A day from the Welsh Coast to Coast

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If you want to know what to expect from our all-inclusive tours, here is a day from our 2013 Welsh Coast to Coast tour.

Brithdir to Aberystwyth:
67km with 1600m climbing

8am – Breakfast served in the Cross Foxes, with everything you could want. Full cooked breakfast was the order of the day for most – it was too good to resist.

9am – Assemble outside, load all overnight luggage into the A Cycling van and get the bikes ready for the day ahead.

C2C-Climach-x

9.30am – Leave Brithdir and make our way South. A fair size climb to start the day, but we are rewarded with fantastic clear views of Cadair Idris. After a fun downhill we arrived in the Dyfi Forest, home to the Climach-x trail, which we joined for the final descent, which claims to be the longest man-made descent in Wales, or maybe the UK. The A Cycling van was at the bottom, should anyone have picked up a puncture, but all 9 of us arrived at the bottom unscathed!

A Cycling Lunch Stop12.30pm – After a few kilometres riding through some lanes and route 8, we passed through Machynlleth and soon after arrived at our lunch stop. With stomaches filled with plenty of grub, we made our way onto open moorland on the foothills of Pumlumon. After a short traverse, we hit what I think is the best bit of natural singletrack that exists in all of Wales. It is almost completely unknown, yet completely legal, as is every single kilometre on the route.

C2C-Nant3pm – We joined the amazing trails at Nant-yr-Arian, including the favourite sections of hipity-hop and high as a kite before a gentle descent the the nights accommodation near Aberystwyth.

C2C-Aber4pm – Tea, coffee and cakes served on arrival. All luggage is waiting for riders and rooms are allocated. Everyone has a few hours to chill out, or do any mechanical work needed with tools and workstand provided.

7pm – Evening meal is served. A full 3 courses with wine and beer on offer to ensure that energy levels are replenished ready for another day of amazing riding through the heart of Mid Wales the following day.