Day 1: Arrival in Builth Wells.
Day 2: Builth Wells to Hay-on-Wye, 22 miles (35 km)
The ride begins in Builth Wells, once a Victorian Spa Town and now home to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show which draws thousands of visitors annually. No major hills today, though plenty of high ground all around as you follow the Wye Valley on its meandering southerly course. Look out for Red Kites and Buzzards overhead, or stop off at Erwood Station – a craft centre and art gallery beside the river. Approaching the Brecon Beacons, you cross the river at Glasbury and turn east for the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye. For a small town, Hay has a huge number of bookshops but also plenty of welcoming pubs! So after a rummage through the bookshelves, settle down and rest your limbs with a pint of Wye Valley ale at your elbow before retiring for a good night's sleep.
Day 3: Hay-on-Wye to Eardisley, 20 miles (32 km)
The ride continues parallel to the River Wye as you enter England. The Black Mountains loom to the right but the gradient is gentle as you head north through the Black and White Villages and a quiet rural landscape of cider orchards and browsing sheep. There are sleepy villages like Almeley, a 700 year old hamlet with several of the half-timbered houses typical of this region. Look out also for The Eardisley Oak – a magnificent tree which has been growing here for at least 6 centuries! You cross the River Wye again at Brobury via a fine red-brick bridge. This tiny village is home to Brobury House, set in eight acres of formal Victorian gardens and water meadows. Then it’s back across the border to end your ride in Hay on Wye.
- Duration: 2 days biking
- Distance: 42 miles (67 km)
- Grading: Moderate.
The price is 165 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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