Snowdon Round

Snowdon Round

A circular walk showcasing the fantastic valleys and mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.

4 to 7 nights
56-61 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

From £620 per person

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About the trail

Based on the excellent Snowdonia Slate Trail, the Snowdon Round has been developed by Contours Holidays to give keen walkers the chance to explore the incredible scenery of the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The trail features an exhilarating mixture of terrain – including imposing mountains, expansive lakes and colourful woodlands – with impressive and ever-changing views across the diverse Welsh landscape from start to finish.

The standard Snowdon Round route skirts around the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, while those with a real taste for adventure can opt for the Mountain Route and conquer its summit!

We have partnered with the Snowdonia Slate Trail Trust, so that when you book a Contours Holiday along the Snowdon Round, 50% of the cost of your guidebook is given back to fund the maintenance of this spectacular route.

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  • Snowdon Round Mountain Route
  • Snowdon Round

About this route

6 to 7 nights
61 miles
Demanding to Demanding / Strenuous
1st April to 31st October

From £940 per person

Snowdon Round Mountain Route

Climb to the summit of Snowdon and bag several of the surrounding peaks on the Snowdon Round mountain route. Although this walking holiday is not for the faint-hearted, experienced walkers will love the sense of achievement atop each peak along the way, with far-reaching views across the stunning Welsh landscape.

As well as the beautiful scenery that the Snowdonia National Park is famed for, the Snowdon Round also visits a selection of wonderful little towns and villages, each with their own unique charm and history to explore, making this a diverse trail filled with new discoveries at every turn.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
SRM1 A circular trail beginning at Llanberis 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £940
SRM2 A circular trail beginning at Llanberis 7 nights, 6 days walking Demanding £1090

Snowdon Round Mountain Route 6 nights, 5 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

Solo walkers are normally not permitted to book this trail with us due to the high level of difficulty and remoteness of the landscape. Should you wish to book this trail as a solo walker, please call our office during opening hours and we can discuss your options.

Start

Travel to Llanberis where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Llanberis to Rhyd Ddu(L). 15 miles (24km) / 2415 ft (736 m) ascent

Day 2

Rhyd Ddu(L) to Pen-y-Pass(L). 16.5 miles (26.5km) / 4049 ft (1234 m) ascent

Day 3

Pen-y-Pass(L) to Capel Curig(L). 9.5 miles (15km) / 2848 ft (868 m) ascent

Day 4

Capel Curig(L) to Bethesda(T). 13 miles (21km) / 4528 ft (1380 m) ascent

Day 5

Bethesda(T) to Llanberis. 7 miles (11km) / 1020 ft (311 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Llanberis after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
(please ring for prices)
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night

Due to the high costs incurred by booking a Solo Traveller on this trail, we can only provide prices on application. Please contact us for further details.



You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Pen-y-Pass(L))
£80.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Snowdon Round Mountain Route map
Circular trail beginning at Llanberis
61 miles (98 km)
1st April to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Summiting Snowdon and revelling in the achievement of having conquered the highest mountain in Wales.

Traversing across the popular Glyders mountain range and marvelling at the breath-taking views from the peaks.

Walking through the spectacular steep-sided glacial valleys of Ogwen Valley and Nant Francon.

What's included?

  • 6 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The villages of Snowdonia are filled with so many delightful attractions that it is worth taking a little extra time to explore the area more thoroughly. Below you will find some great locations in which to spend an extra night or two.

The scenic town of Llanberis is a central hub for outdoor activities such as scuba diving, pony trekking and mountain biking, and is renowned for its famous international fell race, known as the Snowdon Race. There are plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants in which to sample traditional Welsh dishes such as Welsh rarebit, lavabread and Welsh cakes. For those interested in the local history, Llanberis is also home to the infamous Dolbadarn Castle, standing up to 50 feet tall with an impressive round towered keep. You could also explore Snowdon’s rich industrial heritage within the informative National Slate Museum. Here you will find the workshops constructed just as if the workmen had put down their tools for their last shift and went home.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Pen-y-Pass(L))
£80.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 61 miles (97.5 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 7 miles (11 km)
Maximum daily distance: 16.5 miles (26.5 km)
Code: SRM1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 1st April - 31st October
Start of holiday: Llanberis
End of holiday: Llanberis

Route Profile

Snowdon Round Mountain Route Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff.

By Rail - The nearest railway station to the start and end of the trail (Llanberis) is at Bangor (approximately 12 miles away).

By Bus - There is an infrequent bus service from Bangor to Llanberis, so a taxi may be required at certain times.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Bangor. From here you will need to take a bus or taxi to Llanberis.

Return To The Start - Snowdon Round Mountain Route is a circular walk starting and ending in Llanberis.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Customer reviews from the Snowdon Round Mountain Route

“I enjoyed this outing immensely. I want to add a few more comments about my recent trip to Snowdonia. First, the GPS track provided by Contours was invaluable. Second, I appreciate the efforts of whoever highlighted the entire route on the provided OS maps. That was also quite helpful. Thanks! I would (and will) recommend this outing to others without reservation. I’ve booked trips with many different companies. This is my third trip with Contours. They are among the best in my experience.”
Mr Miller, USA
“Lots of highlights - the variety along the way was really nice.”
Mrs Chapman, UK
“Blessed with outstanding weather; route was tough but an outstanding introduction to Snowdonia. Already booked another holiday with you.”
Mr Burrows, Canada
“Accommodation all excellent. Lovely break overall.”
Mrs Boyd, UK
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