Day 1: Arrival in Hay on Wye.
Day 2: Hay on Wye to Builth Wells, 23 miles (37 km)
Head upriver from the booktown along quiet lanes, and cross the bridge at Glasbury as the River Wye turns northwards. The wide, wooded valley leads to the hamlet of Erwood, once a station stop for steam trains and now home to a craft centre and a very fine restored locomotive! Look out for Red Kites and other birds of prey overhead. Finish the day in Builth Wells, a small town on the Wye.
Day 3: (by train) Builth Wells to Knighton
Enjoy a leisurely morning aboard the Heart of Wales railway (we’ll transport your bags and bikes). There are great views of Beacon Hill and the rolling uplands of Mid Wales as you journey northwards. Just outside Knucklas, the train crosses a magnificent 13-arch viaduct – a feat of 19th century engineering. Alight in the border town of Knighton, known in Welsh as “Tref-y-Clawdd”, meaning the town on the dyke. Offa's Dyke is an ancient earthwork – once the border between the two countries. There is time in the afternoon for a circular walk or an easy ride through the tranquil Teme Valley.
Day 4: Knighton to Hay on Wye, 27 miles (43 km)
Your final day is spent following the line of the English-Welsh border back to Hay on Wye. Discover black-and-white timbered houses and sturdy stone-built churches, scattered in small hamlets throughout the borderlands. There are great views of the Brecon Beacons from the heather moorlands around Painscastle, before you descend to the Wye Valley once more.
- Duration: 2 days biking, 1 day aboard the train
- Distance: 50 miles (80 km)
- Grading: Moderate.
The price is 260 Pound Sterling (GBP) per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. Contact operator for sole traveller/single occupancy rates.
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