Glyn Y Coed


Cycling on the Llyn Peninsula

There are many designated cycle paths to ride.
Whether you prefer to ride on or off road, the Llyn Peninsula has an excellent choice of places to suit your style of riding.
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The Lon Eifion track

One of the many near by cycle paths.

This scenic 12.5 mile cycle path has recently been upgraded and now has an excellent hard surface all the way. For much of its course it is wider than most cycle paths – as wide in fact as many country lanes. It skirts the western edge of the main mountains of Snowdonia with good views of the Nantlle ridge and, near Penygroes, a more distant glimpse of Snowdon. Heading south there are fine views of the Lleyn mountains dramatically descending to the sea. The northern half of the path passes close to several villages: Bontnewydd, Dinas, Groeslon and Penygroes. Adjacent to (but just off) the path there is a cafe at the Inigo Jones slate museum about 5 miles south of Caernarfon. It is open all year 10 am till 4 pm.

START: The northern end starts at grid ref 481625 (OS map No 115 Snowdon) 400 yards south of the large car park overlooking the harbour at Caernarfon castle (world heritage site). There is on road parking at the start of the path. The southern end is at Bryncir grid ref 479446 (OS map 123 Lleyn Peninsula). There is a small car park at Bryncir.

Pictures can be found here


Other Routes:


Forestry Commission Wales’ mountain bike Mecca, Coed-y-Brenin forest is home to an ever increasing network of fantastic handbuilt all weather singletrack and even a dual slalom course. The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia and the coast that’ll take your breath away.

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Forest tracks above Betws-y-Coed with fine mountain views. Goes along an ancient Roman Road, passing the deserted village of Rhwddolion, and visits Llyn Elsi, one of Snowdonia’s most attractive lakes (vaguely reminiscent of Tarn Hows in the Lake District).

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Bwlch Maesgwm

If you arrive in Llanberis whilst the Snowdon voluntary no cycling agreement is in place (i.e between 10 am and 5 pm) then do not despair, there is a really great alternative option:

This can be done as a round trip on a cross country bike.

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Porth Dinllaen (Morfa Nefyn) – Pwllheli

Circular Coast to Coast Cycle Ride on the lanes of the Lleyn peninsula

Much of this ride is on very quiet, virtually traffic free lanes, though to reach South Beach at Pwllheli you have briefly to go through the centre of this busy little town. Most of the lanes are in fact such a backwater that very few of the turns have signposts.

Each half of the ride traverses the width of the peninsula from coast to coast in one of the most scenic areas of Lleyn. Although the ride itself is not particularly hilly, there are fine views of some of peninsula’s highest and most graceful hills. On a clear day the mountains of Snowdonia are also visible.

A visit to the village of Porth Dinllaen, one of the treasures of the National Trust in north Wales, is not to be missed. This cliff-girt hamlet is on the beach and cannot be accessed by road, so reaching it involves a three quarter mile walk along the beach in each direction, and time should be allowed to include this delightful stroll in your itinerary.

Distance: 22 miles

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Dolgellau to Barmouth – The Mawddach Trail

Perfectly flat the whole way, this route is great for a summers day out. A dedicated path with plenty of places to stop and admire the views.

We recommend starting in Dolgellau or Pont Y Wernddu and cycling all the way in to Barmouth for some Ice Cream before cycling back again

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These are just some of the fantastic routes to cycle, there’s many more for you to discover
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