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Ride out to sea: A tidal church and a proper Welsh Tea

Ride out to sea: A tidal church and a proper Welsh Tea

In the company of experienced cycle leader and Welsh speaker Eli Elis-Williams

Darllenwch y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg

A truly spectacular ride across land which was once sea, to visit a church surrounded by sea, which was once on the mainland. The ancient church at Aberffraw, former royal court of the Welsh princes, can only be visited at low tide. To reach it we cross wildlife rich reclaimed wetlands, on an old road over the sand dunes and a pack-horse bridge. 

A church has stood on this spot since the 7th century when it was founded by St Beuno. The building you see today is over 800 years old, and rich in history. From here we travel coastwards, with a short walk across a stony beach to 12th century St Cwyfan’s, a place to pause, take a breath and drink in the atmosphere. 

A picturesque rural inland route, with a Welsh tea at a popular cyclists café en route, marks our return back to Llangefni. This coastal tour in the expert company of Green Lane Bike Tours is a great way to experience the very special blend of ancient history and modern Welsh culture of Anglesey.
 

Distance : c20 miles

Pace : leisurely

A proper Welsh lunch included

Cost: approx £60 per person (plus bike hire if required)

Bike and electric bike hire available

Dates : TBC

Book this tour : explorechurches@nationalchurchestrust.org

About Green Lane Bike Tours

Set up and run by Eli Elis-Williams, experienced cycle tour leader, history buff and Welsh speaker, Green Lane Bike Tours (https://www.greenlanebiketours.co.uk/) have a unique offer, with tours taking a holistic view of spirituality, from local flora and fauna, standing stones and ancient ruins, to discovering Anglesey’s medieval past and an insight into how the community live today, they deliver a full package day to remember on an ancient Isle like no other. We make a generous donation to each church we visit to help with their upkeep. Eli can also help you pronounce all the Welsh place names and teach you a few helpful Welsh phrases for your holiday!    

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