Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Pedalling paradise

Llechwedd Downhill Centre is due to open late May 2012 providing lifts to the top of the mountain with a choice of two black trails and two red trails to the bottom. Also on offer will be a jump-site and pump-track.  Not for the faint-hearted, this biking facility is aimed at the down-hillers and free riders. 

For a more genteel ride you can enjoy the Tanygrisiau Lake Trail, a blue graded cross country mountain bike trail round (almost) the lake with 8km and 5km options. Planned opening is July 2012.

Even more genteel and unique to Britain is the velorail due to open September 2012. Basically a pedalo on wheels running along the disused railway track between Blaenau and Llan Ffestiniog and ultimately to Trawsfynydd. Two people cycle at the front whilst their passengers urge them on from the back.

And of course there are all the new trails just down the road at Coed y Brenin. Pedalling paradise!

For information on any of these activities please contact Antur Stiniog on 01766 832214. They can also organise mountain walks, historical walks, canoeing/kayaking, caving and fishing. It’s all happening in the Vale of Ffestiniog www.VoFf.co.uk

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