Lon Eifion Cycleway Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lon Eifion Cycleway is a 12.5 mile traffic-free route, running from Caernarfon to Bryncir. Offering a range of views, from rich woodland to spectacular mountains (at one point you can see Snowdon) it is cycling heaven.
The name simply means Eifion’s Lane. The name is from the district in which the route can be found, Eifionydd. The district was named for the grandson of King Cunedda. Lon Eifion starts right by the Caernarfon train station, within sight of the castle. Do note that this is a heritage steam railway, not normal passenger services.
All the photos are by SouthWestCyclist.
The surface is very good tar throughout and for significant sections it is as wide as a country lane for cars.
Lon Eifion Cycleway is usable on any bicycle.
There are toilets at Caernarfon train station, at Dinas (Welsh Highland Railway), and at the Tafarn Pennionyn (just off the trail).
There are also toilets at Caffi Gerlan (just off the trail, at 5 miles). Finally, there are toilets at the Brencir Garden Centre café (open daily between 10am and 4pm) but that involves a further 300 metres cycling down the A487.
Refreshment stops: ⭐⭐
Points of Interest
Snowdon is visible (in good weather) from part of the route and you can see the Llyn mountains from other parts.
Also consider visiting Caernarfon Castle.
Routes in North Wales
There are no A-frame barriers along this route, but there are some gates. These should be wide enough for normal trikes and cargo bikes to fit through.
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What it looks like
DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below) from which you can download the GPX file for the route.