Cycling Migneint Pass, Wales
Ride 8.4 miles gaining 1,084’ at 2.1% average grade (3.1% climb only).
An easy but epic Welsh bike climb. This climb is through an expansive moorland in central Snowdonia, northwest Wales.
Simon Warren ranks Migneint Pass the eighth most epic bike climb in Wales.
There is a meat and potatoes portion of Migneint Pass and then there is a green bean portion. Hmm, I’m not sure if that analogy works. Anyway, the opening miles are very mellow gradients that see you through a number of small farms. The last third of the climb ramps up a bit and takes you away from any civilization and into an open tundra-like landscape. The summit is at a ‘Y’ intersection without much else around. You can reliably bet on some high winds and rain out here so pack accordingly.
Pasturland and grazing animals along the first half of the climb.
On a clear day, this could be a beautiful open space, on a rainy windy day, it adds to the challenge of this road. The main climb of about a couple of miles is sandwiched in between some rolling open moorland at the top and rolling farms at the bottom.
Windswept landscape of the moor.
Cross River Conwy at mile 7.
Finish with wide open views of moorland.