• Distance: 23km
  • Ascent : 460 metres
  • Duration Typical : Day Ride Manual Bike, Half Day or Full day Electric Bike
  • Duration Manual bike : 5 to 6.5 hrs approximately
  • Duration Electric bike : 3.5 to 5 hrs approximately
  • Extras: Satnav Available to hire for £5

Sarn Helen,  Favourite day ride for manual bikes / Ebikes

This is a circular ride full of surprises. This is easily the most popular day ride on our list, it is not a flat ride so will require some effort in places. A video of the ride can be seen here (Ride Videos)

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This is a circular ride full of surprises. The riding surface varies from smooth to challenging but the challenging areas can be walked if needed. The scenery is tremendous and varied, involving 2 forests, an ancient Roman road (Sarn Helen), Riding up a beautiful River (Lledr) valley, open moorland below Moel Siabod and a tricky rocky descent down into Capel Curig (Can be walked). The ride is finalised by a lovely roll down a quiet wooded single track road back into Betws.

We have a video on our website (link to the Video) that shows some of the beauty of this ride. Unfortunately, the café shown in the video has now closed. Half way around this circuit there is a Spar shop with a Costa Coffee express machine and outside undercover seating. Three Quarters of the way around the ride you arrive at the Ugly House Café which is worth a visit.

Duration depends on fitness levels and the size of group. Large groups tend to move slower.

Bikes come equipped with Spare Inner tube /repair kit and map. Please return after use.

Garmin Satnav is available for hire to make navigation easy or a GPX file can be emailed if you want to use your own bike computer or phone.

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