This Welsh wonder is a must for every rider
There are certain roads that should be on every biker’s list and the Horseshoe Pass is one of them. It can easily be included in a route through the beautiful North Wales countryside. It starts as you pass over the Dee Bridge in the town of Llangollen and turn left onto A542. You can’t miss it as it’s clearly marked with brown tourist signs.
Head out of town and it’s not long before the road opens up and you cross a cattle grid, just remember that this is a warning to watch out for sheep that roam freely on the mountain road.
As you start to climb higher the road tightly hugs the mountain, the bends become sharper and form the shape of a horseshoe, hence the road name.
From the town it’s just five and a half miles before you reach the summit, some 1500 feet up, where you’ll find the Ponderosa Café. It doesn’t matter when you visit, there’ll always be fellow bikers downing brews. From the café you can either do a U-turn or continue north, either way you won’t be disappointed.
THE HORSESHOE PASS Drink in the ride then drink in the tea at the Ponderosa