Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula - Mountain Biking
There are several routes up Snowdon itself, as well as Moel Eilio and Moel Cynghorion. You're always accompanied by magnificent scenery but exhilarating descents mean that, to avoid mishaps, the most popular Llanberis Path has restrictions to bikes during the summer months!
Betws-y-Coed could be called the outdoor capital of Wales and has been a haven for mountain bikers for decades. Miles and miles of forestry routes are now supplemented by two superb man-made trails: Gwydyr Forest, to the north of the town, with big climbs, big descents and exciting single track, and the challenging trail from Penmachno.
Coed-y-Brenin was the first forest to be developed for mountain biking and is still the sport's premier location. Surrounded by stunning scenery in Snowdonia National Park, with superb views of mountains and to the coast. There is now a new visitor centre and a great range of networks, including rocky trails for experienced riders and a new family route.
Machynlleth and Dyfi Mountain Biking
Machynlleth was once the ancient capital of Wales and is now regarded as a centre of excellence for alternative technology. The mountain biking trails in the area were created on rights of way around Machynlleth and in the Dyfi Forest by local community groups, Dyfi Mountain Biking and Ecodyfi.
The three trails, known as Mach 1, 2 & 3, are on natural but challenging tracks, suitable for every level of rider. The Dyfi Forest to the north also offers excellent forest freeriding. The latest, purpose-built Cli-Machx trail in the Dyfi Forest is a 15km round trip, with compressions, whoops, rock slab drop offs and flowing turns, with a final descent boasting to be the longest in Wales.