Found this route in the book "Las mejores rutas en moto por espana, portugal y todo el pirineo" and travelled the route in summer 2018. This route is utterly stunning in terms of scenery and cornering. Some sections have slightly poor surfaces, most are good. Police presence is very low. Yes, I know the Pyrenees have awesome routes like the N260 which is as good as this one. You won't be disappointed.
Its a high-level B-road through farming country, so keep up the concentration. Tree-shaded twisties as you climb out of Ruthin, then switchback straights and easy bends through forests followed by open country with dry-stone walls as crash barriers (not) if you get out of shape. Watch out for crud on the road left by Dai the Tractor, and even though you can see the sharp left-hander as you approach the pub downhill in Llanfihangel, take care: one false move and youll be stuffed into the lounge bar.
Local plod on duty tend to concentrate on the Denbigh Moors road or the A5, but beware, its a favourite for the BikeSafe runs. Meet two bikes together going fast-ish and the big one bringing up the rear may well be an off-duty copper sharing his wisdom.
A circular tour of some of North Wales' best motorcycling roads.
Spectacular scenery, good road surface and excellent corners.
Significant police presence on busier roads (A5, A5104, A525, A594) particularly at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Spectacular scenery, and the highlight of the ride was coming up over a crest and coming face to face with a hovering Red Kite, time stood still for a moment. Fantastic road, ride, scenery, weather (in May 2011) FJ1200, full luggage, pillion, brilliant day out.
Hawarden to Llandegla has lots of low speed twisting corners to warm up on. The A5104 to Corwen ups the pace with a nice mix of corners, faster sections and lovely scenery. Corwen to Bala is continually interesting with fast sections and some very twisty sections. Bala to Trawsfynydd is a legendary biking road, many sections are very fast with excellent visibility and high speed sweepers but do look out for traffic cops hiding in farm entrances even on quiet mid-week afternoons. Traws to Dolgellau has very long straight sections where high speed junkies can get their fix and the law abiding can enjoy fabulous views of the Rhinogs. Nearer to Dolgellau the road has recently been improved, the surface is excellent and provides many excellent mid-speed corners. Dolgellau to Bala is a joy to ride with a nice mix of twisties and sweepers and great scenery. There are lots of opportunities for refreshments along the way and bring a camera, the scenery is stunning.