Best cycle routes in and around Llandudno

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Llandudno is a seaside resort town in North Wales, and it's known for its Victorian architecture and stunning coastal setting. It's also a great destination for cyclists looking for a relaxing, scenic cycling holiday.

Llandudno is located on the north shore of the beautiful Welsh coastline, which means it provides easy access to some epic coastal rides. You'll get to see some amazing views of the Irish sea, as you ride along winding Welsh roads, through rolling green hills and rugged mountains alike. 

The town is surrounded by mountains and hillsides (Snowdonia is right on Llandudno’s doorstep), so if you're looking for something more challenging than just riding along the coast, there are plenty of trails nearby that will challenge your legs and lungs while still giving you the beautiful scenery of north Wales.

The town itself is small enough that you can easily explore it on foot or by bike, but big enough to have plenty of restaurants and shops to give your cycling holiday some variety. Keep reading and we’ll share with you 4 of the best cycle routes in and around Llandudno – so you’ll definitely remember to bring your bike the next time you visit.

Llandudno to Rhyl Harbour through Colwyn Bay – a 33-mile coastal route to soak up the Irish Sea.

This coastal cycle route is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The route begins at Llandudno and winds through the beautiful valleys and coastlines of North Wales before ending at Rhyl Harbour. 

The route will take you through the popular seaside town of Colwyn Bay and then down to the historic town of Rhyl, where you can stop for a bite to eat or just enjoy the view. This route is mostly flat but does have some steep hills at either end.

All route information is available here

Conwy coastal and Betws-y-Coed Loop from Llandudno – a demanding 60-mile Loop.

The Betws-y-Coed Loop is an epic cycle route that starts in Llandudno and will take you along the coast, before heading inland towards Snowdonia national park. 

You’ll journey through some lovely forested areas before arriving in Betws-y-Coed. This is a great town to stop for lunch or even a more substantial meal as there are many cafes and restaurants to choose from. There are also various shops selling local produce such as honey, cheese and bread – making it the perfect place to refuel before you hop back on your bike, and head back towards Llandudno on the return leg.

At 60 miles it’s a testing route and isn’t recommended for children or inexperienced cyclists.

All route information is available here.

Llandudno Great Orme and Little Orme Loop – explore all corners of Llandudno with this leisurely 15-mile loop.

The Llandudno Great Orme and Little Orme cycle loop is a great way to see the sights in and around Llandudno. The route takes you past the famous Llandudno Pier, with its Victorian architecture and stunning views of the North Wales coastline.

Between looping around the headlands of Great Orme and Little Orme, you’ll pass through a variety of hamlets and farmland surrounding Llandudno. At just 15 miles, you don’t have to be incredibly fit, or an experienced cyclist, to be able to enjoy this ride. 

All route information is available here.

Through Bangor to Anglesey – a 75-mile epic that will take you across the Menai Suspension Bridge.

If you're looking for an epic ride with a little bit of everything, look no further than this route from Llandudno, through Bangor, and across the Menai Suspension bridge to the beautiful isle of Anglesey.

The first part of this route is relatively flat and easy to ride. You'll pass through some gorgeous countryside on your way to the Menai Suspension Bridge, which we highly recommend crossing by bike. It's one of the most scenic journeys you can make in North Wales.

After crossing the bridge, you'll be on Anglesey Island—a place full of history and culture, and home to an unrivalled beauty. If you have time to explore around there, we recommend checking out Beaumaris Castle.  At 75 miles, it truly is an epic ride. If you’re an experienced cyclist, and your legs have It in them, it’s a ride we’d highly recommend.

All route information is available here.

Need somewhere to stay?

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our picks for the best cycle routes in Llandudno and the surrounding areas. In order to be able to enjoy these rides, you’ll need somewhere to stay. We’d recommend the Esplanade, located right on the promenade, on the west side of Llandudno’s North Shore beach. All you’ll need to do is grab your bike, head out the front door, and you’ll be on your way to exploring the best of North Wales’ scenery on your bike.

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