Route 2: To the Marin Trail

Route 2

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Mixed terrain and technical challenges with panoramic views as you traverse valleys between Dolwyddelan and Capel Curig.

Distance: 9.4km

Grade: Moderate to hard

Ascent: 291m

Descent: 244m

Time: 1hr (to join mountain bike trails)


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Leave the station car park and cycle alongside the gently owing river Lledr. An old miners’ bridge traverses the river before you cross the A470 (caution – busy road). Immediately join a broad forestry track that meanders and climbs towards Moel Siabod. The marked route takes you to the edge of the forest before crossing open moors with far reaching views. A technical descent (caution – this section should be walked if ability and equipment are not suited) links you to a pleasant back road that joins the A5 road near the Ugly House. Cycle up a steep road alongside the cafe to connect to the Marin mountain bike trails. See for route maps. Adventurous riders can take the rst marked turn to complete a full circuit (2-4hrs) or follow the same route to join an exhilarating back-road towards Betws-y-Coed. Alterna- tively, further along the road you can join smaller loops of the Marin trail before embarking on your selected route back to Dolwyddelan.

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