Snowdonia is not short of mountain bike trails, from nerve-wracking black trails, to seafront pootles, there is something for all abilities and all ages. We’ve tried to round up a quick selection for you to find the route best suited to you.
5 minutes drive from Cae Gwyn, and accessible from your tent through the trails into the Forest, Coed y Brenin offers a visitors centre with café along with a selection of trails and a skills area.
The brainchild of Red Bull athlete Dan Atherton, Dyfi Bike Park opened in 2019 and is a 30-minute drive from Cae Gwyn. It offers accessible, friendly mountain biking with four black trails.
A selection of trails to suite all abilities, Revolution Bike Park is just under an hour from Cae Gwyn and offers uplift on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Claiming the best uplift system in the UK, Antur Stiniog has a variety of trails to suit the whole family. Using Saracen Bikes as their bikehire partner, Antur Stiniog is 20 minutes north of Cae Gwyn.
One of the most challenging trails in Snowdonia, the Gwydir Mawr and Bach is 25km of stunning trail through Snowdonia offering highly technical mountain biking for the enthusiast.
Mountain Biking Wales have a handy search tab to enable you to select your trail grading – yellow and green are suitable for families.
Coed y Brenin - 'Ride in ride out'
Cae Gwyn lies to the northern end of the Coed y Brenin forest and is just a mile and a half from the Visitor’s Centre where all the trails start and finish. At the Centre there is ample parking (small charge), a cafe, bike shop and toilets/showers. We provide drying facilities, a secure bike lockup and bike wash area back at the farm.
Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails are some of the best in Europe and vary in type and level of challenge, catering for mountain bikers of all abilities. You consequently need to come equipped with appropriate clothing, safety wear and bike maintenance equipment. There are 8mountain bike trails ranging from the 11km family trail to the 38km Beast of Brenin for the very experienced mountain bikers, and a skills area.
If you wish to hire a bike locally rather than bring your own, contact ‘Beics Brenin’ (01341 440728) firstname.lastname@example.org next to the Coed y Brenin visitor centre.
For emergency repair and spares for your bike, Beics Brenin in the forest or Greenstiles (01341 423332) in Dolgellau can help you.