Cycling on Anglesey

Anglesey is a great place for cycling and whilst extremely popular with local enthusiasts remains something of a ‘hidden gem’. With 125 miles of stunning coastline and the unspoilt countryside at the heart of the Island every ride offers great views and a chance to get away from it all.

There are routes for everyone, from the ‘round anglesey’ challenge for experienced cyclists to short off-road trails for families at Newborough. We also have two national cycle routes on the Island. Anglesey’s network of quiet country lanes provide lots of opportunities for independent exploration.

For those with a competitive spirit the ‘Tour de Mon’ cycling sportive takes place in August each year with routes ranging from 42 miles to 107 miles.

Our 4-star green award winning accommodation is ideal whether you are a family group bringing your bikes or a cycle club looking for a weekend somewhere new, secure bike storage is available and we can provide a hearty breakfast to power your day.

Our favourite routes include:

Lon Las Cefni Northern Section – Lon Las Copr – 34 miles

This route offers spectacular sea views and a journey through a millennium or two of Anglesey history. The route travels past Cemlyn Nature Reserve, with its large lagoon, separated from the sea by a spectacular, naturally-created shingle ridge. This reserve is home to a wealth of birds, wildflowers and marine creatures making it a delightful palce to visit all year round.

Stop off at Swtan, the island’s last surviving thatched cottage. Llynnon Mill, the only working windmill in Wales and the “Copper Kingdom” at Parys Mountain and Amlwch port that gives the trail its name. Joining up with National Cycle route 5 makes it a really enjoyable circular route.  Map Link

Ynys Cybi (Holy Island) circular route – 17.5 miles

A circular route you can start at Outdoor Alternative following minor roads through Trearddur Bay past rocky coves to the iconic lighthouse at South Stack taking refreshments at the RSPB cafe. Returning through Holyhead with its Roman remains and the beautiful Penrhos Coastal Park.  Map Link 

Tour de Mon Route ‘Canol’ – 76 miles

This, the mid distance of the three Tour de Mon routes, taking you across the centre of the island to the picturesque cefni reservoir and back along the stunning north coast via Moelfre, Amlwch and Cemaes. With stunning clifftop views as far as the Isle of Man on a clear day a challenging but very scenic ride.  Map Link 

Newborough Forest family cycle trails – various

There are various off-road routes marked through the forest easily accessible for families of all ages in a safe environment. With the stunning Llanddwyn beach and refreshments and ice creams available in the car park its a great day out. Map Link 

Useful links for cycling on Anglesey:

www.routeyou.com – a wide variety of great routes on the Island suggested by cyclists

Sustrans – a charitable organisation providing information and maps on national cycle routes including the national routes on Anglesey

cycle-route.com – more routes suggested by cyclists including a round Anglesey loop

tourdemon.co.uk – the Anglesey annual cycling sportif

cycle wales – local map of cycle routes on Anglesey