Try this new long-distance cycling trail 

Heather, stones, and towering peaks make the alpine scenery feel ancient. Cycling UK, which developed King Alfred's Way and the West Kernow Way,

Beginning in Machynlleth in August, Traws Eryri travels 122 miles through wild Eryri National Park, the Mawddach Estuary, and Coed-y-Brenin

woodlands to medieval Conwy on Wales's north coast. Newly acquired access rights allow bicycles to explore this stunning landscape almost entirely off-road, 

on serpentine forest routes and rugged mountain scrambles. More than 13,000ft of climbing makes the trip difficult and takes four or five

days to accomplish. The railway stations at Machynlleth, Barmouth, Betws-y-Coed, and Conwy, which has one of the UK's best-preserved castles

Traws Eryri can be linked to this ancient Welsh trail from the English border to Machynlleth. Traveling 108 kilometers, 13,000ft, and via the somber

This 217-mile circular tour through medieval Wessex takes you back in time. Starting and ending in Winchester, the purported resting place of Alfred the Great

Starting on Scotland's west coast's Kintyre Peninsula, this 234-mile journey goes to Inverness. The route heads north past Jura and Arran to Ben Nevis and the Great Glen Way.

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