Family on a bike ride along the Ystwyth cycle path

FAMILY BIKE RIDE: THE YSTWYTH EXPLORER

Join us for a day of cycling and exploring the beautiful Ystwyth river as it winds its way towards the sea!

On our Ystwyth Explorer ride, you'll get a chance to learn about the river and the animals that live in and along it, and discover the wonders of the wild Welsh countryside. You'll also get to practice some bike skills, and enjoy a delicious home-made picnic in the woods.

Traffic-free cycling along the river Ystwyth

We'll be cycling along the the Ystwyth cycle path that connects the market town of Tregaron with seaside town Aberystwyth on the West Wales coast. We'll pick you and your bike up in Aberystwyth, and transfer you to Trawscoed where we'll join the trail. We'll then follow the Ystwyth river as it winds its way back towards the sea.

We'll be cycling some 8 miles along a mainly flat route that offers easy cycling for families. Children using their own bikes should be confident cyclists, but the cycle path is also suitable for tag-alongs and bike trailers (we have some to hire if you haven't got your own). We'll be taking our time getting from start to finish, with plenty of stops along the way for activities and refreshments.

This is a day out ideally suited for children up to the age of 11 (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult).

Your guide for the day

Scott is an experienced cyclist, a qualified Cycling UK Tour Leader, and DBS checked. He's also a marine biologist, a secondary school teacher, and loves riding this cycle route with his own kids.

Type of tour: Guided

Duration: 1 day (9.15am until 3pm)

Difficulty: Easy

Price: Child £25, Adult £30, Family £100 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)

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Dates & Price


The Ystwyth Explorer runs during school holidays. Here are our 2019 dates:

11 August

18 August

1 September


We can put on extra dates for groups of 4-8 people - get in touch or call Scott on 07919 358670.


Price: Child £25, Adult £30, Family £100 (2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children).


Itinerary

Start/end point: Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station, South Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 1JY

We'll pick you and your bike up in Aberystwyth at 9.15am, and take you to Trawscoed where we'll join the Ystwyth trail.

We'll then follow the Ystwyth river for some 8 miles, as it winds its way back towards the sea.

We'll be stopping off at various points along the route, to explore the natural world and the wildlife that lives along the river. There will be lots of activities for all the family, and we'll also have time for a home-made woodland lunch before we arrive back in Aberystwyth by approximately 3pm.


What's included

What's included:

  • Transfer from Aberystwyth to Trawscoed
  • Experienced guide
  • Activities along the route
  • Picnic lunch and refreshments
  • Small groups (maximum of 8)
  • Lots of fresh air and fun on and off the bike