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Lon Las Cymru Wales Cycle Route: Accommodation in hostels and bunkhouses

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 withe 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.

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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.

in The table below gives you an idea of possible stop over options using Independent Hostels.


Route Direction

North to South

Route Direction

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    
Safehouse Hostel 0 250 0    
River House Hostel 0 250 0    
night 4 night 1 The Star Bunkhouse 48 202 3    
Cadarn Bunkhouse 66 184 0.3    
Wye Valley Caes Bunkhouse 70 180 0
River Cabin 75 175 0        
night 3 night 2 Llysdinam Field Centre 93 157 0  
New Inn Bunkhouse 93 157 0    
Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse 102 148 2  
Mid Wales Bunkhouse 102 148 5    
Plasnewydd Bunkhouse 117 133 1     n
night 2 night 3 Toad Hall 140 110 0  
Braich Goch Bunkhouse & Inn 145 105 0      
Corris Hostel 145 105 0    
Tyn Y Berth Mountain Centre 145 105 2  
Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau 155 95 0      
night 1 night 4 Bunkorama 164 86 0        
Maentwrog Bunkhouse 181 69 4      
Snowdon Lodge Group Hostel 187 63 0  
Cwm Pennant Hostel / Training Centre 190 60 1  
start last night Pentre Bach Bunkhouse 215 35 5        
Totters 215 35 0    
Arete Outdoor Centre 215 35 4  
Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse 222 28 7.5    
Outdoor Alternative 250 0 0    
Anglesey Outdoor Centre 250 0 0