Mountain biking in Idwal

Mountain biking in Idwal

Overview

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 it's definitely not for the fainthearted! 

What makes it special

  • Fantastic for mountain bike enthusiasts

Hostels nearby

Mountain biking in Idwal

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SH 79587 61019

Lat/Lng: 53.132682, -3.8012603

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Zipwire through the trees

Zip World - Fforest

In a stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await.

Swallow Falls Waterfall in Betws-y-Coed

Swallow Falls Waterfall

Swallow Falls Waterfall is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. The falls are set on the River Llugwy in the beautiful Gwydir Forest. Visit the website.     

Walking and Rambling in Betws-y-Coed

Walking and Rambling in Betws-y-Coed

 We have several forestry routes leading from the hostel grounds to go off and explore on foot - just ask at reception!  Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: The Qu

Cycling in Betws-y-Coed

Cycling in Betws-y-Coed

Bike hire is available in the village but we can arrange for bikes to be collected and returned at the hostel.

mountain bikes riding off into sunset

Mountain Bike Hire in Betws-y-Coed

Specialising in group bike hire, we, Beics Betws, are based in Betws y Coed - a Mecca for Mountain Biking with lots of nearby routes. Visit their website.

Fairy Glen

The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.

Gwydyr Stables

Gwydyr Stables

A wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides with breathtaking views across the Snowdonia Mountains. A variety of routes and options cater for all types of rider

Bodnant Gardens

Bodnant Gardens

There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley.  From here there are stunning views across to northern Snowdonia.

Walking and Rambling in Rowen

Walking and Rambling in Rowen

Take the old Roman road from outside the hostel and walk to Tal-y-Fan Mountain, part of Carneddau Range, 2000ft above sea level.

Conwy Water Gardens

Conwy Water Gardens

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

Watersports in Idwal

Watersports in Idwal

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.

Running in Idwal

Running in Idwal

Glyder Ridge Distance: 5.5 miles/8km   Start/Finish: Ogwen car park, Llyn Ogwen, LL57 3LZ   Terrain: Mountain track, trail   Toughness: Challenging   Ascent: 731 metres &

Climbing in Idwal

Climbing in Idwal

The best climbing in the whole world, well, so the hostel manager says! You'll find all varieties of rock and levels.