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Mountain Bike holiday in Conwy north Wales

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Conwy County is an ideal location for a Mountain Biking Holiday. The County offers a wide variety of Mountain Bike trails, from trails with great views of the northern coastline to trails high above the Conwy Valley, and trails within the Snowdonia National Park.

New! Click here for Mountain Bike Trails in Conwy Valley WalesBetws y Coed and the Gwydir Forest Trails.

Llyn Elsi Trail :
The Llyn Elsi Trail is for the less adventurous riders. Starting in Betws y Coed it is a 6.25 mile, (10km) forest track ride up to Llyn (Lake) Elsi, south of the village. It is a steep climb up with an easy ride round the lake and a long downhill ride back to the village.
Marin Route :
The Marin Trail, originally called the Gwydyr North Trail, is a challenging 15 mile (25km) ride on forest tracks through the Gwydir Forest high above the Conwy Valley. This trail is suitable for experienced mountain bikers, it has 450m of climbing and you should allow between 2 - 4 hours. The official start point is a few miles north of Betws y Coed near Llanrwst but it is possible to join the trail from Betws y Coed itself.

Penmachno Trails :

The Penmachno Trail is about 3 miles (5 km's) south of Betws-y-Coed, The first section is open and the second section is due to open in October 2006. The first section has been well received and everybody looks forward to the opening of the second section. However users have not been parking in the correct space and this has caused problems on the narrow lanes, There is an honesty box at the start of the trail for users to contribute toward the upkeep. It must be worth a pound for all the adrenalin!

Conwy Mountain and the Coast Trails :

Tal y Fan and the Druid's Circle Trail :
The Tal y Fan and Druid's Circle trail starts in the village of Rowen in the North of the Conwy Valley. It is quite a climb to the plateau where the trail comes alive. Once the climb levels out Tal y Fan is on the right (610m, barely 2000ft) and the trail continues along the Roman Road through "Pylon Pass", (as ugly a bunch of pylons you are likely to find marching through the national park). In this section are the ancient standing stones of Bwlch y Ddeufaen and the Maen y Bardd burial chamber. Drag yourself away from these lonely ancient monuments and exit the pass north toward the coast and Penmaenmawr. After crossing the boggy moorland that is criss crossed with small rivers, keep an eye open for the wild horses, we come to the Druid's Circle of ancient stones. From here it is a nice downhill ride either to Penmaenmawr or encircling Tal y Fan and returning to Rowen village
Conwy Mountain Trail :
The Conwy Mountain Trail runs along the ridge on Conwy Mountain behind the ancient Walled town of Conwy. There are spectacular views toward Anglesey and the Snowdonia Range in the West to the limestone headland of the Great Orme at Llandudno in the North to the Clwydian Hills in the East. This trail is easily accessible from the nearby holiday resorts of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, and is ideal as part of a mountain bike holiday plan.

Llyn Brenig Trails :

Llyn Brenig is located on the borders of Denbighshire and Conwy County. There are two trails, one, Around The Lake, is an easy route that allows you to circumnavigate Lake Brenig. The other Trail "Up to the Lake" taking you through Clocaenog Forest and again around Lake Brenig is a more difficult trail of approximately 42km, (26miles) and you will need to allow about 4hrs for completion. Click here for a map of Llyn Brenig > Click here for more information on the Denbighshire County Bike Trails >

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Mountain Bike Map of Conwy. Move the cursor over the attractions and towns Llandudno. Queen of the Welsh resorts. Charming Victorian seaside resort, located in a picturesque setting between the two limestone headlands of the Great Orme and the Little Orme. Take a ride on the unique Victorian  Tramway to the top of the Great Orme, stroll along the Pier, try Dry Slope Skying, take a round of Golf, or shop till you drop in the many high-street stores Colwyn Bay, a Victorian seaside resort with a Blue Flag beach award, located against a backdrop of the Pwllychrochan Woods nature reserve. Take a walk through the peaceful Nant y Glyn Valley, a beautiful hidden gem just 5 minutes from the town centre, or stroll along the 3 mile long promenade to the picturesque Rhos Harbour,  play Golf, or visit the fantastic hilltop Welsh Mountain Zoo. Abergele, pleasant market town. Deganwy , Llandudno and the Creuddyn Peninsula, Deganwy Marina home of North Wales' first 5 Star hotel Conwy and Conwy Castle World Heritage Site Llanrwst in the heart of the Conwy Valley, and the world famous Bodnant Gardens in Eglwysbach Maenan, hamlet close to Llanrwst and Betws y Coed in the heart of the Conwy Valley Rowen, charming village set in the beautiful Conwy Valley Betws y Coed , the jewel in the crown of Snowdonia National Park Holiday Cottages in Penmachno Pentrefoelas Blaenau Ffestiniog home of Welsh Slate Bangor Bodelwyddan Rhyl, bustling seaside resort Jump to map of  Gwynedd go to map of  Denbighshire go to map of Gwynedd Snowdonia Jump to MountainBike Holidays in Snowdonia Jump to Mountain Bike holidays in Denbighshire Mountain Bike trails near Betws y Coed Mountain Bike trails near Penmachno Mountain Bike trails near Tal y Fan above Rowen

For a holiday in Conwy north wales choose from this list of holiday cottage accommodation in Betws y Coed, Conwy and vicinity. Please note the properties listed are not specifically offering Mountain Bike holidays.
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