Antur ’Stiniog (meaning ‘Adventure Ffestiniog’ in English) was established in June 2007. It is a non-profit social enterprise, created with the intention of “developing the potential of the outdoor sector in the Ffestiniog area”. It has certainly done that with its world-class mountain bike trails alone.
Uplift & Downhill MTB Trails
Antur ’Stiniog offers fourteen downhill trails, graded GREEN to BLACK and the best mountain bike uplift service in the UK, some even say in the world!
They have a fully equipped, state of the art downhill centre, complete with café, shop, showers, bike maintenance and bike wash. They also offer Mountain Bike hire, powered by Nukeproof.
They also have an outdoor shop, information centre, coffee house and art gallery in the heart of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The following information is taken from the Antur ’Stiniog Facebook Page.
Pre-Book Full Day Uplift:
To fully experience the Uplift Service at its best we highly recommend booking a full-day ticket. The uplift service will do up to 20 runs a day. We recommend arriving as early as possible to get the most out of your day and spend your time at Antur ‘Stiniog doing what you came to do ride, not push! The first uplift starts at 10 am and runs until 4.15 pm, breaking for half an hour at 1 pm for lunch.
You can book using our safe and secure online booking system. Simply go to book now. Please read our terms and conditions before booking.
The best mountain bike uplift in Snowdonia, Wales!
On The Day – Non-Booked Riders:
If you do however turn up and there are available spaces then you are able to purchase a full-day, half-day or single trip ticket. A half-day session is a morning session from 10 am – 1 pm or an afternoon session from 1.30 pm – 4.15 pm.
Please do be aware that there is NO GUARANTEE you will get a seat as priority will always go to riders that have pre-booked a full days uplift on-line. We strongly advise booking in order to avoid disappointment. Please also check the booking page before you do ‘just turn up’ as on some occasions if we have no pre-booked riders then the Uplift may not always operate and will close for that day.
There are FIVE trails that range from BLUE to BLACK grade and have had international acclaim from Mtb press and riders alike. All trails are accessed by our uplift service (we are an uplift facility only) which is regarded as the best uplift service in the UK.
The Five BIG Trails
This is a Red graded section that leads into the Wildcart Trail, expect jumps, jumps, and more jumps!
Y Du (The Black) (Double Black)
Black DH run with a super-fast, flowy, jump top section with a gnarly steep rock section with big jumps to keep you on your toes, and then prepare for the steepness! Carved turns and berms all down an open hillside, finishing with another super steep rock roller and a jump section. A premier DH run.
Black Powder (Black)
Black DH run sharing the top 50m of ‘The Black’ before a series of berms send you down the other side of the hill. Big rock sections and jumps await you as you traverse down the mountainside… not for the faint-hearted!
Wild Cart (Red)
Red DH / Freeride run with a super steep fun roll in through the opening berms and an endless supply of fun in the way of beautifully crafted corners, berms, jumps and step downs… from top to bottom. As much fun on a 6″ travel bike as a full DH rig.
Drafft (Blue with some Red sections)
Red DH / Freeride run with the same features as ‘Wild Cart’ but with slightly less ‘GNAR’. Ideal as an introduction to DH / Freeride as all the features are rollable or jumpable, dependant on your riding skills!
Smoother, Easier, but no less fun. The new addition to the Antur Stiniog family is a blue grade trail aimed at the novice Dh rider, with sweeping turns, flowy singletrack, and enough features to keep even the hardcore Dh’ers happy. Less steep and longer than our current trails, and is ideal fodder for trail bikes! Grin Factor aplenty!
(Information Taken from the Antur ’Stiniog Facebook Page).
The Velorail Project
Its latest project is to develop a Velorail project running along the disused railway line between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Trawsfynydd.
Mountain Bike Centre
Canolfan Beicio Antur Stiniog
Telephone: (01766) 238007
Shop, Info Centre and Main Office
Uned 1 a 2
Telephone: (01766) 832214