The Machynlleth is laced with waymarked routes of varying length and difficulty take you straight from the centre of town into fantastic mountain and valley scenery. With everything from mixed road and valley trails to long forestry climbs, traversing mountain singletrack and sketchy slate ravine descents on the longer routes theres something for every level of rider. The Dyfi forest to the north of the town offers excellent forestry freeriding too.
The cli-machx is sited in the Dyfi forest; home of the Raw Dyfi Enduro. It's a 15km round trip, with 9km of built single track with compressions and whoops, rock slab drop offs and some beautiful flowing turns. The last descent is the longest in Wales and features rocky jumps; watch out for the ‘eye of the needle’; a huge jump with a narrow landing between two trees on the other side. The finale is a sequence of eight huge berms following quickly after each other. Hit them high enough and fast enough and they ride really well, but do not look down!
Directions: Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take M5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool, follow A458 west then take A470 south to Machynlleth at Mallwyd roundabout. Machynlleth has its own railway station. For rail details call 08457 484950
Overall, Machynlleth is the 84th most popular mountain bike trail of all 93 mountain biking rides in UK.