• Distance: 33.9km
  • Ascent : 630 metres
  • Duration Typical : Day Ride Manual Bike, Day Ride Electric Bike
  • Duration Manual bike : 5 to 6.5 hrs approximately
  • Duration Electric bike : 4 to 6 hrs approximately
  • Extras: Satnav Available to hire for £5

Sarn Helen Long,  Favourite day ride for Ebikes

This is the extended ride of our most popular day ride (Route 03), it is not a flat ride so will require some effort in places.

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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 into a very quiet little known valley where Sarn Helen continues. Then forest and 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.

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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