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We only put up here websites which are useful, interesting and relevant to mountain biking, cycling or North Wales.

 

Mountain Biking and Cycling Websites

Mountain Biking Wales. Latest information on the six purpose-built world-class Mountain Bike centres in Wales, as well as the superb riding elsewhere in Wales

Cycling Wales. Wales Tourist Board site with information on cycle operators, cycle breaks and cycle touring.

BIKEmagic. The total online cycling resource - gear, rides and holidays, know-how, events, forums, reviews and online shopping.

MTB-Wales. Guide to MTB in Wales with news, reviews, downloadable routes, video clips of the trails and a community forum.

Le Roc d'Azur. The biggest bike event in the world!! Also Jonathan's favourite race!

Bikefax. Trail information service for MTB riders across the UK and Europe.

Flattyres MTB Routes. Great site with route descriptions, maps and pictures of Col's favourite rides in Wales and the North West. Also info on monthly 'social' rides out around North Wales and the North West.

The Bike List. Bike reviews, specs, clubs, dealers and other useful info.

BikeBelles. From Sustrans - What every woman needs to know to get out and about by bike.

bikeradar.com. Comprehensive cycling website from Future Publishing who publishes 'Mountain Biking UK' and 'What Mountain Bike'.

 

Bike Manufacturers

Giant UK Ltd

Kona

 

Bike Accessories and Mapping

Tracklogs Digital Mapping. Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer Maps on CD ROM for your Windows PC. Includes route planning, 3D modelling, print and GPS support.

Exposure Lights. Powerful night riding lights with a huge burn time.

 

MTB and Cycling Holidays

Bicycle Beano. Sociable cycling holidays on the idyllic lanes of Wales and the Welsh borders in England.

Ride Rural. Based in the Colne Valley, West Yorkshire providing MTB Guided Holidays and MTB Training & Coaching.

All Mountain Experience. Guided mountain biking holidays, in the breathtaking Val di Gresta valley, which overlooks the picturesque Lake Garda in northern Italy. MBLA qualified leaders.

 

Activity Websites

Snowdonia Active. Promoting Snowdonia - the adventure destination. Includes a directory section with a comprehensive listing of outdoor activity providers, outdoor shops, outdoor friendly B&Bs, guest houses, campsites, group accommodation, hotels and cafes throughout North West Wales.

Wales Active. Find out about activities such as archery, canoeing, horse riding, hiking, coasteering, white water rafting and even bog snorkelling in Wales.

Plas y Brenin. The National Mountain Centre based at Capel Curig in Snowdonia.

Pellennig. An outdoor company based on Anglesey specialising in Judo and Surf lessons for children and adults.

 

Accommodation

Betws-y-Coed & District Accommodation. Official website for the Betws-y-Coed & District Tourism Association with accommodation in Betws-y-Coed and the surrounding villages within Snowdonia National Park, including Llanrwst.

Capel Curig Tourist Information & Accommodation Guide

Dolwyddelan Accommodation. Details of B&Bs, hotels and campsites just 5 miles from Betws-y-Coed.

North Wales Tourism - Places to Stay. Holiday accommodation in North Wales. Hotels, country houses, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, farmhouses, self-catering cottages, bunkhouses, caravan & camping parks and even a castle or two!

Capel Curig YHA. Great for active people who want an overdose of fresh air! In a village setting convenient for mountain sports, exploring Snowdonia and Betws-y-Coed. It has great views of Moel Siabod and the Snowdon Horseshoe and, very importantly, a secure bike shelter.

Conwy YHA. A spacious modern hostel with views of Conwy's Castle, medieval walls and harbour. It offers secure bike shelter, repair kits, bike-wash facilities, hot showers, drying rooms, route maps and cyclist-friendly catering (early breakfasts, packed lunches). 

Caban Cysgu Gerlan. This bunkhouse offers comfortable, purpose-built accommodation in Snowdonia at the foot of the Carneddau in the Welsh-speaking village of Gerlan, near Bethesda. Being a community-run bunkhouse, a warm welcome is guaranteed.

Dolweunydd B&B. Quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Betws-y-Coed. Cyclists welcome.

The Vagabond Bunkhouse. "The Vagabond is a totally independent, new and exciting bunkhouse in the centre of Betws-y-Coed within the heart of Snowdonia National Park, designed and run by the creator and previous owner of the world famous "Gite Le Vagabond" in Chamonix, Mont Blanc, France."

Coed-y-Celyn Hall - self-catering apartments. These four self-catering apartments have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard and form part of a Grade II listed hall situated on the banks of the River Conwy, within walking distance of the village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

Self Catering Holiday Cottages, North Wales. Self-catering cottages in Snowdonia from Menai Holidays (also Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula & Cambrian Coast). See also their Cottages for Cyclists.

North Wales Holiday Lets. Dog friendly seaside cottages on Conwy Marina.

Book Cottages - Snowdonia & North Wales. Have a fantastic range of properties to suit all requirements including cottages on Anglesey.

 

Tourism Websites

Visit Wales

North Wales Tourism

North Wales Events

Visit Llandudno & Conwy County

Snowdonia - Mountains & Coast

Snowdonia National Park

Cadw - historic places to visit

The National Trust in Wales

Last Minute Wales

 

Weather Forecasts and Other Websites

Data Wales Index. A great website with notes on many aspects of Welsh history and culture eg 'Did they really wear those hats?' and 'The Welsh in Patagonia'.

Snowdonia National Park weather forecast from the Met Office

Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 5 day weather forecast from the BBC Weather Centre

Tide Tables for Wales from the BBC Weather Centre

BBC Website for North West Wales

Traveline Cymru. The one stop shop for travel information across Wales, helping you plan your journey by bus, coach or train. Has a great journey planner and info about bikes on buses and trains in Wales.

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