Bike ride: ‘A girdle of the Glyderau & Carneddau’ – 87km

02Mar11

Totalling 1750m ascent and descent, this journey is probably best tailored to a cross bike and could encompass various other off-road sections if desired.

A mountain bike sunset

My mountain bike at sunset

The 87km route took me out via Llanberis, over Pen y Pass, Capel Curig, and down to Betws-y-Coed (lunch and collecting forgotten wallet!). Thereafter a short excursion via the picturesque Gwydyr Forest, and some single track down to the dis-used Klondyke lead mine, I arrived (eventually – tricky river crossing!) in the Conwy Valley. A significant corner can be cut via the old Roman Road over from Rowen over to Abergwyngregyn, although don’t underestimate the steep and long climb out of the valley – over 400m! Route back is variable via the back roads. 4h53m ride time.

The Route

The Route

See more details at MapMyRide

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