QUEST WALES ROUTE INFO

The routes were designed to be challenging and inspiring as a real test of endurance for any outdoor enthusiast. With the 53km Expert route, 42Km Sports route, and the 25km Challenge route to choose from, we’ll take you on an adventure to reach the edge of your physical ability.
Route Information & Precautions

The Quest Betws Y Coed team has put together a route that is both challenging and inspiring incorporating the rugged welsh landscape and breath taking scenery.

There are 3 different route options:
Expert 53kSport 42kChallenge 25k

Precautions
Competitors undertake Quest Betws Y Coed Adventure Race at their own risk.

Please familiarise yourself with the route maps, race briefing document and the areas on the route where care must be taken. Please observe warning signs, race stewards advice and listen carefully to the race briefing before the race.

*All routes are subject to change, statutory approval and license agreements.

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53K Expert Route Information

The race consists of the following 6 stages:

Stage 1: Trail Run – 6km

Description: Starting in Betws y Coed town centre, this stage will take you through a tough steep mountain trail towards Llnc Parc lake.

Terrain: Hill trail.

Stage 2: Cycle – 13km

Description: Description: Pick your bike up at the transition area and start this amazing cycle on the B5106 heading towards the picturesque village of Llanrwst. Turn left before you enter the village in the direction of Llyn Geirionydd Lake. On this stage you will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp corners as you negotiate your way through this challenging section.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality.

Stage 3: Kayak – 1km

Description: Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Glyn Geirionydd Lake on double sit on top kayaks.

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own Kayaks they must use the provided double sit on top kayaks & paddles. The buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

Stage 4: Trail Run – 11km

Description:
After the kayak competitors follow a marked trail anti clockwise around Clyn Crafnant and back to the kayak transition area.
Competitors will embrace the panoramic views across the Snowdonia Forest Park.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, forest track, mountain track of good to rough quality with slippery muck and rock sections.

Stage 5: Cycle – 15km
Description: You will proceed to cycle from the kayak transition area back to the Betws y Coed area.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality.

Stage 6: Trail Run – 7km

Description: Competitors will drop their bikes at the transition area and continue by foot along a marked trail. The checkpoint is at the top of a steep path which leads to Liyn Elsi Lake.
Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, forest track, mountain track.

 

Expert Activity Distance (KM)
Stage 1 Run 6
Stage 2 Cycle 11
Stage 3 Kayak 1
Stage 4 Run 11
Stage 5 Cycle 15
Stage 6 Run 7

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42K Sport Route Information

The race consists of the following 5 stages:

Stage 1: Trail Run – 6km

Description: Starting in Betws y Coed town centre, this stage will take you through a tough steep mountain trail towards Llnc Parc lake.

Terrain: Hill trail.

Stage 2: Cycle – 13km

Description: Description: Pick your bike up at the transition area and start this amazing cycle on the B5106 heading towards the picturesque village of Llanrwst. Turn left before you enter the village in the direction of Llyn Geirionydd Lake. On this stage you will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp corners as you negotiate you way through this challenging section.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality.

Stage 3: Kayak – 1km

Description: Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Glyn Geirionydd Lake on double sit on top kayaks.

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own kayaks they must use the provided double sit on top kayaks & paddles. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

Stage 4: Trail Run – 11km

Description:
After the kayak competitors follow a marked trail anti clockwise around Clyn Crafnant and back to the kayak transition area.
Competitors can embrace the panoramic views across the Snowdonia National Park.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, forest track, mountain track of good to rough quality with slippery mud and rock sections.

Stage 5: Cycle – 11km
Description: You will proceed to cycle from the kayak transition area back to the Betws y Coed area.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality.

 

Sport Activity Distance (KM)
Stage 1 Run 6
Stage 2 Cycle 11
Stage 3 Kayak 1
Stage 4 Run 11
Stage 5 Cycle 11

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25K Challenge Route Information

The race consists of the following 4 stages:

Stage 1: Cycle – 8km

Description: Description: Pick your bike up at the transition area and head in the direction of Llyn Geirionydd Lake. On this stage you will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp corners as you negotiate your way through this challenging section.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality.

Stage 2: Kayak – 1km

Description: Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Glyn Geirionydd Lake on double sit on top kayaks.

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own Kayaks and they must use the double sit on top kayaks & paddles provided. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

Stage 3: Trail Run – 6km

Description:  After your kayak stage you will head off on the 6km trail run.

Terrain: Hill trail, varying surfaces.

Stage 4: Cycle – 10km
Description: You will proceed to cycle from the transition area back to the Betws y Coed area.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality.

 

Mini Activity Distance (KM)
Stage 1 Cycle 8
Stage 2 Kayak 1
Stage 3 Run 6
Stage 4 Cycle 10

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