A truly spectacular ride across land which was once sea, to visit several historic churches, including one which has become marooned in the sea, which can only be visited at low tide.
On this ride we cross wildlife rich reclaimed wetlands, follow the track of an old road through sand dunes and cross a pack horse bridge.
We visit Llangadwaladr to see a commemoration to a 7th century King of Gwynedd, ride on to Aberffraw, the ancient court site of the Princes of Gwynedd, where St Beuno’s has stood since the 7th century. We ride to the coast to enjoy a short walk across a stony beach to 12th century St Cwyfan’s, a place to pause, take a breath and drink in the atmosphere.
A picturesque rural inland route with a Welsh tea at a popular cyclists café, marks our return back to Llangefni. This coastal tour, in the expert company of Green Lane Bike Tours selects quiet roads and cycle ways which provide a wealth of land and seascapes.
It provides a great way to experience the very special blend of ancient history and modern Welsh culture of Anglesey.
This tour is exclusive to ExploreChurches.
This tour is organised and managed by Green Lane Bike Tours Ltd.
We meet at the town of Llangefni on the Isle of Anglesey to cycle a circular route, visiting churches along the way. We will cycle around 24 miles, with a height gain of 615 feet. A Welsh afternon tea is included.
If you bring your own bike, please bring a helmet, a basic repair kit and preferably a spare inner tube. You should also ensure that your bike is in good working order.
If you don't have your own bike, you can hire bikes (or an electric bike) through us at an additional cost. These must be booked in advance so please discuss with us.
Bring layers appropriate for the weather, and shoes suitable for cycling (more information on our website).
Minimum age is 16 years. Participants must be able to cycle on the road and in a group. There is also a walk of around a mile across uneven rocky beach surface.
Our start time is 10.30am and the tour lasts approximately 6 hours.
Facilities & refreshments
Toilets are available at start, at the Riverside cafe and the end. This is a very rural ride visiting small old churches which do not have provision for toilets.
Tour includes a proper Welsh afternoon tea at Riverside Arts & Crafts cafe (with tables available outside when the weather is good), please inform us of any dietary requirements. Tea / coffee available from local cafes before and after the tour.
There is a paid car park (for car or minibus) at the start and end point.
This tour involves a period of walking and a flight of steps. There is a walk of around a mile across uneven rocky beach surface. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users due to steps at the churches. Please contact us for details.