Holiday Cottage near Mountain Bike Trails in North Wales
Penmachno Trails – Gwydir Forest Trails – Antur Stiniog Trails
Dolmurgoch, our holiday cottage, is near the Mountain Bike Trails in North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. Mountain Biking is becoming ever more popular and Dolmurgoch holiday cottage in North Wales is ideally placed for enthusiasts – being slap bang in the middle of the North Wales Mountain Bike Triangle.
Penmachno Mountain Bike Trail :
The Penmachno Mountain Bike Trails – 30km of single-track and scenic forest trails – are located a 3 to 4 mile forest trail bike ride to the south of the cottage. The route to the Penmachno Trails is a joy in itself, and being Wales expect a few hills along the way.
An added bonus, as the cottage stands on the edge of the forest, means you can make the journey to the Penmachno trails on traffic free routes without leaving the forest – winding through the Gwydir Forest direct from Dolmurgoch – our holiday cottage in North Wales.
The Penmachno Trails have the perfect mix of singletrack descents and forest climbs (with a few technical climbs thrown in for good measure!). They can be ridden as one 30km route or as a 19km loop, or a 11km loop.
Gwydir Forest Mountain Bike Trail :
The Gwydir Forest Mountain Bike Trails – located a 3 to 4 mile bike ride away in Betws-y-coed to the north of the cottage. Again, the route to the start of the trails can be traffic free – via the Sarn Helen Roman Road passing through Rhiw Goch and the lower slopes of Mynydd Cribau.
If you don’t want the climb over the hill you have the option to take the slightly longer 5 mile route via the A470.
Once you get there, the Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery making it a trail to remember. Marin Trail covers a distance of 25km, with a climb of 450m.
Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Trail :
The Antur Stiniog – Blaenau Ffestiniog Mountain Bike Trails – a new mountain bike centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Located a 6 mile ride away through the demanding Crimea Pass to the west of the cottage – which wont leave you with much puff for climbing to the top of the trails but at least you will be close to the start of the downhill!
Latest News – I hear that this a very tough course and that all protective gear is essential for this trail. But the good news is that you get a lift to the top of the trail, included in the price!