This is an easy mountain bike route suitable for families and beginners. While there are narrow sections, these can be taken carefully and shouldn’t pose a problem. Keep an eye out for pedestrians, as this is a VERY popular route with walkers. You can start this route at either Beddgelert or Rhyd Ddu, or alternatively at the car park half way and take each leg separately. You can also combine this with the Bedwen or Derwen routes, especially if you wanted to start these waymarked routes while based at either Beddgelert or Rhyd Ddu.
The Lon Las Gwyrfai also crosses the Welsh Highland Railway in places and you could take your bike on the train and cycle this one way if you’re looking for something really easy.
Ride Map and Elevation Profile
Remember that you can download the GPX File for the MTB route above and use in your GPS device or on your favourite mapping app. We’ll have a run down of how to use GPX files on your MTB route soon.
Base Summary: Beddgelert Forest – Snowdonia
Beddgelert Forest is only a small area and as such the routes are short and ideally suited to families. The main car park is situated between the villages of Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert.