Honda Trail Bike Rides
In the summer we hold a weekend of guided rides for owners of Honda CRF250Ls, 300Ls and Rallys. Lunch is pre-booked, and riders are split into groups of up to six riders, based on their level of experience. The gentle route is suitable for riders with little or no offroad experience and tuition will be given if requested. The intermediate is suitable for riders with a reasonable amount of trail or offroad experience, and will include a few green lanes with some technical going, although most of the riding will not be strenuous. The experienced group will include the more technical trails the area has to offer, so riders should be competent. We ride in the Dyfi Biosphere which is a Unesco designated area where biodiversity is celebrated and protected. Therefore, we conduct all our trail riding days with courtesy and consideration for the landowners, farmers, livestock and other users. This does not mean that we ride slowly – it just means that we ride in a way that is sustainable and leaves as little imprint as possible.
f you would like to combine a couple of days’ trail riding with other activities, or with activities for partners and children, please enquire. Available nearby are the Forest Rally School, the Raptor Birds of Prey Experience and Brenin Adventures who provide day courses on archery, bushcraft, canoe and kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, raft building, rock sports, gorge walking and orienteering. Not too far away are white water rafting, horse riding and pony trekking, mountain biking (with or without bike hire), the Centre for Alternative Technology, the Devils Bridge Steam Railway, The Silver Mountain Experience, and plenty of walking!
Once or twice a year in April, May or June, Colin leads a couple of rides which start later than usual, at about 11am. The ride covers a long distance and finishes at 7.30 to 8pm. If you are staying in a hotel or bunkhouse, Colin will meet you there.
Enduros and trail bike rallies
If you are an experienced rider, why not try one of competitions held in our area? Details here!
High Wales Tour
Most tours are three days taking in the highest roads in Wales. These are minor single width tarmac lanes, so this is not a green lane tour as such. We will include a few gravel and grassy roads, but most of the riding will be on little tarmac lanes. These often have debris and are quite rough, so they are like easy green lanes and are fun and interesting! More information.
Motorcycles for Hire
Our Hondas are eminently suited to these little roads. If you are used to riding bigger bikes, you may worry that 250cc is too small but with average speeds on these narrow bendy being between 20 and 30mph, their lightness and nimble handling really come into their own. For the tour, they are on standard gearing and have no trouble in cruising at 60mph on the main road stretches we cannot avoid traffic. You will need to carry all you need in a rucksack, or pay extra if you wish to book a luggage carrying service.
Using Your Own Motorcycle
The roads we are using are not suitable for sports or heavy touring motorcycles, and are best suited to middle weight adventure and naked bikes. Riders already booked are on Tenere 700, BMW GS310, F800GS, Africa Twin and Husqvarna 701. Colin intends to ride his 25 year old Morini Kanguro, and would welcome some other people with classic bikes. (We will have the van back up for this one!)