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Day 1

Starting out in Llangollen today you are going to be doing a lot of walking and cycling – so hope your feeling fit. This morning walking boots on as we take a Walk in the Valley.  The Clwydian Range is a great destination for Walking and mountain biking . The Range forms a 35km north – south chain of undulating hills extending to 160 sq.km and rising to 554 metres at the summit of Moel Famau in the centre of the area. The hills stretch from the Vale of Clwyd in the west to the foothills of the Dee Estuary to the east; from Prestatyn Hillside in the north to the Nant y Garth pass in the South.  Take a guided walk on one of the many paths that the range has to offer.

 

After lunch head to Betws Y Coed to do some biking arounf the local trails. Probably the best-known and most popular village in the mountains of Snowdonia, Betws-y-coed became a holiday centre with the arrival of the railway in 1868. Built almost entirely of stone quarried in the mountains of Gwynedd, the village is in perfect harmony with its dramatic setting in a steep valley, hemmed in by forested slopes.

 

Overnight accommodation in Bewt Y Coed.

 

Day 2

This morning travel onto Llanberis – home to Mount Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales , which is very popular with walkers and is also the heart of Snowdonia National Park.   Travel on the Snowdonia Mountain Railway to the summit of Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales.

 

Back in Llanberis we take in a bit of culture by visiting the National Slate Museum of Wales.  Departing Llanberis we travel along the Aberglaslyn Pass to Beddgelert, a village of dark-stoned houses which stands in a splendid spot amongst massive rock buttresses, steep mountain slopes and wooded hillsides. Once you arrive in the village, make sure you stop for an ice cream and take a short walk to the famous grave.
 

Then head on to the Llyn Peninsula for overnight accommodation.

 

 

Day 3

The Llyn Peninsula is a proudly Welsh peninsula renowned for its great beauty which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a number of beaches managed by the National Trust. There are great walks along the Peninsula many of which form part of the Wales Coastal path.

 

Following lunch its time to get on your bike travel South of the Llyn to Aberdaron and go cycling.
 

 

Day 4

Travel onto the Isle of Anglesey the island's entire rural coastline had been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with loads of sandy Blue Flag awarded beaches, especially along its eastern coast between the towns of Beaumaris and Amlwch and along the western coast from Ynys Llanddwyn through Rhosneigr to the little bays around Carmel Head. The northern coastline is characterised by dramatic cliffs interspersed with small bays.

The island is a world apart from Wales, its flat for a start, which is a bit of shock compared to the rest of the country. 


Upon arrival on the Island travel through Newbourgh Forest then walk along the beach to Ynys Llanddwyn - One of the most beautiful places in Wales; unfortunately or fortunately depending on your view point and fitness levels, can only be reached by foot about a mile along the beach from the car park.

Ynys Llanddwyn is an island very rich in legends and in particular the association with Dwynwen.

 

Why not visit Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave".  This renowned train station is The fourth longest place name in the world and popular with tourists
 

 

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