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The Snowdonia Superstars Challenge 2022

Challenge level: 4 out of 5

When can I go?

7 October - 8 October 2022 On Sale
Duration 2 days

What does it cost?

Registration fee (payable today) Info £79

Book with the code NEWYEAR30 before midnight on Sunday 23rd January 2022 to get 30% off your registration fee! This is part of a sliding scale of discounts running throughout January. As the month goes on, the discount will go down, so register today to get the best saving!

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The Snowdonia Superstars Challenge 2022

Are you ready to climb the highest mountain in England and Wales, cycle through serene mountain valleys and kayak a course on Llyn Padarn, all in one day and become a Superstar?!

Starting early on Saturday, the challenge is on to summit Snowdon! You’ll feel the burn as you climb the Llanberis Path and reach the peak for breath-taking panoramas across the countryside. On a clear day, you can see across the sea to Ireland!

Hiking down the west side of the mountain on the Ranger Path, you'll meet our team at the beautiful Llyn Cwellyn and swap your hiking boots for your bike. Here you will have lunch and then it's time to cycle approx. 20 miles around the National Park, passing the royal town of Caernarfon and the stunning riverside village of Felinheli

Your ride will finish at the famous Llyn Padarn in Llanberis, ready for your third and final challenge. We'll kit each of you up with a kayak and buoyancy aid and after a quick briefing from our awesome experienced guides, you'll launch into the lake.

Surrounded by enthralling mountain scenery, you’ll see Snowdon’s reflection as you complete our approx. 1.5-mile/2.4km buoy-marked course to the finish line! Here, we’ll present you with your well-deserved medal, ready for a stunning sunset celebration.

Stay overnight in Snowdonia

We have a brilliant optional accommodation and meal package available for an additional £250. This package includes two nights' hotel accommodation in Llanberis, a two-course dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. If you would like to jump on this awesome additional package, please get in touch with us at least 14 weeks before your challenge.

What is the Superstars Series?

The Dream Challenges Superstars is an exciting new Adventure Race series. With three in 2022 and two more to follow in 2023, participants can take on one challenge or complete all five to conquer the series.

At the end of each Superstars Challenge, you’ll be rewarded with a medal and if you manage to conquer all five challenges, these medals will form a star!

 

pay in full and save 5% on your challenge costs
You can get a 5% discount on your challenge costs if you pay in full by the end of January! 

Any money you pay towards your challenge will remain protected by ATOL and ABTOT. Simply call us on 01590 646410 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) when you're ready to pay and we will deduct your discount from your challenge balance.

Your itinerary

Day 1
Llanberis – Challenge Briefing

We meet on the night before our challenge commences in Llanberis, tucked in the heart of Snowdonia. You have all day to make your own way to Llanberis, where registration opens from 5pm. We’ll send all participants the full details of the meeting point and how to get there as the event draws closer.

Our Dream Team will welcome you upon your arrival and you have a chance to meet your fellow participants. At 7pm, our awesome Challenge Leader will explain the challenge in full and answer any questions you might have.

Accommodation isn't included, but we offer a fantastic optional two-night hotel package. For an additional £250, we'll arrange hotel accommodation in Llanberis for you on Friday and Saturday night, plus a two-course meal on Friday evening and a hearty breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday. Places are limited, so please get in touch with us as soon as possible for the full details and to book this brilliant additional package.

Day 2
Challenge Day

This morning, we set you off in groups to climb the biggest mountain in England and Wales! You follow the fairly steep Llanberis Path through increasingly bewitching vistas to the summit for the best view of all. Standing at 3,560ft above sea level, your view expands across miles of fields, rugged hills and sparkling lakes, with a glimpse of Ireland across the sea on a clear day.

With two tasks still to complete, you trek back down the west side of the mountain on the tamer Rangers Path. Our team of awesome challenge guides meet you at Llyn Cwellyn with your lunch, bike and cycling gear, ready for your next stretch.

We collect your trekking gear and transport it to the challenge base for you, while you mount your bike and cycle a big loop (approx. 20 miles) across rolling countryside. You tackle several hills, but they are nothing you can't conquer, especially with the scenery to distract you from your fatigue. You pass the royal town of Caernarfon and the stunning riverside village of Felinheli before finally reaching Llanberis and the famous Llyn Padarn. 

Climbing off your bike at the bank of the lake, our team of experienced, first-aid trained guides kit you up with a kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Then, after a quick briefing, you launch into the lake and kayak a buoy-marked course of approx. 1.5 miles/2.4km, the surrounding mountains watching over you. At last, you reach the finish line back at the bank and we present you with your well-deserved medal and a glass of prosecco, ready for a stunning sunset celebration.

After something to eat, we say our goodbyes and you make your own way home, no doubt buzzing to book your next event in the Dream Challenges Superstars Series.

Alternatively, if you book our fab additional two-night hotel package, you can simply settle down for your second night at the hotel in Llanberis that we arrange for you in this beautiful part of the UK.

Please get in touch for the full details and to book the additional package.

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Funding options

Self Funded

Pay your registration fee and your challenge costs yourself.

