Guided Bike Rides in Snowdonia

signNew for 2019 are our Guided Rides. We are offering a range of guided rides on selected dates through the spring and summer of 2019. Our qualified and experienced Guides will help you to enjoy riding on lanes, tracks and trails in a variety of locations in Snowdonia and the Gwydir Forest.
Perhaps you are not familiar with the area, or want to challenge yourself but need some support, or don’t like riding alone or want to enjoy the company of others. Take a look at our choice of rides listed below and give us a call to see if they are suitable for you.
Rides are of varying level and difficulty(see descriptions below) but none would be described as easy. You can hire our Hardtail bikes. E Hard tail bikes or use your own bike (if it is suitable). We need a minimum number of 4 people on each ride so we will take enquiries and confirm later. Payment will be taken when bookings are confirmed and joining instructions provided.
Bookings can also be taken for Guided Group rides on these or any other ride you may wish to do on any date you may wish. Please call or e mail to discuss and we can give you a quotation.
We also offer self guided rides where provide bikes, maps, instructions and back up support. Take a look at our cafe rides which have been mapped out for you with a number of the cafes offering 10% discount on food and drinks. smartphone

Due to the nature of the Guided Bike Rides, telephone bookings only.

 Guided Rides PDF  Download HERE!

Coloured Rides, Guide ( click box for more info .. )

 

Guided Bike Rides Calendar 2019... with ride filter

Guided Rides Maps

Scroll to bottom of page, to see maps of all the guided rides.

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    Carneddau and Conwy Mountain

     


    Monday 6th May, Sunday 9th June, Saturday 7th September.

    This route involves off road riding over open moors, tracks and hillside, The start is high in the hills above Rowen and is mainly downhill to Conwy with some steep rough downhill sections. Return to Rowen via quiet lanes for a semi circular route avoiding any big ascents! Driver/Car/bike transfers are involved and this is included in the prices. Cafes and pubs in Conwy.
    20 miles 30km (12 miles/20 km off road and 8 miles/12 km on roads and lanes
    6/7 hours including transfers

    Hard –Technical
    Moderate = Physical Fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 8 riders
    £70 including bike MTB hire
    £90 including E MTB bike hire
    £50 with own bike
    Bike and driver transfers included

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    Capel Curig to Porth Penrhyn via Lon Las Ogwen

     


    Friday 19th April. Tuesday 23nd July, Thursday September 5th.

    This route follows the impressive scenery of the Ogwen valley through slate quarries along the old slate railway/Lon Las Ogwen cycle way to Porth Penrhyn. The route is one way, mainly traffic free and downhill and involves bike/car/driver transfers. Cafes and pubs en route.
    20 miles 30km mainly on rough track, lanes and disused railways lines
    5 hours including transfers

    Moderate/Easy technical and fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 12 riders
    £55 including MTB bike hire
    £75 including E MTB bike hire
    £40 with own bike
    Bike and driver transfers included

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    Sarn Helen Dolwyddelan and Capel Curig loop

     


    Saturday 20th April, Sunday 23rd June, Friday 23rd August.

    This is a great off road route taking in the old roman road Sarn Helen and from Betws Y Coed returning along a byway to Capel Curig and back. Mainly on tracks and lanes it involves some significant ascents and descent and one fairly technical section (which can be walked) It is great for e bikes. One of our favourite cafes can be visited en route. This route can be muddy and wet.
    15 miles (23 km) mainly on rough track, forest road and lanes.
    4+ hours depending on cafe stops.

    Moderate - technical and fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 8 riders
    £60 including MTB bike hire
    £80 including E MTB bike hire
    £40 with own bike

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    Gwydir Mawr (Marin) trail ..............

     


    Sunday 26th May, Saturday 20th July, Sunday August 4th.

    This red single track route 25km of ascent and descent in the Gwydir Forest. It includes several sections of single track trails with burms, jumps, north shore, roots and features and forest fire road . Although route finding is relatively easy the route is best done with others . Start and finish at Saw bench car park.
    18 miles (25 km) mainly rough single track and forest fire road.

