Cycling & Mountain Biking Routes in North Wales
Grab your bike and head for the hills - or the gentle country lanes.
Picture that idyllic vision of families cycling car-free tracks, admiring the scenery and breathing in clean air? It's real. It's here. It's cycling North Wales.
North Wales is a two-wheeler's dream. The super-fit can ride marathon-length routes, the adventurous world-class mountain bike trails. Casual riders will delight at the miles and miles of car-free tracks, many on disused, gentle-gradient railway lines. Ahhh, cycling and mountain biking. This is what your bike was made for!
Mountain bikers will head for the forests of Gwydir for the original Marin trail, Llandegla and Coed-y-Brenin for some of the best centres in the UK. Or take to the fast downhill near Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The quiet single-track lanes of Anglesey, the Llyn Peninsula and around the Vale of Clwyd make for flatter, scenic road cycling. When cycling North Wales there's always a village and welcoming hostelry not far away.
Don't make the mistake of thinking car-free trails - built on former railway lines - avoid the more mountainous areas. Lôn Las Ogwen, part of the Sustrans long-distance routes, follows a rail line that once transported slate from Snowdonia to the sea near Bangor. Starting at the port, this trail makes a spectacular route up into Nant Ffrancon Valley (one of Anthony Hopkins' favourite places).
Other trails like Lôn Las Menai follow the fast-flowing waters of the Menai Strait. Further south, the Mawddach Trail is arguably the most scenic cycle route in Britain. No, you won't miss any of our special scenery when cycling and mountain biking North Wales on these routes!
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