Cycle Routes on Anglesey
[ Ynys Môn in Welsh ]
Our Malltraeth March Ride
33.5 miles; mainly on road; can be done in either direction. Start/finish at a Malltraeth March nature reserve car park (off A5 near Pentre Berw). Goes along cycle path 566 through Malltraeth March (Corse Ddyga in Welsh). Then a bit of cycle route 8 and lanes to Aberffraw on the coast. Our suggestion for lunch is Mojo's Creperie in Rhosneigr (next to Fat Face). After Rhosneigr there are a couple of very narrow little and pot-holed lanes (lovely). At Bodffordd join cycle path 566 alongside Cefi Reservoir and The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve (watch out for Red squirrels) to Llangefni (afternoon tea?). Then follow cycle path 556 back to the starting point.
Our Cemaes Ride
Only 30.5 miles but allow all day to really enjoy it; all on road; carry food and drink, only eateries are at Amlwch.
Other People's Rides
If you want some other ideas for a cycling holiday, Sustrans and Anglesey Council have produced mapped routes. These routes (pdf files) will give you a starting point for your own sideways excursions:-
Copper Trail - National Route 566 36 mile circular route around the north of the island. If you're in geology, take a detour up onto Parys Mountain (photo at top of page; map ref: SH 439 906) south of Amlwch and walk around the old copper mines. Also there is a good display of Anglesey rock samples on the cliff top (SH 369 939) at the end of the road in Cemaes Bay.
Lôn Lâs Cefni - 13 mile route based on Llangefni. Some superb cycling, much of which is traffic-free, in particular The Dingle (Pant y Pandy) at Llangefni which goes along a cantilevered boardwalk; and the path through Malltraeth Marsh (Corse Dyyga) RSPB nature reserve. Newborough Forest (Coedwig Newbwrch) at the south-west end can get a little boring (unless you walk over to Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) at low tide. If you do make it, note the rock outcrops at the start of the island. These 'pillow' lavas were formed by molten rock erupting from the sea bed some 500 million years ago.
Hebog Tour - (Hebog is Welsh for falcon) 22 mile circular route from Benllech (SH 517 825). Very pleasant little ride.
Telor Tour - (Welsh for warbler) 17 mile circular route from Beaumaris (SH 605 763). Hilly ride up to Arthur hill fort near Llanddona village, then down to the coast for Penmon Priory and out to Black Point (easternmost point of Anglesey) for good views of Puffin Island and Trwyn Du lighthouse. It's a private toll road (cycle go free) between Penmon Priory and Black Point with a dangerous unmarked speed hump half-way down the long straight (be warned!). Cafe (with toilet) at Black Point makes a good lunch stop. Look at the stone dovecote on the right at Penmon Priory and walk around the pond opposite to a well hidden in a walled garden - very pretty.
Giach Tour - (Welsh for snipe) 18 mile circular route from Aberffraw (SH 355 691). Could add a long detour (turn left by the railway line) to Rhosneiger to have lunch at the wonderful Mojo's Creperie (7 Marine Terrace, High St, next to Fat Face, phone 01407 810598).
Also download Visit Anglesey's Cycling On Anglesey leaflet pdf for general info.
And then there is Tour de Môn, the Anglesey sportive, on Sunday 21st August 2016. 1,700 cyclists took part in this around Anglesey ride in 2015.
Back to the Cycling On Anglesey page.
Sustrans Cycling Map
North Wales Cycle Map - shows on-road and traffic-free cycle paths, height contours, 5 town centre maps, recommended linking routes connecting the National Cycling Network with quiet roads. Includes the Lôn Eifion, Lôn Las Cefni, North Wales Coast Route, Chester to Connah's Quay Greenway. Published by Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale.
We take no responsibility and give no guarantees or warranties, implied or otherwise, for the accuracy or safety of the above routes. You use these cycle route maps entirely at your own risk. Please cycle responsibly and safely.