Cycling through Mountains, across islands and on the coastal path

Gwydyr Park

A Cycling holiday through North Wales is a journey through language, music and history. Spectacular contrasting landscapes from pristine beaches to the magnificent mountains and waterfalls of Snowdonia.

If you are looking for a cycling holiday or something to do for a few days in North Wales, look no further, we can organise a cycling holiday in North Wales to suit your needs. Crossing North Wales from Holyhead to Chester either via the coastal path or through Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range, to looping around Snowdonia via Caernarfon, Conwy and Betws-y-Coed or looping around Anglesey to discovering the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB. Our cycling holidays in North Wales take some of the most spectacular places and some of the most relaxing towns and villages, including Anglesey, Snowdonia, the Clwydian Range, Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle, The Great and Little Orme, Menai Strait, castles, mountains, ancient monuments, natural parks, AONBS, rivers and miles upon miles of coastal paths.

Lon Las Ogwen

Let us organise your holiday for you, accommodation, luggage transfers, maps and transfers back to the starting point and let yourself enjoy the absolutely glorious landscape and culture of North Wales. Whether you are looking for a two day/one night short break or a longer holiday spending a few days discovering Wales, we can plan an unforgettable holiday for you. Below is a table showing the prices of holidays according to how many days you want to spend in North Wales. If you would like to add one or more nights to your holiday at the beginning and end, please add £45 per person per night.

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Self-Guided Tours

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY MILEAGE COST COST
2/1 Adaptable £265 £245
3/2 Adaptable £325 £295
4/3 Adaptable £405 £345
5/4 Adaptable £465 £395
6/5 Adaptable £525 £445

If you have any questions about our tours or would like advice on what you can do with your time in North Wales, send us a message and we will try to get back to you within 24 hours.

The area of North Wales includes Anglesey, the largest island in Wales and seperated from the mainland by the impressive Menai Strait, which can be seen in all its glory from the Menai Bridge with its traffic free lane for cyclists and walkers. Anglesey is an amazing island to visit, full of picturesque towns, miles of unspoilt coastlines most designated AONB, ancient monuments, culture and great food, not to mention the friendliness of the people you find here and all over Wales.

East of Angelsey is the wild and wonderful landscape of Snowdonia national park. A place of many mountains and mountain ranges, including Snowdon - Wales' highest peak, waterfalls and lakes, and villages steeped in culture and history. It's also a place for plant and animal lovers, where birds of prey circle overhead scanning the artic-alpine plants in higher elevations or the beautiful woodland lower down, for smaller birds and animals. It's also full of picture perfect towns and villages and surrounded by castles such as the spectacular Conwy and Caernarfon castles.



To the north of Snowdonia is the glorious North Wales coastline, with vast stretches of sandy beaches alongside traditional seaside resorts, where you can get your fill of fish 'n' chips, candy floss or even build your own sandcastle.

Speaking of castles, North Wales has some of the most impressive castles in The UK; Conwy and Beaumaris are prime examples of these. This coastline with its numerous beaches, sea birds, seals and sea life sweeps all the way to the English border and the River Dee estuary.

The border region of North-East Wales remains a hidden jewel for people visiting this area. A place where you can visit castles, old gaols, iron-age forts, aqueducts, canals, cathedrals and holy wells, lighthouses and beaches, parts of which have been designated AONB while others are World Heritage Sites, as well as amazing cycling countryside and picturesque villages.


Conwy marina

The Dee estuary in the North-East corner of Wales is a bird-watcher's paradise, with many seasonal migratory birds wintering here while also being an important stop off for birds migrating during spring and autumn. The mudflats and saltmarshes welcome all these migrations as well as proving a home to year long nesting birds such as terns and cormorants.This estuary which sits on the Welsh-English border, only a few miles from Chester, is also visited yearly by a large herd of grey seals. .A cycling holiday in North Wales is of course also about the people you meet, and wih our different options on routes and days you have loads of opportunity to sample the famous Welsh hospitality and spirit.

