We love adventure cycling, we love gravel and we love bikepacking and for a long time we've known that Mid Wales is blessed with some of the finest adventure cycling in the whole of the UK. For years we've been exploring on rugged MTBs or modified CX bikes with the widest tyres they could accomodate, seeking out the wilder places to ride, those hidden treasures of lush green valleys or splendid mountain vistas.
With the surge of interest in Gravel and bike adventuring we thought it might be time to share some of what we've discovered and hopefully offer others the chance to share the enjoyment we've found on these routes. With the advent of GPS bike computers and navigation equipped smart phones sharing routes has become easy. Our favourite route sharing app is Komoot and you'll find all the routes listed here and many more on our komoot page. Better still, we'll keep riding and sharing to bring you more gravel, more adventure in the future.
So grab your bike and dive right in, you'll find routes of varying distance and ability levels from short spins to epic marathon length grinders. And if you enjoy them, share them with your riding friends and be sure to tag your rides and pictures with #GravelMidWales #AdventureCyclingMidWales and tag us ( @SummitCyclesUK ) on Instagram so we can see how you got on.
First you'll need to sign up for a Komoot account if you don't already have one. Komoot is our favourite route sharing app, its free to download and use, the premium version is very good value and allows you to access some great additional features.
After that you'll ideally need either a GPS cycle computer that you can download routes to and has route navigation features. The other option is a GPS enabled smartphone with the Komoot app installed although be warned that a lot of these areas covered in these routes might not have good signal coverage and to use offline mapping you need Komoot offline maps or Premium. You'll find all you need to know about using Komoot on the Komoot website. Of course, there's nothing to stop you viewing our routes on Komoot to mark them on a map and follow old school if that's how you like to find your way.
A big day out by any measure, this 104 mile route takes in some of the best Mid Wales has to offer. It's a long day, really only possible in good conditions, ideally after a period of drier weather.
Summit Cycles have been supplying bikes to the cyclists of Mid Wales for over 20 years. You'll find our shop at 65 North Parade, Aberystwyth. We are well stocked with all cycling essentials, clothing, accessories and spares and there's a range of quality bikes including the latest Gravel, Road and Mountain bikes always on display.
If your bike needs a little work, we have the best equipped cycle workshop in Mid Wales and our CYTECH qualified technicians will treat your bike as well as if it was their own. We pride ourselves in our customer service record so please take a look at our Google and Facebook reviews to find out what our customers say about us.