The trails have the perfect mix of singletrack descents & forest climbs (with a few technical climbs thrown in for good measure!). They can be ridden as one 30km route or as a 19km loop (Loop 1), or a 11km loop (Loop 2). Loop 2 branches off from Loop 1 at around the halfway point so, if you're not certain which one to ride start on Loop 1 and see how you feel when you get to the Loop 2 junction!
Dolen Machno (Loop 1) - 19km
This has the fastest descents and biggest climbs, with fast, technical single-track, tight switch-backs and a couple of leg-testing climbs. The fun just never stops!
Dolen Eryri (Loop 2) - 11km
This is all about the flow and the views, with a great mix of sweeping single-track, carving boardwalk, technical pitched stone trail and some of the best views you’ll find in the UK. A truly breath-taking ride.
Penmachno Trail (combined Loop 1 & Loop 2) - 30km
This has got it all - 30km of fast descents, flowing singletrack, technical riding & boardwalk plus views across the Snowdonia mountains.
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To get to the trails head along the A5 and take the B4406 to Penmachno. Drive into the village, over the bridge and bear left past The Eagles pub. Once past the pub carry on for about half a mile - the trailhead is on the right (large forest track).
GR: SH 786 498
Postcode: LL24 0YP (this is the nearest postcode, however, it won't take you to the trailhead, so please follow the directions above once you get into the village!)
The Penmachno Trails are remote with some very exposed sections, which can become challenging in poor weather so please carry adequate spares, clothing, fluids and foods.