I don’t know the area but the sustrans map would be my first call. There’s the resovoir path at Talybont but that’s a bit of your way. The res forms part of ‘The Gap’ route, which follows the high track, there is a lower much easier track with a very gentle incline.
I’m off on holiday to mid Wales, sort of halfway between llanwrtyd wells and Aberystwyth.
Are there any good areas for “family” cycling? My kids can get around the man made stuff in Bristol fine, but they are only little, so wouldn’t cope with loads of massive hills, or 3 hour rides. Fire road stuff or first paths are fine. They don’t crave ‘proper’ MTB. Any suggestions?
The Elan valley trail. I regularly go there with my 8 year old, it was his first proper outing when he learnt to ride at age 4 ish . It’s about 8 miles each way , and very enjoyable for a family ride. It’s flat with one easily manageable uphill section.There’s a great cafe and play park at the visitor centre too.
Elan Valley would be great for families and more. Nearest town/village is Rhayader that has a great campsite and several pubs and cafe’s. Bike shop is Elan Valley Cyclery/Clive Powell Mountain Bike, 01597 811343.
Speak to Clive or Neil, there’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
I think you can do some relatively easy routes round Nant yr Arian if you stay high and use the fire-roads as well as the singletrack, but I am not sure if such routes are marked and this is from memory of several years ago. The advantage is the great scenery and red kites.