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Lon Las Fenai Cycle Route

By Dave Roberts   

on November 15, 2011    No ratings yet.

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Lon Las Fenai Cycle Route

Further Details

Route Summary:

Lon Las Fenai is a traffic free cycletrack along the Menai Strait between Caernarfon and Y Felinheli. It’s also part of the Wales Coast Path.

Route Start Location: Caernarfon to Felinheli

Distance
Ascent
Time
6.77 km 54 m 1 hour

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

Good facilities both ends of the route.

 Hazards

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Paid for parking near the start in Caernarfon, though you can also start from the town centre.

Public Transport:

Regular bus services between Bangor and Caernarfon / Felinheli.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps

Guidebooks

Lon Las Fenai Cycle Route Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Lon Las Fenai Cycle Route

The Lon Las Fenai is an easy cycle track from Caernarfon to Felinheli, and of course – in the opposite direction. It’s also part of the Wales Coast Path. The Lon Las Fenai joins up with Lon Adda to travel into Bangor and onward towards the Lon Las Ogwen. Recent improvements on the Caernarfon seafront make it possible to cycle to the start of the Lon Eifion cycletrack, but with one section near the new Welsh Highland Way station being on a busy road.

The Route

You don’t need much guidance to follow the Lon Las Fenai. It starts near the Docks in Caernarfon, where you can cycle along it’s perimeter. Follow this, past the Galeri and the big chain pub on the corner and turn right at the end. You’ll pass the pier, turn right again and the cycle path starts here.

It is easy enough to follow from this point onward, with a couple of minor roads to cross, until you get to the roundabout  4km. Cross the minor road that leads to Plas Menai and follow the first left (on the pavement). After a few 100m, the cycle track veers off left again and takes you pleasantly into the village. This route stops at the Gardd Fon, and well worth stopping at for some real ales (though, obviously not in the plural if you’re cycling it!).

Return whence you came.

You can download a full printable route guide from the following website – link.

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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