Three Peaks Cycle Challenge 2019/2020

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 8 days
  • Price £1,025.00 per person
  • epic challenge
  • bucket list
  • hike
  • bike
  • multi-activity

Adventure Highlights

Climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales AND cycle between them! You’ve heard of the Three Peaks Challenge, why not test yourself on this grueling, action-packed trekking and cycling trip? Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon, and 470 miles cycling…this is the ultimate UK challenge! Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view our open trips, or alternatively get in touch if you have a small group of people who may be interested. Over the course of seven days, you will climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. But here’s the twist… Instead of driving between these peaks, you will be cycling all the way! The Three Peaks Cycle Challenge is a unique challenge that is set to take the country by storm, so be one of the first to complete it! You will be cycling 450 miles along some of the finest roads and through some of the best scenery in the UK. In addition to this, the three highest peaks in Britain – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – will have you climbing nearly 3000 metres on foot through the wild landscapes of Scotland, England and Wales. Highlights Reaching the highest point in the UK, Ben Nevis Epic climbs and downhills through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor in the Scottish Highlands Cycling through the beautiful countryside of the Lake District The rugged peaks and valleys of Snowdonia Completing the Three Peaks Cycle Challenge!

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

Arrive Fort William; Climb Ben Nevis; Cycle to Fort William (Climb Ben Nevis + Cycle 3 miles) We meet at Fort William where you will be transferred to Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. After introductions and a quick brief from your More Adventure Leaders, you will tackle your first mountain, Ben Nevis (5‐7 hours). When you get back down off the mountain, you will then cycle into Fort William and to your accommodation for the evening.

Day 2

Cycle Fort William to Paisley (Cycle 102 miles) The first big cycling day is finally here, hopefully you are well rested and raring to go! After breakfast, you will gather with the rest of the group, load your luggage onto the support van and follow the Cycle Leader south through the Scottish Highlands. Our route today heads south to the magnificent Glencoe, through Rannoch moor, then along the glorious banks of Loch Lomond, to our hotel in Paisley.

Day 3

Cycle Paisley to Gretna (Cycle 93 miles) After breakfast, we’ll be negotiating the roads south of Glasgow city centre before heading out on quieter roads south. There are a few climbs today but the scenery after lunch will definitely take your mind off them! Once you arrive at your hotel in Gretna, you’ll receive another brief from the More Adventure team about ensuring a swift changeover to climb Scafell Pike the following day. This evening you will need to pack your ‘grab‐bag’ with your mountain clothing and equipment, ready for the mountain stage of the following day, this will be carried on the support vehicle.

Day 4

Cycle Gretna to Seathwaite; Climb Scafell Pike; Cycle to Keswick (Cycle 66 miles + Climb Scafell Pike) Today we leave Scotland behind and cycle south into England. Our route takes us on country lanes through rolling farmland before reaching the stunning scenery of the Lake District. Passing through Keswick, we regroup and get changed into our mountain walking gear in Seathwaite before tackling our second mountain, Scafell Pike (5‐6 hours). Fingers crossed for a clear day as the views from the top are breathtaking. Once the group is back down in Seathwaite, it’s a relatively easy 9 miles back into Keswick and to our accommodation for the evening.

Day 5

Cycle Keswick to Warrington (Cycle 104 miles) This is the longest cycling day of the trip, but by this time your legs (and bum!) should be well used to the pedaling motions! We’ll be sad to see the back of the Lake District today, but perhaps happy to see its’ hills come to an end! The first half of the day contains some brilliant downhill sections then it’s undulating from mid‐morning. After a lot of huffing, puffing and sweating, we roll into our hotel for the evening near Warrington.

Day 6

Cycle Warrington to Betws‐y‐Coed (Cycle: 79 miles) Our route initially heads west out of England and onto the North Wales coast. You’ll be glad of the relatively short mileage today as your legs will no doubt be feeling the effects of a few hundred miles! We overnight this evening in the popular holiday town of Betws‐y‐Coed, which is the perfect spot to rest‐up for the following day’s cycle and climb to the highest point in Wales – Snowdon! Once again, you will need to pack your grab‐bag tonight to ensure the changeover at the foot of Snowdon the following day is as smooth as possible.

Day 7

Cycle Warrington to Betws‐y‐Coed (Cycle: 79 miles) Our route initially heads west out of England and onto the North Wales coast. You’ll be glad of the relatively short mileage today as your legs will no doubt be feeling the effects of a few hundred miles! We overnight this evening in the popular holiday town of Betws‐y‐Coed, which is the perfect spot to rest‐up for the following day’s cycle and climb to the highest point in Wales – Snowdon! Once again, you will need to pack your grab‐bag tonight to ensure the changeover at the foot of Snowdon the following day is as smooth as possible.

Day 8

Transfer Betws‐y‐Coed to Chester Railway Station After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we say our goodbyes and the trip ends. A bus will pick you up from the hotel door (so no more cycling!) and transfer you, your bike and luggage to Chester where there are excellent train connections all over the UK.

End time 17:00

Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Comfort Accommodation

Hotel accommodation is included

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Transportation Transfer from Fort William to Glen Nevis. Transfer from Betws-y-Coed to Chester Railway station
  • Food 7 x breakfasts
  • Other Support Driver(s)

What you'll need to bring

  • Other Bicycle and Helmet Transport to and from pick-up and drop-off points Lunches, evening meals, drinks and snacks Insurance

Cancellations

Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Fort William, UK

Tom

Adventure leader

Tom

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