AROUND DYFI

WHERE TO EAT

Dyfi Bike Park Cafe!!
Delicious homemade breakfast, lunch and cakes! Open to riders and the public during our opening hours, you can sit back and enjoy the vibes of the park without getting muddy, a lovely spot on a hot summers day, and warm next to the fire on those cold wet, wintery,  Welsh days.

 

Slaters Arms – View site
A traditional local pub with real ales and great homemade food. Cosy, welcoming, dog and child-friendly.

 

Ty Medi – View site
Machynlleth High Street. Cool & chilled, the “locals” vegetarian café. Full breakfasts & amazing lunches made fresh every morning using local produce wherever possible.

 

“Blasau” Deli 
Mach High street next to the clock tower- 100% homemade and awesome! Big takeaway pasties, quiches, sausage rolls, toasties and all sorts of wicked cakes!! sit in cafe lunches too.

 

Black Lion – View site
Ranked in Trip advisor’s travellers’ choice for the top 10% of restaurants worldwide, The Black Lion Inn at Derwenlas is an Idyllic countryside pub & restaurant that serves delicious home-cooked lunch and dinners.

 

White Lion – View site
5 minutes from the Bike Park in the middle of town – hearty pub grub, pub vibes and a friendly local hang out.

Idris Stores  – View site

Our all-time favourite hangout in the MTB mecca of Corris – best coffee around, unreal weekend brunches & cakes!!

 

Brigands Inn – View site
Exquisite home-made food, local meats, strong roasts, gluten-free fish n chips… this is pub food turned gourmet.

 

Cross Foxes – View site
Great modern food at the foothills of Cadair Idris.

 

Riverside Pennal – View site
This pub leans to being a restaurant and offers delicious food and a friendly atmosphere.

 

Ty’n Y Cornel  – View site
In the mountains of Snowdonia, the bistro style food is served in the conservatory overlooking Tal Y Llyn lake.

 

Penrhos Arms – View site
Traditional pub food, homemade with passion and the friendliest pub around, a favorite with the Rally folk and mountain-bikers alike!

 

Ynyshir Restaurant – View site
A 2 Michelin starred restaurant ran by chef patron Gareth Ward. This hidden gem serves a 30+ course tasting menu that will blow your mind! A must try if you are a foodie! Expect meat, fish and banging flavours. The menu is set, so they are unable to accommodate any dietary requirements. It’ll set you back a few quid, but you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!

 

Gwen Restaurant and Wine Bar View site
Gwen, a cool and relaxing wine bar, serving small plates with an adjoining intimate 8-seater, 10 course tasting menu headed by Chef Corrin Harrison at the back. This venue takes full inspiration from its big brother Ynyshir, with dark décor, incredible wine selections and of course the best ingredients from near and far. No need to book and reserve a table at the bar, just come on in, however if you fancy dining – head to their website to find out more

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WHERE TO STAY

1 Minute Drive: CAT – View site 
Right opposite the Bike Park. The Centre for Alternative Technology offers B&B or 18 bed eco-cabins – come with the gang! The buildings are all designed with eco methods and materials while stunning views and a great café make this an easy choice.

 

3 Minutes Drive: The White Lion, Machynlleth – View site
In the heart of Machynlleth, a 3minute drive from the bike park, The White Lion is our go to pub, good pub grub with cheap rooms, sports, bands and kids toys, Large sunny walled garden and large car park, its everything you need after a day out!

 

8 Minutes Drive: Fronwen Lodge View site
A luxury self catering cottage sleeping 6 (3 bedrooms). Set within an enchanting pine forest above a crystal clear river overlooking the valley beyond, the Lodge is the perfect place to relax after a hard day’s shred. With secure bike storage and a bike wash.

 

10 Minute Drive: The Hut  – View site 
A wooden hut with a hot-tub located in peace and tranquility, overlooking the beautiful welsh hills. We have an outside shower block located around the back of the hut. Located at the back of a 500 year old pub.

