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Mountain Bike Trails in Machynlleth, and holidays in Powys Mid Wales

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Mountain Bike Trails in Machynlleth, Brecon, Lake Vyrnwy and Llanwrtyd Wells, in Powys Mid Wales:

Machynlleth :

Machynlleth is a small market town with a population of around 2,000. It stands by the River Dyfi at the New! Click here for Mountain Bike Trails in Machynlleth Mid Waleshead of the beautiful Dyfi estuary in the West of Powys. For such a small town it has a lot of history - its main claim to fame being the location for the crowning of the Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales in 1404, There are historic buildings to visit, plenty of pubs, accommodation and a lively weekly market in the bustling main street.
Four mountain bike trails have been constructed in or near to Machynlleth ...... Mach 1, Mach 2, Mach 3, and the latest the Cli-machx trail, making Machynlleth an ideal destination for a mountain biking holiday. More information on the town of Machynlleth >

Click for Machynlleth Clock TowerMach 1 Trail :
This route, 16km (approx. 10 miles),  gives you a taste of what is on offer and takes you South West out of Machynlleth, to the village of Derwenlas, returning via the Llyfnant Valley . There is a steep descent on the return route to Machynlleth. This trail is suitable for novices, allow between 1.5 to 2 hours .   Map of this trail >

Mach 2 Trail :
This route, 24km (approx. 15 miles) takes you South East out of the town along the river Dulas and Glyndwr's Way, named after the Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr who led the Welsh rebellion in the C15th. There are some steep climbs in the forest and then the final descent back to Machynlleth as with Mach 1. This is an intermediate level trail. Allow between 2 to 2.5 hours. Map of this trail >

Mach 3 Trail :
This route, 30km (approx. 19 miles) takes you South through the forest and then up onto the moors before returning along track and grass descents. There is an option en-route to take a shorter route or to take a spectacular cross country ride all the way to Nant yr Arian. The return leg is very steep and very rocky. This is an advanced level trail. Allow between 3 to 4 hours.   Map of this trail >

Cli-machx Trail :
The Cli-machx trail opened in 2005 and is sited in the Dyfi forest.  It's a 15km (approx. 9 miles) round trip, with 9km (approx. 5.5 miles) of built single track. The last descent is the longest in Wales and features many rocky jumps with the finale being a sequence of huge berms following quickly after each other. There is also plenty of free-riding in the forest that is not way-marked, so you will need a map. The Holey Trail bike shop in Machynlleth has maps of specific recommended routes in the Dyfi, and cross-country routes in the area. This is mostly intermediate level with some advanced level. Allow 2 hours. Map of this trail >

Please note, this forest is used for motorsports about 5 weekends a year. No mountain biking on these days.


For further details contact :

Machynlleth Tourist Information Centre*
Canolfan Owain Glyndwr, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8EE
Tel: 01654 702401

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Mountain Bike map of Powys, showing Machynlleth Trails, and also Brecon, Llanwrtyd Wells and Vyrnwy Trails
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For a holiday in Powys Mid Wales choose from this list of holiday cottage accommodation providers in Machynlleth and Powys and vicinity. Please note the properties listed are not specifically offering Mountain Bike holidays.
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