Trail Riding in Mid Wales
Motorcycle trail riding utilises the network of old roads which never received a tarmac surface. They can be grassy and muddy, gravelly and watery, rocky and very steep – anything a lightweight motorcycle can tackle. The hills are remote and unspoilt and the valleys pretty, with a variety of surfaces and features. Our days cover between 70 and 120 miles, and include tarmac roads so you need a motorcycle licence.
"Thanks for a brilliant day on Saturday and a comfortable night before. The bikes were so capable and well maintained, Colin a great teacher and Lucie and Colin good gatemen. The scenery was spectcular and the trail riding challenging and rewarding. Nothing would improve on the day whatsoever."
David and Paul Fisher
We have been taking motorcyclists trail riding for eleven years, and are the most experienced providers. We are responsible users of the countryside, and have a good relationship with many of the farmers whose land we cross. Minimising damage and preserving the green lanes for the future is very important to us. Many of our routes are in the Dyfi Biosphere, which is the only UNESCO recognised area in Wales. The Dyfi Biosphere Tourism Association considered carefully whether what we do is compatible with the Biosphere, and we are glad to report that it is.
Christmas Gift Vouchers
For Christmas or birthday, the pdf gift voucher is free of charge to print yourself. If you want a voucher for someone who has their own trail or enduro bike, please download this one instead. If you wish to receive a printed gift voucher, please email or phone Marianne on 01686 430522.
Trail riding with a hire bike
We provide Honda CRF250Ls which are road legal motorcycles with offroad capability. Some of the green lanes we ride look more like footpaths with overhanging trees and a grassy surface, whereas others are extremely rough and rocky. Trail riding techniques are a mixture of trial and enduro skills, modified for long distance riding. See the drop down menus for more information, dates and prices.
Trail riding is a challenge, an achievement, a load of fun, and takes you to the most scenic areas of Wales!
Until the end of February, we are offering compact days, meeting near to green lanes in order to reduce road work, and increase time spent on rough surfaces. Meeting time is 11 or 11.30am, finishing at 3.30 or 4pm. Price £120 for one day or £205 for two days.
Trail riding if you have your bikes
We believe we have some of the best trail riding routes in Britain! As well as trail and enduro bike days, Colin has a Moto Guzzi Stelvio for leading big bikes and a Suzuki SP370 for riders with classic bikes.
"Just a quick email to thank you, Colin and Lucie for an excellent couple of days trail riding. Thanks to Colin for his expertise, advice at the right times; and knowledge of the trails. Everything exceeded our expectations and we all had a lot of fun in superbly relaxed circumstances. We could not believe we were out riding for so long each day! "
Kevin, James, Liam and Peter
© Colin and Marianne Walford
Trail Rides Wales