Compared to other activities mountain biking is a relative newcomer to the outdoor scene, but the sport has taken the area by storm.
Beginners can take a mountain biking course to learn the basic skills before setting out on one of the area’s way-marked trails. The renowned purpose-built mountain bike trails of the Coed y Brenin forest are close at hand (7 miles or 10 minutes drive from Dolgellau), and in easy striking distance are the Cli-machx trail at Corris (15 miles/30 mins), Mach 1-3 trails at Machynlleth (20 miles/30 mins), Marin trail at Llanrwst (36 miles/50 mins) and Nant yr Arian (40 miles/1 hour). Further details about these developments can be found on the Mountain Biking Wales website. Alternatively, if you fancy getting away from the crowds, local mountain bike guides can show you the wealth of hidden gems around the area.
The Discover Dolgellau ‘Challenge your Boundaries’ project is to develop and promote adaptive mountain biking as a sport in the Southern Snowdonia region of Wales. More information can be found here.
Individual maps of the cycle trails around Coed y Brenin can be found below along with a complete guide to all the trails as well as information on other cycle routes in the area.
Cycling Routes around Dolgellau
Routes at Coed y Brenin
Information on the mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin can be found here