- Machynlleth, Nant-yr-Arian or Coed-Y?
- Pimpmaster JazzMember
Mach has some great local riding, but you’ll need a guide. The Cli-Machx trail is a brilliant descent, but the climb is pretty dull.
Nant was a lot more natural last time I was there, but that was many, many years ago.
You know what you’re getting with Coedy (personally I’m not a massive fan – some great sections, but all a little too ‘trail centre’, unsurprisingly).Posted 3 years agofaustusSubscriber
If you like the more natural stuff, then you can’t beat the syfydrin loop at Nanty. It’s long, technical, goes off into the countryside, quiet – but also takes in nearly all the best singletrack too. Mach trails are quiet and fairly natural but not as exciting, except for the cli-machx. Certainly wouldn’t choose CyB if you like a natural feel and some quietude.
I think Nant is quite different to CyB btw, not so much surfaced motorway ‘singletrack’..Posted 3 years agosteviedSubscriber
Weekend in Wales coming up in September and want to ride one day (on the way up from Malvern) then uplift @ Antur on the 2nd day.
Have done Coed-Y before and wasn’t overly impressed as we like the more natural feel and not so much fire-road 😐 So which of these 3 would you choose for a day’s riding?
Vote now 🙂Posted 3 years agonickjbSubscriber
Climachx is pretty similar to CyB. A little wilder and a cracking descent but quite trail centre-y if you don’t like that. The other trails around town are more natural and need a bit of navigation. Feels nice and wild. There are gpx routes around. NyA is nice. Not as full on a man made feel as CyB but still very much a trail centre. I liked it but then I like CyB.
From your list I’d do Mach if the weather is nice and NyA if its a bit dampPosted 3 years agoioloMember
Syfydrin is great when the trails are dusty.Posted 3 years ago
When wet some sections are just bloody awful, especially climbs.
Climachx is not amazing but the last descent is a hoot.
Penmachno is same old same old with a horrible open bit at the top of the wind is against you.
At least you can chop and change as you like at coed y brenin knowing that you’re never too far from the caff for a bacon sandwich.
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