Anglesey Challenge

Cycling Holidays in the UK

Price from: £495

Nights: 4

Difficulty: Strenuous

Anglesey Challenge

Holiday Details

Highlights
  • Fabulous beaches like Red Wharf Bay, Newborough
  • Pretty seaside towns, Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Cemaes Bay
  • More challenging distances
  • Wildlife including dolphins, porpoise, seals and many sea birds
Description

A challenging cycle tour around the island of Anglesey in Wales, for more experienced cyclists. Explore the whole island including the inland areas as well as the coast. The varied coast has wonderful estuaries, the beautiful Menai Strait, long sandy beaches like Newborough and Red Wharf Bay as well as the high cliffs at South Stack.

The island of Anglesey is great for cycling, most of it not too hilly, but with a few short challenging hills. Much of the Anglesey coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  There are beautiful beaches and fantastic views over to Snowdonia. This is a  challenging cycling holiday for more experienced cyclists.

Visit lighthouses, many ancient monuments, Beaumaris Castle, Penmon Priory and a working watermill. Stop off in some of the lovely towns like Beaumaris, Cemaes Bay and Menai Bridge. There is plenty of fine local produce on the island and many lovely places to eat and drink.

Cycling distances 40 – 50 miles a day

You might also like the Isle of Angelsey Cycling Tour, with more moderate distances 

Itinerary for Anglesey Challenge

4 nights – 4 days. Strenuous route (40 – 50 miles a day)

Day 1 – Arrive at accommodation at Trearddur Bay

Day 2 – We meet you to deliver bikes and adjust them to make sure they are comfortable. Cycle to the sea again at Rhoscolyn, passing lovely White Eagle pub.From here pass the inland sea and head inland and then back to Rhosneigr with its sandy, popular surfing beach. Cycle inland and then back to the sea at Abberfraw, with an option to detour to Llangwyfan, with its church on a small island which you can walk to at low tide. From Abberfraw cycle to the Maltraeth estuary, along the ‘cob’ to Newborough Forest where you can detour into the forest and down to the sea, and Llanwyddn island. Or continue past one of our favourite cafes, the Maram Grass and on to Menai Bridge and Beaumaris. Beaumaris is a lovely seaside town, with pier, Castle, old Court House and Goal, boat trips to Puffin island. 47 miles.

Day 3 – Cycle to Penmon Point and lighthouse, past Penmon Priory and Dovecot. Then head to Llandonna, (you can detour to Llandonna beach here – but its a very steep hill back up!). At Pentraeth head inland to Llangefni and the Oriel Mon gallery and cafe, and then to Llyn Cefni. Then back to the sea at Red Wharf Bay with the lovely Ship Inn looking over the bay. From here to Benllech for the night. 43 miles

Day 4 – Cycle into Moelfre village, visit the Lifeboat station, then head inland towards Llyn Alaw. From here its back to the coast near Point Lynas, and on to the copper port of Amwlch with its visitor centre and cafe. From here its a short cycle to Cemaes for the night. Visit the pretty church of Llanbadrig up on the cliff overlooking the sea, just on the edge of Cemaes. 47 miles

Day 5 – From Cemaes head to Cemlyn Bay and Nature Reserve and on to Church Bay and Swtan (a restored example of a 17 century thatched cottage. Another nice cafe b y the beach. From here the route heads inland to Llynnon Mill a working water mill, before heading back to Holyhead and back to your starting point at Trearddur where we meet you with your luggage and to collect the bikes. 45 miles.

Accommodation

Comfortable B & Bs and small hotel and pubs

Pricing

Prices shown are per person

Number of Nights B&Bs/Farmhouse B & B/Inns
4 £495
Single supp/night £15 -40

Discounts & Offers

Child Discounts – (Children sharing with 2 adults)

  • Under 2 – free
  • Under 4 – 80%
  • Under 12 – 50%
  • 12 to 16 – 25%

Group Discounts – 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

Discount for using own bikes – £10 per day

What's Included?

This cycling holiday includes –

  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast
  • Detailed routes, maps, background information
  • Quality bikes (discount available of you prefer to bring your own)
  • Helmets and tool kit, puncture resistant tyres
  • Luggage transfer & full support and back-up should you need help
  • Car parking or transfer to and from nearest station
  • Nearest station – Holyhead

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