Trail riding days and tours

Our trail riding routes are mainly in Mid Wales and South Snowdonia and include several unique ancient roads. You can choose from one to three days. For two or three days, the town of Machynlleth is a good base as there are different routes to the north, west and east. If you are on your own, we will try to match you with other riders who are compatible. If you want a mini holiday rather than just one day, we can organise "place–to–place" rides with baggage transfer – for groups of four or more riders; please ask.

New to Trail Riding?

For riders new to trail riding, you might like to join one of our Beginners’ Days, either free of charge as a TRF member, or at a minimal fee. Our hints and tips page might be useful too. We can supply information on how to find green lanes, the legalities and your rights if you encounter animosity, etc.

Special Offers

Special rates and competitions are publicised in our newsletters. To subscribe, please let me know what bike you have. Thank you.

Winter trail riding

If you book during December, January, February and March, it can be really cold! Consider that if a problem occurred at the farthest away point, you may find yourself riding 50 miles along main roads. You can never get it right in winter, as you will be cold on the tarmac road and hot on the technical going. But if you take a rucksack, you can carry an extra sweater and warm winter roadriding gloves, so that if there is a long stretch on tarmac, you can be a bit more comfortable. It is also worth having an enduro or adventure riding suit with trousers which go outside your boots because there will be puddles and stream crossings. If you wear motocross trousers which tuck in your boots, then the water runs down inside, although if you have waterproof socks that might not matter. There is nothing more miserable than being frozen to the bone, and every mile seems an eternity. In fact, it is dangerous as there is a real risk of hypothermia if you are wearing insufficient warm clothing.

Other Things to Consider

Although our area has great scenery and good variety, there are a lot of gates which need opening and closing (about a hundred on a typical day.) There may also be some long stretches of tarmac road which cannot be avoided. We usually go to a cafe for lunch. Most of our routes pass petrol stations in conjunction with the lunch time stop. If you ride a bike with a range of less than 60 miles, please let us know so that we can make plans for your refuelling. Please note that we do not guide riders on converted motocrossers, as they are not suitable for trail riding.

Before booking, please see our Terms and Conditions. Thanks.

Gift vouchers

If you are in a hurry, feel free to download a pdf gift voucher. If you wish to receive a printed gift voucher, please email or phone Marianne on 01686 430522.

Link to a slideshow about our riding days.

Occasionally we organise Events, mainly for riders with their own bikes.

For places to stay, please see our accommodation page.

Activities and things to do for people who are not riding motorcycles.

For more information about our area, please see where we ride.

© Colin and Marianne Walford
Trail Rides Wales