Traffic Free Lon Eifion Cycle Route and Welsh Highland Railway.
The Lon Eifion cycle route from Caernarfon to Bryncir is 12 miles long and traffic free, which adds up to a total distance of 24 miles for the return journey.
If this might be too far for your liking, you have the alternative of taking a lift on the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Rhydd Ddu station, at the base of Snowdon, for the outward journey.
You can take your bikes (for free) and return via the picturesque Nantlle Valley to Penygroes from where you connect up with the Lon Eifion cycle route and return on a slight downhill incline to Caernarfon.
The alternative route however has the disadvantage of sharing the road with traffic in the Nantlle Valley from Rhyd Ddu to Penygroes, unlike the traffic free Lon Eifion official route.
Find details at the BeicsMenai bike hire shop on the Quayside in Caernarfon. Tel: 01286676804 http://www.beicsmenai.co.uk/
The route passes the villages of Bont Newydd, Dinas, Llanwnda, Groeslon, Penygroes, and Llanllyfni en-route to Bryncir, and the 500 feet of climb delivers fine views of the Snowdonia Mountains and the North Lleyn coastline.
Should you arrive at Caernarfon Castle without your bike but fancy a ride along the trail then you can hire a bike from the Beics Menai bike shop situated alongside the harbour and car park adjacent to the castle.
The path forms part of National Cycle Network Route 8, known as Lôn Las Cymru which links Holyhead to Cardiff.
The Traffic free Lon Eifion Cycle Route is a linear route of approximately 12 miles - or a 24 mile return route.
Part of National Route 8, the route is traffic free and graded as - Moderate.
The route starts at Caernarfon Castle car park and runs alongside the Railway to Bryncir.
The Lon Eifion Cycle Route links with the Lon Las Menai from Caernarfon to Y Felinheli.
The route starts in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle, one of Wales greatest castles, and heads out along the banks of the Afon Seiont. On reaching the outskirts of Caernarfon the trail veers away from the Seiont and follows the Llyn Coastal Path Route for some way, alongside the Welsh Highland Railway.
Review Lon Eifion Cycle Route from Caernarfon to Bryncir, North Wales.