Marin Trail Accommodation
Poet’s Cottage is ideal Marin Trail accommodation. The Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant single track and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember.
Most, but not all, of the climbs are on forest roads and tracks. This gives you time to take in the views of the mountains of Snowdonia. All of the descents are on the sweetest single track. The single track varies from very tight, technical and rocky to wonderfully open and flowing, from dark forest to exposed ridgelines.CLICK for the Marin Trail website
A guide to the Marin Trail
Ok, lets not beat around the bush, the Marin Trail involves a LOT of climbing. The forest road climbs are unrelenting and at times steep. However, the rewards are great with some very interesting descents especially the final one which is a real blast!
The terrain on the climbs is standard forest roads. The descents are on a rocky and loose surface which is really good fun. Some of the rocky steps which have been built into the trail are awesome. They provide a slightly different twist on the standard trail centre style.
The other major appeal of this trail is the epic scenery. Don’t forget we are just inside the Snowdonia National Park. Here you will be treated with views of rivers, lakes, mountains and other trademarks of North Wales. At times, it feels like mountain biking through a scene from Lord of the Rings! Classic stuff.
Finding the Marin Trail
The Marin Trail is located just off the B5106 only 2 miles south of Trefriw – making Poet’s Cottage ideal Marin Trail Accommodation – and about 4 miles North of Betws-y-Coed. Just before a major junction in the road, the entrance to the forest car park is visible on the left if driving from Betws-y-Coed.CLICK for the Marin Trail website