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MTB Routes Listing

Covering North Wales and the North West of England

All of these mountain bike routes have been devised and pre-ridden by Colin, our MBLA qualified MTB guide and instructor. There are a wide variety of routes from quick blasts around the hills to multi-day epics. Many of the routes overlap, so if you can’t find exactly what you want it’s possible to put a ride together that suits your needs perfectly.

These are route guides are only, for navigation please use the appropriate OS map.

Shop Rides: Want to ride these routes without the hassle of following a map? Then come along to our free guided
Shop Rides.

MTB Skills Training: Get more enjoyment from riding these routes by increasing your skills on one of the
MTB Skills Courses provided by our guide and instructor Colin.

The Rhydcriw Round

This is a mountain bike route of 19.3 miles on the trails over Rhydcriw in the hills to the west of Cadair idris, in Snowdonia. The trails are mainly rocky double track with a nice bit of... Read more

Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

This mountain bike route of 21 miles starts in Hebden Bridge . It climbs west out of the town on a circular route around Heptonstall Moor. The rocky trails are not particularly technical but... Read more

Gunnerside Gill & Apedale

This mountain bike route of 28.5 miles heads up Swaledale and Gunnerside before returning through Apedale. There's a good mixture of rocky trails through the Swaledale and over the moors with... Read more

Fremington Edge

This mountain bike route of 22.5 miles is set in the North East corner of the Yorkshire Dales . It starts from Grinton Lodge YHA and circles Arkengarthdale . It contains a great mixture of... Read more

Calderdale Circuit

This mountain bike route of 18.3 miles starts in Hebden Bridge. It climbs west out of the town for a circular route around Calderdale. There is a good mixture of trails from tight singletrack to... Read more

The Snowdon Ranger

This Snowdon Ranger route is an 11.5 mile mountain bike route on the largest mountain in Wales. It's a big step up in technical difficulty from the Llanberis Path route with lots of steep, loose... Read more

The Penycloddiau Circuit

This mountain bike route of 11 miles starts in the car park at Moel Arthur in the Clwydian Range, in North Wales. It is a great introduction to mountain biking in the Clwydian Range as there is... Read more

The Mawddach Estuary and Pont Scethin

This is a mountain bike route of 29.6 miles on the western edge of the Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales. It starts from just outside Dolgellau with a gentle warm up and beautiful views on... Read more

The Marin and Moel Siabod

This mountain bike route of 26.5 miles adds a loop of natural trails into the middle of the Marin Trail. It uses part of the historic Sarn Helen trail to head south from the Marin Trail before a... Read more

The Marin - Cowlyd Killer

This mountain bike route of 26.3 miles adds an extremely challenging loop of trails to the Marin Trail . The extra riding starts with a long and very steep climb out of Trefriw before some very... Read more

The Clwyds and Nercwys Forest

Starting from below Moel Famau this mountain bike route follows the rolling hills to Nercwys Forest before returning along the Southern end of the Clwydian Range . Not especially technical but... Read more

The Cilcain Circuit

This is a mountain bike route of 19 miles in the Clwydian Range , a chain of hills just inside the North Wales border near Chester. It crosses the eastern flanks of Moel Famau , heading to the... Read more

Snowdon - Twin Peaks

This mountain bike route of 19.2 miles is an extremely difficult and technical ride. It uses all the bridleways on Snowdon and in doing so reaches the summit twice. Steep, bouldery trials that... Read more

Snowdon - Rhyd Ddu

This mountain bike route of 15 miles starts in Llanberis. After climbing the Llanberis path to the summit of Snowdon it descends the Rhyd Ddu path. Rhyd Ddu is the hardest and most consistantly... Read more

Snowdon - Llanberis Path

This 10 mile mountain bike route starts in Llanberis, in Snowdonia, and climbs the Llanberis Path to the summit of Snowdon before returning down the same track. Before attempting this, or any of... Read more

North Wales Coast to Coast - Day 4

Day 4: A mountain bike route of 43 miles with 6400ft of climbing from Gweryd Lakes to Prestatyn. The final day traverses the full length of the Clwydian Range on a good mixture of tracks and... Read more

North Wales Coast to Coast - Day 3

Day 3: A mountain bike route of 48.2 miles with 7815ft of climbing from Llangynog to Gweryd Lakes, via the Wayfarer, Llangollen and Llandegla. The day starts with a series of big rocky descents in... Read more

North Wales Coast to Coast - Day 2

Day 2: A mountain bike route of 47.8 miles with 8897ft of climbing from Machynlleth to Llangynog, via the Cli-machx Trail and the Bwlch-y-Groes. The day starts with some manmade singletrack... Read more

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