Anglesey - Cycling and Mountain Biking
The island of Anglesey offers a stunning and varied landscape of beaches, forests and ancient monuments with a network of quiet country lanes that are just begging to be explored by bike. The weather is often much better here than in Snowdonia National Park and as such it is a great place to visit on those wetter days or a great place to base yourself in one of our gorgeous Anglesey cottages for the week.
Road cycling - Anglesey is perfect for road biking, not too hilly and with two National Cycle Network Routes crossing the island. National route 8 starts/finishes in Holyhead and goes along the southern edge of the island before heading all the way across Wales to Cardiff! National Route 5 also starts/finishes in Holyhead then crosses the island before heading up the north Wales coast to Chester. Anglesey also boasts several scenic, circular bike routes of varying lengths. Information is readily available locally or downloads are available from the Visit Anglesey website. If all that’s not enough for you why not take on the Tour de Mon, Anglesey’s own Cycling Etape attracting thousands of keen bikers and held every year on the island.
Traffic free cycling - Lon Las Cefni offers some 11 miles of fantastic, mostly traffic free cycling from the coast at Malltraeth to the market town of Llangefni and up to the Llyn Cefni reservoir. This also links into some great family cycling in the forest at Newborough, ideal when combined with a visit the beach and island at Llanddwyn.
Mountain biking - Anglesey is, at the most, undulating! So there is not really any mountain biking here, but you are not far away from some of the best Wales has to offer.