Easy to Moderate 7 days and 6 nights UK biking holiday. Join the self guided but fully supported Lon Las Cymru cycle tour in Wales for a stunning weeks ride.
We are delighted to be able to offer a cycling holiday along the best part of the Welsh National Cycle route (Lon Las Cymru) in Mid-Wales. This seven-day tour takes you through the Black and White Villages from Presteigne to Hay on Wye where you stay for 2 nights.
Then cycle up the Wye Valley through Builth Wells to the Elan Valley and Red Kite country. Two nights at Rhayader. Final night in Teme Valley. Easy to moderate cycling with one difficult day of 37 miles and two hills. This Lon Las Cymru cycle tour in Wales has a total distance of 126 to 185 miles.
If you are looking for a UK biking holiday, then you’ve come to the right place. Our award winning cycling holidays are fully supported with excellent accommodation, luggage transported, detailed route guides and a full back up service. This area of the UK offers some of the best cycling holidays in Europe, river valleys cutting through spectacular hills, dominated by ruined castles…and best of all …hardly any cars. Hope to see you soon.
Itinerary for Lon Las Cymru cycle tour in Wales
Day 1. Petchfield Farm to Presteigne
Cycle on idyllic country lanes and cross the River Lugg to ride into Wales on the first day of this UK biking holiday. Presteigne is home to the unique Judges Lodging Museum & to many arts events including a classical music festival in August. Total 18miles (29 km)
Day 2. Presteigne to Hay on Wye
Cycle through the picturesque half-timbered villages of North Herefordshire, visit a cider farm, the New Inn (only 600 years old) and local gardens. Finish the day, by crossing the toll bridge to Hay on Wye. Dominated by its castle – Hay is internationally known as a book town with 30 book shops selling over a million books. Total 23 miles (37 km)
Day 3. Circular tour from Hay to Llangorse Lake
Lots to do at Hay, Cycle to Llangorse Lake, go canoeing down the Wye or take the time to explore Hay and all those bookshops. Total 28 miles (45 km)
Day 4. Hay on Wye to Rhayader
Following the spectacular River Wye upstream, on an old railway line. Don't forget to stop at the old station for coffee, lunch at the spa town of Builth Wells (Home to the Royal Welsh Show every July). Then keep the River Wye as your guide, through meadows & moorland A short off road section and crossing a tiny suspension bridge over the River Elan, makes this section an adventure. Total 38 miles (61 km)
Day 5. Rhayader & the Elan Valley Lakes
Your rest day! Rhayader is home to the Elan Valley dams & lakes. Cycle to the lakes on the fantastic new cycle path & sculpture trail for a picnic with great views. Visit the Red Kite feeding station at Gigrin Farm to watch these spectacular birds. Total 10 to 26 miles (16 -41 km)
Day 6. Rhayader to Knighton and Bucknell
A challenging day with two hills. The ride today takes you through the magical valley of Abbeycwmhir – with its ruined Cistercian abbey & grand Victorian house to visit. Over the Black Hill & Offa’s Dyke on old sheep drovers routes, to look back and (down) on your cycle ride. Finish the day with a 15 mile downhill ride past the border town of Knighton. Staying overnight in Bucknell. Total 37 miles (59 km)
Day 7. Bucknell to Petchfield Farm
A gentle ride down the River Teme. Visit Brampton Bryan, take a short detour to Hopton Castle. Lunch at a riverside pub in a roman village. Finishing any time in the afternoon, back at Petchfield Farm. Total 10 - 15 miles (16 - 22 km)