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Trawsfynydd Holiday Village is ideally located for a mountain biking break in Snowdonia, North Wales. Our Log Cabin and Bunkhouse Accommodation is 2 miles from Coed y Brenin, 20 minutes from Antur Stiniog DH & Freeride Centre and 30 minutes from the Marin Trail, Penmachno Trails and the Mach trails. Revolution Bike Park is approx 50 minutes away and Bwlch Nant yr Arian and Coed Llandegla are about an hours drive.
The Antur Stiniog DH & Freeride Centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog is about 20 minutes drive from our Holiday Accommodation. There are 4 trails Y Du (The Black), Black Powder, Wild Cart & Drafft. The new visitor centre and jumpsite are due to be open by summer 2013. A uplift service is available year round from Thursday to Sunday and can offer up to 15 runs a day. In the summer there is also an evening ticket option, but we highly recommend pre-booking your uplifts, as it is very popular.
Gwydyr Forest just north of Betws-y-Coed is approximately 25 miles/30 minutes drive away from our accommodation. It offers miles of technical single track mountain biking and the great views are a bonus. In particular the Marin Trail (now known as Gwydir Mawr and Gwydir Bach) offers a long loop of smooth single track descents, but by starting it at different points you can shorten it and simply ride the best sections again by using the forest roads to get you back up to the top.
The Penmachno Trails are just south of Betws-y-Coed and can also be reached in about 30 minutes. They are a hidden gem of North Wales mountain biking, offering 30km of single-track and scenic forest trails, incorporating bridge crossings, elevated wooden sections, stream crossings, with some steady climbs taking in spectacular scenery. The trails are split into two loops, which can be ridden individually or as one 30km ride. Loop 1 is 19km and Loop 2 is 11km.
Machynlleth is also approx 25 miles away and offers 4 mountain bike trails Mach 1, Mach 2, Mach 3 and Cli-machx Trail. The routes vary in difficulty offering everything from fast but not technical, to steep and rocky for the advanced rider.
Revolution Bike Park in Llangynog is about 35 miles away and is about 50 minutes from our cabins. This downhill and freeride park is suitable for advanced and expert riders and has an uplift service.
Pont Scethin Bridge is in the mountains between the sea and Coed y Brenin and is only 12 miles from our Holiday Village. The ride is tough and can involve some pushing if your legs aren’t up to it, but the views across the estuary and across to Cadair Idris make up for that.
There will also be a Blue Cross Country Mountain biking trail opening around Tanygrisiau Lake towards the end of 2013, which is also about 15 mins from our accommodation.
Snowdon is about an hours drive from our holiday village and there are several routes up and down. Please bear in mind that between 1st May and 30th September mountain bikers are asked not to cycle to or from the summit between 10am and 5pm. For more information visit Snowdonia National Park's website.
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