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Finally, a place to hire bikes in Aberystwyth!

Finally, a place to hire bikes in Aberystwyth!

In the beginning of this year, I changed the flat and populated Netherlands for rugged and deserted Wales. And moving to Aberystwyth (West Wales) I noticed an absence of a bike rental. I could not figure out why. The region is popular with tourists and perfect for off-road and on-road cycling. So, filling the gap myself, I started a small bike rental company in Aberystwyth. And I am very happy to say; I am open for business!

Please go to aberoutdoor.co.uk and start discovering this beautiful region by mountain bike!

A hike around Craig Y Pistyll

A hike around Craig Y Pistyll

 

I did not post much on my website the past months. The reason is I just moved to Wales, and this took more attention than anticipated (I did foresee it would take more time than anticipated, though). I now live close to Aberystwyth and this is a gorgeous area for cycling and hiking! The first hike I did took me around Craig Y Pistyll and can be reached from Bont Goch.

I planned this route like I always plan my routes; by using Basecamp mapping software. I found this technique not quite perfect for planning hikes and decided to plan my hikes with Ordnance Survey maps (you know, the paper ones), in the future. This way, I am better able to determine if the paths I follow are open to public.

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Llyn Graigpistyll

Craig Y Pistyll