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places to visit in wales??

Post by joeymc » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:18 pm

Hi all,

Myself and a few friends are travelling from Ireland over to wales for the first time on the 23 of August for some touring for 5 days.
we are trying to set up an itinerary and i was wondering if anyone could suggest some good roads, locations, sights etc to visit whilst we are there.

thanks.
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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by TomBoyNI » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:24 pm

I’m in Wales at the minute, having stopped over for 5 days too. :D

Is it all roads you are looking at doing or more off road?

I’ll post up what we did when I get back (boat tomorrow night from Liverpool). It has been great. :D
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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by Flintlock » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:37 pm

Joey,

A few of us did a trip to Wales a couple of years ago. The ride report is in the Ireland regional section.

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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by Spike941 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:00 am

You should try and include both the Bwlch Y Groes and the Gospel Pass, the two highest roads on Wales, and both well worth riding. Also the road between Abergwesyn and Tregaron which includes the Devil’s Staircase.

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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by PaulinBont » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 am

Elan Valley and then down through Cwmystwyth to Devil's Bridge is a good option.

Mountain Road from Llanidloes to Machynlleth via Dylife is also good, a little further North, how about linking the Lake Vyrnwy- Bwlch- y- Groes Pass route with the mountain road from the southern end of Bala Lake ( Llyn Tegid) - Llanwchllyn village over to the A470 at Trawsfynydd?
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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by DavidS » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:52 am

PaulinBont wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 am
Elan Valley and then down through Cwmystwyth to Devil's Bridge is a good option.

Mountain Road from Llanidloes to Machynlleth via Dylife is also good, a little further North, how about linking the Lake Vyrnwy- Gospel Pass route with the mountain road from the southern end of Bala Lake ( Llyn Tegid) - Llanwchllyn village over to the A470 at Trawsfynydd?
We overtook a car coming back to Llanidloes up the steep hill from the lake in a VW Transporter with 4 bikes in a box trailer. I wasn’t driving! Poor guy never new we were coming. Great road but only ever driven it in a van. Will be great on a bike.
Don’t forget you can ride (slowly and carefully) across the bridge to Barmouth. Be courteous though.

Most of Wales seems great to ride but I think the polis are somewhat zealous in some areas.
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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by joeymc » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:48 pm

TomBoyNI wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:24 pm
I’m in Wales at the minute, having stopped over for 5 days too. :D

Is it all roads you are looking at doing or more off road?

I’ll post up what we did when I get back (boat tomorrow night from Liverpool). It has been great. :D

it will be all roads on this trip. the tiger 1050 would be a handful on the muddy stuff. let me know how you get on!!

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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by devonuk » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Be very, that's very, mindful of those pesky speed camera vans who have a habit of parking in some the most obscure places you could imagine :(

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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by steve the grease » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:41 am

Where are you getting the ferry to lads? Fishguard, Pembroke or Hollyhead Some great suggestions already .

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Re: places to visit in wales??

Post by TomBoyNI » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:33 pm

joeymc wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:48 pm
TomBoyNI wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:24 pm
I’m in Wales at the minute, having stopped over for 5 days too. :D

Is it all roads you are looking at doing or more off road?

I’ll post up what we did when I get back (boat tomorrow night from Liverpool). It has been great. :D

it will be all roads on this trip. the tiger 1050 would be a handful on the muddy stuff. let me know how you get on!!

Buddy just to throw a few ideas at you here's the itinerary we worked off, it was a cracking trip...

Day 1 : Rosslare to Fishguard then stayed in Aberdare overnight.

Day 2 : Aberdare to Aberystwyth using this route here : https://www.adventurebikerider.com/disc ... our-wales/

Day 3 : Snowdownia Discovery Route (staying in Aberystwyth) : https://www.adventurebikerider.com/the- ... ycle-tour/ (be prepared for a long day, but a great day)

Day 4 : Glyndwr's Way (staying in Aberystwyth : https://www.adventurebikerider.com/foru ... 40&t=41480 - really enjoyable route.

Day 5 : Aberystwyth to Betws-Y-Coed then to the Liverpool overnight ferry back to Belfast - using this route again : https://www.adventurebikerider.com/foru ... 40&t=41480

- I have done the Wales in a weekend route a few times now - it is great, however this time the traffic was verging on horrendous for parts - schools off and summer holidays I suppose, but just bear that in mind, it was the only negative point I could raise.

Have a great trip! :D
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