Great mountain bike route on the northern fringes of Snowdonia in North Wales. This is the first glimpse of Snowdonia you seen when traveling along west A55 and always gets me excited as the mountain just appear! The views across the Irish Sea and into Snowdonia are well worth the trip plus the added benifit of a fast descent down a rocky trail to finish on!
It’s an easy route with some tricky navigation so would grade this a Blue.
Conwy is the start point for this cycle route in North Wales and it can be donw in either direction although is slightly easier anti-clcokwise.
Staring in Conwy you gain you height straight away heading west behind Conwy mountain and up a rocky trail. Once at the top you generally keep your height as you head towards the Sychnant Pass and cross where you cross the road and get into the wilds of Snowdonia.
The path is loosely define along hear so just follow your nose south west heading to wards the muched photographed Stone Circles. You should see three sets on them before you enter Llanfairfechan for a bit of tarmac riding. When you re-jooin the bridleway you may have to push hte first bit but the path eventually gives way to a broad sstone track and a Roman Road. At the crossroad hand a left and head east.
You can go staight on and up Drum if your fancy an out and back climb to 770m?
The descent take you under the power lines to Rowan where you continue staight on for another to another bit of bridleway before re-joining the road. Hang aleft and ahed norht up the the byway. It’s a touch climb which can be avoided if you wish by sticking to the road as you head back to the Sychnant Pass. Once at the Pass retrace your route back tho the begining and enjoy the first climb of the day in reverse.