Classic Welsh Rides
Trail centres are great but its hard to beat the feeling of a well earned descent down a remote mountain side. North Wales has a plethora of natural trails to suit all abilities of rider. From relatively easy paths with beautiful coastal views to the more challenging rocky trails such as those on Snowdon.
What type of mountain biking can I expect?
We offer a one or two day guided classics option at novice, intermediate and advanced level. The levels are explained below:
Novice: These rides cover undulating terrain with gentle hills. We ride on a few country lanes, off road vehicle tracks and wide bridle ways with no drop offs to deal with.
Intermediate: These rides cover terrain which is equivalent to red grade at a trail centre. There are longer and steeper climbs and descents as well as some loose ground and small drop offs.
Advanced: Technical climbs and often loose and steep descents with unavoidable drop offs. Equivalent to black grade at a trail centre.
Classic Welsh Rides is geared more towards guiding than instruction however if you would like some pointers along the way to improve your technique just let us know.
A certain level of fitness is required (more so as the difficulty increases). We will typically be in the saddle for 4-5 hours per day. Don’t worry though- there will be plenty of time for rests and the odd cafe stop too!
If you only fancy one day riding, not two then you are welcome to just come along on the first day.
We are not able to provide hire bikes but if you are unable to bring your own bike there are options to hire locally and we can help you to arrange this. We also ask that people bring suitable gloves, clothing, helmet and bag. If you have any questions about what is suitable please get in touch.
Novice: 2nd-3rd September
Intermediate: 17th-18th August
Advanced: 12th-13th October
Or please get in touch to book a date to suit you.
Is the Welsh Classics for me?
If you want to improve your skills whilst sampling some of the delights Welsh mountain biking can offer then this is the course for you!
1 day option: £80
2 day option: £145
If you would prefer the flexibility of booking a private course the daily rate for 1 or 2 people is £180.
Please contact Freedom Outdoors for more information on our Classic Welsh Rides, or to discuss your requirements and make a booking.