AROUND DYFI

WHERE TO EAT

Idris Stores  – View site

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

 

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

 

Quarry Cafe – View site
Machynlleth High Street. Cool & chilled, the “locals” cafe, vegetarian café? Full breakfasts & amazing lunches.

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

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 Michelin starred restaurant on the Dyfi estuary, this hidden gem serves up a 20-course meal that will blow your mind! A must try, it’ll set you back a fair few quid but you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!

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: Corris Hostel – View site 
An award winning hostel with strong environmental and Celtic feel.
Bunkbed accommodation for 42 people; four family bunk rooms and two single-sex shared rooms, self catered or catered stays.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

15 minute drive: The Riverside Restaurant & Guesthouse – View site
A relaxing guesthouse with a large garage for bikes. The fantastic pub/restaurant might well be the best food in the area.
Towards Aberdovey.

 

 

15 minute drive: Dolffanog Fawr – View site
An 18th Century farmhouse that has recently been converted into one of the finest small luxury bed and breakfast guest houses in Snowdonia. The house is situated in the heart of the stunning Tal-y-llyn valley and run by Lorraine, one of the founder members of Corris Friday night ride!

 

20 minute drive: Penrhos Arms – View site 
Rachel’s recommendation! The Penrhos is a cosy, family friendly pub on the outskirts of Machynlleth. Outstanding locally sourced and home cooked meals. Rooms with breakfast or 3 separate private cottages sleeping 5 -10.

 

20 minute drive :Cross Foxes Bar and Grill – View site 
Another local favourite, Cross Foxes provides delicious slap-up pub food with modern rooms and a good fire. North of the bike park en route to Dollgellau.

 

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: Tan 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, Tan Y Cornel is a home away from home.

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!

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

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

Address

DYFI BIKE PARK Pantperthog, Machynlleth, SY20 9AS