This is a ride for fit cyclist, there are some challenging hills on this ride. The first km as you leave the village is on the road this is unavoidable unfortunately. The first 200metres after leaving the road is tough as this is steeply uphill, after this things improve.
Once the initial climb is completed the ride joins the Roman Road Sarn Helen which takes the rider down into the Lledr valley. Great views from the top of this ride and an interesting riding surface, don’t be tempted to ride through the puddles if you cannot see the bottom, some are much deeper than they appear. From the Lledr valley the ride rises into the Forest above the Lledr valley towards Penmachno but turns North into a fast descent through the forest.
A single track tarmac road is reached and crossed and the main climb off road begins. Time to select low gears and ride at a walking pace. If you ride at a walking pace you should not tire too much. This is a quiet forest so may not see anybody, although horse riders from a local stable may be met. In which case slow down.
A fun and easy descent is ridden through the forest which then meets a quiet road all downhill back to the Lledr valley on the A470. There is an off road cycle route off of the A470 until you reach Beaver pool after 400 metres or so. From here it is a quiet off road ride to Betws.
There are no shops or cafes on this route.
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.