Exploring Anglesey’s pedal paradise: An insider guide

Exploring Anglesey’s pedal paradise: An insider guide

Owner Sarah puts together an insider guide on some of her favourite cycling routes on Anglesey.

By Sarah, co-owner of Anglesey Electric Bike Hire, who deliver electric bikes all over Anglesey for holidaymakers and locals alike.

Anglesey has many wonderful places to visit, and our team at Anglesey Electric Bike Hire deliver electric bikes all over the island for people who are visiting for a weekend or longer. Some of the most popular places in the South and West of the island are Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Newborough, Aberffraw and Rhosneigr. To the North and East of the island are the lovely Cemaes Bay, Amlwch, Benllech and Red Wharf Bay. And we mustn't forget Holy Island (Ynys Gybi) where the port town of Holyhead lies (ferry to Dublin), with its mountain and stunning cliffs overlooking the amazing South Stack Lighthouse – it's one of my favourites!

Visitors on Anglesey (Ynys Môn) are spoilt for choice when it comes to coastal walks, beach days, water sports, historical sites and, of course, cycling. Exploring Anglesey on two wheels is a truly magical experience, showcasing the island’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Whether you’re a leisurely rider or an avid cyclist, there are plenty of fabulous routes to uncover.

Newborough Forest (Coed Niwbwrch)

  • Distance: 7.6 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Highlights: Expansive sandy beach and the stunning Llanddwyn Island.

From Anglesey Electric Bike Hire’s base, it takes just a few minutes to ride to the famous and beautiful Newborough Forest, which runs up to the Llanddwyn Beach and Island - home to a host of historic buildings. Some cyclists spend all day exploring the forest and expansive beach, with its breath-taking views across to the Llŷn Peninsula. Remember to keep an eye out for red squirrels in the trees, and seals bobbing about the secluded coves.

Discover our Willow Cottage hideaway for an enchanting stay for two near Newborough Forest.

Malltraeth to Llangefni - Lon Las Cefni:

  • Distance: Approximately 7.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Highlights: The wetland reserve which supports many breeding birds including snipe, redshank, curlew, lapwings, warblers and more… (bring binoculars)!

From Newborough Forest, there is a natural route across the Cob to the village of Malltraeth which sits at the head of the estuary. From here, you can either choose to follow the coastal roads west towards the historical village of Aberffraw (with yet another magnificent beach) or turn inland and follow the salt marshes towards the market town of Llangefni. This takes the rider on an easy route through the wetlands reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which is particularly important for its fauna and flora and its diverse range of breeding wetland birds.

Explore our Carrog Barn bolthole for an unforgettable stay in the scenic Anglesey countryside – just a stone’s throw from Llangefni.

To Menai Bridge, Beaumaris Castle and Penmon Point.

  • Distance: 35 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Highlights: Too many to list from the stunning coastal views, Beaumaris castle and Penmon Point.

Longer rides are also well in range from our base, including a lovely route to Beaumaris via Menai Bridge, and then on to Penmon Point. Menai Bridge offers a fantastic view of the Thomas Telford suspension bridge, which connects Anglesey to the mainland. The village is full of interesting historical features, and has a charming museum celebrating the bridge's construction nearly 200 years ago. From there, enjoy a coastal ride to Beaumaris, where you'll find stunning estuary views and a beautiful castle worth a visit. Finally, it's just a short trip to Penmon Point, where the lighthouse looks out towards Puffin Island and the Great Orme of Llandudno.

Uncover our stunning Pentir hideaway for a night under the stars next to Pennon Point.

Rhosneigr Circuit

  • Distance 26 miles
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Highlights: Sandy beaches and bays and a lovely selection of eateries en route.

Head off in the opposite direction for a trip along the coast to Rhosneigr, where an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes could be the reward for an enjoyable lunch before the return journey. En route, you’ll pass the historic village of Aberffraw and pay a visit to Jaspels Fine Welsh Cider (although we’d recommend that for the journey back!). Then, meander along onto a slew of bays and beaches, too many to name but each worthy of a stop and exploration. For most of this fabulous ride, there are great views out to sea around every corner.

Curl up in our Bro Dawel hideaway after a long ride.

There are so many more cycle routes to choose from with differing levels of difficulty from gentle inclines to more challenging climbs. The above are our recommended and most enjoyable routes and you certainly won’t be disappointed cycling around Anglesey, exploring its extraordinary landscape and historical sights.

The island features stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, dramatic cliffs with breathtaking seascapes, and from a large part of the island you have the expanse of Eryri as a magnificent backdrop. All of this is best accessed via the leisurely pursuit of cycling - with an electric assisted bike taking the strain.

Anglesey Electric Bike Hire is a small family business offering visitors and residents the opportunity to discover Anglesey by electric bike. Call 07942 266812 or email [email protected] for more details.

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