Man in high-vis jacket cycling the Lon Las Cefni Cycle route
Man in high-vis jacket cycling the Lon Las Cefni Cycle route

Anglesey - Malltraeth and Lôn Lâs Copr Cycle Route

Check out this great cycle route around Malltraeth and Lôn Lâs Copr

If you’re a keen cyclist, grab your helmet and pump your tyres, as two of the UK’s nine national cycle network routes are on the Isle of Anglesey.

The Malltraeth and Lôn Lâs Copr loop (National Cycle Route 566) is not one for the faint hearted. It’s a 36-mile schlep that takes you on a journey through Anglesey’s history, starting at Malltraeth by the saltmarshes of Afon Cefni. The path then travels inland and north to reach Llangefni, where you can explore the Dingle nature reserve and then on to the Llyn Cefni reservoir before you reach National Route 5 at Llanerch-y-medd. The southern section, which follows Lôn Lâs Cefni, is due to be signed as part of the National Cycle Network soon.

You’ll cycle past Swtan, the island’s last surviving thatched cottage, Llynnon Mill, the only working windmill in Wales, and the “Copper Kingdom” at Parys Mountain.

The trail also reaches Cemlyn Nature Reserve, where you'll find a large lagoon separated from the sea by a spectacular, naturally created shingle ridge. This reserve is home to a wealth of birds, wildflowers and marine creatures so it’s a delightful place to visit in any season.