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Rhayader

Rhayader

Cycle Route

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The Radnor Ring is an 84 mile circular cycle route around the old county of Radnorshire with a mixture of on and off road cycling. The route follows country lanes, river valleys, traffic-free trails and mountain roads, offering spectacular views of some of Mid Wales' most awe-inspiring scenery. It passes through some stunning landscapes, climbs over some strenuous passes and even has an optional off road section for those that would prefer to ride it on a mountain bike.

The route passes a number of train stations on the scenic Heart of Wales railway line, including Knighton, Knucklas, Llangunllo, Llanbister Road and Llandrindod Wells.

The route is signed mainly signed as National Route 825 but takes in some of National Route 8 (Lon Las Cymru) between Rhayader and Newbridge -on-Wye. The route predominantly runs through Powys but in the East, the route creeps back and forth over the Welsh English border in to Herefordshire passing through Kington, Presteigne and Knighton.

The towns and villages offer plenty of accommodation options and the whole route is dotted with country inns that provide perfect places to stop for lunch. As an introduction to cycle touring in Wales, this would be a hard one to beat.

Cycle Route: NCN Route 8 and Route 825

Access: Moderate to Challenging

Miles: 84

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 971680  Lat: 52.30059 Long: -3.50990

A44 from Leominster; A470 from north or south Wales.

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Llandrindod Wells station

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