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Mid Wales Bicycle Tours

Introduction

The principality of Wales occupies the central western part of the island of Britain. Wales is surrounded on the north south and west by the ocean, and is bordered by England on the east. The Welsh, like the Irish and Scots, trace their ancestry back to the Celts rather than to the Anglo Saxons of England. Wales has a great wealth of history, tradition and legend. Welsh heritage is steeped in song, music, poetry and legend and the country is rich in romantic medieval castles.

Much of Wales is rugged, sparsely populated and very beautiful - perfect for bicycle touring. The Iron Donkey routes explore Powys (Mid-Wales), the Wye Valley and the Vale of Usk. These regions provide all the bicycle tour prerequisites in abundance – fabulous scenery, great routes on well surfaced roads with minimal traffic, plenty of excellent accommodation choices, welcoming and friendly people, and a surfeit of history and tradition.

Our Wales routes are definitely not for novices. The terrain ranges from moderate to challenging and to fully appreciate the country on a bicycle tour, you need to enjoy hills and the challenges that they bring.

Click here for detailed information about the region and its attractions »

Map of the Region

You may find it helpful to view and print off a copy of the regional map and cross reference with the description.

Mid Wales Map

Mid Wales Map

Mid Wales Biking Routes

Route
Start
Finish
En Route
A
ABERGAVENNY
ABERGAVENNY
Blaenafon; Monmouth; Symonds Yat; Tintern Abbey; Goodrich Castle
B
ABERGAVENNY
Brecon
   
Raglan Castle; Monmouth & Brecon Canal; Tretower Court
C
Brecon
Brecon
 
Beacons National Park; National Showcaves; Tallybont Reservoir
D
Brecon
Rhayader
   
Myndd Eppynt; Builth Wells; Wye Valley
E
Rhayader
Rhayader
 
Elan Valley; Red Kite Centre
F
Rhayader
Hay-on-Wye
   
Radnor Ring; Abbey-cwm-Hir; Llandrindod Wells
G
Rhayader
Presteigne
   
Radnor Ring; Abbey-cwm-Hir; Offa's Dyke
H
Presteigne
Hay-on-Wye
   
Offa's Dyke; Hergest Croft Gardens; Small Breeds Farm Park
I
Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
 
Golden Valley; Abbeydore; Longtown Castle; Arthur's Stone
J
Hay-on-Wye
ABERGAVENNY
 
Vale of Ewyas; Gospel Pass; Llanthony Priory; Grosmont Castle; Skenfrith Castle; White Castle
K^
CARDIFF
Brecon
     
Taff Trail; Castell Coch; Aberfan; Talybont Reservoir
K^
Brecon
CARDIFF
     
Taff Trail; Castell Coch; Aberfan; Talybont Reservoir

Note:

Towns above in CAPITALS are Trailhead towns.

^ = Public transport option available for part or all of route

* = Route can be divided into two shorter options (with an additional overnight)