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.
Accommodation along the Lon Las Cymru Cycle Route
Brecon Road (A40), Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7RQ
Ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated in the village of Bwlch alongside the Beacons Way long distance footpath. Expect a warm and comfortable stay in a dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, lounge/dining areas, self-catering kitchen, BBQ, hot showers, drying room and off-road parking. Accommodation for up to 20 people over 6 bedrooms. Private bedrooms or sole use available for individuals, couples & groups of all sizes.
Arete Outdoor Education Centre, Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4AP
The Arete Outdoor Centre, in Snowdonia National Park, offers excellent access to the stunning coastline, mountains & lakes of North Wales and Anglesey. With comfortable, affordable, bunkhouse accommodation and large kitchens this is a great base for groups of friends or family. The team can advise on how best to spend your stay and a range of exciting outdoor activities are available through the centre's well qualified staff.
Railway Terrace, Doll St, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BH
Right on the route, 140 miles from Cardiff Bay with 110 miles to get to Holyhead. Toad Hall is in the thriving market town of Machynlleth. The hostel consists of a three bed-roomed self contained unit above the owner's home, with private rooms and fully made up beds. The garden is ideal for camping and there's a small workshop for bike repair/storage.
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Gorn Rd, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6LA
Set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside on the Glyndwrs Way, the 4* bunkhouse is an ideal location for exploring or unwinding. Built to the highest standards it provides high quality accommodation for groups or individuals. It can also be booked for conferences and seminars. Attractions close by include sailing, golf course, outdoor pursuit centre, motorbike school and the picturesque market town of Llanidloes (1/2 mile) with many places to eat and drink.
Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2LP
Anglesey Outdoors is an ideal base for groups, individuals or families. It is just a mile from Porthdafarch Beach & the coastal path and only 2km from Sustrans Cycle Route 8. It has four self contained areas each with their own self-catering & bathroom facilities. These can be hired individually or together. Full catering an option and there’s an on-site bar/bistro. Glamping options also available.
33 The Struet, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7LW
Yellow Wood Hostel is located in the market town of Brecon at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are shops and pubs 3 minutes walk away and you can drink your morning coffee across the road by the river. Single, double, triple, dorm rooms and futon/sofa options with shared kitchen. Quiet time from 11pm-7am.
Run by an experienced Outdoor Instructor with bushcraft and woodland camping available. Social distancing in place during 2020.
Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AJ
Look no further than Pentre Bach, a simple bunkhouse in Waunfawr just 1 mile from the route. The local pub is a Camra 'Pub of the Year' and serves great food too.
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Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
Welcoming accommodation for individual cyclists or cycle clubs at Corris hostel. A haven with its caring staff & cosy wood fires. Situated in Snowdonia National Park close to Cadair Idris, a real paradise for cyclists with a CAMRA pub close by. Situated right on the route of the Lon Las Cymru, 145 miles from Cardiff Bay with 105 miles to go to Holyhead.
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Snowdonia Mountain Hostel, Tai Newyddion, Nant Ffrancon, Bangor LL57 3DQ
In the heart of the Ogwen Valley and surrounded by the Welsh 3000s, this hostel is the perfect base for walkers, climbers and cyclists with the best routes straight from the door. Snowdon is a 30 minute drive away. For adventure seekers Zip World is within walking distance and the Anglesey beaches are a short drive. Newly refurbished, Snowdonia Mountain Hostel has comfy beds with linen & a superb kitchen diner. Sorry no stag or hen parties.
Cerrig-yr-Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ
A family run 4* bunkhouse tucked away in Rhoscolyn, an AONB on the Anglesey Coast. Just 5 mins' walk to the sandy beach at Borthwen & a stone's throw from the Anglesey Coastal Path. Perfect for friends & families, outdoor groups, schools and universities. Your ideal base for kayaking, climbing, sailing, walking, bird watching or beach holidays. Careful energy use is encouraged, with composting & recycling. Nearby Holyhead has ferry links to Ireland.
Felen Rhyd Fach, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4HY
Maentwrog bunkhouse is a newly converted cowshed on a working farm. It has a fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating, TV/DVD, BBQ area, laundry facilities, power washer and bike lockup. Local activities include hill walking (Moelwyn and Cnicht 10 mins away), white water rafting, Coed y Brenin cycling centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog down hill cycle track, RopeWorks & canyoning. Ffestiniog railway and beautiful beaches are within 15-20 mins’ drive. The Welsh costal path passes the end of the lane.
Ffordd Gerlan, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3ST
Caban Cysgu, run by the community of Gerlan, offers purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau. Perfect for walking in Snowdonia, it’s a great base for the ‘Fourteen 3000ft Peaks’ long-distance challenge & The Slate Trail. Just 5 mins from Zip World; the longest and fastest zip line in Europe. There are also plenty of mountain bike trails on the doorstep while road cyclists have the Sustrans route ‘Lôn Las Ogwen’ just a mile away. For climbers, Idwal is close by, while Afon Ogwen is popular with canoeists.
Middle Ninfa Farm, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP7 9LE
Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse/cottage accommodation, camping on eleven ‘remote’ pitches and occasional hands-on training in coracle making & willow sculpture. Sympathetically renovated to retain the rustic charm with fine views over the Usk Valley, the 400 year old bunkhouse provides comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people. BYO food, sleeping bags, & pillowcases.
