Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About Beics Betws
Betws y Coed, in the Snowdonia National Park, is rapidly becoming a Mecca for Mountain Biking, home of the famous Marin Route.
The Marin Route is a challenging 25km ride through the stunningly beautiful Gwydir Forest just 1km North of the village.
To the south of the village there is the easier Llyn Elsi Route, this is 10 km circular ride up to the old resevior above the village and back down.
There are two further routes totalling 30km in Penmachno just 4km south of Betws y Coed.
If we are closed please give us a call and arrangements for you to pick up a bike from the shop or delivered to your accommodation can be arranged.
Our hire centre is in Betws y Coed, which is in the heart of the Gwydyr Forest ,we can share a wealth of local knowledge to help you get the best from the tracks in the area.
Most visiting bikers come here to ride the Gwydir North or Marin Trail on 24km trail in the forest just north of Betws-y-coed. The start of the Marin Route is four miles North of Betws y Coed, it can be accessed from Betws y Coed by a minor road.
Less ambitious riders will enjoy the gentler 10 km ride around Llyn Elsi, a reservoir above the village. We have maps of this route in the shop.
In Penmachno, just 4 km's south of Betws-y-coed, there are two routes. One of 19km "Dolen Machno" has long sections of singletrack with quite a "modern" feel while the 11km Dolen Eryri is a more "old fasioned" cross country loop with great views. Both can be linked together to provide a belting 30km day out.
There is a lot more riding in the area, if you need more information call in the shop and we can advise you.
For groups we can deliver bikes to the starts of the Marin or Penmachno Routes.
There will be a charge for this service.
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