Forest to Sea Yoga and Mountain Bike Weekend
Join us on the edge of the Dyfi forest for a weekend of riding sweet flowing singletrack, a journey across the mountains to the sea (swimming optional) and plenty of post ride yoga for optimal rest and recovery. Sound like your perfect weekend away? Read on……..
The Dyfi forest is the home of the well known Dyfi Enduro, the Climachx trail which boasts one of the longest descents in Wales and now that the Atherton’s have made it their home, the Dyfi bike park. We won’t however be risking life and limb on the jumps at the bike park. The forest has miles and miles of off piste technical single track woven through it and it’s these trails that we will be playing on during our Friday and Sunday rides.
We save Saturday for one of our favourite rides in the area. An ancient drovers road offers natural technical riding with views of Cader Idris and the coast. We arrive at the beach for a swim before we head back inland again, along old pathways, past a secret lake and back towards our base for the weekend.
Please note – this is not a weekend for beginners. The trails in the forest are rocky and at times quite steep. You will need to be comfortable on red trails with a desire to push yourself on more challenging trails.
Yoga is the most perfect compliment to a day out on the bike. You will stretch out tight muscles and learn how to deeply unwind and relax both the body and the mind. This approach aids recovery so you will feel ready to ride again the following day. Each session will be suitable for beginners and the more experienced yogi alike.
Our base for the weekend will be the Centre of Alternative Technology near Machynlleth. The accommodation is housed within a beautifully designed and award-winning eco facility right in the middle of the Visitor Centre and with stunning views across Snowdonia National Park. From here we can ride straight out onto the trails so no need for loading vans and trailers.
Bedrooms are either twins or doubles and are serviced with solar-thermally heated showers and basins and heated by CAT’s on-site biomass facilities. To find out more please follow this link Accommodation
This is a fully catered weekend from dinner on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday. The CAT Centre cafe will be providing us with delicious vegetarian food over the weekend.
With gardens bursting full of seasonal produce, many of the ingredients the centre uses are grown and harvested from their own gardens. And what they don’t grow themselves they try to source from local, organic growers or to use fairtrade ingredients.Vegan and gluten-free options available.
Theres also a range of organic wine and locally brewed beer available to buy onsite.