The top cycling routes in North Wales 

cycling in north wales

As national bike week soon approaches, you might be keen to get on your bike and join in on all the fun. North Wales is known for its incredible landscape and natural beauty, it is easy to see why people love cycling in North Wales, and why the area is a hot spot for cyclists all over the country. If you are planning a cycling trip to North Wales, why not take a look at some of the best and most popular North Wales cycling routes. 

Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail is a fantastic family cycling route in North Wales. The trail starts in Dolgellau and finishes at the popular Barmouth Beach. The journey is a 19 miles return, and takes you through the foothills of Cader Idris and the stunning Mawddach estuary. A cycling trail which takes you along coastal paths, where you can expect stunning views of the surrounding area and North Wales landscape. 

Lon Eifion Cycleway, Caernarfon

This North Wales cycling route takes you on a historical journey through the popular town of Caernarfon. The distance is a 24 mile return where you can enjoy spectacular views of Caernarfon Castle and the Welsh Highland Railway, and stunning North Wales coast. The cycling trail is fantastic for some great family exercise and a day out. 

Beddgelert Forest

Beddgelert Forest is home to many fantastic cycling routes to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. In particular the 6km Bedwen is very popular, as the route allows you to experience fantastic views of Snowdon, and the area which surrounds. This cycling trail is also considered to be more manageable than other more difficult tracks in the region. You can also expect fantastic photo opportunities of the Llyn Llewelyn lake. 

Route 566, Anglesey 

Anglesey can be considered heaven for bike riders and cyclists, one of the more favourable routes across the island is via the Route 566 cycle trail, this track is also known as Lon Las Copr. The route is 36 miles long, and on the way you can find a number of famous attractions. For example you can visit the only working windmill in Wales, or the island’s last surviving thatched cottage. 

Llanberis Pass 

If you are looking for a cycling route which will encapture North Wales in all its beauty, then this trail might be the one for you. The route takes you from Waunfawr via the Llanberis Pass and down the Pen-Y-Pass climb towards Bethgelert and then back up towards Waunfawr again. The ride will take you past Mount Snowdon, and the picturesque Llanberis Lake. 

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