 

10 Minute Drive: Woodland Farmhouse  – View site 
A secluded 15th century 5 bed farmhouse that sleeps 11, located in a private woodland with stunning Dyfi Valley views, perfect for those who love the outdoors and plenty of space for your bikes too. Located in Snowdonia National Park, on the Wales Costal Path and NCN Cycle Route 82, just 20 minutes drive to Aberdyfi beach, and 10 minutes into the market town of Machynlleth.

 

10 Minute Drive: Felin Crewi  – View site 
Set in a restored water mill, Felin Crewi is the perfect retreat. Beautifully secluded and yet easily accessible, our two holiday cottages, stable and caravan offer a calm haven to restore a soul bruised and battered by the modern world. stay in one of our beautifully restored mill cottages or, for the vagabond at heart, our stable or caravan. Each combines the spirit and flavour of a bygone age with luxury and comfort that is as indulgent as a chocolate & cream cake. Both cottages retain original features, including a working water wheel

10 minute drive: Dolgun Uchaf Guesthouse – View site Set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Dolgun Uchaf Guesthouse is in a prime location for exploring all Snowdonia has to offer.Surrounded by farmland, woodland and views towards the mountains, this peaceful guesthouse is the perfect place to get away. Only 1.5 miles outside of historic town Dolgellau, where you can find plenty of shops and places to eat.

 

12 minute drive : Cross Foxes  –  View Site Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of Cross Foxes’ luxurious rooms or suites. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, unwind and enjoy the surroundings.

 

12 minute drive : Morben Isaf Touring Park  –  View Site Run by keen mountain bikers Ben and Sarah Lewis, Morben Isaf is a 5 star touring park offering fully serviced hard standing pitches, award winning showers and toilets, bike wash facilities and secure bike storage.  Situated on the A487 an ideal base for exploring the local area.

 

15 minutes drive: The Brigands Inn  – View site
This 15th Century Coaching Inn is a beautiful mix of exposed beams, feature fireplaces and solid Oak furniture. The locally sourced seasonal produce and a fantastic range of ales and wines makes it the perfect reward after a hard day’s riding. They even offer a specially made beer for dogs!

 

15 Minute Drive: Dyfi Adventure Campsite – View site
Run by avid mountain biker Rhys Butler who also hosts the Gravity Enduro Series on his land. Huge riverside fields with toilets and hot showers. The perfect spot for tents, vans and campers.

 

20 minute drive: Nyth Robin – View site 
A small woodland campsite with bell–tent glamping, cosy shepherd’s hut and 10 ‘touring’ pitches – Nyth Robin is situated in the Aberdovey Estuary, perfect for families wanting a bit of beach action.

 

20 minute drive: Tyn Y Cornel – View site 
Located on the stunning Tal Y Llyn Lake at the base of Cadair Idris, the 2nd highest mountain in Wales. With hotel rooms and converted stables, Tyn Y Cornel is a home away from home.

 

30 minute drive: Cae Du Campsite- View site 
Camping and self-catering accommodation within Snowdonia National Park

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WHERE TO RIDE

Dyfi Bike Park is perfectly located explore some of the best riding in Europe, from local trail riding spots and pump tracks to the other awesome bike parks within an hour’s drive.

 

Climachx Trail View site
The original Dyfi XC / enduro trail,  the Climachx offers up some great flowing single track and one of the best Dyfi descents – the famous Section 8 (Tony The Tiger). This final descent is fast, rocky, and technical, giving over 5 minutes of buzz!

