Mountain Biking in Conwy
Exactly what your mountain bike was designed for, ascending and descending Conwy Mountain with views over Conwy Bay - an exhilarating way to explore the area. For something more gentle, try Gwydyr Forest near Betwys-y-Coed, we can even take you and your bike there so you're not tired before you start!
What makes it special
- Great views on Conwy Bay from Conwy Mountain ridge
- Easy access to northern Snowdonia
Other things to do nearby
Conwy Mountain and Snowdonia National Park offers easy to mid-level walking on the doorstep.
Conwy is full of history and exploring the town's narrow lanes, castle walls and valley by bike is a great alternative to just walking!
The oldest dated town house in Wales. The furnished rooms reflect daily life from different periods in its history. Visit the National Trust website
The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found nestled amongst a terrace of houses on Conwy's quayside.
One of the most impressive castles in Wales, overlooking the Conwy estuary. Don't miss a walk along the town walls. Visit the website
1.1 miles Visit the aquarium, reptile house and otters, fish on the lake, explore the woodlands and tuck in at the Dutch pancake house. Visit the website
Take the old Roman road from outside the hostel and walk to Tal-y-Fan Mountain, part of Carneddau Range, 2000ft above sea level.
Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.
There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley.
Conwy RSPB Nature Reserve is delightful all year. There are events to suit everyone from keen birdwatchers to beginners or young families. Visit the website
Hire a jet ski in Colwyn Bay or take to the water at Llandudno sailing club. Conwy estuary is great for sea kayaking and sea canoeing. Learn how to kite surf nearby or even charter a boat!
This enormous neo-Norman castle is crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria.
Popular with confident mountain bikers from all over the world, there's excellent mountain biking in the area, especially on the Marin Trail - but this is only suitable for serious mountain bikers as
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience the world's fastest Ziplines, or a tour of the quarry.. See the Zip World website for full details of all the adventures.
Llyn Ogwen is very popular with fishermen. You might even catch a Gwyniad, a sub-species of European white fish, trapped in the lake after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
The Marin Trail is a world famous downhill trail, just 5 minutes ride from the hostel.