The UK is a cycling hot spot for all disciplines of riding: road, mountain and everything inbetween. It’s especially accommodating for families with its hidden gems and historic cycleways.
We understand that cycling is a hobby, a passion… even an addiction for many of us. However, we all fancy changing it up a little from time-to-time by branching off from the usual routes, or even picking up a different two-wheeled steed.
We’ve done our research and we’ve found a selection of canal routes and towpaths which we’d love to explore this year. Perfect for all skills, ages and fun for all the family too.
Situated in North-East Wales, Llangollen is known for its gnarly downhill tracks, but there’s a lovely cycleway which takes you on an 8 mile route of traffic free bliss.
Beginning in Llangollen, this route is entirely via the canal way, so no need to worry about getting lost. It’s beautiful setting in the heart of the Welsh countryside will have you stopping to appreciate the natural landscapes, and snapping those photo memories.
You’ll pass tourist spots such as the Horseshoe Falls and the Pontcycyllte Aqueduct which is a World Heritage site, and engineering masterpiece. At this point you can hop off the bike and walk allow the top which towers 126 feet above the river.
Passing through the Whitehouse Tunnel, you’ll shortly come to the stunning town of Chirk where you can stop for a rest and a cuppa before heading back.