Explore peaceful wooded valleys and moorland tracks on this spectacular and varied route, to discover a highwayman's hideout and remote wild swim spots.
Day 1: The Cothi Valley / 33 miles / 5 hrs / 760m
We’ll meet you in the bustling market town of Llandovery where we’ll sort you out with your bikes and all the kit you need and set you off. Today starts gradually as you follow the Tywi River before heading down the beautifully quiet lanes of the Cothi Valley. A quick refuel at the ancient Dolaucothi Gold Mines café before the road heads gradually upwards onto the Cambrian Moors for endless views before plummeting down into the lush Teifi Valley and on to Tregaron; your stop for the evening.
Day 2: Back over the moors / 27 miles / 4 ½ hrs / 640m
The route today starts abruptly with a climb up a quiet mountain road, but the reward is a refreshing dip in a remote waterfall pool, high on the moors. From here you follow peaceful lanes to Soar y Mynydd, the most remote chapel in Wales. Now for a change of terrain as you take the gravel track, tracing the outline of Llyn Brianne Reservoir and emerging atop the spectacular dam before heading downhill all the way to Llandovery, with a option to stop to explore the Gwenffrwd-Dinas Nature Reserve and Highwayman Twm Sion Cati’s secret cave.
- Cruise down the beautiful Cothi Valley
- Discover a highwayman's hideout cave
- Ride stunning mountain roads
- Wild swim in a remote moorland waterfall pool