Pedal Power: Anglesey's Best Traffic-Free Cycle Routes
Pedal Power: Anglesey's Best Traffic-Free Cycle Routes
Are you looking for a new outdoor getaway? Look no further than Anglesey in North Wales – an island boasting spectacular natural scenery that's perfect for exploring on two wheels! Cycling is the best way to soak up the breathtaking views of lush green hills, rugged coastlines and bustling nature reserves, making it perfectly suited to those passionate about nature who want to see the area at their own pace. If you're interested in embarking on a unique traffic free cycling adventure full of incredible sights and experiences, then make sure you put Anglesey near the top of your list.
You can cycle back in time on the Copper Trail, explore the Anglesey countryside on the Lon Las Cefni route or test your mountain biking skills on the many kilometres of trails at Gwydir Forest Park!
The table above lists all the best traffic free cycle routes on and near Anglesey. Click on each name to be taken straight to the part of the blog post for that route.
Get Away from it All with a Cycling Adventure on Anglesey
The Isle of Anglesey has with many places to explore from your saddle without worrying about traffic! Have a look below at the cycle routes listed on the interactive map and click on the buttons below the map for each route, for further information before you travel. The purple icons on the map indicate some local bike hire places. Check them out for prices on their website before you rent.
Lon Eifion Cycle Track
Explore the stunning scenery of Gwynedd on two wheels! The Lon Eifion Cycleway is a 19km traffic-free path that swings through Caernarfon, Bontnewydd and Bryncir. Take your time to soak up all the sights as you glide along this scenic route which is clearly waymarked for easy navigation. Stop at any number of facilities enroute and enjoy a short ride down one part or document your trip with an entire journey from start to finish - ideal for cyclists big and small!
The Copper Trail
Embark on a cycling journey and explore the stunning Isle of Anglesey along the Copper Trail. National Cycle Network Route 566 offers an unforgettable experience, taking you through quiet country lanes that start at Llynnon Mill near Llanddeusant. Along your way, discover the remnants of Parys Mountain's disused copper mines in Penysarn before reaching your final destination: beautiful Llanerchymedd.
Lôn Las Cefni
Enjoy a truly unique experience and explore Anglesey's picturesque countryside on Lôn Las Cefni. Discover stunning views of Malltraeth Marsh, local nature reserves and an old market towns as you cycle the traffic-free path for miles through North Wales! This is the perfect day out for everyone - from experienced cyclists to families with young children, all can enjoy getting some fresh air while soaking in this part of Anglesey’s beauty.
Penhros Coastal Park
With trails winding through lush woodland and offering stunning panoramic views of the coast, the picturesque Penhros Coastal Park is a nature-lovers paradise. Its wealth of wildlife including red squirrels, badgers and wildfowl make it ideal for animal spotting enthusiasts - you never know what surprises might be around the corner! Nature walks to Penrhos Beach are especially enjoyable; marvel at its captivating rock formations while soaking in sweeping views across the bay. Cycling your way here via the National Cycle Route 8 from Holyhead also guarantees spectacular scenery along with an invigorating workout too!
MTB: Newborough Forest
Discover a unique family cycling experience on two mountain bike trails in Newborough Forest. The Bikequest Nature Challenge is 7.8 kms of winding forest roads, and the Corsica loop takes you 9.9kms through lush rainforests filled with fragrant pines and scenic wet willows -the perfect backdrop to admire picturesque ponds, rocky outcrops or vibrant wildflowers as you explore nature together with friends or family!
MTB: Beddgelert Forest
Make the most of your mountain biking adventure in Beddgelert Forest and enjoy a pleasant trail ride with stunning views over Snowdonia National Park. The Bedwen Trail spans 4km of routes, taking you past picturesque lakes for that perfect photo opportunity. Navigate through slow but steady climbs - take care on the way back as some hills may be steep or surfaces uneven! If feeling adventurous, try out the Derwen Trail to explore even more breathtaking sights across Eryri (Snowdonia).
MTB: Gwydir Forest Park
Taking your mountain bike to Gwydir Forest Park is an adventure like no other. With stunning scenery and two trails graded for difficulty, there's something here for everyone whether it be the short 9km circuit of Gwydir Bach Trail or taking on the more challenging 24-kilometer loop of its big brother -Gwydir Mawr. For added excitement, take in the newly expanded section with a traditional hand dug trail as well as modern flow features!
All outdoor activities including cycling involve a degree of risk. The routes are recommended due to the well known features of each route but this may change over time and further research is required before undertaking any activity. Some of the routes listed above may be close to a road or have sections that are not traffic free, so care is required on your journey. The weather can also impact the surface and general conditions of each route so please keep yourself updated with the weather forecast before setting off to enjoy your cycle!