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Cycling Lôn Las Cymru 250 miles through the heart of Wales - Cicerone

Guidebook to cycling Lôn Las Cymru, a 255 mile (410km) route from Cardiff, or 242 mile (390km) from Chepstow to Holyhead, showcasing Wales's beautiful rural heartland. Cycling is on quiet roads and traffic-free paths, and although there are some mountainous sections, gradients are mostly gentle. The route can be completed in 4-7 days.



EAN13 : 9781852849870

  • Publisher/Serie : Cicerone/British Long Distance
  • Destination : Wales
  • Activity : Cycling
  • Publication date : aug-2018
  • Pages : 128
  • specifications/quality : paperback
  • Language : english
  • Dimension : 11.5cm x 17.0cm x 0.8cm

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Guidebook to cycling Lôn Las Cymru, a 255 mile (410km) route from Cardiff, or 242 mile (390km) from Chepstow to Holyhead, showcasing Wales's beautiful rural heartland. Passing through the Brecon Beacons National Park, Snowdonia National Park, and over the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, the route is as scenic as it is rewarding.

Divided into 5 stages, the route (which follows quiet roads and traffic-free paths) is described from both Cardiff and Chepstow. Accompanying route description for each stage is 1:100,000 mapping and elevation profiles, giving a clear indication of course. Suggested summary schedules from both start destinations are included, detailing possible 4 to 7 day cycle options. Also included is handy practical information about transport to and from the route, accommodation en route, baggage transfer options and preparing your bike.

As well as taking in some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the British Isles, Wales’s preeminent cycle route passes by an impressive array of interesting historic sites, as well as pretty villages and interesting towns, making it a ride to remember.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
Why Lôn Las Cymru?
How tough is it?
Which direction to ride?
Selecting a schedule
Getting there
First and last nights
When to ride
Accommodation
Baggage transfer
What to take
Preparing your bike
Eating
Phones and Wi-Fi
Emergencies
Waymarking
Maps
Using this guide
LÔN LAS CYMRU
Stage 1 Cardiff to Glasbury
Stage 1a Chepstow to Glasbury
Stage 2 Glasbury to Llanidloes
Stage 3 Llanidloes to Dolgellau
Stage 4 Dolgellau to Caernarfon
Stage 5 Caernarfon to Holyhead

Appendix A Cycle shops
Appendix B Accommodation
Appendix C Useful contacts
Appendix D What to take
Appendix E Welsh words and pronunciation
Appendix F Selected additional reading

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