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We are the Trans Cambrian Way specialists. We live, work and play on the trail every day from our lodge in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. It really is our backyard!

Our accommodation providers and friends across mid Wales help make our guided tours the best on the market with a warm welcome, great food and drink, and a cosy bed to curl up in after a long day in the saddle. They know just what we need!

With a minimum 10 open tours each year, and bespoke tours on request, there is a Trans Cambrian Way to suit everyone.

"The one thing I wanted from the weekend was fun, but I got a bit more than that...

"Instead of being just a mtb ride on some good trails over 3 days, it became an adventure and an experience. You allowed us to be immersed into your community. And I think without those community engagements and relationships you've forged, without your local knowledge and history, without your stories and without your passion for what you do and where you live it would be just that 'a good ride" Chris Barwell, TCW, June 2018
Where does it go?

The  Trans Cambrian Way is a long distance mountain bike route that snakes its way through the heart of mid Wales, and climbs over the oldest mountain range in Europe, the Cambrian Mountains.

It's 106 Miles in length (approx 175km) and takes in around 13,000ft of climbing, Starting in Knighton on the border of England and Wales, finishing at Dyfi Junction just south of Machynlleth.

Most groups like to take three days to cover the distance, but with both challenging terrain and the 'occasional' rain shower (we know, it's Wales!) can often make the days a little harder. So it's nice to roll up at a B&B, put a clean change of clothes on, and have a well earned rest and a drink at the end of a long days ride.

This weekend is also suitable for E-MTB riders who prefer to add a little spark to their ride. However please email or call before booking to ensure your ebike is suitable/able to cover day 2 (44 miles and 1600m climbing) as it's a big day out and older bikes (504w) don't make the end of the day! 

The Trans Cambrian Way

The Trans Cambrian Way

the route

Day 1: Knighton to Rhayader, 54km, 1200m of climbing. Depart Knighton, border town on the Offas Dyke with a gentle start to Knucklas. This gives us a nice warm up for the first grassy climb and onto Beacon Hill. We stay high for a while to Stankey Hill before dropping to Llanbadarn for lunch. The afternoon takes us high up to Bwlch Sarnau and over the top above Abbeycwmhir Forest and onto Rhayader for our first night.


Day 2: Rhayader to Llangurig, 74km, 1600m of climbing. We head out into Elan Valley and follow a series of bridleways to the sunken road, and on to Claerwen Dam. We ride around the reservoir and onto the Teifi Pools. We then head back east toward Cwmystwyth. The end of the day has two long climbs in Tarenig Forest, not nice on an already epic day! Wild scenery and epic climbs earn a deserved night's rest in Llangurig.


Day 3: Llangurig to Machynlleth, 47km, 1200m of climbing. We head up out of Llangurig toward Hafren Forest and a more relaxed start. But don't be fooled, we climb all morning toward Staylittle and onto Glyndwrs Way. At Foel Fadian, we descend for over 200m down the valley and onto the Mach 2/3 trail. From here we head toward our grand finish on a local enduro trail into Machynlleth. Beautiful scenery and single track trail is guaranteed. Load bikes, jump on the bus and return journey back to your car.

Our Trans Cambrian Way Tour includes;
  • 3 days guided riding from Knighton to Machynlleth with a local, experienced and fully qualified professional guide

  • 3 nights B&B in lovely accommodation including our very own venue, The Lodge, Staylittle

  • 2 x 2 course evening meals

  • Kit transfers between each venue, including spares and tools

  • Return journey to your car at the end of the tour (including safe parking for duration)

All for just £399 per person  (We require a £99 deposit per person to secure your place when you register online)

A riders view

Outdoor Fitness Feb 2018

Exclusive Trans Cambrian Way Print

Trans Cambrian Way art-deco style print exclusively designed by Thomas Lewis Jones of Hafod Hardware in Rhayader.


Printed on A3, 250gsm silk finish paper, wrapped in tissue, and sent directly to your door in a sturdy cardboard tube. A perfect gift to hang on your wall after riding across Wales, or, buy one for someone who has! £15 print only, plus £2.50 p+p.


To make a purchase, please visit

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