Cycling on Anglesey
There are several bike routes on Anglesey: the quiet roads on the island provide a host of interesting opportunities to discover secluded beaches, impressive hillsides and colourful villages.
Green Lane Bike Tours has been set up by Elinor Elis-Williams, who leads rides assisted by a number of experienced freelance cyclists.
1. Newborough Forest to Llangefni (8 miles)
The south west corner of Anglesey is flat and this first section of Lon Cefni is dead level the entire way. It goes 8 miles from the edge of Newborough Forest through the pleasant estuary hamlet of Malltraeth into the very centre of Llangefni, the county town of Anglesey and which is a quiet market town with a certain amount of character. Llangefni also has an attractive art gallery/museum, the Oriel Ynys Mon (Anglesey Museum), situated in rural surroundings on the edge of the small town. The path is now on tarmacadam all the way.
2. Llangefni to Llyn Cefni (3¼ miles)
This short section of Lon Las Cefni must surely rank as the one of the most scenic cycleways in north Wales. It goes through the Dingle, Llangefni’s celebrated woodland beauty spot, and then through attractive meadows. A short spectacular section overhangs the mini-gorge of the Afon Cefni. Finally there are fine lakeside views along the banks of Llyn Cefni. Unlike the Newborough to Llangefni path this section of Lon Las Cefni is not entirely flat as there are two or three gradients near the beginning as well as a steep climb at the start of the north-eastern leg along Llyn Cefni. The surface is predominantly a reasonable shale though there are one or two hard-surfaced and boarded sections.
3. Llanddeusant to Malltraeth (Route 566)
The northern section, locally known as Lôn Las Copr, or the Copper Trail, is open for a tour around Anglesey’s north coast. It offers spectacular sea views and a journey through a millennium or two of Anglesey history. The route travels past Cemlyn Nature Reserve, which includes a 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.