Exploring Barmouth Bay By Bike – Prepare For Spring!19th January 2015
New Year has finally come, and while the cold and dark of the winter has not yet left us, the prospect of a spring getaway to beautiful Barmouth should be enough to warm your heart. It may sound early to some people, but now is actually the perfect time to plan your next break away with us, and we suggest to you that one of the best ways to enjoy the spring in Barmouth is to do it by bike!
Barmouth really is a cyclist’s paradise, and it usually all begins at the historic Barmouth Bridge. The bridge is actually a 136-year-old railway (disused) viaduct that traverses the water and acts as the starting point to the areas most beautiful cycle and walking routes. In fact, the Mawddach Trail, which starts at the bridge, is now part of the 240-mile cycle route, Lon Las Cymru (also officially and less locally known as National Cycle Route 8), which explores much of the Welsh countryside.
Bring your own bikes to ride, or you can also hire them locally from a supplier like The Birmingham Garage, which is conveniently located near the harbour. Once you’re in the saddle there are many places you can head to. If you want to avoid roads and traffic, then the Mawddach Trail is your best bet, and will take you to some of the most fantastic vista spots in the region, and into the very heart of Dolgellau.
However, if it’s more of an adventure that you’re after, then how about renting a mountain bike and try one of the more rigorous trails in the Coed Y Brenin Forest. This area has been adding to its array of cycle trails in recent years, and now offers an impressive selection, as well as a visitor’s centre with a restaurant. There’s even a cycle repair shop for those days when you’re a little off form and might need some repairs (for the bike, at least!).
After all that indulgence over the holiday period, this is a great chance for the whole family to plan a healthy, active holiday that will get everybody motivated and moving. What’s more, you get to enjoy the splendours of the Snowdonia countryside. Don’t miss out, book now!