Colwyn Bay to Conwy

Colwyn Bay to Conwy (8.5 miles)

This lovely route can be combined with a circular trip to Llandudno or a straight there and back. It takes in Rhos on Sea and the coast towards Penrhyn Bay, before turning inland to follow undulating roads through lovely countryside. The route then continues through Llandudno Junction and over the bridge to Conwy. Its a signposted route following National Cycle Route 5 on the promenade and well marked minor roads. It is therefore more suitable for confident cyclists. 


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The route is 8.5 miles and is a mix of minor road and promenade cycling. The roads are gently undulating and we anticipate it will take about an hour to cycle. It will take about 4 hours to go there and back with a stop off in historic Conwy. It can also be combined with a route to Llandudno for a full day's cycle.

  • Rhos-on-Sea is a charming village with a small harbour and lots of small shops and cafes.
  • Rhos Point is a great place to watch sea birds at low tide.
  • Llandrillo Church is said to be the smallest church in Britain.
  • Glanwyddan is a lovely little village with a great pub, the Queens Head 
  • Undulating road through nice countryside with views over towards Snowdonia
  • The dramatic bridge across the Conwy Estuary with Conwy Castle and the walled town as a back drop

Follow the cycle route east along the coast, through Rhos on Sea and past the golf course. Take the signed route (number 5) left as you enter the residential area of Penrhyn Bay. Follow minor roads over the mini roundabout, on to Llanrhos Road and then turn left towards Glanwyddan. Follow this minor road (Pabo Lane) for several miles before turning right through Llandudno Junction. Turn left at the ASDA roundabout, then follow cycle signs up and over the bridge to Conwy.

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