Very scenic.Not what I would call "a nice bendy give it some type road"
Also known as Bwlch-y-Groes it's a classic, singletrack mountain road with spectacular views either side of the pass itelf. So best ridden in clear weather. I rode it on an SV650 in the company of a guy doing a round Britain tour for charity. It was his first time up there and he was gob-smacked.
i was able to go back on this ride at the end of march 2011, it really is a beautiful scenic ride, albeit mostly single track road.stop at the top of the pass and you can have a wander about if you want, i did this on a thursday at end of march. and felt like the only person,alive,marvellous!
I join this route with one I have put on here lake vyrnwy to lake Bala makes a great days riding any one got a single track routes over snowdon way? BMW gs road tires so nothing to green lane
i went up to this mountain pass road a few years ago.i hope to do it again in june,it makes your motorbike thinks its a bmw of sorts! main problem is getting there the a 487 can be very packed with all sorts of holiday makers in there cars/caravans etc.when i went the road was closed and i had to use a diversion following what seemed like every caravan in the country.not very good but mountain pass road brilliant.
A brilliant route especially on a traillie when you can see over fences etc - narrow lanes and farm / sheep dogs that jump out and try and bite your legs off !!! A wonderful route !!!
This route uses the Bwch-y-Groes(pass of the cross)this was the test route for most of the old British bike manufacturers,to test 'hill climbing abilities' its easy on a modern bike though.
There is one double hairpin at the bottom of the hill and its mostly 'single track' road. Used a lot on the Nick Sanders motochallenge series. A must to see Wales highest mountain pass.
Looking down towards Llanuwchllyn.
The valley down towards Dinas Mawddwy taken at the junction of the road leading down to Llyn Efrynwy (Lake Vyrnwy).
The so called cross at the top of Bwlch y Groes. It was erected to commemorate a visit made by the Bishop of Bangor in 1999 I think.
Climbing from the Dovey Valley
The op of Bwlch y Groes looking north
Taken from Top of the Pass