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Base of operations: Wales -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 83
M16809 is a Partnership, founded and co-owned by Anna Heywood and Luke Skinner. We provide guided and self-guided walking and cycling holidays in Wales. We hold MA degrees from the University of Cambridge and have considerable experience of the travel industry. We have also completed an independent cycling expedition from London to Cape Town. Holder of MLTB (Mountain Leader Training Board) Award. Qualified First Aiders.
Questions and Answers
Tailormade walking and cycling itineraries - discover Wales at your own pace.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M16809 started with a 20,000 mile cycling expedition from London to Cape Town! Anna and Luke returned from their adventure with a passion for cycling and a renewed belief that the UK offers some of the best cycling opportunities in the world. So they set up M16809 in the beautiful and quirky booktown of Hay on Wye on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Now in its fifth year, the business offers bike hire, self-guided and escorted cycling and walking holidays all over Wales. We have achieved a GTBS Silver Award in recognition of our efforts to be green!

2. What is your company's mission?

We strive to offer a friendly, professional and caring service. Our product knowledge and passion for walking and cycling in Wales ensure you will have a wonderful trip.

3. What does your company specialize in?

M16809 offers walking and cycling vacations in Wales in the UK. Escorted and self-guided itineraries are available and the emphasis is on quality and persoanl service. We only operate in Wales because it means we really know what we are talking about and have personal relationships with the accommodation and other service providers with whom we work.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The business was started and continues to be run by Luke Skinner and Anna Heywood.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Offa's Dyke Path is our most popular tour. It's a 177-mile journey from the northern tip of Wales to Chepstow Castle on the south-eastern border with England. Following an ancient earthwork, built by King Offa over a thousand years ago, this is a historic trail that allows you to really enter into the landscapes of Wales. We've picked fourteen unique and characterful B&Bs where customers rest, recuperate and get to know their Welsh hosts each evening!

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Anna was incredible. She provided critical assistance and support.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M16809

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday in Wales
If independent travel is your thing, but you don't want to compromise on comfort, opt for a self-guided cycling holiday in Wales.

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GBP 595 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Walking Tours
Duration: 2 - 8 days
Season: April - October
Wales

Self Guided Walking Tours in Wales
Walking in Wales independently gives you the freedom to really take things at your own pace and enjoy the solitude of the hills.

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GBP 825 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Duration: 2 - 15 days
Season: January - December
Wales

The Beacons Way - Escorted Walking Tour of Wales
A superb week-long hike through the Brecon Beacons National Park, accompanied by a local Welsh mountain guide. Stunning landscapes, cosy accommodation and a Celtic cultural experience to remember.

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GBP 865 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Hiking & Trekking
Duration: 8 days
Season: June - September
Wales
England

Lôn Las Cymru 8-day Self-guided Biking Vacation
The ultimate Welsh bike tour. Pedal from one end of Wales to the other, soaking up varied landscapes and historic towns as you go. Exhilarating climbs, remote mountain roads and fantastic scenery.

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GBP 785 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 8 days
Season: January - December
Wales

The Best of Mid Wales - Biking Vacation in Wales
Discover the rural beauty of Mid Wales on this superb circular bike tour from the Welsh border town of Hay on Wye to the Radnorshire Hills and Brecon Beacons National Park.

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GBP 565 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 7 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Black Mountains Triangle 3-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Iron Age hillforts, a Roman abbey and spectacular sheep speckled vistas. Experience the best of South Wales' Black Mountains as you pedal through historic villages on quiet country lanes.

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GBP 260 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
National Parks
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Celtic Trail 10-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Cross Wales in 10 days on this superb bike ride from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the West to Chepstow Castle on the English border.

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GBP 985 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
National Parks
Duration: 10 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Celtic Trail West 5-Day Self-guided Biking Vacation
A fabulous 144-mile loop through the south-western corner of Wales. Experience Pembrokeshire's rugged and wildlife-rich coastline, quaint seaside towns and centuries-old castles.

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GBP 575 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 5 days
Season: January - December
Wales

The Four Castles 2-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Discover the medieval heritage of the Welsh Borders on this scenic biking break. The Trilateral Castles of Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle lie on route with Abergavenny finishing the quartet.

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GBP 195 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 2 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Heart of Wales 3-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Let the Train take some of the strain on this ride through the beautiful heart of Wales. Follow the Wye Valley northwards then hop aboard the train for one of the UK's most scenic rail journeys.

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GBP 260 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Llanthony Priory 2-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
A memorable 2-day biking trip in South Wales' Black Mountains. From the quaint book town Hay on Wye, test your legs on a fabulous climb to exhilarating Gospel Pass. Panoramic views & history galore!

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GBP 185 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Duration: 2 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Lôn Cambria 4-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Bike from historic Aberystwyth to the cobbled streets of Shrewsbury on this scenic cycle tour. As you ride across Wales you'll find castles, abbeys and superb scenery in abundance.

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GBP 475 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 4 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Lôn Teifi 4-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Quiet county lanes, hidden hamlets and superb scenery combine on the 98 mile Lôn Teifi. The tranquil route offers historical and archaeological sites, with several nature reserves enroute.

