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Stage 2: Elan Valley to Nant Rhys Bothy — Trans Cambrian Way

Stage 2: Elan Valley to Nant Rhys Bothy — Trans Cambrian Way

Difficult
05:27
36.4 mi
6.7 mph
3,825 ft
3,000 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

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Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

0.31 mi in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
3.28 mi
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The Sunken Road

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

11.7 mi
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Claerwen Reservoir

Mountain Biking Highlight

16.6 mi
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Graveller’s Dream

Mountain Biking Highlight

18.3 mi
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Claerddu Bothy

Mountain Biking Highlight

34.6 mi
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Mohican Road

Mountain Biking Highlight

36.4 mi
Destination

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Path: 25.4 mi
Cycleway: 0.29 mi
Street: 0.98 mi
Road: 9.70 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 16.4 mi
Gravel: 8.35 mi
Paved: 7.86 mi
Asphalt: 3.07 mi
Unknown: 0.67 mi

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

March 22, 2021

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    The second day of the Trans Cambrian Way takes you deep into the heart of Wales, through the spectacular Elan Valley and along some of the most incredible rocky gravel roads you'll have ever ridden, finishing up for the night in Nant Rhys Bothy.

    There's also Claerddu Bothy to check out on the way, which is quite possibly the most luxurious bothy you'll ever find, complete with a flushing loo!

    Heading up out of Elan Village, after a hearty breakfast at the visitor's cafe, you'll see the striking Claerwen Reservoir Dam, before contouring round the hillside around the reservoir and passing by the Tyfi Pools to your left as you take the gravel and then tarmac road off the hill. Why not take a dip if you're brave enough? Take the small track to your right here to visit Claerddu Bothy.

    Before reaching your stop for the night at Nant Rhys Bothy, you'll enjoy the challenge that is known as the Mohican Road, a thin strip of tarmac as the cycle route has crumbled away over the years. It'll test even the best for their bike handling skills!

    • March 22, 2021

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