LLAN­GOLLEN

Cycling Plus - - THE HUB -

Chal­leng­ing hills with awe­some moor­top panora­mas; gen­tle val­leys; glo­ri­ous canal tow­paths... Whether Strava supremo or fam­ily dawdler, the Dee Val­ley has some­thing for all, plus vi­brant Welsh cul­ture and two amaz­ing aque­ducts. Llan­gollen – just 10 tow­path miles from Chirk’s main­line rail­way sta­tion – is our base, with a hos­tel, B&Bs, her­itage rail­way, pubs and cafes.

ROUTE ONE

Hill, lake & val­ley 67 miles The big mid-Wales ex­pe­ri­ence Test your­self on steep climbs and de­scents, then en­joy the scenic glens, and brunch in Llan­rhaeadr. A long steady climb up beau­ti­ful Tanat Val­ley means fab views at the top fol­lowed by a thrilling de­scent. Do a flat cir­cuit of Bala Lake, which you can cut if time is short, fol­lowed by long, lovely, quiet sin­gle­track Dee Val­ley lanes back. Get the route: tinyurl.com/cplus-mid­wales

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