4 days in snowdonia what to ride?

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  • lehutch
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    Depend what your after really but I reckon The Beast at CYB and Llandegla would be how I would spend 2 of my days.

    Or something natural like Drum/Cowlyd/roman road?
    Or the monthly forum ride up Conwy Mountain
    http://northwalesmtb.proboards.com/

    gus
    Member

    Not really sure what I’m after to be honest.
    Love riding natural trails, but have no problem with trail centres.
    More interested in riding good trails, than epic distance.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    The Beast is a brilliant ride, with loads of great sections of trail on it.

    It combines the MBR and Dragons Back trails at CyB into a long but quite manageable loop.

    Penmachno is another local trail centre, much more basic – just a car park and honesty box facilities-wise, but with some great trails which feel very natural in parts.

    Definitely worth doing both loops there (with loop 2 being an add-on to loop 1 about half way round). The final few descents are brilliant.

    Candodavid
    Member

    Rangers path would be top of my list, did it 2 years ago, going back later this year

    gus
    Member

    Hi staying in Snowdonia for 4 days at the end of the month.
    Not been to the area for years. Last time I went Coed y Brenin was just a forest and no one had heard of a trail centre!
    Staying with non bike friends, but hope to get at least 2 rides in.
    So what do you recommend?

    highclimber
    Member

    Penmachno, CyB (Minotaur, Beast, Dragons back), Marin, Snowdon (if there’s no snow.

    That’s three days good riding right there.

    Pont Scethin is a good natural ride, so is Snowdon (obviously). CyB is good, but it’s a trail centre like all the others and you dont get much of a view. Good option in bad weather though.

    But you’d be mad to spend all your time split between CyB and Llandegla IMO.

    Capel Curig, up the old trail in Ogwen, over to Trewfiw and back to Capel Curig is a good, techie ride.

    Depending where you are coming from, you could stop off at Cadair Idris or the Clwyds / Berwyns?

    mattbibbings
    Member

    Start outside Conwy in Rowen. Head up past Rhiw YHA and then take the obvious left that leads up to the summit of Drum. Have a flapjack at the top and admire the view. Do your helmet up tight and hold on for the descent because your going to drop 620m in 4k (!) all the way down to Nant Y Pandy. Turn east at Nant y Pandy and pick up the North Wales Path towards Capelulo. Basically you can’t find a bad trail in the network that will lead you back to the car from the ridge above Capelulo. Top ride that one.

    Snowdon (Llanberis-Rangers-Telegraph)
    Cadair Idris
    CyB for 2 days
    …works for me, enjoy the area.

    gus
    Member

    Thanks for the ideas, wish I had more than 4 days now!

    Premier Icon augustuswindsock
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    Anyone any idea what the conditions are like on snowdon at the mo’, is it completely snowbound?

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