Big Bike Trails

Discover some of the best trails in Shropshire and Mid Wales. 

 

Catering for everyone from the fairly novice, to the seasoned dirt rider wanting to explore. 

 

We will start in Shrewsbury as this is the ideal gateway to the rolling Shropshire hills and the vast wilderness of Wales. You will spend the day on routes that have been carefully planned with adventure bikes and long-distance trail bikes in mind. All routes are safe, suitable, and fun for the bigger dual sport bikes with at least 60/40 dual-sport tyres. Please do not show up on anything less. 50/50 would be ideal. 

It is also advisable that you have experienced SOME level of off-road before joining us on these days. These are guided and supported trail rides, rather than full training days. Please contact us if you are unsure. Please also check out our Train For Trails days as a starter if you have no previous experience. 

This is a day's ride with no accommodation and we have various routes available on selected dates. Discounts and bespoke routes/dates available for groups of 6 or more. 

Church Stretton Taster

This is a nice little ride around the west side of  Church Stretton, taking in easy gravel lanes and grassy trails over the Long Mynd.


This is an ideal beginner route or for someone who just wants a quick blast of 3 to 4 hours. 

Please contact us for dates on this one. 

South Shropshire

Shrewsbury to Knighton and back.

On this ride, you will be taking in a few ford crossings, forest tracks, and hilltop trails. There is a bit of everything on this route. Nothing too hard but it can still be challenging on a big bike in the wet weather.

Easy Rider

Exactly what it says on the tin. A nice easy ride. Perfect for beginners or people just wanting to enjoy the scenery. 


Our day will start at Shrewsbury where we will firstly head over to Ceiriog Valley through some twisting narrow back lanes and a couple of unsurfaced roads, a gravel track will then take us down onto the A5 near Corwen. From here we will head through the Berwyn Mountains into Snowdonia. This ride takes in several beautiful lakes and the famous must-ride Bomber Lane with fantastic views over Mawddach estuary.  


This ride is a scenic long day in the saddle. It is not trail-based and mainly consists of single-track tarmac. It is aimed at someone with a little bit of off-road experience who wants to explore North Wales and get a bit of gravel under their wheels.


If you want a hard day of trails then this ride isn’t for you, but if you want some awesome views and a few easy tracks then get your helmet on and come along.

Steady Eddy

The route will consist of the easiest off-road trails available to us, as well as twisty back lanes and mountain top roads. We will be traveling through very remote areas, giving you a real sense of adventure. Leaving Shrewsbury we will ride over the National Trust area of Church Stretton Hills before going through the Welsh borders to Knighton. After a quick stop for food at the popular bikers cafe in Crossgates, we will make our way through to Rhayader then the stunning Elan Valley, and the must-do Claerwen Res trail. Flowing roads will take us past Cwmystwyth slate mines before the last trail takes us to finish the day at Llangurig. From here we can travel back on the road as a group or make your own way home. Along the way, we will take in approx 8 gravel hard standing and grass byways all of which are big bike-friendly.


This ride is for anyone who wants a relaxed scenic day with a few choice trails along the way. No big water crossings, bogs, or rocky climbs. It is not a challenging trail-heavy day for extreme riders and there is a lot of single-track road work involved.

Ceiriog Valley

This area is a mecca for green laning. Endless options from easy to very hard, including the must-do Wayfarer trail. You really need some off-road experience for this one and be confident on the trails. 

Snowdonia

Snowdonia national park offers some of the best riding and scenery to be had in Wales. Plenty of flowing trails and back roads as well as some technical stuff if you want a challenge. Some off road experience is necessary for this one. 

Big Days out to the Coast

Two main routes with easy easy/hard options along the way.

[1] southwest from Shrewsbury, taking in The Long Mynd, Clun, Elan Valley then dropping down to Machynlleth.

[2] northwest from Shrewsbury taking in Ceriog Valley, Lake Vyrnwy, Bala then heading through Snowdonia park to Barmouth.

Either route is an epic long day out with great trails and stunning views. On reaching the coast we will come back to the start point by the main A roads or time permitting some twisty back roads.

Bike hire not currently available but is coming soon! 


Max group size is 12. Minimum 3.

Price

  • Church Stretton Taster - £60 

   •   All other routes - £90

Discounts and bespoke routes/dates available for groups of 6 or more. 

 

What's included

  • Full days riding with a first-aid and mechanically trained local guide.