Snowdonia Cycling holidays
Our Snowdonia accommodation is an ideal location for cycle holidays in Eryri/Snowdonia National Park. Our Snowdonia camp site, glamping and cottages are right by the The Mawddach Trail, one of the most scenic (and flat!) cycle routes in the country – ideal for any level of cyclist. We love to welcome cycle tourists whether you’re tackling the new Traws Eryri off road route, mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin or bike-packing Route 8 and the Lôn Las Cymru.
Whether you’re pedalling along the family friendly Mawddach Trail, or exploring the hills on lost lanes and natural tracks, you’re in cycling heaven here at Graig Wen self catering accomodation and camp site in Snowdonia National Park.
Accommodation on the Mawddach Trail
The 9.5 mile Mawddach Trail is a disused railway line linking Dolgellau and the seaside at Barmouth or Fairbourne. 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! E-bikes usually handle the hill fine. You can cycle off road all the way from Graig Wen to the beach – it’s about 4.5 miles to Fairbourne or 3.5 miles across the famous railway viaduct to Barmouth. It takes about half an hour to bike 3.5 miles to the George III pub at Penmaenpool, and a little further to the pubs, cafe and restaurants of Dolgellau.
As well as the Mawddach Trail Dolgellau, other largely traffic free, purpose built cycle trails nearby include a spectacular 8 mile loop around Llyn Trawsfynydd and Lôn Gwyrfai, a 4.5 mile route between the villages of Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert.
If you can’t bring your own bike, bike hire is available locally, including e-bikes, tag-alongs, tandems and mountain bikes. We have everything you need for the perfect Snowdonia cycling holiday, when you book your Guest Welcome Guide will give you contacts and tips.
Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre
We are about 15 minutes drive from the world-famous Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre. There you will find trails ranging from blue to black routes as well as a skills area, cafe and visitor centre.
Other mountain bike centres within 40 minutes drive of Graig Wen are the Dyfi Bike Park and downhill trails of Antur Stiniog.
Traws Eryri trail and accommodation
The new Traws Eryri trail launched by UK Cycling is a 200km off-road adventure across the stunning landscapes of North Wales from Machynlleth to Conwy. With over 4,000m of climbing, this route is not for the faint-hearted! But if you’re up for the challenge you’ll have an off-road adventure to remember which links up some of the best riding in Eryri.
Graig Wen is ideally situated near the end of Stage 1 of the route. Our camp site by the Mawddach Trail is bang on route and we’ve already been pleased to welcome Traws Eryri cyclists. Whether you plan to kip in your bivvi bag, pitch a tent or enjoy the comfort of a proper bed in one of our wagons, we’ll be delighted to greet you with a cold drink at the end of a hard day and a coffee and pastries in the morning.
Bike-packers! Give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll offer you the best rates we can.
Two friends and I camped at Graig Wen while cycling the new Traws Eryri MTB route and I have to say it’s one of the most delightful places I’ve ever camped. With pitches so far apart across the meadows and woodlands it doesn’t feel like a campsite, and the views are to die for. Not to mention the morning coffee!