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Great Bike Rides in North Wales

North Wales has some of the best scenery the UK has to offer. If you're looking for a quick guide to the brilliant bike rides North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park has to offer, you're in the ri

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26 May 2022

The surrounding areas of Aberdunant have many bike rides you can take part in. Whether you are looking for a challenge or a leisurely cycle to take in the gorgeous scenery, we have something. Here are our favourite bike routes for you to try this summer, for all abilities.

Aberdunant to Pwllheli Cycle

Cycling to Pwllheli is excellent for those who want a leisurely cycle. The route is primarily flat and 16 miles (32-mile return). It takes you along the coastline, through the beautiful town of Criccieth, where you can take a coffee stop or take a break and explore Criccieth Castle.


Turn right at the junction to Aberdunant. Follow the A496 and use the 2nd exit at the roundabout. Continue along the road, and take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto the A497. When you reach Avon Wen, continue straight at the roundabout. Proceed onto the A497. Continue straight at the next roundabout onto the A497. When you reach Abererch, continue straight at the roundabout. Continue to Pwllheli.
When you reach Pwllheli, there are several places to take a well-earned pit stop. Tuck into some fish at chips at Allports Fish & Chip Shop, or relax with a coffee at Caffi Sol.

To view the entire route, take a look at the link below.

Aberdunant to Harlech Cycle

Best for: Those who want a challenge

This stunning route takes you through the best that Snowdonia has to offer. The course is an 11 mile (22-mile return) route that follows the western flank of Wales down to Llanbedr and then back up to Harlech. This trail follows the train track between Porthmadog and Harlech, so if you get tired, you can get the train back to Porthmadog!

This route consists of some large hills and is not for the faint hearted. If you want a challenge, this one is for you!

Route map

Entire route from Porthmadog: https://lostlanes.co.uk/directions/LLW//03HH.pdf

Route from Aberdunant Hall: https://goo.gl/maps/EcxrzghQP6bGP1MH6

Turn right at the junction to Aberdunant Hall. Take the first left towards Garreg. At the junction, take a right. Follow the A4085 towards Penrhyndeudraeth. Make a left at the first junction in Penrhyndeudraeth. Follow road. At the next junction, turn right and follow the A496. Continue straight at the road to take the B4573. At the end of the road, you have arrived at Harlech.

Once at Harlech, why not stretch your legs and take a walk on the beach, and enjoy a light lunch at The Plas.

Aberdunant to Beddgelert Cycle

Best for: Beginners and Families

This short bike ride will take to you the quaint village of Beddgelert, famous for its scenic walks and the story of Gelert. This 4.7 mile (9.4 mile return) bike ride will take you directly to Beddgelert, where you can walk to "Gelerts Grave", enjoy some ice cream, and paddle in the river on a warm day.


Turn left at the junction to Aberdunant Hall. Follow the A498 towards Beddgelert.

Full directions from Aberdunant Hall: https://goo.gl/maps/UhY4ScoQ2dzfMAYAA

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