The Dingle in Llangefni is a super bike ride for all the family, passing through a wide variety for terrain from lakeside to boardwalk riding, woodland and riverside.
The route is a very manageable 5km each way mostly on good surfaces, limited inclines make it a perfect choice for little bikers.
The Dingle has become a firm family favourite of ours. It’s just a short drive from Caernarfon to Bodffordd where we usually start our journey.
There is a free car park at Bodffordd – only a few spaces. It’s a popular spot with dog walkers and cars come and go frequently, if you can’t get a parking spot immediately hover a while and you’re sure to get a spot.
Another reason for setting out from Bodffordd is so that we can pop into one of Llangefni’s many cafes for a cup of tea (panad in Welsh) or perhaps chips and a drink in The Bull in the town centre.
This is a lovely few hours trip. If you are very lucky you might just see red squirrels at the council run feeding station which is located close to the cycle track.
The track sets off on a path of large gravelly chunks. This can be a bit tricky especially for a little one riding a bike with stabilisers – this was the case our first time. This inconvenience doesn’t last long and you’re soon on the track riding long Llyn (lake) Cefni.
What you need to know: Distance 5km / Free parking at Bodffordd or pay and display in Llangefni / Toilets in Llangefni / Family Friendly / Picnic spots and benches along the way.
This itinerary is part of the Lôn Las Cefni Cycleway a 14 mile off-road cycleway/footpath traversing beautiful countryside from Llyn Cefni and the Dingle woodland Nature Reserve, through Malltraeth Marsh RSPB wetland reserve, past Malltraeth Estuary and then through Newborough Forest.