Duration: 2-7 nights

Price point: Mid-range

Inspirational guided mountain bike tours across Mid-Wales

  • Cycle through beautiful scenery in Wales including the Cambrian Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia

  • Rides tailored to suit all abilities, from novice riders to epic multi day journeys across Wales for the seasoned rider

  • Get a feel for rural life in mid Wales and meet local communities

  • Hassle free - everything is taken care of including route planning, logistics, accommodation and food

  • Highly experienced, qualified mountain bike guides.

A high quality guided mountain bike experience combined with hand picked accommodation and good food. Offers a local insight into mid Wales life, meeting people in the local community, whilst enjoying the beautiful, wild and rugged landscape.

 

Trips are multi-day, so you get to experience a different trail and area each day. The most popular trail is the Trans Cambrian Way, which is a three day trip that snakes its way through the heart of mid Wales, and climbs over the oldest mountain range in Europe, the Cambrian Mountains.

Everything is taken care of including guiding, accommodation, food and transport of luggage between stops, so you can just enjoy the adventure.

At a glance

  • Location: Various locations in the Cambrian Mountains, Brecon Beacons, and Snowdonia, Wales. Based in Llanidloes.

  • Group sizes: 8-16 people

  • Trip type: Small group, multi-day trips. 

  • Season: April to October.

  • Grading/difficulty: A good level of fitness is required, and moderate off road skills.

  • Getting there: Car, train or bike!

  • Pick-ups: From Caersws train station.

  • Parking: Available

  • Age restrictions: Minimum age 16.

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Sustainability and values

You will be sent a kit list and asked to bring a reservoir for your pack, or use cycling water bottles. Water is refilled in each of the venues, so no purchasing of single-use plastic water bottles.

Trail wise, this biking operator only uses trails that are legal rights of way for cycling: bridleways, fire roads, jeep tracks and of course man-made trails at bike parks. When the weather has been particularly wet, they avoid using trials frequently, and let them recover, lessening their impact. They also go out and drain some trails in a voluntary capacity. During the winter months, they avoid all natural trails that they guide on to recover for the following year. All areas of special scientific interest are strictly by-passed even if there is a cycling trail through there. 
They work alongside locally owned accommodation, local farmers and source from local providers as much as possible. It's a very tight and local network of support.

If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel
All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.​

"So much more than just a good bike ride!"

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Our story...

Phill, head guide and tea boy has been riding in the area for 30 years, and knows just about every trail there is.

He's a full member of Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team covering South Snowdonia and parts of the Cambrian Mountains and Welsh coastline.

Featured Itinerary

Trans Cambrian Way

  • A long distance mountain bike route snaking its way through the heart of mid Wales, climbing over Europe's oldest mountain range

  • Cycle 108 miles from east to west, starting in England, finishing at Dyfi Junction, with 70% of the route off-road

  • Get a real flavour of the community and mid Wales life.

Price guide

This tours runs on a group basis from March to September. 

Prices from:

  • Guided:  £360

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Mountain biking in Mid-Wales

Itinerary

Day 1. Knighton to Rhayader


Depart Knighton, border town on the Offas Dyke with a gentle start to Knucklas. This gives you a nice warm up for the first grassy climb and onto Beacon Hill. Stay high for a while to Stankey Hill before dropping to Llanbadarn for lunch. The afternoon journey high up to Bwlch Sarnau and over the top above Abbeycwmhir Forest and onto Rhayader for your first night. Distance: 54km Climbing: 1,200m




Day 2. Rhayader to Llangurig


Aftre breakfast, head out into Elan Valley and follow a series of bridleways to the sunken road, and on to Claerwen Dam. Ride around the reservoir and onto the Teifi Pools, then head back east toward Cwmystwyth. The end of the day has two long climbs in Tarenig Forest, not nice on an already epic day! Wild scenery and epic climbs earn a deserved night's rest in Llangurig. Distance: 74km Climbing: 1,600m




Day 3: Llangurig to Machynlleth


Head up out of Llangurig toward Hafren Forest and a more relaxed start. But don't be fooled, you climb all morning toward Staylittle and onto Glyndwrs Way. At Foel Fadian, descend for over 200m down the valley and onto the Mach 2/3 trail. From here head toward your grand finish on a local enduro trail into Machynlleth. Beautiful scenery and single track trail is guaranteed. Load bikes, jump on the bus and back to Knighton for farewells. Distance: 47km Climbing: 1,200m





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Carbon Emissions page. 
  

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