Ride Overview

Get ride folks – this is a truly epic trail ride conceived 40 years ago, and only a handful of people know the way, so you are in for the “real deal”!  The route passes through four mountain ranges – The Black Mountains, Mynydd Epynt, the Elan Valley and over Plynlimon before a final gallop on the beach near Aberystwyth.  Check it out on the map – you are covering some amazing ground – both in terms of distance and technical ability.

The route uses mostly forgotten bridle-ways (some can be fairly overgrown and jungle like), some open moorland crossings and over private land. Luckily the guides know their way, and are there to make sure you get the most out of your trail ride.  You’ll ride hearty, capable and totally sensible Welsh Section Ds (all ranging from 15-16h) uniquely bred for the job.  They nimby take you through some of the most historic, beautiful and undiscovered countryside in Wales and all of Britain, for that matter!

***Please note, this is a challenging ride for competent and experienced riders only. We cross from the Black Mountains to the Irish sea, over several mountain ranges, covering great distances, mostly off-road, and riders must be fit, have good stamina, and be comfortable riding at speed, sometimes for longer distances.  Give us a call or reach out via email to discuss this in detail.

Accommodations are in local hotels and historic inns, some do not have ensuite bath on one or two nights.  Riders are also responsible for grooming, tacking and cleaning tack daily.

2022 Dates:  Aug. 6-12, Aug. 20-26, Sept. 3-9, Sept. 17-23, Oct. 1-7
Rate:  $2,760.00 USD per person in a shared room (Single Supplement:  $250.00 USD)