9 Palace Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1RR
Llety Arall Hostel offers flexible en suite accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups in the heart of Caernarfon. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, it sleeps 22 in 8 rooms en suite rooms. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen and a community room which is large enough for meetings and communal events. Llety Arall is located in Stryd y Plas (Palace Street), within the town walls and not far from Caernarfon Castle. Your perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Beili Neuadd, Rhayader, LD6 5NS
A converted 18th century stone barn in stunning countryside just 2 miles from the small market town of Rhayader - the gateway to the Elan Valley and Cambrian Mountains. On three National Cycle routes and the Trans Cambrian Route. Beili Neuadd offers lovely gardens and stunning scenery. The centrally heated barn sleeps 16 in 3 en suite rooms and includes a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and drying room. There is also a self contained annex sleeping 4.
2-3 Heol y Bont (Bridge St), Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1AU
HyB self catering rooms are in Dolgellau (Lon Las, Sustrans 82), Mid Wales, at the foot of Cader Idris. Centrally located above Medi Gifts, with free parking at rear for up to four cars, there are shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. HyB backs onto the Mawddach trail near the river Wnion and it is 10 minutes’ drive to Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre. This quirky listed building has original features such as oak floors, beams and paneling and offers a good night’s sleep. No stag weekends or parties.
Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7DB
Sustrans 8, Trans Cambrian and Glyndwrs Way are all on the doorstep while Lon Las Cymru is just 2 miles away.
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Lion Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1DG
We are right on the Lôn Las Cymru route. The Mawddach Trail, that follows an old railway line to Barmouth, is part of the route and startst our backdoor. Plas Isa is in the centre of Dolgellau with plenty of shops on our doorstep to replenish your supplies. We have a drying room, that doubles up as bike storage for 6-8 bicycles. If you need any bike repairs, Mike at Dolgellau Cycles is happy to help where he can, to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
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Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 0TB
On a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Cadarn Bunkhouse is surrounded by views of the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley. With easy access to the mountains it is perfect for walking, mountain biking and horse riding whist the River Wye is great for canoeing. Self-catered bunkhouse, with the pub in Felindre half a mile away. Close to Hay on Wye and Brecon. Pony trekking available on-site, plus bike and canoe hire available locally.
Bwthyn Bach, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys. SY17 5QE
Opening in May 2020 to the public as an independent hostel. This hidden gem of a building in rural Mid Wales will captivate the imagination of all who stay here. Groups of up to 17 can book sole use of this Grade II listed building and immerse themselves in the profound sense of history. Ideal for cyclists on the Lon Las Cymru.
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Lawrence House, Church Street, Tremadog, Nr Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, LL49 9PS
Snowdon Lodge, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia, is a sociable place for a get-together with friends and family. A perfect self-catering group base in Snowdonia. Large Victorian property set in 4 acre grounds in a pretty village. Sole use for your group. Pet freindly. Well-equipped kitchen. Spacious dining room.Cosy lounge with log burner. BBQ area. Private parking. Games room lecture/seminar room available for hire.
Plas Porth Yr Aur, 2 High Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1RN
Totters sits in the heart of the historic castle town of Caernarfon just 30m from the Menai Straits. Close to many pubs and restaurants but with good public transport to the Snowdonia National Park. The hostel is a 200 year old, five floored town house with five bedrooms sleeping either 4 or 6 and a huge double/family en suite. Opposite there is a self-catering town house sleeping 6.
Erwood, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3TQ
River Cabin, let on a sole use basis for a min of 2 nights, is perfect for 2-4 people. Dog friendly with a secure garden, it overlooks a mill stream which feeds into the River Wye opposite. It has one cosy bunkroom (double bed & 2 bunks), a kitchen/lounge area, sunny dining porch, patio & private garden with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. From Easter-Oct there's also a small campsite. Located on the Wye Valley Walk & NCN 8, it's a fantastic base for walkers & cyclists. Canoeing, pony trekking, gliding, bike hire, rope and climbing centre all close by.
13 Beaufort Square, Chepstow, NP16 5EP (Car park NP16 5LL)
Green Man Backpackers offers inspired accommodation in a Grade ll building in the heart of Chepstow. Chepstow is the starting/finishing point for Offa’s Dyke path, the Wales Coast Path, Gloucester Way and the Wye Valley Walk. The Land’s End/John O’Groats route is just 1 mile away. The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley AONB are also nearby.
Woodhouse Farm, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LY
Mid Wales Bunkhouse has a superb unspoilt rural location, close to the Elan Valley, with a stunning natural garden. Explore or swim in the river. There’s walking and biking from the door, and room for your horse. Fully equipped for self catering. Meals & bedding available on request. Authentic tipi and camping. Welcomes groups or individuals.
Gwastad Agnes Off Panorama Road, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1DX
And Bunkorma is the place to stay if you want great value bunkhouse accommodation with a view to die for.
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Golan, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, LL51 9AQ
Formerly known as Cwm Pennant Hostel, Brynkir Coach House offers welcoming & relaxed accommodation for groups of 6-66.
Set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park with fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley & Moel Hebog. Home-made ready meals & packed lunches are available.
Glasbury on Wye, Powys, HR3 5LP
Woodlands Bunkhouse is a converted stable set in the 10 acre grounds of Woodlands Centre. It overlooks the River Wye and has wonderful views of the Black Mountains. The historic town of Hay on Wye is near by.
The Bunkhouse provides comfortable, modern accommodation for families and groups. There's a well equipped kitchen and dining room and 22 beds in 9 rooms. The bunkhouse can arrange courses in a variety of outdoor activities.
Capel Saron, Tyn Y Maes, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3LX
In Snowdonia National Park, just over a mile from the small town of Bethesda, Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse provides spacious, eco friendly accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups. The large open plan communal area has a well equipped kitchen, a large dining table and plenty of comfy chairs. With underfloor heating, comfortable beds and a drying room guests invariably return. On Snowdonia Slate Trail & Lon Las Cymru .
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.