Green Lane Bike Tours is the embodiment of a daydream by Eli Elis-Williams, who conceived the idea and decided to make it real! They are assisted by a number of experienced freelance cyclists.
Eli learnt to ride a bike as an adult and has cycled practically all the back roads of Anglesey over recent years. She also volunteers as a British Cycling Breeze Champion, and is insured through British Cycling.
We are the only company who can take you on a day-long guided bike tour on Anglesey. We just felt that there were so many amazing places to visit on Anglesey, and that many of them were not that well-known. Our solution is to provide a guided bike tour to some of these places, providing a unique and unusual thing to do.
Tour Operator Green Lane Bike Tours
An exciting tour, with some great ‘reveals’ which won’t disappoint you as we reach different sites.
Anglesey is world renowned as the ancestral home of the ancient Druids. On our guided bike tour, we combine visiting some of the best of Anglesey’s prehistoric remains with some lovely cycling with fantastic views. We travel through a Neolithic, to Romano-British, Bronze and Iron Age landscape to visit archaeological sites which were doubtless, significant to the early Celts.
The Druids’ sacred oak groves may be gone, but enigmatic remnants of their culture remain in the form of standing stones, burial chambers and the remains of homes and defended communities. These continue to tantalize us.
The island boasts more ancient monuments per square mile than any other part of the UK. On this cycle ride, we follow the Braint valley, home to Anglesey’s longest river. This was a significant river valley for the early Celts, which is reflected in the number of prehistoric remains which scatter the valley and look outwards towards the mountain and mountain passes of Eryri (Snowdonia).
As we begin our guided bike tour, you will enjoy interesting and rewarding views towards Eryri as we cycle along the shore of the Menai Strait. We then turn inland to visit four sites: Cae’r Leb, Bodowyr Burial Chamber, and the Romano-British Castell Bryn Gwyn and its associated standing stones. Saving the best till last, or final visit of the day is to Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey’s most important and iconic prehistoric site.
After this, cycle back towards the coast and follow a delightful, short off-road track (which can be walked or cycled) back to our start location.
Bring your adventurous spirit! There is around 1 mile of walking along public footpaths through fields to access a couple of the sites. This may include passing through fields containing horses and cattle, mud, and in some seasons, nettles, so we suggest long trousers!