    Red – Very Hard – technical and fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 8 riders
    £60 including bike MTB hire
    £80 including E MTB bike hire
    £40 with own bike

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    Penmachno Bike trail Dolen Macho and Dolen Eryri

     


    Monday 22nd April, Sunday 18th August, Saturday 14th September.

    This red single track route 30km of ascent and descent in the Gwydir Forest at Penmachno It includes several sections of single track trails with burms, jumps, north shore, roots and features and forest fire road . Although route finding is relatively easy the route is best done with others. Start and finish at the main car park just outside Penmachno village.
    30 KM (30 miles) mainly rough single track and forest fire road . Can be wet and muddy.
    Red – Very Hard – technical and fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 8 riders
    £60 including bike MTB hire
    £80 including E MTB bike hire
    £40 with own bike
    To include bike transfer to Penmachno

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    Dolen Eryri Penmachno second loop, Ty Mawr, return to Betws Y Coed

     


    Sat 25th May, Saturday 29th June, Friday 9th August.

    This route starts at the second loop of the Penmachno trail and takes in some single track trail with forest fire road. It involves an uplift to the start and car collection at the end . The route involves returning to Betws through pretty lanes and steeply descending tarmac lanes..
    20 km (14 miles) Rough single track and forest fire road . Quiet Lanes, bike and rider drop off included.

    Hard –Technical
    Moderate = Physical Fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 8 riders
    £50 including bike MTB hire
    £70 including E MTB bike hire
    £35 with own bike
    To include uplift for bikes

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    Treffiw to Llyn Crafnant - Llyn Sarnau/Nant BH , return via Llanwrst

     


    Saturday 4th May, Wednesday 31st July, Tuesday 27th August.

    This route involves some climbing on road and forest track. It is mainly on forest fire track, road and lanes. An optional circuit of Llyn Crafnant can be included. A great circular route with views and lovely forest landscape.
    34 km (24 miles) Lanes, tracks and forest fire road involving some ascent and descent.

    Moderate–Technical
    Moderate/Hard = Physical Fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 10 riders
    £50 including bike MTB hire
    £70 including E MTB bike hire
    £35 with own bike

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    Circuit of Llyn Elsi

     


    Friday 31st May, Saturday 3rd August, Thursday 22nd August.

    This circular route is a pleasant ride taking in forest fire roads from Betws Y Coed to Llyn Elsi and return. It involves some sustained climbing and exciting downhill sections but these can be walked if necessary..
    12 km ( 8 miles) Mainly forest fire road involving some climbs and descents.

    Easy –Technical
    Moderate = Physical Fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 10 riders
    £40 including bike MTB hire
    £60 including E MTB bike hire
    £30 with own bike

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    Betws y Coed to Ysbty Ifan and return via Penchmacho

     


    Saturday 6th July, Monday 5th August, Sunday 1st September .

    This route follows lanes and tracks through beautiful quiet countryside avoiding main roads. Starting and ending in Betws Y Coed, the route is mainly on quiet lanes many of which can be hilly.
    24km (16 miles) Quiet lanes and rough tracks involving some ascent and descent
    6/7 hours including transfers

    Easy –Technical
    Moderate to hard = Physical Fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 10 riders
    £50 including bike MTB hire
    £70 including E MTB bike hire
    £35with own bike

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    Llyn Colwyd Loop

     


    Sunday 28th April, Sun 2nd June.

    Although fairly short this ride is technical and requires some stamina. Starting in Capel Curig and taking in Llyn Cowlyd and Llyn Crafnant the scenery and landscape is spectacular (but hilly!).
    25 km (16.6 miles ) Rough tracks and technical trails. Remote location and wild landscape. . Sustaining climbing

    Red – Very Hard – technical and fitness
    Minimum 4 Maximum 8 riders
    £60 including bike MTB hire
    £80 including E MTB bike hire
    £40 with own bike

MTB Guided Rides, Maps and Photos

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