Below are your different options for crossing the length of North Wales on two wheels, and a map of where the two route takes you is above. These are ideas and distances you would be completing each day.

Self-Guided Tours

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY MILEAGE COST COST
2/1 52 £265 £245
3/2 34.5 £325 £295
4/3 26 £405 £345

Coastal Wales - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Holyhead - Llandudno 54.5 miles
DAY 2 Llandudno - Chester 48.5 miles

This is a fantastic tour traversing along the most northern part of Wales. Starting from the port town of Holyhead at Anglesey, the largest Welsh Island, across the North coast of Wales to the walled city of Chester, just inside of the English border. It's a tour full of heritage, charm, culture and consonants.

Beaumaris Marina

This scenic 103 mile and 2 day ride passes through a multitude of Welsh coastal towns on the way to the English border, including Conwy, Bangor and Llandudno along with numerous other towns, while spending a night in the popular seaside resort of LLandudno surrounded by the Great and Little Orme. The mountain range of Snowdonia provides the backdrop to this heritage-rich trail, ensuring a beautiful ride.

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £265
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Holyhead

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 103 miles / 166 km

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Coastal Wales - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Holyhead - Bangor 33 miles
DAY 2 Bangor - Prestatyn 41 miles
DAY 3 Prestatyn - Chester 29 miles

This three day tour along the North Wales Coastal Path averages around 34 miles per day and stops in the small but lively city of Bangor, in the foothill of Snowdonia national park, and Prestatyn a small traditional seaside resort.

Anglesey
* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £325
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Holyhead

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 103 miles / 166 km

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Coastal Wales - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Holyhead - Beaumaris 26.5 miles
DAY 2 Beaumaris - Llandudno 28 miles
DAY 3 Llandudno - Holywell 31 miles
DAY 4 Holywell - Chester 17.5 miles

This is a fantastic and relaxing four day tour riding along the most northern part of Wales. The four day tour gives you lots of time to explore the towns and villages you pass through or spend the night in. On this trip you spend a night in Beaumaris, a beautiful Anglesey coastal village famous for its really impressive castle and stunning views across the bay to Snowdonia or out to puffin island; LLandudno and its very popular seaside resort surrounded by the Great and Little Orme; and Holywel, a small village in North eastern Welsh hills which overlooks the Dee estuary and is famous for its holy well that claims to have healing properties.

Menai Strait
* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £405
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Holyhead

Challenge Rating: 2/5

Distance: 103 miles / 166 km

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Coastal Wales Tour Notes

After a night spent resting in the port or spent looking out the window of your train you're ready to go. The first day is all about Angelsey. Heading east away from The Irish Sea we leave the Port town of Holyheadand Holy Island behind. Crossing The Stanley Embankment onto Anglesey there are marvellous views of the sand and mud flats below; known locally as The Cob the embankment was built in 1832 and is 1170 meters in length. Onto Angelsey you take a left at the first junction and follow this road to Llanyngendl. Taking a left here onto the B5109 and you are on the typically charming country roads you find in this area of the world.This road takes you through small Welsh villages including Bodedernand Trefor, traditional farming countryside surrounded by numerous woodlands and reservoirs. Onto Pentraethwhere you have your biggest climb of the day, which is quickly followed by a nice freewheel into the lively town of Beaumaris, with that amazing castle, for a good nights rest by the beach.

Leaving Beaumaris and, as the guide will have told you,' the most technically perfect castle in Britain' behind, we push on south by the coast heading for the Menai bridge and the mainland. After scooting around Bangoryou follow country lanes and paths between the coasts and mountains, with spendid views of both, to Llanfairfechan, a lovely seaside town to stop for an ice-cream or a cuppa and enjoy the views. From Llanfairfechan we hug the coastline, passing a couple of villages on the way into the stunningly pretty walled town of Conwy, set off by its dark dramatic castle that immediatley whisks your imagination back to medieval times. If you're not staying in Conwy tonight, lock the bikes up and take a wander round its streets and castle.

