We recently held two days riding for owners with Honda CRF250Ls, with a total of 18 Ls, with riders of all levels of experience from a couple doing their first ever offroad riding to some very experienced riders.

Adventure Bikes

We do trail riding days for riders of big bikes such as KTM Adventures, BMW GSs, Honda Transalp, etc. In summer, we can provide "adventure riding days" which bridge the gap between road and trail riding, and are suitable for bikes fitted with dualsport tyres and people on pillion. Colin has a Moto Guzzi Stelvio to lead the heavy bike days and our colleague Mark leads a more challenging day for big bikes on a KTM690 or BMW F650GS Dakar. We don't force you to ride very deep water though! The picture is from an unusually challenging ride down Strata Florida.

Provisionally, 8th and 9th July are reserved for a big bike ride for members of the Trail Riders Fellowship, which is free of charge. More details soon, or email Marianne.

Weekend Getaways

The "Plas Dolguog Hotel", Penegoes, Machynlleth, "Maenllwyd", Machynlleth, "Bikers Retreat" and "George Borrow" weekends can be either an early start if you wish to travel and stay Friday evening, or a late start if you prefer to travel in the morning. First person or group to book gets to choose! All four places we use provide secure parking for your bike overnight.

The Machynlleth rides will have one day with some challenging routes and the other day a little easier. If novice riders prefer the easier route both days, we will run separate groups. The Bikers Retreat ride will be challenging both days, so best for experienced riders only. The George Borrow weekend is good for all.

Trail Tours

Fancy longer than a couple of days? Enjoy seeing new places? We have put together some great routes and contacted accommodation providers along the way. We will book the accommodation and take your overnight bags from place to place for you. Five day tours cover South, Mid and North Wales, while the four or three days tours encompass Mid and North Wales. We offer a choice of good quality hotel or guesthouse or cheaper bunkhouse accommodation. You can either use your own trail or enduro bike, or hire one of ours. A minimum of four people is required.

Trail Riding Newsletters

If you would like to recieve our newsletter with special offers and competitions where you can win trail riding days or free accommodation, please email Marianne with information about whether you have your own bike (and what it is) or wish to use ours. If you are a woman rider, you might also like to be notified about our women’s days which are suitable for riders with their own bikes or those who wish to use ours. The days are not always exclusively women, although sometimes the men go riding separately with Colin.

Trail Riding Holidays

If you would like to combine a couple of days’ trail riding with other activities, or with activities for partners and children, please enquire. Available nearby is a Rally School and the Raptor Birds of Prey Experience. Not too far away are white water rafting, horse riding and pony trekking, mountain biking (with or without bike hire), the Centre for Alternative Technology, the Devils Bridge Steam Railway, The Silver Mine Experience and plenty of walking! We can provide information on events happening in the area, and if you wish, can book specific activities for you. Visit our Things To Do in Wales page for some ideas of activities and places to visit.

© Colin and Marianne Walford
Trail Rides Wales