Mountain Biking in North Wales
30th May 2008
North Wales has mountains and lots of them. Combined with breathtaking scenery its no wonder it attracts mountain bikers from all over the world. Its got trials to suit every type of cyclist from beginners, intermediate, advanced to the very competitive professional cyclists.
There’s a huge choice too including routes in Clocaenog Forest, Betws y Coed, Bala, Llangollen, Lake Vrynwy and Dyfnant Forest. The spectacular scenery has put the region in the top league for amateur bikers and professionals.
One of the greatest mountain bike routes is buried right in the heart of Snowdonia, Betws y Coed is the outdoor adventure capital of Wales. No wonder then that it’s been a mountain biking Mecca since the first Muddy Fox’s rolled into town.
Now the 100kms of legendary local routes are boosted by two superb, but very different man made trails at Gwydyr Forest and Pemachno.
With two trails and hundreds of km of fire road trails to explore, whichever you choose, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, awe inspiring mountain vistas and forgotten river valleys deep in the Gwydyr forest provide a stunning scenic backdrop.
Betws-y-Coed itself is packed with cafes, restaurants, pubs and outdoor shops as well as an excellent bike shop.
If you want to stretch your legs and lungs in serious scenery this is the place to come.
North Wales is also packed full of ‘cyclist friendly’ accommodation, that cater for mountain bikers.
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