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Mid Wales Self-Guided Bicycle Tour (10 Nights)

Tour code: MWSG10

Tour Overview

This itinerary extends the 7 night Heart of Wales tour with additional nights in Abergavenny and in Brecon. The routes take you east to the Welsh borders and follow part of the Radnor Ring national cycle route.

The tour starts with a two night stopover in Abergavenny. The loop ride from the town takes you to Monmouth, to Symonds Yat, and offers you the opportunity to visit Tintern Abbey. The next leg leads west following the Monmouth and Brecon Canal to the historic town of Brecon for a two night stopover. The loop ride from here explores the Brecon Beacons National Park. Leaving Brecon you follow the valley of the River Wye north via Builth Wells to Rhayader for a two night halt. The loop ride explores the Elan Valley, where you will see the rare red kite. Leaving Rhayader to the east you follow the Radnor Ring over remote terrain to Knighton. The next leg leads south to Hay-on-Wye for a two night halt. From Hay, the loop ride explores the Golden Valley. The final leg head south over Gospel Pass in the Vale of Ewyas, passing Llanthony Priory on the way back to Abergavenny.

For information on the en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.
The itinerary follows routes A, B, C, D, E, G, H, I and J
This tour is rated B/C – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • Tintern Abbey
  • Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley
  • The Vale of Usk
  • Talybont Reservoir and the Taff Trail
  • The Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Feeding time at the Red Kites centre in Rhayader
  • The Radnor Ring
  • The black and white villages of the Welsh borders
  • Offa’s Dyke – the ancient defensive wall between England and Wales
  • Exploring the fascinating bookshops in Hay-on-Wye


  • Checking The Route
  • Elan Valley
  • Gospel Pass
  • Myndd
  • Raglan Castle


  • It is possible to start and/or finish this tour in Cardiff by riding the Taff Trail between Brecon and Cardiff. Please contact us if this is of interest to you.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at ABERGAVENNY        
2 route A Abergavenny Abergavenny
Blaenafon; Monmouth; Symonds Yat; Tintern Abbey; Goodrich Castle
3 route B Abergavenny Brecon    
Raglan Castle; Monmouth & Brecon Canal; Tretower Court
4 route C Brecon Brecon  
Beacons National Park; National Showcaves; Tallybont Reservoir
5 route D Brecon Rhayader    
Myndd Eppynt; Builth Wells; Wye Valley
6 route E Rhayader Rhayader  
Elan Valley; Red Kite Centre
7 route G Rhayader Presteigne    
Radnor Ring; Abbey-cwm-Hir; Offa's Dyke
8 route H Presteigne Hay-on-Wye  
Offa's Dyke; Hergest Croft Gardens; Small Breeds Farm Park
9 route I Hay-on-Wye Hay-on-Wye  
Golden Valley; Abbeydore; Longtown Castle; Arthur's Stone
10 route J Hay-on-Wye Abergavenny  
Vale of Ewyas; Gospel Pass; Llanthony Priory; Grosmont Castle; Skenfrith Castle; White Castle
11 depart from ABERGAVENNY        

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
basic cost per person sharing
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
Trek Hybrid
pannier rental per pair
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
additional charge per rider

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