After crossing the bridge out of Conwy you head north along the coast into the seaside town of Llandudno, and, if you're still full of energy, a jaunt round the the Great Orme is recommended (remember to go clockwise on marine drive!).

Riding out of Llandudno and past its seafront we stay glued to the coast, all the way to Prestatyn, and the coast here is sublime. The riding is very easy apart from the climb out over the Little Orme, and great on the eyes as well as the legs, as you pass beautiful beaches, bays, and coves such as Penrhyn Bay, Rhos on Seaand Colwyn Bay, all calling you to dip your toes in, temperature allowing! When you get to Prestatyn you leave the coast behind, and start pumping the legs for a climb into the Northern Welsh hills. You are again surrounded by farming countryside and little villages, and these country lanes will take you into Holywell.Holywell takes its name from a 17th century well (St. Winefride's Holy Well) which is believed to have healing powers, and is visited by pilgrims who bathe in its waters hoping for its miraculous properties to work on them; so a vist to Holywell cannot but be recommended for someone nearing the end of a cross-country tour! It also has great views of the River Dee's esturary, an 18th century windmill and is surrounded by many ancient ruins which can easily be visited from Holywell.

From here you descend out of the hills heading for the coast and the estuary. Follow the coast road past Baglitand Flintbefore taking the bridge over the River Dee, continue following the path into England and then into the historic walled city of Chester, your destination.


LLanrwst

Snowdonia - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Holyhead - Betws-Y-Coed 55.5 miles
DAY 2 Betws-Y-Coed - Chester 50.5 miles


From the Irish Sea to the English border and across, cycling over the largest Welsh island and through the vast area of natural beauty that is Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia, known in Welsh as Eryri – the place of eagles, is a place where many bird species can be seen including Ospreys, Buzzards, Hen Harriers and if you're lucky Peregrine Falcons.

Snowdonia National Park

This 106 mile - 2 day tour takes you through the heart of glorious Snowdonia on your way through North Wales. Your start point is Holyhead on Holy Island before crossing Angelsey. From Bangor on the mainland you head south-east deep into Snowdonia National Park. Climbing up to LLyn Ogwen, a lake sitting between two mountain ranges- The Carneddau and The Glyderau- gives you impeccable views on all sides. From Betws-Y-Coed you head north, into the foothills of Snowdonia and the rolling hills of North Wales, until you meet the River Dee's estuary. Here you pass over the border into England and Chester, the ancient walled Roman city.


* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £265
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Holyhead

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 106 miles / 171 km

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Snowdonia - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Holyhead - Bangor 33 miles
DAY 2 Bangor - Llansannan(Gwytherin) 37 miles
DAY 3 Llansannan(Gwytherin) - Chester 36 miles



This is a great three day trip across Angelsey, Snowdonia National Park and north eastern Wales, staying in Bangor in the foothills of the Snowdonia before climbing up to Llyn Ogwen, riding through Betws y Coed and staying in Lansannan, a small village in rural Conwy about 9 miles west of Denbigh. The third day you ride across the lovely north eastern hills of Wales before descending down to the Dee estuary and riding across the English border to Chester.

Snowdonia National Park

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £325
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Holyhead

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 106 miles / 171 km

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Snowdonia - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Holyhead - Beaumaris 26.5 miles
DAY 2 Beaumaris - Betws-Y-Coed 29 miles
DAY 3 Betws-Y-Coed - Denbigh 22.5 miles
DAY 4 Denbigh - Chester 28 miles



A beautiful four day holiday across north wales, staying in some of the most picturesqe towns in Wales, Beaumaris, Betws y Coed and Denbigh as well as crossing the glorious landscape of Anglesey, Snowdonia and north eastern Wales hills. Finishing in Chester, a lovely walled roman city just across the English border this tour is as spectacular as it is relaxing, averaging around 26 miles per day.

