Here’s a bike route from GC, our main contributor this year – he calls it simply “The Google Route” for obvious reasons!
“I wanted to see what kind of quick and easy route Google MAPS (bike mode) would come up with – it’s just over 10 miles and takes in a variety of roads from quiet lanes to A road. For some reason Google doesn’t make use of the cycleways alongside the lake! Well, this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it does include and easy exit from Treborth on shared-use paths, great scenery on the lanes around Llandeiniolen, then a fast run-in to Llanberis on the A road. I did this on a winter Saturday and there was no problem with traffic. If you want something quieter and more scenic see my return route via the lanes and cycleways around Llanrug and Bethel. For the quick and easy “google route”, follow signs from Treborth towards Greenwood Country Park / Greenwood Centre then after passing the Park go straight over at each junction until you reach the main road at Brynrefail. Turn right here then left on to the A road that runs right into Llanberis and brings you to Parc Padarn with no navigational challenges. If you want to, it’s easy enough to divert off onto the lakeside cycleway which is clearly signposted to Llanberis.”