Lon Eifion Cycleway / Cycle Path
Caernarfon to Bryncir
National Cycle Network Route 8
This scenic 12.5 mile cycle path has recently been upgraded and now has an excellent hard surface all the way. For much of its course it is wider than most cycle paths - as wide in fact as many country lanes.
It skirts the western edge of the main mountains of Snowdonia with good views of the Nantlle ridge and, near Penygroes, a more distant glimpse of Snowdon. Heading south there are fine view of the Lleyn mountains dramatically descending to the sea.
The northern half of the path passes close to several villages: Bontnewydd, Dinas, Groeslon and Penygroes. Adjacent to (but just off) the path there is a cafe at the Inigo Jones slate museum about 5 miles south of Caernarfon. It is open all year 10 am till 4 pm.
START: The northern end starts at grid ref 481625 (OS map No 115 Snowdon) 400 yards south of the large car park at overlooking the harbour at Caernarfon castle (world heritage site). There is on road parking at the start of the path. The southern end is at Bryncir grid ref 479446 (OS map 123 Lleyn Peninsula). There is a small car park at Bryncir.
Accommodation on Lon Eifion (NCN Route 8)
Derwin Cottages: 2 ancient cottages, modernised to a high standard and at the southern end of Lone Eifion
Rhos Cottages: 4 secluded self-catering cottages about 2 miles from the Bryncir end of Lon Eifion
Cefn Eithin Holiday cottages are on the doorstep of Lon Eifion and have bikes for hire
Groeslon Tafarn Pennionyn. Self catering one bedroom apartments next to this traditional Welsh pub at reasonable rates. Tel 01286 830743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of the path and views
See also Cycle Ride from Felinheli/Caernarfon