B4358 between Beulah and Newbridge on Wye. You can do the route from either direction from the A470 at Newbridge or off the A483 at Beulah. This is a real swooping bendy road with crests dips and nothing to really catch the rider out. The only problem is that its only 8 miles long.If you can build it into your ride from either Llandovery cafe on to the A483 then hang a left at Beulah or from Crossgates cafe onto the A470 then right at Newbridge.It doesn't even look twisty on a map so it comes as a pleasant surprise. I bet a lot will reach the end turn round and do it again in the the direction. It truly is brilliant.
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 scenery thrown in. It's by no means a quick route as it's very very narrow in places with some awkward bends and blind crests. If you're into taking it easy and just admiring the scenery then you will enjoy it. It's not one you'd be keen to return to if you're into faster, more flowing roads, but it does have it's good points. Take it easy and ride it carefully as you'll probably lose your signal on the mobile, so it's not the best place in the world to break down! You could head towards Tregaron and the 'Devil's Bridge' from the reservoir or do as I did and return south via Abergwesyn and Beulah. You're also not far from 'Llanddewi Brefi', where you can be 'The only gay in the village', if that's your thing lol. A couple of SNAPS here for your enjoyment. Check out the 'Dogs Ears' that my lads is sporting, they got a lot of laughs on our Spanish trip, and the Welsh sheep kept well away lol. There are lots of great roads in this area and lots of nice places too. You're only a short blat away from the Elan Valley which is definitely worth a visit. Why not combine the two for a good day out?
Open country and fast twisties
Can be combined as part of the following route:
Distance: 160 Miles; 255 Kms
Towns: Treignac, Egletons, Gimmel-les-Cascades, Tulle, St Chamant, Argentat, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Collonges-la-Rouge, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Donzenac, Uzerche, Masseret, Chamberet.
Regions: Limosin (Correze)
Roads: D16, D1089 (N89), D1120 (N120), D12, D940, D38, D158, D920, D20, D3, D132,
Attractions: Gimmel-les-Cascades, Argentat, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Collonges-la-Rouge
Coffee Stops: There are plenty of places to stop for coffee along this route. Tulle, Egletons, Argentat, Masseret, Gimmel-les-Cascades, Argentat, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Collonges-la-Rouge
Description: This route is so adaptable with excellent roads criss-crossing it to allow you to shorten or lengthen the enjoyment. Starts off reasonable technical but then opens up from Egletons for some good sticky open fast roads through the romantic Dordogne. Stopping at Argentat for Lunch then on through some winding roads and picturesque villages - along the Dordogne. before once again picking up some open country and fast twisties. You do have to cut through Brive however it is worth the effort to get to the D920 however if you want to byepass Brive drop onto the A20 (Non Toll) for a couple of junctions and get off at Donzenac to continue the route.
This route uses the Bwch-y-Groes(pass of the cross)this was the test route for most of the old British bike manufacturers,to test 'hill climbing abilities' its easy on a modern bike though. There is one double hairpin at the bottom of the hill and its mostly 'single track' road. Used a lot on the Nick Sanders motochallenge series. A must to see Wales highest mountain pass.
The very famous Grimselpass, a stunning combination of breathtaking mountain drop-offs and wonderful super tight corners. This road tops out at over 2000 metres and so can experience some snow. Simply terrific, highly recommended, even though it is very popular with other bikers.