Things to do in the area
As well as the excellent mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin, there are plenty more exciting things to do in the local area. If you would like your activities for the weekend organised for you try www.serenventures.com
- Coed-y-Brenin has the very challenging Coed-y-Brenin Enduro if just riding the trails isn't enough of a challenge! Find all the info on the Summit Cycles website
- For the adrenaline-fuelled downhiller, try the brilliant Antur Stiniog downhill trails in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
- There are also great cross-country trails in Penmachno and the Marin trail in Betws-y-Coed
- The Dyfi forest is home to the Cli-MachX trail and also in Machynlleth are the Mach 1, 2 & 3 rides. There is also the hugely popular Dyfi Enduro
(see below for a list of recommended bike shops in the area)
- As well as the many miles of public footpaths and bridleways in both the Coed-y-Brenin and Gwydir forests, we are now fortunate to have some waymarked running trails within the Coed-y-Brenin forest. Currently there are three and five mile loops with a half marathon and an eight mile loop being introduced later this year.
- Coed-y-Brenin is also home to North Wales' premier trail running event, Trail Marathon Wales, which includes a marathon and a half-marathon with a 10K being added in 2014
- Other prestigious running events in the area include the Cader Idris Fell Race, Snowdon Fell Race and the Snowdonia Marathon
- We are surrounded by mountains. To the south is the Cader Idris range, west of us the Rhinog range and to the immediate north the Moelwyns range. further north lies Snowdon itself.
- Information on all mountain walks and many low-level, less strenuous walkes can be found on the Snowdonia National Parks website
- Being such a rural area we are fortunate to have relatively quiet roads around here and have some excellent road cycling on both the main A and B roads, and some very challenging climbs on our smaller mountain roads
- Check out the Etape Eryri website for more info on the Snowdonia Cycle Sportive and the Clwb Seiclo Madog site for information on local events and organised rides
Canoeing / sea kayaking / white-water rafting
- There is a world-renowned National White Water Centre half an hour away in Bala, which offers white water rafting.
- There are also plenty of other exciting rivers in the area (rain dependent of course!) and a varied coastline around Pen Llŷn (Llŷn Peninsula) and Sir Fôn (Anglesey) that provides some great sea kayaking.
- Visit the Canoe Wales website for more information
Recommended local bike shops include:
- Beics Brenin (Coed-y-Brenin)