- Cadair Idris, rideable or walk instead?
You’ll be carrying your bike all the way if you follow the Minffordd path although it’s a cracking walk especially if you carry on from the summit over Mynydd Moel right to the end then back along the old road
In terms of biking the best route imho is down the valley from Abergynolwyn then turn right and make for the ridgeline on the left. It joins up with the Pony PathPosted 4 years ago
I’m going to be staying near Machynlleth this weekend.
We are going with a non biking couple so plaining on doing some biking as well as walking
Planning to go to CYB one day and climb a mountain another day.
Cadair Idris seems like a good bet for walking as its nearby.
So should I just walk up or is it worth dragging a bike up?
I understand there are three routes up: Llanfihangel Path; Minfford Path and the Pony Path.
Which if any are rideable, and are they all “legal”. I guess coming from Scotland I could feign ignorance about silly access laws, although I’d rather not if there is a non – cheeky alternative
RichPosted 4 years agoArtillerydaveMember
It is a good ride, did it last weekend again with our club, did Caidair in the morning and Snowdon in the evening, for an epic day out.
Caidiar is a nice ride, well worth taking the bike for. Start by the chapel and head up for the Pony Path, climb and subsequent descent have a bit of everything. It is tricky at the top, plenty rocky. Also if you are lucky with the weather the views from the top are fantastic.
I can send you a gpx of the route we use, if interested, but it really is navigationally straight forward. Think the magazine did an article on it in issue 80.Posted 4 years agoIHNMember
Yeah, straight up and back along the Pony Path (although we took a bit of a detour on the way up and contoured up and round on the farm track then went across the side of the hill to meet up with the ‘official’ route.
It’s all rideable (just), bar the last /top 200 yards, although you may find yourself walking/carrying the odd. Bit. Good fun though, a proper biking adventure.
It took us three-ish hours up, twenty minutes down 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Well I gave it a go.
Dragged the bike up the Pony Path to the ridge. It was blowing a gale on the ridge and the visibility was really bad so I sacked it and went back down.
90% of it is ridable on the way down even for someone of my meagre abilities. There are a couple of sections where the rock steps are massive though so I didn’t fancy riding those.
The way up was torture in places though, I wouldn’t say more than 50% – up to the ridge at least was rideable. Some of it was a carry rather than a push. Fair Play to anyone who can ride most of itPosted 4 years ago
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