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What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed?

Part of the new UK Quest Adventure Series, with the first event taking place on 12th May 2018. Racers will test their ability with a choice of 3 demanding and scenic routes through the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park.

Embark on a physically grueling journey and be part of the Quest Betws Y Coed Adventure Race. We’ll take you on a demanding adventure through the spectacular and of Snowdonia Forest Park.

Quest BETWS Y COED is a one-day multi adventure sport race and is part of the Quest Adventure Series UK. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across the spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes of Snowdonia Forest Park. Choose from 3 challenging routes, in one of the most epic location in Wales- Mini 25km, Sport 42km and the Expert 53km.
This race gives competitors the chance to run, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breath taking and remote scenery in the world.

When
12th of May 2018

Where
Betyws Y Coed, Wales

Registration will open on September 28th 2017

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 42kMini 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.

 

 

Quest-Wales-Expert-Route53K 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

 

 

Quest-Wales-Sport-Route42K 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

 

Quest-Wales-Mini-Route25K MINI 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 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

Travel Package from Ireland

 

Bracket Price Online Registration
Charge
National
Park Fee
Standard Entry Price: Mini £75.00 £5.50 £2.00
Standard Entry Price: Sport £85.00 £5.50 £2.00
Standard Entry Price: Expert £90.00 £5.50 £2.00
Launch Special: 1 Week, standard price -€10 £65/75/80 £5.50 £2.00
Early Bird Price: Mini £70.00 £5.50 £2.00
Early Bird Price: Sport £80.00 £5.50 £2.00
Early Bird Price: Expert £85.00 £5.50 £2.00
Early Bird Valid Until Date 01-12-2017 £5.50 £2.00

 

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