Snowdon Llanberis Bridleway - Trail, Llanberis, United Kingdom

Snowdon Llanberis Bridleway - Trail, Llanberis, United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION

A very steep trail. A tough challenge to ride up (~2 hrs), but one of the best downhills in Britain on the way back! Riding not allowed in daytime summer months.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 14, 2006]
alex777
Cross Country Rider

My first go at proper mountain biking, was on holiday and a friend and I felt like a challenge. Some tough riding on the ascent but definately worth it for the downhill.

Customer Service

Unlike anyone else who has written a review we started from the Beddgelert side up the 'bridle' path at the ranger station. this steeper path takes a shade under two hours with about a half hour stretch of carrying the bike between 600-950 metres. Some quality biking mid-ascent when you cross the relatively flat plain after the initial calf straining zig-zag. Down the llanberis path (amazing) with a stop in the most interesting tea room just above llanberis. Back to Beddgelert by road (16 miles)

Our rented hardtails were fairly light and no bother to carry however if your not up to carrying your bike up a damn steep path for half an hour this route is not for you.

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Didn't have time to do much else but intend to explore more fully one day.

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5
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4
[Dec 21, 1998]
Alun Evans

The uphill is a bit of a drag and if your lugging a downhill bike then most of it is going to be a push (you can't take the bike on the mountain railway - d'oh!). The downhill is definately worth it though - fast, on the edge stuff for about 15 mins non stop; though I've seen sponsored downhillers do it in less.
It's much better than any DH race course in the uk! It's just a shame you have to get the top before riding it.

Customer Service

As described above.

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The Coed-y-Brenin Forest is definately worth a visit

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4
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[Jan 19, 1999]
Neal

50% ridable on the way up and between 80-100% rideable on the way down depending on how brave you are. Loose surface on the really steep downhills by Clogwyn means braking a real problem (I walked these bits). Make sure you are going slow enough to make the sharp left hand bend under the railway by Clogwyn station otherwise you'll experience about 1000 ft of free fall.

Customer Service

As detailed

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3
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[Feb 04, 1999]
Ian aka Alpbud

First 1/2 mile very steep lane section then goes onto varying degrees of rough/stone slab track-some really challenging tech bits-go for it ! Mountain is 75% rideable to top if adventurous.
Return route is very steep,fast & technical-excellant

Customer Service

Start at Snowdon Railway Station & follow lane up to Llanberis bridalpath to the summit

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4
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[Mar 23, 1999]
Steve Woodward

Not a great route as such but a good challege, ridable to the very top for a very fit rider with good technic
with only a couple of points where you may need to push for a short while. I was taken up by a local guide after a week in the Alps in August and after a
stop for tea at the top the down hill was amazing, the
longest and probably the best in the UK, all rideable.

Customer Service

Coed-y-brenin forest Red Bull route, great technical single track and winding forest trail

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5
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[Apr 01, 1999]
Jas

Worth doing once just for the challange.
Otherwise it's a long slog up hill and the down hill
is not that technical, unless you have a rigid bike!
Plus you can not ride the trail between 10 am to 5 pm
during the summer months,

Customer Service

As Described

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3
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[May 17, 1999]
Chris Burman

This Way there are no problems with walkers!! but you may need to shout at a sheep..
The ride up takes about 2 hrs some parts are hard to ride though.
we reached the top at about 9 and due to the uncommon clear sky we could see for miles, The cloud soon came in though and as we were waiting for darkness our warm clothes were nessesary WARNING do not attempt it at night without warm clothes and some food the weather does change quickly.
Three of us with petzl head torches on helmets went down. The ride is so much better at night it took us 22mins to come down but it is the biggest rush and you will want to go stright up and do it again.
Watch out for the wall about two thirds down though.

Customer Service

Llanberis bridleway(at Night )

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Coed y Brenin

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4
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[Dec 23, 1999]
Dieter

I have ridden this twice now, both times with a group friends. A reasonable level of fitness is required if you want to cycle the up as its quite tricky in places, and a little on the steep side. Just over halfway up there is a rather tricky scree section, one of our party lost it there and took me out in the process.
Check your tyres and tubes before you go as pinch flats are bound to happen and there are some sharp edges on the rocks - it would be worth taking a spare tube or two up with you.
On both occassions we went up the conditions were fantastic, clear skies, great views, sunny but when we got to the top, it got very cold very quickly, so please ensure you have ample clothing, gloves are a good idea, to keep you wam and protect your mitts when you do loose it.
A fantastic descent, probaly the best I have experienced so far (all in the party agreed on that)- a little trying if you are on a rigid bike but a real blast. Some reasonable drop of rocks as well.

In my book its worth the slog on the way up (and it is a slog) for the fantastic views and blast of a descent

Customer Service

As already detailed

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Coed - Y - Brenin - its a mecca!

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5
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[Jan 07, 2000]
Keith Tokeley

Best to do this one in the summer as this is when you can enjoy it most. Both occasions on which I have ridden this have been overnight trips staying at the the summit, this is undoubtedly the best way but only for the toughest (well relativley). Take with you a small but warm sleeping bag some energy bars and your favorite morning tipple! The descent from the summit starts off quite flat but continues to increase in angle after a hundred yards or so. Once this is covered prepare yourself for breakneck speeds up to about 50mph (possible) until the first tunnel. At he first bridge/tunnel there's a left hand turn shooting you out on to the steepest section. This continues for another hundred and fifty yards or so and can be taken flat out (with care). From here on its just mind blowing, its by far, not one of the most technical descents I have ever ridden but is one of the most exhillerating. There were certain points of this downhill at which I was glad I had spare underwear on me and reckomend taking it with a certain amount of care and as much saftey gear as you can wear (full face helmet, pads, gloves the lot. PLEASE RESPECT THE REGULATIONS THOUGH, RIDE AFTER 6PM AND BEFORE 9AM DURING SUMMER! WE WANT TO KEEP THIS MOUNTAIN FOR ALL MOUNTAIN SPORTS INCLUDING MTBing! The best thing is downhilling into a sunrise!

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Err kind of start in the car park opposite the train station and just follow the path up Snowdon

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Coed Y Brenin is awesome and gets better all the time.

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4
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[Mar 27, 2000]
Martyn "I dont crash" Parr

Starting from the car park in Llamberis climb up the proper steep road then get off and push to the top if you are sane. The downhill is wicked about 20 mins of pure buz high speed bits, dropy bits, dodgy bits and flaty bits make it the best DH in Wales, yes its better than Nanerch if you can be arsed getting to the top and braving the extreme winter weather. Dont even try and ride it in the snow it just doesnt hapen unless you like sliding on your arse towards large drops hmmm nice.

Customer Service

Up and then down

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Red bull and Karrimor are sound

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5
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