The Lon Las Cymru follows the spine of Wales from north to south taking in the best of Snowdonia, Mid Wales and the Black Mountains before arriving in the capital, Cardiff or the Welsh/English border at Chepstow. There is plenty of choice of cycle friendly accommodation at the independent hostels and bunkhouses along the route. Lon Las Cymru follows NCN Route 8 from Holyhead to Cardiff or diverts to NCN route 42 for those heading through the Black Mountains to Chepstow. Independent Hostels provide great value self catering accommodation, often with meals available nearby. A great resource with many offering cycle storage B&B and bed linen to ensure you can travel as light as possible.
Lon Las Cymru Cycle Route accommodation
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Accommodation on the Lon Las Cymru cycle route.
Lon Las Cymru runs down the whole length of Wales for 250 miles from Holyhead to Chepstow or Cardiff. It is one of the toughest of all the long distance cycle route. It follows a mixture of roads and shorter traffic free sections. The route follows the spine of Wales from north to south taking in the best of Snowdonia, Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons before arriving in the capital, Cardiff or for the more rural option finishing in Chepstow on the Welsh/English Border. The route takes in quite lanes and family friendly off road cycle paths and takes you over the three mountain ranges of Snowdonia, The Cambrian and the Black mountains. National Cycle Network route 8 takes riders the whole way from Cardiff to Holyhead whist those starting or finishing on the Welsh border use NCN route 42.
Traveling from south to north on Lon Las Cymru the first night accommodation options are available in Cardiff and Chepstow with a choice of backpackers hostels to choose from, all providing self catering accommodation with pub meals available close by. On the second night there are bunkhouses available in Three Cocks, Bwlch and Glasbury-on-Wye or a cute cabin in Erwood with first day distances ranging from 47 to 75 miles. Some of these provide breakfast and all have evening meals available nearby. The accommodation choices continue with the options of 4 or 5 hostels and bunkhouses available for each night of the ride all at differing distances along the Lon Las Cymru route. Each of the hostels providing accommodation have different facilities with and without options to purchase food and some only cater for groups. There are accommodation options available around Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Corris, Dolgellau, Barmouth, Ffestiniog, Porthmadog, Caernarfon and Anglesey.
The table below gives you an idea of possible stop over options using Independent Hostels.
North to South
South to North
|Hostel Name||Miles from southern start of route
||Miles from northern start of route||Miles from route||Groups only||Bedlinen available||Bike shed available||Breakfast provided||Evening Meals onsite or close by|
|last night||start||Green Man Backpackers Chepstow||0||250||0||✔||✔||✔|
|River House Hostel||0||250||0||✔||✔||✔|
|night 4||night 1||The Star Bunkhouse||48||202||3||✔||✔||✔|
|Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse||70||180||0||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|night 3||night 2|
|Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse||102||148||2||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Mid Wales Bunkhouse||102||148||5||✔||✔||✔|
|night 2||night 3||Toad Hall||140||110||0||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau||155||95||0||✔||✔|
|night 1||night 4||Bunkorama||164||86||0||✔|
|Snowdon Lodge Group Hostel||187||63||0||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Cwm Pennant Hostel / Training Centre||190||60||1||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|start||last night||Pentre Bach Bunkhouse||215||35||5||✔|
|Arete Outdoor Centre||215||35||4||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse||222||28||7.5||✔||✔||✔|
|Anglesey Outdoor Centre||250||0||0||✔||✔||✔||✔|