- Mid wales riding – Nany Yr Arian vs Elan Valley vs other
I’m picking up something for a mate from near Llanidloes at the weekend, coming from near Stratford Upon Avon, ideal chance to get a ride in. I don’t know the area at all, so, what would be a good ride to get in for a good few hours? Preferably vaguely en route back without a big detour.
I’d like something a bit wilder if poss, with a bit of some nice singletrack rather than long gravel/doubletrack/fireroad grinds. Techy/fast descents are my thing, bit of gnar would be nice but happy to forgo that for some scenery 😀
Elan Valley and Nant Yr Arian both look nice, where should I be heading, and is there anywhere else that I’d like more? Any advice much appreciated 🙂Posted 7 months agotwonksSubscriber
I like both the ease of trail centre riding and the out in the middle of nowhere feeling a natural trail gives. The long route at NYA offers both and is probably my favourite trail centre ride of all I’ve done.
I find it a bit strange as skipping between tight trees and relatively techy bits is great. Leaving it and heading out into the sticks feels a bit dull at first but as the ride goes it turns into an epic adventure miles from anywhere in the middle of nowhere (seemingly)
Then back into the trees and trail centre feel feels a bit underwhelming until the ‘Mark of Zorro’ brings on the grin again.
All in all a great ride with everything even a fair bit of tarmac, which oddly doesn’t feel too out of place.Posted 7 months agomartinhutchMember
I visited NyA last week. Two of the best sections were shut – Italian job and the final big descent to the car park (high as a kite). So basically just Mark of Zorro left in terms of longer descents.
So personally I would go somewhere else unless you are a fire road fan.Posted 7 months agotransition1Member
I visited NyA a couple of times last week whilst on holiday as staying just down the road. Not been for a few years, lots of fire road stuff & yeah they were re doing a couple of sections as mentioned above. Got a few KOM’s till changed it onto e-bike 😂. Had much better day at Coed y brenin.Posted 7 months ago
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