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The Glan Gwna Audax Rides

Sunday 9th June 2024

Start Route 66 Cafe, Glan Gwna Holiday Park
Caeathro, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2SH

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Ride to the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula from Caeathro, Near Caernarfon, Gwynedd and then back either via the hills of the Pen Llŷn or the past the source of the Afon Conwy following it to the coast at Conwy back along the costal cycle track via Bangor .


There is a cafe at the start run by Bill Armstrong and hopefully we will be able to get a tea at the start. included in the entry fee and buy a small breakfast
`on the return the Poolside bar should be open so you will have a choice of tea until 5pm at the cafe or a pint at the bar. After 5pm we will be in the bar opposite.

Controls are mostly planned to be DIY cafe stops

If you what the Pilgrimage programmes on the BBC iplayer you can see the route from Clynnog Fawr to Aberdaron on there and admire the coastal scenery and ancient churches in both locations.

Portillo's coastal railway programs will show you even more

Ffynnon Eidda is a ancient historic spring at the highest point of the route another pilgrims site.

200km
Aberdaron Cafes, shops etc
Tremadog Cafes, shops etc
Info near
Ffynnon Eidda well at top of the hill
Betws y Coed
Conwy - info or receipt from town shops etc.
Caernarfon start/finish
You can use the
e-brevet app on your phone to record these check points

This is a route of varied attractions beautiful coastal scenery and lots of small ups and downs, a short busier stretch along the southern coast of the
Llŷn followed by some wild scenery ands even mountainous terrain over the MEGNENT moorland before a superb descent into the Conwy Valley. You follow the Afon Conwy to the sea at Conwy when along the NCN5 back to the start.

125km
Aberdaron
Pwllheli
Near Bryn Cir info control
and Glan Gwna

A route to the tip of the Llyn to the windswept village of Aberdaron along the North Coast, Turn West parallel to the South coast to Pwllheli then cutting back through the foothills of Eryri to join NCN8 - Lon Las Cymru cycle route - and a gentle descent to Caernarfon


E Brevet


You can use the e-brevet app on your phone to record these check points

24-89 is the code for the 200km

24-90 for the 125km

The 200km route -see this on Ride with GPS


Route Sheet

200 km with approx 2800m of ascent
From Caernarfon we travel South West along the Northern coast of the Pen Llŷn. Flat at first it undulates more along the Llŷn itself.

The first control or check point is at Aberdaron near the tip of the Peninsula. From here we travel east along the southern edge of the Llŷn through Pwllheli, Abersoch & Criccieth to arrive in small port and railway town of Porthmadog (control).
We continue east to start climbing near Llan Ffestiniog up to the moorland know as Y Migneint (bogland) past a Holy Well - Ffynnon Eidda - Stop and read the inscription it is an info control - at 485metres of altitude. Then a long downhill via Cwm Penmachno a gorgeous valley.
We then continue along the west bank of the Afon Conwy to Conwy. The final part of the route follows the NCN5 along the coast to Bangor and finally Glan Gwna.
The Poolside bar is the finish where you can get a welcome pint and food if you wish.

Glan Gwna 200km Audax route
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The 125km route -see this on Ride with GPS


Route Sheet

Glan Gwna 125 - 127km 1400m of ascent

The first half of the route is the same as the 200k:
From Caernarfon we travel South West along the Northern coast of the Pen Llŷn. Flat at first it undulates more along the Llŷn itself.
The first control or check point is at Aberdaron near the tip of the Peninsula. From here we travel east along the southern edge of the Llŷn to Pwllheli which is a control and a place for a brew. We then head inland to travel across the Llŷn's remote hills to Bryncir which if you time it right there is a cafe near the auction market. I will update the times it is open nearer the time

Then back down the cycle route NCN8 to the start

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Glan Gwna Holidiay park - Afon Seiont
Glan Gwna accommodation

There are a few dozen chalets on the site which can be booked for weeks, weekends or days. These are available on the usual web booking pages AirBnB etc. You may wish to consider.a longer stay.
There is a cafe/shop the Route 66 we intend to start the ride from here. There is also a bar restaurant the Poolside Bar which will be open at the end of the ride.
There of course are many other attractions as we are on the edge of the National Park of Eryri (Snowdonia) with its mountains, beaches and lakes.
If you need advice about other accommodation, camping or attractions etc. please contact me.

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