Anglesey Cycle Routes
Anglesey is a great place to cycle with miles of coastal trails and National Cycle Network routes running through the countryside. You can follow the signed NCN routes 5 and 8 across the island or visit the splendid Newborough Forest for some off road mountain bike trails. There's also the splendid Penrhos Coastal Park where there's some stunning views to enjoy.
Pictured above the Cefni Cycle Track as it passes near to the RSPB Reserve near Llangefni. Also shown is National Cycle Route 8 south east of Engedi.
Bike hire: Cycle Wales in Llangefni provides cycle hire at reasonable rates. Thye have hybrid and road bikes to hire and can be found at postcode of LL77 7JA.
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|Bangor to Holyhead||37 miles (60 km)||Follow National Cycle routes 5 and 8 through the Isle of Anglesey.
You start in Bangor by crossing the Menai Bridge into Anglesey with splendid views of the Menai Strait. The route then heads through the beautiful Anglesey countryside with views of the stunning Mynydd Bodafon - the highest point on Anglesey. You finish with a lovely run through Penrhos Coastal Park before finishing in Holyhead by the harbour. View Full Details>>
|Copper Trail Anglesey||33 miles (53 km)||This splendid circular cycle route takes you on a tour of the wonderful Isle of Anglesey in Wales. The route follows National Cycle Network route 566 on a series of quiet country lanes.|
The route starts at Llynnon Mill, near Llanddeusant and heads to Llanerchymedd. You continue to Penysarn where you pass the disused copper mines of Parys Mountain after which the route takes its name. The mines are an extraordinary sight, rich with various ores and minerals and well worth a short detour.
You continue to Llaneilian and then on to the town of Amlwch Port before heading to Llanfechell. The route then heads to the coast and the delightful ,Cemlyn Bay Nature Reserve where you can look out for a variety of coastal birds.
The route continues around Mynydd Y Garn with great views of Holyhead Bay. The final section runs south through Llanrhyddlad to the finish point at Llanddeusant.
It's a fantastic ride with lots of interesting villages, coastal views and some challenging climbs. View Full Details>>
|Holyhead to Caernarfon||39 miles (62 km)||Follow National Cycle route 8 through Anglesey and over the Menai bridge into Wales.|
You start in Holyhead passing through Penrhos Coastal Park and the village of Valley before heading through Anglesey to the Menai Bridge on quiet country roads. Here you cross the beautiful Menai Strait into mainland Wales. The route then heads south along the Menai Strait, passing through the pretty village of Y Felinheli, before joining the traffic free Lon Las Menai cycle route which takes you into Caernarfon. View Full Details>>
|Newborough Forest||8 miles (13 km)||Explore this fabulous coastal forest in Anglesey on this cycling and walking route in Wales. There are miles of trails through the peaceful woodland leading you to the stunning Llanddwyn Bay and Newborough Warren Nature Reserve. This large dune, mudflat, saltmarsh and beach system attracts a large lumber of coastal birds including oystercatchers, lapwings, curlew, skylarks and meadow pipits.|
This circular walk starts from the Newborough Warren car park near to the coast (postcode for sat navs:LL61 6SG). It runs for about 8 miles on a series of good footpaths.
The forest is attached to the wonderful Llanddwyn Island. The island has nice footpaths leading to the ruins of St Dwynwen's Church and the Twr Mawr lighthouse. From the island there are wonderful views of the Menai Strait to Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula.
The Anglesey Coast Path runs past the site so you could pick this trail up and continue your exercise. Heading east will take you along the Menai Strait to Menai Bridge while heading north will take you along Malltreath Sands to Malltreath. View Full Details>>
|Penrhos Coastal Park||2 miles (3.5 km)||This lovely coastal park consists of woodland trails and nice coastal views. The area is a country park and nature reserve with waymarked nature trails and lots of wildlife to look out for. Highlights are the resident red squirrels, badgers and various wildfowl around the two large ponds. You can also enjoy a stroll to Penrhos beach. Here you can enjoy splendid views across the bay and study some interesting rock formations.|
Cyclists can visit the reserve by following National Cycle Route 8 from Holyhead. It's a lovely ride passing Penrhos beach before arriving at the park.
This route starts at the car park at Penrhos beach and follows a cycling and walking trail through the park to Beddmanarch Bay.
The Anglesey Coast Path runs through the park so you can pick this up to extend your walk. If you follow it along the coast you will come to Breakwater Country Park where you can climb Holyhead Mountain for wonderful views over Anglesey, the Isle of Man, the Skerries and the mountains of Ireland. View Full Details>>