£195

Pay the balance

  • Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £79, which is used to administer the challenge and pay deposits to suppliers.
  • Pay the challenge costs of £195 yourself at least 6 weeks before the challenge.
  • The challenge costs covers lunch and post event food, repatriation by vehicle if required, kayak equipment hire, clearly mapped-out cycling, trekking and kayaking routes, medal, and full challenge support, including mechanical support and a team of outdoor-remote-first-aid trained challenge guides.
  • Choose to fundraise as much as you can for the charity, hospice or animal sanctuary of your choice or make a personal donation.
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FAQs
The Snowdonia Superstars Challenge 2022

Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up on their own and our Dream Challenges are renowned for the amazing camaraderie and lifelong friendships made as our groups take on these incredible feats together.

Once you've signed up for the challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered for the Snowdonia Superstars Challenge 2022.

Please feel free to use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow participants on your training and fundraising.

You may also want to reach out to the other group members to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.

Absolutely. We encourage solo participants and teams alike to join us for the challenge.

Our Dream Challenges are renowned for their camaraderie, so it's a fantastic opportunity to strengthen bonds between teammates and/or make new friends there.

Join us with your friends and family or take it on as a corporate challenge and show your commitment to corporate social responsibility while having the time of your life. You could even take this opportunity to raise funds for your charity of the year.

This challenge is open to all fitness levels, providing you train beforehand.

Cycling approx. 20 miles on undulating terrain, trekking to the summit of a 3,560ft mountain and kayaking approx. 1.5 miles/2.4km in one day is very achievable but no small feat.

The more you train, the more you will enjoy the challenge. It is a great incentive to train and get fit, whilst exploring the spectacular Snowdonia National Park and making loads of new friends.

No kayaking experience is needed for the challenge and we don't expect you to train for this part.

We will have qualified instructors at Llyn Padarn, who will give you a briefing before you get into your kayak. A team of outdoor remote first aid trained challenge guides will always be at hand.

Your registration fee (£79) and challenge costs (£195) include:

  • First aid support from our outdoor-remote-first aid-trained event staff.
  • Parking at our start/finish venue in Llanberis - we will send all participants the details ahead of the challenge.
  • Drinking water throughout the challenge.
  • Lunch and post event food on Day 2. 
  • Repatriation by vehicle if required.
  • Full event management and support - the Dream Team are on hand from the moment you sign up for the challenge to provide any help you may need and answer any questions.
  • Fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun mountain, cycling and kayak leaders who can also provide expert instruction to guide you through each activity.
  • Carefully mapped out trekking, cycling and kayaking routes, taking in the best of Snowdonia National Park.
  • All equipment for the kayaking section will be provided for you along with safety instructions. Hire of bikes can be provided at an additional cost.
  • A glass of prosecco at the finish line.
  • Your Snowdonia Superstars Challenge 2022 medal – complete the full Superstars Series to collect all five medals that come together to form a star.
  • Discount on your next Superstars Series booking.

Bikes aren't included, so please bring your own, along with a spare inner tube and it is essential to wear a helmet. We'll have mechanical support, but we advise getting your bike serviced ahead of the challenge to set yourself up for a smooth ride.

We would recommend a hybrid or road bike for the challenge as it is all on road. 

Need to hire a bike?
Bikes are not included on this challenge, but we will be happy to arrange bike hire for you at an additional price. Simply get in touch with us at events@dream-challenges.com or on 01590 646410 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm).

No kayaking experience or equipment is necessary, except for some appropriate waterproof clothing. To ensure your safety, you do need to be able to swim; but we don't expect you will need to swim!

We will kit you up with a kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid and our experienced kayaking guide will give you some quick and comprehensive training before you launch into the lake. Our fantastic, outdoor remote-first aid-trained challenge guides will be there the whole time, ready to help you out at the drop of a paddle.

Your bike and cycling gear will be transported to the foot of the mountain so that it’s waiting for you when you finish your Snowdon climb. We'll then transfer your walking gear back to the challenge base. You will kayak in your cycling gear.

The only thing you will need to carry is a day bag with things like your water bottle/pouch, phone/camera and any other personal items you want to have to hand.

A bike and a cycling helmet are essential and we advise that you have walking boots or fell running shoes for the hiking element of the challenge.

We'll provide all the kayaking equipment, including kayaks, paddles and a buoyancy aid.

Please also bring your own water bottle (at least 2 litres).

Need to hire a bike?
Bikes are not included on this challenge, but we will be happy to arrange bike hire for you at an additional price. Simply get in touch with us at events@dream-challenges.com or on 01590 646410 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm).

The cycling route is all on road, so we recommend using a road or hybrid bike.

You need to be 18 years old or over to take part in this challenge. There's no maximum age limit. One of the amazing things about this challenge is that it brings adults of all ages and from all walks of life together for one amazing event.

Younger participants may be able to take part if accompanied by an adult participant. Please get in touch with us to discuss this. Simply email events@dream-challenges.com and we'll be happy to help.

Accommodation isn't included in your challenge costs; however we do have an accommodation and meal package available for an additional £250. This package includes two nights' hotel accommodation in Llanberis, a two-course dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.

If you would like to book this brilliant additional package, please get in touch with us at least 14 weeks before the challenge. Simply email us at events@dream-challenges.com or call us on 01590 646410 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm).

We want to encourage as many of you as possible to complete the full Dream Challenges Superstars Series. Therefore we are delighted to offer the following incentive scheme:

Book your second challenge and get 10% off the registration fee.

Book your third challenge and get 15% off the registration fee.

Book your fourth challenge and get 20% off the registration fee.

Book your fifth challenge and get 25% off the registration fee.

If you complete the full Dream Challenges Superstars Series you will not only complete your Star Medal, you will also get 50% off the registration fee of any overseas Dream Challenge.

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