Menai Strait

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £405
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Holyhead

Challenge Rating: 2/5

Distance: 106 miles / 171 km

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Snowdonia Tour Notes

After a night spent resting in the port or spent looking out the window of your train you're ready to go. The first day is all about Angelsey. Heading east away from The Irish Sea we leave the Port town of Holyheadand Holy Island behind. Crossing The Stanley Embankment onto Anglesey there are marvellous views of the sand and mud flats below; known locally as The Cob the embankment was built in 1832 and is 1170 meters in length. Onto Angelsey you take a left at the first junction and follow this road to Llanyngendl. Taking a left here onto the B5109 and you are on the typically charming country roads you find in this area of the world. This road takes you through small Welsh villages including Bodedernand Trefor, traditional farming countryside surrounded by numerous woodlands and reservoirs. Onto Pentraethwhere you have your biggest climb of the day, which is quickly followed by a nice freewheel into the lively town of Beaumaris, with that amazing castle, for a good nights rest by the beach. Leaving Beaumaris and, as the guide will have told you,'the most technically perfect castle in Britain' behind, we push on south by the coast heading for the Menai bridgeand the mainland.

After scooting around Bangoryou head for Port Penrhynwhere you pick up the cycle path 82. With our backs to the Menai Strait we follow the path along River Cegin to begin with, a spot where Herons a Kingfishers are commonly found (for the Kingfisher you will have to be eagle-eyed, listen out for their high-pitched call and then look for them gliding above the water, or sitting on a branch just above the water) this path is traffic-free until Tregarth. Now you follow the B4409 and A5 for 4.5 miles until you pick up the path again. This path takes you to lake Llyn Owgenand deep into Snowdonia National Park. The route offers stunning views of Snowdon and the national park that surrounds you, while being almost traffic-free from the moment you leave the coast.

The climb from Bangor to Tregarth is 300 ft, while climbing into the national park to Llyn Ogwen is almost 1000ft of uninterrupted scenic views. From Llyn Ogwen to Betws-Y-Coed, a charming market town in the mountains, the road continues to be absolutely beautiful, surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes and forests.

Leaving Betws-Y-Coed we head north on the B5106 to Llanrwst. After crossing the bridge into Llanrwst take a left and head east towards Llansannan, and the biggest climb of the day out of the natural park and into the rolling hills of north-east Wales. About 4.5 miles outside of Llanwrst you take a right off the A548 towards the signposted Pandy Tudorand follow the country lanes and roads into Llansannan, from here you continue over the rolling hills, through the quiet countryside, passing little villages and hamlets to the historical market town of Denbigh. The ride from Betws-Y-Coed to Denbigh while only 22 miles, is quite hilly at times, but stunningly so.

Leaving Denbigh you head north on the A451 to Afon Wen, where after passing through you go right and north at the first t-junction and following these country lanes you arrive in Pentre Halykn. Here the village sits looking over the coast and the Dee estuary which we now descend into. Follow the coast road past Flintbefore taking the bridge over the River Dee, continue following the path into England and then into the historic walled city of Chester, your destination.


INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Detailed Map and GPX Map
Two/Three/Four/Five+ nights B&B in carefully chosen cycling friendly accommodation
Transfer back to starting point*
Daily luggage transfers
Full Briefing, trip itinerary and ideas
Emergency contact details.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (£25 extra per night)
24 Speed Hybrid Bike & Equipment (£50)
Child Tag-Along or Trailer (£75)
Electric Bike
Extra Night(s) at the beginning and end of your stay (Please enquire)
Commemorative t-shirt (£20)

*or equivalent journey, please enquire

Betws-y-Coed to Holyhead, across Snowdonia and Anglesey Conwy River Valley Loop

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