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Cycling and Cycling Routes in Mid Wales

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Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Cyflym Coch strings together some of the best fast flowing sections in Coed y Brenin, with relatively short climbs. With sections like DreamTime and Uncle Fester it's a real blast!
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

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  • Access: Difficult
  • Duration: 1.5-3hrs
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

A rocky challenging technical trail throughout, offering some sweeping descents like 'Bugsy' and 'Pink Heifer'.
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

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  • Access: Severe
  • Duration: 1.5-3hrs
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

The MinorTaur a great fun introduction to mountain biking for a wide range of ages and abilities and is unique in that it can be used by riders with a disability using adaptive mountain bikes.
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

The Tarw Du(say Taroo Dee), which is Welsh for Black Bull, is not only the original trail built in Coed y Brenin but it is also the first purpose built mountain bike trail in the UK, & probably the world!
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

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  • Access: Severe
  • Duration: 1.5-3hrs
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Y Temtiwr includes 5 sections of single track, from extremely technical rock pitching to fast flowing swooping curves through the trees, and of course, long climbs.
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

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  • Access: Difficult
  • Duration: 0.5-1hr
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

The Dragon's Back is a classic cross country mountain bike trail which has matured well. Formerley the Karrimor trail it has had some fine additions over the years.
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

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  • Duration: 3-5hrs
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

This trail takes in some of the most picturesque parts of the river Mawddach. You will pass the gold mines of Gwynfynydd and ride along the length of the river valley to see the waterfalls.
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

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  • Duration: 1-3hrs
  • Miles: 7
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Artisans Cycle Hire

The Old Sawmill, Lake Vyrnwy, Oswestry, Powys, SY10 0NA, Tel: 01691 870317, Email, www.artisans-lakevyrnwy.co.uk

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

 
 
 
Radnor Forest

Nr Presteigne, Powys, UK, Tel: 01547 528753, www.naturalresources.wales/radnor

Exciting off road cycle routes at Radnor Forest including two main trails: the 5-mile (8km), "Easy" grade Rhiw Pool Trail and the 10-mile (16km) "Moderate to Strenuous" Black Mixen Trail.

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  • Access: Fishpools Car Park, Bleddfa
  • Rail station: Knighton (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Montgomery Cycle Route
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Powys, SY15 6PA, Tel: 01938 552043, Email, www.travelshropshire.co.uk/media/14533/montgomery-cycle-rides.pdf

Circular cycle route starting from in front of the Montgomery Town Hall providing an exceptional view of the town and with the option of extending the route to include the Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve.

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  • Miles: 4
  • Rail station: Welshpool (9 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Montgomery Cycle Route
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Powys, SY15 6PA, Tel: 01938 552043, Email, www.montgomery-wales.co.uk/visiting/things.html

Cycle Route: Montgomery - Abermule - Montgomery

There are five cycle rides based on Montgomery that will provide you with beautiful views of the dramatic countryside of the Mid Wales Marches. Cycle Parking is available in Broad Street in the town centre.

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  • Miles: 11
  • Rail station: Welshpool (9 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD, Tel: 01568 770755, Email, www.wheelywonderfulcycling.co.uk

Cycle hire available from our base near Ludlow

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  • Rail station: Ludlow (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Barmouth Cycling

Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1NE, Tel: 01341 280787, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/CardiganBayCoast

With the development of Trans Wales cycle routes, Barmouth has become an ideal centre for a cycling based holiday. The dramatic beauty of North & Mid Wales offers a vast array of cycling opportunities for all types of cyclists.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Aberaeron Harbour

Ceredigion, SA46 0BT, Tel: 01545 570602, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/CardiganBayCoast

Cycle Route: Aberaeron - Llanerchaeron - Aberaeron

Discovering Llanerchaeron
Cycle Route: Aberaeron - Llanerchaeron - Aberaeron
Start/Finish: Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre
Distance: 10miles
Time allowance: 1 - 2hrs

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  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Miles: 21
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Aberaeron Harbour

Ceredigion, SA46 0BT, Tel: 01545 570602, Email, www.discoverceredigion.co.uk/English/what/cycling/Pages/Cycle-Break-Centres.aspx

Cycle Route: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Cycle Route: Aberaeron - Ciliau Aeron - Cilcennin - Cross Inn - Pennant/back to Aberaeron
Start/Finish: Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre
Distance: 20miles
Time allowance: 3 - 4hrs

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  • Duration: 3-4 Hours
  • Miles: 20
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Aberaeron Harbour

Ceredigion, SA46 0BT, Tel: 01545 570602, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/CardiganBayCoast

Cycle Route: Aberaeron / New Quay

Two Ports of Call
Cycle Route: Aberaeron - New Quay/New Quay Aberaeron
Start/Finish: Aberaeron or New Quay Tourist Information Centre
Distance: 14miles
Time allowance: 1 - 2hrs
This route can be ridden in either direction.

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  • Miles: 14
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Sustrans Route 8: Dolgellau

Dolgellau Town Centre, LL40 1SR, Tel: 01179268893, Email, www.sustrans.org.uk/wales

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 8

The cycle route heads inland from the town of Dolgellau across the Cambrian Mountains and heads South East towards Builth Wells and Llanelwedd.

 
 
Sustrans Route 82: Bangor - Machynlleth

Bangor City Centre, LL57 2DG, Tel: 01179268893, www.sustrans.org.uk/wales

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 82

Sustrans route 82 begins in the North Wales city of Bangor close to the Menai Estuary. This route heads south along the Cardigan Bay coastline.

 
 
 

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