Why you should go Mountain Biking in Wales this summer
Jul 29, 2017 11:50
Mountain biking is enjoyed by a wide range of people across the world and North Wales remains one of the best destinations for it. Whenever you visit this beautiful place, you will definitely find cyclists from different parts of the world. Because of its stunning landscapes, and rich history and culture North Wales is considered as the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
If you are a nature lover, it can prove to be the best place for you in the whole world. Since North Wales has a lot to offer, you can easily plan a perfect family trip to this region and explore all the famous attractions, as well as having a perfect mountain biking experience.
Since some of the best mountain biking trails in North Wales are located near the town of Porthmadog, it’s better to stay there. In other words, if you book your hotel in Porthmadog you can easily explore all exhilarating biking trails near the town. So, people who are looking forward to planning a holiday trip to this area soon, here are some of the best mountain biking destinations for them.
Discover Coed Llandegla, Wrexham
Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, Coed Llandegla mountain bike area has something for everyone. This beautiful biking area is located near Wrexham a stunning town in the North of Wales. The distance between Porthmadog and Wrexham is around 96 kilometres so you can easily explore it on a day trip. If you travel via A4212 from Porthmadog it will take around one and a half hours to reach this place, which means you can easily access it.
Whether you want to discover a beautiful green trail (which includes less difficult areas) or a highly adventurous black downhill track, Coed Llandegla will never disappoint you. The best part is that you will get all kinds of crucial amenities in this area including bike hire, bike shop, and cafe.
Explore Antur Stiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Antur Stiniog, which is located in Snowdonia is one of the best mountain biking areas in the North Wales. It consists of around 6 downhill trails, which include both blue and black trails designed to be explored by both novice and experienced riders. One of the most exciting parts of exploring this mountain biking area is that, if you have no prior experience of cycling at difficult terrains, you can take the advantages of mountain bike coaching to fulfil your dreams.
Discover Penmachno, Near Betws-y-Coed
If you are staying in Porthmadog you can easily access a biking area in Penmachno which is around 4 miles south of Betws-y-Coed. The distance between Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog is around 24 miles and you can easily cover it by a car in 45-minutes if you travel via the A498. In addition to that, you can also travel via A470, which will also take the same time to reach your destination. For people who are looking forward to riding around striking woodland, this is perhaps the best place for them.
For making your biking experience truly unique you can make an effort to cover the entire 30 kilometres track in one go. However, if you find it difficult to cover the entire track in one go, it’s better to divide it into small chunks according to your convenience. Since it’s located in Snowdonia National Park you can definitely enjoy stunning views while riding through beautiful natural tracks.
Apart from exploring above-mentioned areas, you can also get an amazing mountain biking experience in places like Afan Forest Park, near Port Talbot, BikePark Wales, near Merthyr, and Nant-yr-Arian Forest, near Aberystwyth.
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