Hiraethog is a great place for mountain biking and there are routes to suit all ages and abilities –whether you’re after family biking, moderate routes or a technical downhill race.
The open heather moors, twisting forestry tracks and gentle shorelines of the Alwen and Brenig Reservoirs provide a varied and rugged mountain biking experience. This together with terrific wildlife and stunning views of Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range make it a place not to be missed.
Check out the fantastic Ride North Wales website for routes and trail information in this area.
The best routes for families such as the fully way-marked Alwen Trail are highlighted in the family cycling section.
Technical downhill racers should check out Foel Gasnach (see link below) Here are some of the routes:
- Lake and a bit – A moderately hard route that links together Llyn Brenig and the forests.
- The two lake tour – A challenging route covering almost 50km.
- Tough at the top – A hard route – with breathtaking descents!
Remember - the weather can change suddenly here as in any mountainous area and mobile phones are unlikely to work – so be sure to carry warm clothing, waterproofs, food and drink.
Have a great day in the saddle !