Have you ever tried mountain biking in Llanrwst? The region’s not just a quiet, sleepy town with significant history. It’s a great place to get out and bike, and has a series of Hotels in Llanrwst that are both high-quality and high class, and also biker friendly. If you decide to visit Llanwrst, we recommend that you take advantage of some exhilarating and varied tracks and trails around the region. Our top picks are below.
Marin Gwydyr Trail, Gwydyr Forest
The closest trail to Llanrwst itself, Gwydyr Forest stands tall and proud- only 13km away. An imposing but beautiful testament to the majesty of the Welsh countryside, Gwydyr has a seriously good trail that stretches 25km. Beginners beware – this isn’t a ride in the park. It’s a cross-country course with fast technical single track, connected by forest road. Built to appeal to down-hillers, the climbs are on the forest road, affording fantastic views of Snowdonia- and there’s a lot of time to appreciate Snowdonia’s beauty, with roughly around 450m of climb.
The single tracks vary from very tight, technical and rocky to open and flowing, from dark forest to exposed ridgelines.
Y Du Trail, Antur Stiniog
A little out of the way at 23km from Llanrwst, but still a negligible distance, as the A470 offers a direct path toward this great route. This trail features huge rock sections and massive jumps as you traverse down the mountainside. Enjoy a hyper-fast flowy jump top section, and prepare for steepness. There’s challenging carved turns and twists all down the mountainside, which finishes with an exhilarating and seriously steep rock roller, and an expansive jump section. What’s even better is the fantastic Uplift service offered at this trail, which means that you’ve more time to ride, not push.
The Two Lake Tour, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Looking for something a little more family / beginner orientated? The Two Lake Tour at Llanfihangel GM might be exactly what you need. This is a fantastic route which takes you from this pretty little village on the southwestern edge of the Clocaenog Forest straight through it, ending up on the Alwen Reservoir. From there, you cross the fantastic architectural masterpiece that is the dam and continue onto Llyn Brenig, through a variety of wonderful forest roads. On the route back to Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, we recommend that you take a moment to make the climb up Craig Bron Banog for breathtaking views of Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range.
Wales’ Year of Adventure might be seven months in already (where has the time gone…?) but it’s by no means over. The time of year is perfect for mountain biking – and Llanrwst and it’s fantastic hotels are a wonderful base to start your adventure.