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Mountain Biking in Snowdonia

Mountain Biking in Coed Y Brenin Snowdonia

There is much on offer for Mountain Biking in Coed Y Brenin, With the Dyfi Forest being host to new and exciting bike tracks and there promising that there's more to come. Dolgun Uchaf is perfectly situated near Coed y Brenin for the keen mountain biker as its central to both the Mecca that is Coed Y Brenin, and the Dyfi, so why not book a few nights stay at Dolgun, in our Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, or if you prefer there's our modern Bunk House Or our Self Catering Cottage, or if Camping is your thing then I'm sure can accommodate your every needed with our newly built Toilet Block with many luxuries, Such as Power Showers, Jet Wash to Clean your Bikes Drying room and secure locked shed for you bikes and equipment. This way you can do a few days in Coed Y Brenin and a few days in the Dyfi, what could be more perfect?

Coed Y Brenin


NEW TRACK FOR 2011Family cycling on the Yr Afon family cycle trail


Coed Y Brennin forest is run by Forest Enterprise and is a network of MTB singletrack and double-track with many of the downhill singletrack's being one way and mountain bike only. The characteristic downhill is very rocky with much of the trail man-made and often steep and technical. There are trails to suit beginners but from the red bull on upwards they are more suited to intermediate and expert riders.Mountain bikers on the ‘Badger’ section of the MBR and Dragons Back trail


Coed y Brenin is 10 minutes away in a car and can also be reached directly by bike along a section of quiet back roads.

These are some of the main routes:
The Red Bull
The Sports route
The Karrimor


New track for beginners in 2011 Minor Taur

MinorTaur trail>>(PDF)

Dyfi Forest

The cli-machx route

Mountain Biking in Coed Y Brenin Snowdonia  cli-machx route

The cli-machx is a new trail for 2005 and is sited in the Dyfi forest; home of the Berghaus Dyfi Enduro.It's a 15km round trip, with 9km of built single track with compressions and whoops, rock slab drop offs and some beautiful flowing turns. The last descent is the longest in Wales and features rocky jumps; watch out for the 'eye of the needle'; a huge jump with a narrow landing between two trees on the other side. The finale is a sequence of eight huge berms following quickly after each other. Hit them high enough and fast enough and they ride really well, but don't look down! There's also plenty of informal free-riding in the forest, but it isn't waymarked, so take a map or get a local guide. The Holey Trail bike shop in Machynlleth has maps of specific recommended routes in the Dyfi, and cross-country routes in the area. Please note, this is forest is used for motorsports about 5 weekends a year. No mountain biking on these days, we don't want anyone getting squished. Dates for 2006 not yet available.

Mach 1-3 Routes

Mach 1 Route

Mountain Biking in Coed Y Brenin Snowdonia Mach 1 Route

This route takes you South West out of Machynlleth to the neighbouring village of Derwenlas and along the picturesque Llyfnant Valley. The route returns via the highest point of Bryn Coch Bach, the point where Mach 1, 2 and 3 meet, with a screaming descent back down to Machynlleth. A fast rather than technical 16km, although considerably more tricky in the wet.Covered by Outdoor Leisure 23.

Mach 2 Route

Mountain Biking in Coed Y Brenin Snowdonia Mach 2 Route

This route takes you South East out of the town along the river Dulas and across open farmland where you ride along Glyndwr's Way, made famous by the first Prince of Wales, before dropping down to Talbontdrain. A steep climb up to the forest is followed by a long flowing descent to Bryn Coch Bach, and then the final descent of Mach 1.Covered by Explorer 215.

Mach 3 Route

Mountain Biking in Coed Y Brenin Snowdonia Mach 3 Route

This route shares some trail with Mach 2, before heading off south through the forest and onto the moors before returning along some sweet track and grass descents. From the furthest point, the adventurous can take a spectacular cross country ride all the way to Nant yr Arian.The highlight of the return leg is 'the Chute', very steep and very rocky, and then to top it off it gets very dark. Covered by Explorer 215.

For more information about the mouthwatering routes available why not visit MTB Britain