 kilometres with 3500 metres of ascent through the wilds of Snowdonia National Park.


A three-day, four-night trek walking from the north coast of Snowdonia in Llanfairfechan to Porthmadog on the south west coast. The route is 65 kilometres in distance with over 3500m of ascent. The route crosses the major peaks of Snowdonia including the Carneddau, Tryfan, the Glyders, and Snowdon. There are excellent leader to client ratios to ensure safety and motivation. There will be an optional support vehicle to provide basic feed stations along the route and to provide the opportunity for participants to pull out of the route if struggling or not covering sufficient distance in the time available. The accommodation includes two hotels and two hostels.







Day One



Day Two

Arrival at Bangor Train Station (if taking train) or Eryl Mor Hotel, Bangor (if taking private transport)


There will be transfers available from the station to hotel






Breakfast provided by Eryl Mor Hotel and packed lunches provided



Check out of hotel and transfer to start (20-minute drive)



Arrive at start of walk - Llanfairfechan Pavillion Car Park



Pre-walk briefing



Walk to begin



Meet group on Foel Grach for check-up and evacuate participants if required



Expected arrival time for group at Gwern Gof Uchaf Campsite. Begin shuttles to The Rocks Hostel.



Adventure Cafe to provide basic dinner at hostel


Day Three  


Adventure Cafe to supply breakfast and hand out packed lunches



Transfer from The Rocks to Gwern Gof Uchaf (10-minute drive)



Start walk



Expected arrival time for group at Pen y Pass Car Park for feed station



Expected arrival time for group to summit Snowdon



Expected arrival time for group at Rhyd-Ddu Car Park and begin shuttles to Snowdon Ranger Hostel (5 minute drive to YHA)



Dinner provided by hostel


Day Four


Breakfast provided by hostel and packed lunches provided



Transfer from hostel to Rhyd-Ddu Car Park (5-minute drive)



Start walk



Expected arrival time for group at Morfa Buchan Beach(Finish!) 



Shuttle group from Morfa Buchan Beach to Criccieth hotels – Lion Hotel and George IV (15-minute drive)



Participant-only celebratory dinner in Criccieth


Day Five  



Breakfast supplied by hotels and participants to walk to station (5-minute walk)



Route Map

What is a Level 4.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter rough and steep terrain, sleep deprivation – ie very long days, or even high altitude. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you well past the limits of your comfort zone. Trekking days will be up to 13 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - and you will need to be more resilient - variable weather conditions, simple food and maybe camping – these factors forms a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! A level 4 challenge would involve a very long day (in excess of 28 miles) or some serious hill climbing (multiple peaks in one day) - or possibly both!


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Trek’?

To participate in these events you need to be in very good fitness. You enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly (a couple of times a week minimum). You may well partake in several different types of activity, possibly including the gym, swimming, running, or circuit training. You probably are capable of running up to 5 or 6 miles, but in a good steady speed (around 9-10 minute miling). If you do not run - you should be regularly undertaking challenging walks or other strenuous exercise. You should be comfortable walking 17-19 miles in the English lowland countryside.


Equipment Required

Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on enquiry



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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