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GBP 495 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 4 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Radnor Ring 3-day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Discover peace, quiet and miles of tiny lanes as you ride through the old county of Radnor on this scenic tour of Mid Wales. A perfect bicycle break for history buffs and wildlife lovers alike.

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GBP 260 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Taff Trail 2-Day Self-guided Biking Vacation
Trace the unique heritage of the Welsh Valleys as you ride a green corridor following old tramways and trails from the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the capital, Cardiff.

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GBP 315 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 2 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Valleys and Castles 6-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Travel from the Brecon Beacons National Park to the coast and back again combining two of Wales' fabulous long distant cycle routes - Lôn Las Cymru and the Celtic Trail.

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GBP 535 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
National Parks
Duration: 6 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Wye Valley Meander South 2-Day Self-Guided Biking Vacation
Follow the River Wye from green, peaceful Mid Wales to the quaint book town of Hay on Wye. Ride on across the border into England to discover black and white villages and apple orchards.

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GBP 165 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 2 days
Season: January - December
Wales

The Beacons Way 8-Day Self-guided Walking Vacation
A spectacular high level hike across the Brecon Beacons National Park. Scale the highest mountain in South Wales, explore dramatic castles and overnight in quaint Welsh villages.

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GBP 525 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
National Parks
Duration: 8 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Ceredigion Coast Path 5-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Discover the beautiful West Wales coast as you hike dramatic cliff top paths carpeted with wildflowers in the Spring. Out to sea there are views of the Irish coast, wonderful birds and marine fauna.

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GBP 325 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 5 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Glyndwr's Way 10-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
A superb hike through the remote and peaceful landscapes of Mid Wales, following in the footsteps of Owain Glyndwr - the last true Prince of Wales.

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GBP 675 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
National Parks
Duration: 10 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Llanthony Priory Walk 3-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Discover the beautiful Black Mountains of South Wales. Enjoy commanding views over the Wye Valley as you hike to the medieval ruins of Llanthony Priory, built in the 12th century by Augustinian monks.

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GBP 225 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Monnow Valley Walk 3-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacationion
Discover the quietude of the Welsh borderlands on this gently paced 5 day hike from Monmouth to Hay on Wye. Along the way you'll find tranquil villages, medieval castles and centuries-old inns.

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GBP 235 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

The Three Castles Walk 3-day Self-guided Walking Vacation
Discover the rich medieval heritage of the Welsh Borders on this gently-paced hike. As well as the three castles, enjoy fabulous views of the Black Mountains and dine in centuries-old inns.

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GBP 235 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Offa's Dyke Path 14-day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
The ultimate Welsh walk. Follow King Offa's 8th century defensive earthwork as you hike from one end of Wales to the other. A stunning 14-day tour along the ancient border of England and Wales.

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GBP 875 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 14 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Pembrokeshire Coast Path 12-day Self-guided Walking Vacation
Wales' premier coastal route takes in the wonderful scenery, wildlife and geology of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It's a hike rich in cultural heritage that will leave lasting memories.

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GBP 895 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 12 days
Season: January - December
Wales

The Taff Trail 6-day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Trace the unique heritage of the Welsh Valleys as you follow old tramways and trails along a green corridor linking the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the capital, Cardiff.

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GBP 395 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 6 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Usk Valley Walk 5-day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Discover the Vale of Usk on a hike through the varied landscapes of southern Wales. Begin at Caerleon Roman fort and walk to the market town of Brecon in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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GBP 365 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 5 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Wye Valley Walk 15-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
A fabulous walk to the heart of Mid Wales following the River Wye from sea to source. Medieval castles, ancient abbeys, quaint villages and wonderful wildlife await on this memorable 136-mile hike.

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GBP 985 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 15 days
Season: January - December
Wales

A Weekend on the Wye 2-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Follow the River Wye from England into Wales on part of the Wye Valley Walk. The trail passes right through the quaint book town of Hay on Wye, but you never stray far from the wildlife-rich river.

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GBP 165 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 2 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Monnow Valley Walk 5-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Discover the quietude of the Welsh borderlands on this gently paced 5 day hike from Monmouth to Hay on Wye. Along the way you'll find tranquil villages, medieval castles and centuries-old inns.

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GBP 345 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 5 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Offa's Dyke Path 12-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
The ultimate Welsh walk. Follow King Offa's 8th century defensive earthwork as you hike from one end of Wales to the other. A stunning 12-day tour along the ancient border of England and Wales.

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GBP 785 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 12 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Taff Trail Circular 3-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
Enjoy majestic mountain scenery and discover tiny Welsh villages on this three day circular hike through the Brecon Beacons National Park in southern Wales.

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GBP 235 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 3 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Highlights 5-Day Self-Guided Walking Vacation
A wonderful 5-day hike along the northern part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. This westernmost corner of Wales offers stunning coastal scenery, fantastic wildlife and centuries-old historic towns.

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GBP 325 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 5 days
Season: January - December
Wales

Offa's Dyke Path National Trail 16-Day Escorted Hiking Tour in Wales
A fantastic 180-mile hike along the ancient border of England and Wales. Discover the unique history, culture and stunning landscapes of the region under the guidance of a local walking guide.

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GBP 1535 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
National Parks
Duration: 7 - 16 days
Season: September - September
Wales
England
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