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Penmachno Mountain Bike Trails

39 reviews

The Penmachno Mountain Bike Trail, south of Betws-y-Coed in North Wales is challenging trail with some steady climbs taking in some more spectacular scenery. Read more

place Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0YP



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 8.5128 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 8.3333 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.4615 out of 10
Facilities 7.9231 out of 10
Location 8.5128 out of 10

Review by: andycos on 29 May 2010

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The Penmachno Trails have the perfect mix of singletrack descents & forest climbs (with a few technical climbs thrown in for good measure!). They can be ridden as one 30km route or as a 19km loop (Loop 1), or a 11km loop (Loop 2). Loop 2 branches off from Loop 1 at around the halfway point so, if you're not certain which one to ride start on Loop 1 and see how you feel when you get to the Loop 2 junction!

Dolen Machno (Loop 1) - 19km
This has the fastest descents and biggest climbs, with fast, technical single-track, tight switch-backs and a couple of leg-testing climbs. The fun just never stops!

Dolen Eryri (Loop 2) - 11km
This is all about the flow and the views, with a great mix of sweeping single-track, carving boardwalk, technical pitched stone trail and some of the best views you'll find in the UK. A truly breath-taking ride.

Penmachno Trail (combined Loop 1 & Loop 2) - 30km
This has got it all - 30km of fast descents, flowing singletrack, technical riding & boardwalk plus views across the Snowdonia mountains.


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Nearest Town: Betws-y-Coed
Sat Nav: LL24 0YP
Grid Ref: SH 786498

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