Although this is not strictly a traffic free route, this minor gated road running down the Wye Valley carries next to no traffic as the main A470 runs parallel, on the other side of the valley, all the way from Llangurig to Rhayader. There is a .5 mile section on the slightly busier B4518 at the Rhayader end.
Distance - 11 miles one way, 22 miles return
Start & Parking - Tarmac. Although the road follows the Wye Valley there are several gentle hills and the occasional steeper push. The river drops almost 250ft from Llangurig to Rhayader.
Map & Leaflet
Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 136 or 147. The route is also covered by the Lon Las Cymru (north) map, produced by Sustrans - tel 0117 9290888