 

Mach 1,2,3 trailsView site
Ride from Machynlleth town centre to mid-Wales wilderness. These decades-old cross country trails are seeing a new lease of life for those who like to pack a map and get away from it all! The signage is awaiting replacement, so download a map or GPX file here first: http://www.dyfimountainbiking.org.uk

 

Bike Corris – View site 
Bespoke guided riding for those seeking the ultimate Dyfi adventure. Local shredder Dave Evans offers guided rides exploring stunning locations and the best secret trails. Dave uses his

Machynlleth Pump track
Built by our own Olly Davey so you’ll never be bored! Near the Leisure Centre and The Plas – great parking, easy access, wide lawns and a kids play park make the pump track a great venue for a family day.

 

Antur Stiniog – View site 
Seven fantastic downhill trails in the heart of Snowdonia (graded blue to black)

 

Revolution Bike Park – View site
The Revo crew have created a brilliant bike park in our old home of Llangynog, training ground of the Pros!

 

Coed y Brenin – View site
The UK’s first mountain bike trail centre, Coed y Brenin has miles of exceptional singletrack for experienced riders and great family trails for all abilities.

 

Nant Yr Arian View site
Red kite feeding, family fun and trails for walking running and mountain-biking including Sydyfrn a 35km black route!

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WHERE TO PLAY

Cadair Idris
The 2nd highest mountain in Wales for breathtaking hikes and ocean views from the summit. Time your ascent for sunset and come down by torchlight, or stop halfway to enjoy the mountain lake or ‘llyn” . You can even tackle Cadair on your mountain bike – be sure to descend the Pony Path to Abergynolwyn. Rocky, fast, and fun

 

Or check  here for Snowdonia’s 10 greatest walks

 

Aber Adventures  – View site
Surfing , SUP ( Stand-up Paddle Boarding) and kayaking in Borth, Aberystwyth and Ynslas with friendly coaches and great equipment – including winter wetsuits!

 

Aberdovey  – View site
A Beautiful seaside town with fab beaches and sand dunes- and it’s always sunny! The wide estuary between Ynaslas and Aberdovey gives you loads of space to play – Fires and walks on the beach, paddle boarding, canoeing, kite surfing or crabbing off the famous jetty don’t miss handmade Aberodvey ice cream!

 

Centre for Alternative Technology – View site 
(CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living, right opposite the Bike Park! Seven acres of environmentally responsible buildings, renewable energy, organically managed gardens and family holiday activities.

 

Zipworld View site
3 awesome locations for full on adventure including the world’s fastest zipline, mountain Karts, cavern exploration, high ropes and thrills in the forest and the fantastic nets adventure at bounce below – one for the adrenaline junkies.

Corris Craft centre & King Arthurs Labyrinth – View site
Pottery classes and an awesome underground boat tour of the slate mines. Best Visitor Attraction Mid Wales 2018

 

Tal y Llyn RailwayView site
An original steam railway train that takes in the beautiful valleys and lake of Tal y Llyn

 

The Outward Bound Trust ,AberdoveyView site

Water activities, expeditions and rock climbing on remote mountains and sea cliffs.

 

Dovey Valley Shooting Ground  – View site 

For everyone from a complete beginner to the most experienced shooter – targets, clays and a simulated game shoot!

 

 

Adventure Parc Snowdonia View site 
A world-first inland surf lagoon. There’s a variety of wave profiles, so absolute beginners can surf alongside the pros. AND a new adventure area with one of the longest artificial caving courses in the world, climbing & racer walls, leaps of faith, extreme slides, a netted aerial assault course, high rise bag jumps, and ninja parkour floor trail!

 

Golf – View site 
 A challenging and much loved 9 hole course. Also try borthgolf.co.uk ( 18 holes) and aberdoveygolf.co.uk ( 18 holes)

 

MOMA  – View site
For some culture! Art exhibitions, a music festival and the Y Tabernacl coffee shop!

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Location

Dyfi Bike Park is based in the Esgair Forest three miles north of Machynlleth, just off the A487 towards Dolgellau It’s clearly sign-posted from the main road at Pantperthog.

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Address

DYFI BIKE PARK Pantperthog, Machynlleth, SY20 9AS