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Old 05-20-08, 12:54 AM   #1
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Holyhead to Llandudno

Hey, everyone.

I'm going on a cycling trip next weekend (30 May - 1 June), and I need some help.

The plan is to take the ferry across from Dublin to Holyhead, then cycle from there to Llandudno. However, there seems to be a part of the route between Bangor (from after Menai bridge) to Conwy which is very cycle-unfriendly.

It's been suggested I take the A5 through Snowdonia and then back up to Llandudno, but that would mean a 125km trip. I could do that in one day, the problem is I will have a rest day in Llandudno and then need to return the way I came. I'm not at all sure that I'm fit enough to do that.

Has anyone here cycled between Bangor and Conwy before? Is it likely to be a nightmare on that stretch, or is it do-able? Is it possible to wind one's way from one little town/village to the next, parallel to the A55 but avoiding it?

I'm not as familiar with these roads as might be thought from my address - I'm a South African, been living in Ireland for three years now.

Nadia.
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Old 06-09-08, 01:31 AM   #2
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Well, seeing as the overwhelming response here seems to indicate not many of you cycle around that area, fyi to anyone considering the same area - my first inclination is to say, don't. Route finding was an absolute nightmare which cast a shadow over the whole weekend. However, at the same time it was some of the most awesome cycling I've ever done. So instead I'll say get a detailed map of the area and don't trust the cycling route markers. More details here: http://nadiacycles.blogspot.com/2008...udno-trip.html
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