Dyfi MoutainBiking and The Enduro

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Dyfi Enduro and ClimachX, MACH1, MACH2 & MACH3 routes
Starting place: Machynlleth Starting ref: 748008 Distance: See Route miles Grade: See Route Walk time : See Route

Dyfi MountainBiking website is designed as a resource for everything you will need when visiting the Machynlleth area with mountain biking in mind. If you are up for the day, a long weekend or a couple of weeks, there is plenty to keep you entertained, fed and watered after your day in the saddle.

The HolyTrail have all three Mach Maps now in stock. Printed on waterproof, tear proof paper and priced at £3 each or all three for £7.00.

They are available from The Holey Trail bike shop in Machynlleth - 01654 700411

Postage FREE if you buy all 3!

THE HOLY TRAIL - HOW ARE WE?    Click Here For The Holy Trail's Web Site
The Holey Trail is a cycle shop located in Machynlleth, Mid Wales, in the heart of a magnificent area for road and mountain biking. Whether it's a road or mountain bike you're after, or anything in between, we stock a wide range of quality bikes from Giant, Trek/Fisher, Brompton and Pukey along with a good range of accessories and clothing.
We all ride a lot, so can offer helpful relevant information on bike choices, and places to ride. We have built a reputation for offering sound and sensible advice on the quality products we stock, and we only stock quality products.
We understand the importance of owning a quality bicycle, so we are partnered with Cyclescheme and offer part-exchange. Above all we are here to help you get the most out of cycling, and we are happy to pass on the benefit of our experience whenever you have time to listen. We go the extra mile so that you can go a few further.
We run a well equipped workshop, so if your regular commuter is in need of a service, or you have mangled your wassaname on a biking weekend we can help with that.
We actively support cycling in the local area through our involvement with the Dyfi Enduro, and the Dyfi Mountain Biking routes & website.
Finding us couldn’t be easier, take a look below:
The main train line runs east - west from Birmingham. Around 2 hours from Birmingham, 5 hours from London, 4 from Bristol. Train station is 2 minutes, 1/2 mile from town center.

The train runs every 2 hours from 8am til 11pm. check train times HERE

From South Wales and South-west England. M4 to end (near Swansea), A48 to Carmarthen, A484 to Cardigan and A487 to Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. Alternatively take the A470 from Cardiff to Cemaes Road and then the A489 to Machynlleth.

From the English Midlands and North. M54 to end (near Shrewsbury), A458 to Dinas Mawddwy then A470 to Cemaes Road and A489 to Machynlleth.

Ride only in the direction indicated by the waymarks. Please slow down for walkers,other cyclists and Horses. These routes are waymarked routes but should be used in conjunction with an OS map or GPS device. Please be aware - You will be in some remote and at times, inhospitable areas of the countryside. Please take and appropriate map - not just the route guide. Let others know of you plans for the day and take a first aid kit.

Water proof and tear proof maps are available from The Holey Trail - 01654 700411 @ £3 each
The cli-machx was built in 2005 and is sited in the Dyfi forest; home of the howies 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 HoleyTrail bike shop in Machynlleth has maps of specific recommended routes in the Dyfi, and cross-country routes in the area.
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 HoleyTrail bike shop in Machynlleth has maps of specific recommended routes in the Dyfi, and cross-country routes in the area.

This trail is graded as red, although the second half of the last section (Tony the Tiger) is graded as black.

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. Please see home page for closure dates
MACH 1     Click Here to see 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    Click Here to See 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    Click Here to See 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.
Posted: 15:47:38 - 20/10/2011

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