Fantastic mountain bike routes for all abilities right
from the town centre of Machynlleth and purpose built single track in
the Dyfi forest to the North. The trails in this area are a good example
of people power. Local mountain bikers and business people formed a
community group known as Dyfi Mountain Biking, who aimed to publicise
the great mountain biking in the area and boost tourist income. The
group successfully fundraised to waymark the Mach 1, 2 and 3 routes on
rights of way around Machynlleth, and then to build trails in the Dyfi
Mach 1 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.
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.
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.
Review Machynlleth Mach 1-3 Mountain Bike Trail.