North Wales is a great place to explore by bike, whether you are after road cycling, family friendly cycle routes, mountain biking or even down hilling there is something to suit every type of rider.
Hopefully you will find what you are after below otherwise drop us an email and we’d be pleased to help if we can.
Lon Las Gwyrfai – Caernarfon to Waunfawr (National Cycle route 61).
This route has now been extended between the villages of Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert (totally off road), providing a great link between the villages. The Welsh Highland Railway has facilities to transport bikes so why not leave the car and to cycle to Waunfawr station (5 minutes from the bunkhouse) take the train to Rhyd Ddu, cycle along the trail to Beddgelert and finally return home by train.
Lon Las Eifion – Caernarfon to Bryncir (12 1/2 miles)
Lon Las Menai – Caernarfon to Felinheli (4 1/2 miles)
Beics Menai – Caernarfon (5 miles) – ideally placed for cycle routes Lon Las Eifion and Lon Las Menai
Beddgelert Bikes – Beddgelert (9 miles) – mountain bike hire, newly opened route from village to Rhyd Du – Lon Gwyrfai
Beics Betws – Betws y Coed (30 miles) – ideally placed for Marin Trail in Gwydyr Forest
Beics Brenin – Coed y Brenin (40 miles) – set within the Visitor centre.
There are a number of great even world class forestry trails all within an easy hours drive from the bunkhouse.
Beddgelert Forest (15mins)
Marin Trail – Gwydyr Forest Betws y Coed (40mins) – 25km of trails
Penmachno (50mins) – 25kms of forestry trails
Coed y Brenin (45mins) – World class facilities and large variety of trails.
Downhill Trail & Freeride Centre
Antur Stiniog (40mins) – Blaenau Ffestiniog
North Wales is renowned as a venue for rock climbing, from beginners through to the experts there is somewhere for all.
There are numerous local instructors able to introduce you to this fabulous sport and even where it is raining you can visit the Beacon Climbing Centre in Caernarfon.
Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, surfing, sailing, wild swimming the list if endless.
With a stunning coastline around the Llyn Peninsular (Porthmadoc, Black Rock Sands, Abersoch, Aberdaron) and then Caernarfon Bay Dinas Dinlle, Menai Straits and Anglesey) to picturesque lakes.
Try Snowdonia Watersports in Llanberis for rentals on the llyn padarn.
Again North Wales is the Heart of Adventures and it is easy to find good providers for Coasteering and Gorge Scrambling.