5 epic mountain bike trails in Southern Snowdonia

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World Class Downhill Experience

Dyfi Bike Park

If its big mountain downhills you’re after, look no further! 

These awesome red & black diamond graded trails are the mastermind of Dan Atherton and his team so you can expect a thrilling and challenging ride. 

Conserve your energy with the pre-bookable uplift service and enjoy refreshments at the onsite cafe.

Don’t forget to complete your online waiver before you visit and to pack your full face helmet and knee pads, you won’t be permitted to ride without them. 

Where to park?

Parking available at the main centre. Get there early to secure a space. 

Difficulty

Advanced downhill riders will enjoy these technically challenging routes.

Dyfi Forest Single Track

ClimachX

An oldie but still a goodie! Built in the early 2000’s, ClimachX delivers on rocky descents, linked berms and plenty of single track. 

Its not one for Winter as the track to it can become inaccessible but if you are in the area in Spring or Summer its definitely one to explore. 

Where to park

Sign posted car park off the A487 at Ceinws

Difficulty

Experienced intermediate & advanced riders will enjoy these technical routes.

Something for everyone

Coed Y Brenin

The well cared for trails of Coed Y Brenin are a great choice if you are biking in a mixed ability group or planning a day out with younger family members. 

Start at the visitor centre and choose from miles of graded and waymarked forest trails for all abilities. 

Don’t have a bike? No problem! Bike hire and maintenance are available at Beics Brenin Bike Shop next to the visitor centre. They have plenty of lovely new kit too if you fancy treating yourself. 

Where to park

Ample Pay & Display parking at the main visitor centre. 

Difficulty

Variety of waymarked walking, running and biking trails graded by ability, from family friendly to advanced. 

Flat Scenic Ride

Mawddach Trial

As seen on Julia Bradbury’s Railway Walks, the Mawddach Trail is a stunning 15 km (9.5mile) multi-use path following the old disused railway line along the edge of the beautiful Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia.
The almost exclusively traffic–free route, which is owned by the Snowdonia National Park, is clearly marked, and can be easily followed.

It is essentially flat, has a fairly even surface and for most of its length is at least 3 metres wide, and as such it is suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. The North Wales Society for the Blind has produced an audio guide to the Mawddach Trail which is available to download as a zip file

Where to Park

Many parking points including  at Penmaenpool where you can  enjoy a meal at George III and walk over the toll bridge. 

Difficulty

Mostly flat & suitable for all the family. 

Natural Mountain Trails

Cadair Idris

If its natural mountain trails you are looking for the Cader Idris Trail (15.5 miles / 25km) will take you to the summit of this 893m mountain near Abergynolwyn on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

It is a big mountain with a good variety of trails including double track, grassy trails, single-track and a final 1.5 miles of boulder-strewn trail at the top. While there is some “hike-a-biking”, the mountain is mostly ridable, if you have the legs for it.

Where to park

Start at the community centre in Abergynolwyn, opposite The Railway Inn pub. 

Difficulty

Suitable for experienced mountain riders. A qualified guide can be booked locally.