Snowdonia - Brailsford Way (75 miles)

Snowdonia - Brailsford Way (75 miles)

Circular Road Cycling Route

Cycling through the counties and areas of Clwyd, Gwynedd and Snowdonia.

76 miles 5667 ft Circular route
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The cycle route passes through the settlements of Betws y Coed (Start, Clwyd), Capel Curig (Clwyd), Pen-y-Pass (Gwynedd), Llanberis (Gwynedd), Llanrug (Gwynedd), Ceunant (Gwynedd), Waunfawr (Gwynedd), Caeatrso (Gwynedd), Caernarfon (Gwynedd), Coastal road to Groeslon, (Gwynedd) Penygroes (Gwynedd), Nantlle (Gwynedd), Rhyd Ddu (Gwynedd), Beddgelert (Gwynedd), Nantmor (Gwynedd), Rhyd (Gwynedd), Tan-y-Bwitch (Gwynedd), Llan Ffestiniog (Gwynedd), Blaenau Ffestiniog (Gwynedd), Dolwyddelan (Clwyd), Betws y Coed (Finish, Clwyd)
Clwyd Gwynedd Snowdonia

Circular cycle route

“There’s no better cycling, or a more stunning part of the world than Snowdonia” said Sir Dave Brailsford CBE. I definitely agree and Snowdonia is a cyclists playground, whether you’re into MTB and wish to head to one of the many trail centres or love exploring the valleys and panoramic landscapes by road.

The waymarked Ffordd Brailsford Way cycle route captures every aspect of Snowdonia perfectly into a single road cycle ride. Therefore if you’re short on time during your visit to Wales then this is a must for avid cyclists… You’ll experience the breathtaking coast, hilly climbs, sweeping descents, spoil heaps from the industry of the area’s past and picture postcard villages around every corner.

Key points of interest along the way range from the vast Menai Strait, Caernarfon Castle (UNESCO), the chocolate box village of Beddgelert nestled in the Nantgwynant valley and the castles of Dolwyddelan and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. You’ll also cycle past Pen-y-Pass (famous as the start of the Snowdon climb for walkers) at 1180ft, with a stunning descent down into the town on Llanberis.

For those looking for a slightly shorter route, a waymarked 50 mile route has also been developed. More information on the route, including maps can be found at the Visit Snowdonia Ffordd Brailsford Way page.

Cycle friendly cafes en route or just a short detour away