Enjoy this wonderful open breezy ride along the wide sea promenade that stretches from Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay to Pensarn.
The ride has a background of wooded hills rising to over 600ft. In the foreground are myriad caravan sites - there can be few places more popular with caravan owners than the north coast of Wales!
The ride runs along the bustling seafront of Colwyn Bay before passing the curious concrete anchors that have been dumped in great heaps along the coast to prevent erosion from the sea. Two short climbs take you up and over the jetties carrying a stone from the quarries out to sea. Up in the wooded hills between Llanddulas and Abergele, you will catch a glimpse of the atmospheric Gwrych Castle.
NB This is an open coastal ride where you should be very aware of the wind (normally from the west). If you are going to cycle there and back it is best to cycle into the wind at the start while you are fresh and have the wind help you on the return journey. Alternatively, contemplate catching the train than doing a one-way trip, blown back to the start.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.