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Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in the Dyfi: Conquer the Trails of Adventure

Welcome to the Dyfi Forest, Mountain Bike Capital of Wales

people carrying mountain bikes up Cader Idris
Bring your mountain bikes

The Dyfi Forest in Wales not only offers breathtaking natural beauty but also serves as a paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts. With its diverse terrain, thrilling trails, and scenic landscapes, the Dyfi Forest provides an exhilarating playground for riders of all skill levels.

In this blog post, we will explore the incredible mountain biking opportunities in the Dyfi Forest and discover why it is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure on two wheels.

And don't forget that at the centre of it all is our 5* guest house, The Old Vicarage, in Corris.

" Your Dyfi mountain bike adventure starts here "

The front view of the old vicarage guest house
The Old Vicarage Guest House B&B


  1. Varied Terrain for Every Rider: The Dyfi Forest caters to a wide range of mountain biking abilities, ensuring that riders of all levels can find trails to suit their preferences. From gentle forest tracks to challenging technical descents, the forest offers an array of terrain to conquer. Whether you're a beginner seeking a leisurely ride or an experienced rider craving a thrilling challenge, Dyfi Forest has something for everyone.

  2. Dyfi Bike Park: An Epic Playground: At the heart of Dyfi Forest lies the renowned Dyfi Bike Park, an adrenaline junkie's dream come true. Built by renowned trail builders and riders, this purpose-built bike park features an impressive array of trails that cater to all skill levels. From flowy jump lines to technical downhill tracks, the park offers a thrilling and progressive riding experience. Riders can test their skills, build confidence, and push their limits in a safe and controlled environment.

  3. Natural Trails and Enduro Adventures: Beyond the bike park, Dyfi Forest is home to a network of natural trails that wind through its captivating landscapes. These trails showcase the beauty of the forest while offering riders an authentic and immersive mountain biking experience. The forest's natural trails range from gentle singletracks meandering through the woods to technical descents that will challenge even the most seasoned riders.


Why choose The Old Vicarage for your MTB Holiday in Wales.

Every stay is Bed and Breakfast board, so you can fuel up with our three course award winning breakfasts every day before your rides.








For those seeking an endurance test, Dyfi Forest is also a hub for enduro-style riding. The forest's varied terrain and diverse trail options make it an ideal destination for riders looking to tackle longer, multi-stage routes that combine uphill climbs and exhilarating descents.

  1. Scenic Landscapes and Wildlife Encounters: As you ride through the Dyfi Forest, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas and encounters with the area's abundant wildlife. The forest's trails offer stunning views of rolling hills, lush valleys, and distant peaks, creating a truly immersive and visually captivating experience. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including red kites soaring above, deer darting through the trees, and the occasional glimpse of elusive otters near the rivers.

  2. Bike-Friendly Facilities and Support: Dyfi Forest is well-equipped to cater to mountain bikers, with bike-friendly facilities and services available in the surrounding areas. The nearby town of Machynlleth provides bike shops, equipment rentals, and accommodations for riders looking to explore the forest. Additionally, local bike clubs and organisations often organise events and races, offering opportunities to connect with the vibrant mountain biking community.

So what are you waiting for? Book your Dyfi mountain bike adventure now!

Dyfi Forest is a mountain biking paradise that seamlessly blends natural beauty, thrilling trails, and a sense of adventure. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, the forest's diverse terrain and well-maintained trails provide an unforgettable riding experience. So, grab your bike, immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, and conquer the trails of Dyfi Forest for an adrenaline-fueled adventure you won't soon forget.

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