Colwyn Bay to Llandudno

Colwyn Bay Promenade to Llandudno Pier (6 miles)

A mostly flat route which skirts the coast through Rhos-on-Sea and Penrhyn Bay to Llandudno. It follows the North Wales Coastal Cycle Path (Route 5) and includes a climb (you can push if you want) up the Little Orme with fantastic views over Llandudno.

There are a few sections where you can safely cross roads and after the Little Orme it follows a quiet road and track (well sign-posted). You should dismount along the footpath through Rhos-on-Sea or use the road.

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This route is 6 miles long. At an average cycling speed with no stops this should take 45 minutes to complete. We suggest you give yourself a minimum of 2 hours to go there and back, however as this is a 'straight there and back' route you can decide to break the journey whenever you want.

  • 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.
  • The Little Orme is a steep climb but gives great views over Llandudno's North Shore.
  • Llandudno's Victorian Promenade set in the beautiful bay between the Little Orme and the Great Orme.

From Porth Erias, Colwyn Bay head west following the way-marked National Cycle Route 5 for 6 miles through Rhos-on-Sea and Penrhyn Bay, over the Little Orme and along the Promenade to Llandudno Pier at the foot of the Great Orme.

Download the PDF map of this route: Porth-Eirias-to-Rhyl-Harbour-Map.pdf