Snowdonia

  • Cadair Idris

    Cadair Idris in a mountain bike route in Snowdonia in North Wales. It is graded hard / difficult in technical ability and is 15.5 miles long. It takes you to the summit of Cadair Idris, an 893m mountain near Dolgellau on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is a big mountain with a good variety of trails including double track, grassy trails, sinlgetrack and a final 1.5 miles of boulder strewn trail at the top. While there is some hike-a-biking the mountain is mostly ridable, if you have the legs for it.


    It starts from the Community Centre car park in Abergynolwyn (GR677069).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB


    A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cadair Idris

  • Conwy and the North Wales Path

    This mountain bike route of 19.1 miles starts from just outside Conwy in North Wales. It contains some hard riding, including a long rocky climb to the summit of Drum mountain at 770m. The pay back is a 3.5 mile descent from the summit and that’s only one of a number of great descents. As well as good riding there are fantastic views across the coast and the Great Orme.


    The ride starts from a car park at a junction on the Sychnant pass road, by Crow's Nest Hall (GR759769). Turn right out of the exit to the car park and follow the singletrack lane away from the road junction, keeping the hill on the right. Stay on the lane and follow it all the way to where it ends to a T-junction (GR764756). Turn right and start the first big climb of the day. Go straight on at the next junction then, after a left then right hand bend, go straight on at the following junction. At a junction with a track on the right follow the lane left over a stream, then bear right past a track on the left. Continue climbing the lane to a forked junction at a house (GR754745). Turn left and follow the sign for the chapel. Ignore the next road on the left and continue climbing the tarmac. Near the top of the hill, by a farm on the right, go straight through a gate and onto the concrete track. A short distance later take the muddy track on the left and follow it to a junction at the top of the climb (GR751738).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Conwy and the North Wales Path

  • Dolgellau and Rhydcriw

    Dolgellau and Rhydcriw mountain bike route is in Snowdonia in North Wales. It is graded difficult and is 30 miles long. It starts on the outskirts of Dolgellau in Wales, just south of Coed-y-Brenin. It follows a figure of eight route along the north and western flanks of Cadair Idris. There is a good mixture of trails from rolling double track to technical rocky sections with a nice bit of singletrack thrown in. There are also a few of long sections of tarmac but they are mostly on (big) climbs, accompanied by the stunning mountainous scenery of southern Snowdonia and the Irish Sea.


    Start from the Mawddach Trail car park just outside Dolgellau on the junction of the A493 and A470 (GR714182)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Dolgellau and Rhydcriw

  • Llyn Cowlyd

    The Llyn Cowlyd mountain bike route is in Snowdonia in North Wales. It is graded as Difficult/ Hard and is 16.9 miles long. It starts from the Crafnant car park just above Trefriw in the Conwy Valley. Although the ride is not that long it takes in a good few miles of technical, rocky trails through the stunning scenery the Snowdonia National Park. This is combined with a very 'out in the wilds' feeling, which can become even wilder in bad weather, especially in the high valley that contains Llyn Cowlyd.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Llyn Cowlyd

  • Snowdon - Rhyd Ddu MTB Route

    The Snowdon - Rhyd Ddu GPS MTB Route is in Snowdonia in North Wales. It is graded as hard / difficult and is 15 miles long. It starts in Llanberis.


    After climbing the Llanberis path to the summit of Snowdon it descends the Rhyd Ddu path. Rhyd Ddu is the hardest and most consistantly technical bridleway on Snowdon. It starts on the opposite side of the cafe to the Llanberis trail with a treacherous push across the top of a 350m drop before descending boulder after boulder after boulder all the way to Rdhy Ddu village at the bottom. If you want to ride this route please adhere to the times of the voluntary bike ban.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Snowdon - Rhyd Ddu

  • Snowdon - Twin Peaks GPX Route

    Snowdon - Twin Peaks GPX Route is a mountain bike GPS track is an extremely diffcult and technical ride. It is 19.2 miles long. Snwodon is in Snowdonia in North Wales. It uses all the bridleways on Snowdon and in doing so reaches the summit twice. Steep, bouldery trials that will test your riding skills to the limit make up the majority of this route. The percentages included on what is ridable are based on a very fit rider comfortable with riding Scottish level black runs. There is a lot of hike-a-biking on this route so you must be happy with pushing and carrying your bike. When riding this route please adhere to the times of the voluntary bike ban.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Snowdon - Twin Peaks

  • The Marin - Cowlyd Killer MTB GPX Route

    The Marin - Cowlyd Killer mountain bike GPX Route is in Snowdonia in North Wales. This mountain bike route of 26.3 miles adds an extremely challenging loop of trails to the Marin Trail. The extra riding starts with a long and very steep climb out of Trefriw before some very technical riding around Llyn Cowlyd. There is more technical riding from Capel Curigto Llyn Crafnant, before the route heads east, past Llyn Geirionydd, to join the Marin Trail. A lot of the technical riding is on the flat or uphill, which will reduce a good riders pace to around 4mph. It’s a real test of skill and slow control and you’ve got to like technical climbing.


    It starts from the Marin car park. 


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Marin - Cowlyd Killer

  • The Mawddach Estuary and Pont Scethin MTB GPX Route

    The Mawddach Estuary and Pont Scethin mountain bike GPX route is in Snowdonia (western edge of Snowdonia national park) in North Wales. It is a 29.6 mile long route and graded Hard (difficult) in ability. 


    It starts from just outside Dolgellau with a gentle warm up and beautiful views on the Mawddach Trail before heading into the mountains behind Barmouth for some long, hard climbs and technical, rocky descents.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Mawddach Estuary and Pont Scethin  

  • The Rhydcriw Round

    The Rhydcriw Round mountain bike route is 19.3 miles long and graded technically difficult / hard. It covers the trails over Rhydcriw in the hills to the west of Cadair idris, in Snowdonia. The trails are mainly rocky double track with a nice bit of singletrack and steep, technical rocks to spice things up. It’s essentially two ‘big’ climbs and descents. While the climbs contain have some very steep gradients they come with a big dollop of pretty to help take your mind off it. It starts from the railway station car park on the southern end of Barmouth bridge (GR628140).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Rhydcriw Round

  • The Snowdon Ranger MTB GPS Route

    The Snowdon Ranger MTB GPS Route in Snowdon in North Wales is an 11.5 mile mountain bike route on the largest mountain in Wales. It's a big step up in technical difficulty from the Llanberis Path route with lots of steep, loose riding on big rocks with lots of switchbacks. It also gets you away from the hordes of walkers so you can really concentrate on pushing your limits. Please adhere to the times of the voluntary bike ban.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Snowdon Ranger