Family Cycling in North Wales
By definition, a family bike ride it has got to be traffic free. North Wales’ industrial past has provided us with more than our fair share of disused railway track beds. Resurfaced and ready to roll, whether on a balance bike, custom-built tourer, tag-along or tandem, there are miles and smiles of family friendly biking to be done. The fact that these routes cut through some of the finest countryside in the UK makes for some memorable days out. If you're a stuffer* you will have your own bikes, if not bike hire is available adjacent to many of the most popular trails.
From Cwm Idwal in the centre of Snowdonia's glaciated wonderland, free-wheel 12km down to the coast at Porth Penrhyn, if everyone's legs are up to it, start at Porth Penrhyn and do the return journey.
From the very heart of Ynys Môn, The Isle of Anglesey, Lon Las Cefni strikes out from Llyn Cefni and follows the river Cefni out to Newborough Forest on the south coast of Anglesey.
For families who have moved on from tag-alongs and balance bikes, the thrills of Mountain Biking await you. Coed Llandegla has an excellent 5km mountain biking trail with no significant inclines or technical sections, the route takes a gentle circuit of the reservoir where you can enjoy views out across the Clwydian Range. The return trip splits off left and follows a series of switch backs down to the visitor centre.
For the keen youth and for parents who can keep up, our MTB trail centres offer more off road and single track than is strictly fair for one destination to possess. Take your pick and go as hard or easy as your little legs can take you.
*stuffer (stfr) - n.
1. One that stuffs.
2. A keen outdoors person who stuffs every conceivable outdoor gadget into the back (and or roof rack) of their motor vehicle of choice and travels to North Wales for a weekend (or longer) to take advantage of the vast array of stuff they know they can do in the Heart of Adventure.
3. A stocking stuffer.
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