Antur 'Stiniog is not for profit a social enterprise. It was established in June 2007, having received pledges of support from more than 2000 local residents, each sharing the same vision:
“To develop the potential of the Outdoor Sector in the Ffestiniog area in a sustainable and innovative way for the benefit of the local residents and economy”.
Antur 'Stiniog aims to realise this vision through a number of exciting projects which vary from enjoyment and training in the sector to developing a series of Mountain bike trails in the area.
Antur 'Stiniog are aiming to develop the disused railway line between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Trawsfynydd.
The Velorail project planned by Antur 'Stiniog, is unique and innovative, in that no other such facility exists in the UK. France has 36 Velorails across the country, with over half of these being in Northern France with its climate similar to ours (compared with Southern France). Other Velorail attractions exist in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the Czech Republic. The concept uses low carbon, sustainable bicycle technology to propel an adapted carriage along a disused railway line, offering an outdoor family attraction, which is clean, active, and allows the user to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Ambitiously Antur 'Stiniog hope to run a reduced Velorail attraction from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llan Ffestiniog by 2016.