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Cycling in Southern Snowdonia

Whether it’s mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin, pedalling along the family friendly Mawddach Trail, or exploring the hills on quiet lanes and natural trails, you’re in cycling heaven here at Graig Wen self catering lets and camp site in Snowdonia National Park. A recently opened stretch of cycle path means that you can now cycle off road all the way from Graig Wen to the beach.

Graig Wen is a great place to bring your bike and cycle the Mawddach Trail – a disused railway line which is one of the most scenic, traffic free cycle rides in the country linking Dolgellau and Barmouth. Graig Wen is about 4 miles from Barmouth and 5.5 from Dolgellau. You can access the Mawddach Trail down a 500 – 600 metre track through our fields which is steep in places.  Most (but not all!) cyclists tend to push their bikes back up! You can get to the George the III at Penmaenpool, the pubs, cafe and resturants of Dolgellau or the sites and sounds of Barmouth. 

Bike hire for families, including tag-alongs, and mountain bikes is available from Dolgellau Cycles at the start of the Mawddach Trail, Mawddach Trail Bikes, Birmingham Garage in Barmouth and Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre.

As well as the Mawddach Trail running past our gate, there are other excellent purpose made family friendly cycling routes in wider Snowdonia – see details here.

Get your pedals turning…Head out on the Mawddach trail…Looking for adventure…In whatever comes your way!

For loads of ideas, routes and distances click here.

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