The North Wales Mountain Biking scene has grown massively since the development of the Marin Trail all those years ago. Our bed and breakfast gives you access to 4 of the main North Wales Mountain Biking trials, all are within a 90 minute drive. The closest, Llandegla, is only 15-20 minutes drive away. Staying with us for 3 nights would allow to ride all of these trails on one trip.
With all this on our doorstep it's no wonder that the region is set to become a "centre of excellence for cycling and adventure tourism".
This is one of the largest, privately owned, North Wales Mountain Biking facilities. There are 4 routes that can cater for riders of all ages and abilities. Starting with a gentle 5K, suitable for familes and gradually increasing in length and difficulty through to 21K of black run.
This was the first North Wales Mountain Biking center and "Forestry Commission Wales' mountain bike Mecca".
The "Red Bull" route was one of the first waymarked singletrack routes and is still popular with riders from all over the country.
A "proper" North Wales Mountain Biking trail that explores Gwydyr Forest, Betws-y-Coed. 25K of brilliant single track and fire roads through one of Snowdonia's most scenic areas.
There are no facilities on site, but the village of Betws-y-Coed is a short drive away with a number of cafes and pubs for you to refuel at.
This 22K route uses the fire roads a lot and there are some steady climbs, but this is interespersed with singletrack, elevated wooden sections (not North Shore) and stream crossings.
Again there are no facilities on site, but the village of Betws-y-Coed is a short drive away. We recommend getting an early start and taking in the Penmachno and Marin Trails on the same day, calling into the Royal Oak for a basket of, well earned, chips on the way back to us.
If you're one of those people who plan to visit just because of the North Wales Mountain Biking, then it is possible to do all these routes in 3 days. As long as you arrive before lunch on your 1st day you could easily take in Llandegal that afternoon. The choice of routes there will allow you to brake yourselves in gently or go straight for the Black run.
Day 2 would involve and early start over to Betws-y-Coed to take the Penmachno and Marin trails in, either side of lunch.
Your final day would see you travel over to Coed-y-Brenin, to tackle the old Red Bull route. You could decide to go home straight after this final jaunt, but remember you've been riding hard for 3 days, so book in for a thrid night for a well deserved rest.