- Welsh Riding Trip
Looking for route ideas
When the weather is nicer , looking at a 4/5 day riding trip in the Camper.
Fancy going to Wales as havnt been riding there for a couple of years and I like it – and cant be arsed with fighting with traffic, so would rather just bumble up the west coast, stopping off and going for a ride.
Starting from the south coast (as thats where I live) and looking for a nice mix of trailcentres and getting out in the hills on a decent loo…and even a day at an uplift track – anything MTB really 🙂
Not fussed with Afan as done it to death
The obvious ones – in some sort of S-N order are:
Nant Y Arian
Coedy / Snowdonia in general
Obviously not going to do all of those in 4/5 days – anyone got any thoughts / ideas / good route suggestions.
TimPosted 7 years ago
I’d spend at least a day in the Elan valley area.
Some fantastic riding.
+1 Elan Valley. Got almost identical photos to singlespeedstu, it really is an amazing route. That lairy rutty singletrack down to the reservoir takes some beating 🙂Posted 7 years ago
That looks brilliant.
Been route planning – Quite fancy staying around the Brecons and could easily take in Elan Valley from there.
TimPosted 7 years ago
If you’re staying near Brecon I’d also try the black mountains.
Be sure to take in the Rhiw Trumau descent there.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-sct19w7-A[/video]Posted 7 years ago
i wouldn’t bother with cwmcarn its just a horrible climb followed by a boring featureless descent, the breacon gap loop is excellent fun though if your staying in that area.Posted 7 years ago
Wow, Elan Valley looks great. Never got further north than the Doethie last year but it’s definitely on my list this year. I wouldn’t miss out on Afan or Brechfa. I also vote to skip Cwmcarn. Don’t know whether it’s because I’m spoilt for choice living between the Beacons/Afan/Brechfa but Cwmcarn seems overrated.
If in the Beacons look to do the Black Mountains killer loop, The Gap, and there is also a good ride around Llangorse lake called Mynydd How You Go (google for route map).Posted 7 years ago
Cheers guys, good stuffPosted 7 years ago
Stu you got gpx of that élan route, it looks greatPosted 7 years ago
I’ll have a look.Posted 7 years ago
Not sure what i’ve got.
I could always knock one up for you though.
Either that or the more fun option of showing you round. 8)
Showing me round sounds good ill drop you a mail get it sorted 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Look forwards to it mate.Posted 7 years ago
I’d be more than happy to take you round the gap route and natural stuff around cwmcarn though not as fit as I used to be so it would be a steady pace, email in profile if you want to get in touch.
IanPosted 7 years ago
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