Cycling in Caernarfon - Lon Eifion
Lon Eifion Cycleway is a scenic, 12.5 mile cycle path with excellent hard surface all the way from Caernarfon to Bryncir in North West Wales. For much of its course it is wider than most cycle paths - as wide in fact as many country lanes.
It skirts the western edge of the main mountains of Snowdonia with good views of the Nantlle ridge and, near Penygroes, a more distant glimpse of Snowdon. Heading south there are fine views of the Lleyn mountains dramatically descending to the sea.
The northern half of the path takes you past several villages: Bontnewydd, Dinas, Groeslon and Penygroes. About 5 miles south of Caernarfon, there is a cafe at the Inigo Jones slate museum, which is just off the path. The café is open all year 10am till 4pm.
The northern end starts in Caernarfon, 400 yards south of the large car park overlooking the harbour at Caernarfon castle (world heritage site). There is on road parking at the start of the path. There is also a small car park at the southern end in Bryncir.
Bike hire available in Caernarfon - find out more by calling Beics Menai Cycle on 01286 676 804 / 07770 951 007.