The A4069 runs from Brynamman to Llangadoc in South West
Wales near Ammanford. It darts across open terrain and
crosses more of a large hill than a mountain. It's fairly
demanding in places and there is fun to be found.
It's narrow and fairly twisty. It wasn't really flowing
enough for my ...
Quite fast and flowing through some nice valleys (so there's quite a few changes in elevation), visibility is mostly very good because of the incline/decline so it is mostly easy to see what's happening ahead.
After a Bacon butty and mug of tea at the
West-End cafe in Llandovery, trace your way along the
unclassifieds to the Llyn Brianne Reservoir in the
Cambrian Mountains, the locals know this area
as "Little Switzerland". Not a bad part of Wales and
it's a pretty little route with some nice sc...
Head South from Aber (well worth a visit- park on the seafront for free) on the A487 - Some straight stretches, some long bends. This stretch follows the coast with views over Cardigan bay off the cliffs, you can see along the coast for miles. Quite a fast road, plenty of places to overtake. Good ro...
A nice variety of straights, corners, ups and downs and lovely welsh coastline. Near the beach especially is very popular with tourists so tourists time present their own hazards, lovely views anyway in that case!
Start at the Shell garage/Tuffins cafe on A49 then take A489. There are a few sharp corners but mostly good,a long straight stretch into Churchstoke(another Tuffins garage/cafe) then superb piece of road to Newtown(watch speed thru Sarn and Kerry).
An awesome route that we managed to find where the road hugs the coastline. The road raises and lowers giving you great views across the bay whilst the road has great corners, some can be taken fast whilst others challenge you and keep your head on. Overall a great find and will be going back.
Spectacular scenery, and the highlight of the ride was coming up over a crest and coming face to face with a hovering Red Kite, time stood still for a moment. Fantastic road, ride, scenery, weather (in May 2011) FJ1200, full luggage, pillion, brilliant day out.
Once onto the B4340 the road is brilliant,there are a couple of 90 degree bends but mostly great with excelent road surface.Watch out for local boy racers,there is a rally sport centre at Pontrhydyfendigaid.
A really good alternative to the sometimes heavily policed A483. Start at Newtown on the A483 to take in the twisties then do a left onto the B4355 at Dolfor ( blink & youll miss it !). Nice view a few miles in at the top of Moel Wilym. High hedgerows limit visibility towards the end of the stretch ...
with unstripped tags):road surface is generally good but can be slippy in poor weather, watch out for farm field exits and mud. theres a short section of narrow road with a blind summit and corners so be careful there. most of the road can be taken at 60+ mph except 4 or 5 corners, watch for the 25m...
Can start from either the north end of the A470 at Brecon then head south. Storey Arms has a couple of burger vans for refreshment stops. Heading south on the A470 a resevoir on the right followed by a right hand turn across the busy A470 across a cattle grid and an uphill climb across moorland with...
A ride of 2 halves. The first 10 miles to Aberdovey has flick/flack corners and is fun.
The views over the Dovey estuary are spectacular but you won't have time to look
at them as this section requires 100% concentration.
Stop in Aberdovey for coffee & icecream.
The next section takes in the ...
This is a nice route to take if you are look to both small b roads with nice scenery and some faster a roads roads there are lovely views of the presli mountains between Crymych and Fishguard and then coastal roads to St Davids this is not a fast route but is well worth a go.
Leave Tregaron on Dolecoed Road, this takes you on the mountain road to Abergwesyn and takes in a few fords and also the Devil's Staircase.
Not one for the GSXR crowd although until it hits the forests is a good UK style B road. Then the surface does deteriate a bit until after Nant Ystalwyn.
County town to Irish Sea ferry terminal. Route through Newgale, Solva, St Davids ending at Goodwick. Rural road with refreshment stops in main towns/villages. Can be busy with tourist traffic in the summer
This is great on a BMW-GS or similar.
Follow signs off A44 to NANT-Y-MOCH,its a single track all the way with a lot of cattle grids but the views are stunning at the dam(which you cross) and on the decent into Talybont.There are two pubs at the end if you need to calm your nerves. This has been don...
Easy Sunday route taking in the scenery and tasting a little of what south / mid Wales has to offer. Coming over the Black Mountains is a real joy and then a little bit subdued when coming from Brynamman to Pontardawe.
This route is quiet slow as it is mainly back roads, so not for those looking for a fast road. But what you lose in speed it makes up for in winding back roads as it makes its way through the cwm gwaum valley and then up the mountain to to reveal stunning views.
Synod Inn is a small village on the mighty A487 coast road,
which fills with processions of slow moving lorries from dawn to dusk.
There's a handy petrol station here, tucked just off the main drag.
By contrast, the A475 is the main road from Carmarthen via Newcastle Emlyn to
Lampeter and bey...
No sound is here save the stream that shrills and now and
then a cry of faint wailing when the Kite comes sailing
over the crags- William Lisle Bowles, ˜Coombe-Ellen 1798 Fantastic weather
and good company - What more could a biker ask for?
More roads like these maybe? I live in hope.
Start at Machynlleth Hospital. Take Forge road to Dylife. Stop at Wynford Vaghan Thomas memorial near top of mountain.(excellent veiws)
Continue to Staylittle past Llyn Clewedog into Llanidloes.
First part is a 'mountain road' often closed in winter and can get slippy in the wet. After the T junct...